Every kid I know loves chicken nuggets, including my own. As a young mom chicken nuggets had always been the easy lunch. I would buy the dino nuggets from the freezer section, stick them in the oven for 10 minutes, and voila! There’s your lunch. Then I started thinking more about what ingredients are really… Continue reading Homemade Chicken Nuggets
I have a secret to admit. I still eat dessert. Cookies, Strawberry Shortcake, Birthday Cake, Ice Cream- I’ve eaten them all in the last five months. Gasp! The key is that I don’t have dessert after every meal, or every day, or every other day. I eat it occasionally. When I have a cookie, I… Continue reading Journey to a Healthier Me: Is Dessert Okay?
photo by misteraitch She walks into the great hall full of women, feeling very alone. Will anyone have a seat open? One that’s not saved for their best friend? Will they talk to me? Will they like me? She walks around the many full tables with her plate of food in her hands. Tables surrounded… Continue reading Which Woman are You?
When we were getting ready to move, I didn’t do my regular exercise routine much. I was busy packing up boxes, moving a load at a time to the new house, and by the end of the day I was exhausted. Despite being “too busy to exercise” I still lost weight. I didn’t cut back… Continue reading Journey to a Healthier Me : Natural Exercise
Lately my spiritual life has been kind of dry. I was doing my daily Bible reading, which consists of reading through the Bible chronologically. I was praying, though inconsistently. I felt like I was just going through the motions. Then the motions stopped. I stopped getting up early, which is when I read my bible… Continue reading Experiencing Spiritual Drought
I’m half-way to my weight loss goal and I’m feeling pretty great. There are times though, when trying to live healthier is not so easy. It’s not easy… Saying no to chocolate. I LOVE chocolate. Milk chocolate is my favorite. Add a little caramel and it’s perfection. Eating chocolate will not help me reach my… Continue reading Journey to a Healthier Me: It’s Not Easy
It was my daughter Lydia’s birthday last month and it was also my birthday, on the same day. Since we share a birthday, we often just focus on my daughter and make her feel special. Twenty-five years of having the birthday all to myself was plenty. This year we were going to be gone at… Continue reading My Favorite Birthday Gift This Year