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Tweet Two weeks ago I began my Mum Challenge. If you’re just joining me, please feel free to catch up here! If you’re all up to speed, let’s dive into week two… Why is it that week two is always more challenging than week one?! Don’t get me wrong, I had some encouraging success this week. I saw the scale go down, I began tracking all of my food and I continued to work on my two goals from week one. I’d say that’s successful! However, I did not get the workouts...

Tweet Summer is just around the corner and we all want to lose a few pounds to fit into the perfect outfit or swimsuit. I have listed a few foods with magical fat burning properties to help you with this dreaded task of weigh loss. Just remember – not one food alone can do the job. You have to have a plan and a purpose. Make sure you are eating the proper amount of calories for your body. Here are a few Tummy Tightening Foods to help get you on the right track to a slimmer...

Tweet You had your own friends before you met your man. So did he. How about now? Have those friendships stayed intact or are they dwindling? Have these other friendships died out completely? Romantic relationships tend to take center stage, but how much is too much? Heading 1 Heading 1 Heading 1 Heading 2 Heading 2 Heading 2 Heading 3 Heading 3 Heading 3 Heading...

Tweet Keep reading for why your college-aged kid is testing the limits and why you may need to change your frame of mind. Remember what it felt like to reach your 18th birthday, or the first time you lived or traveled on your own? To a teenager who has grown up with rules, curfews and obligations to parents, that feeling of inching closer to grown-up status is indescribable....

Tweet A school memory box is a safe place to keep your child’s artwork, accomplishments and memories throughout each school year. There are many ways to make a memory box — from an easy organized space to a more involved DIY project, which is perfect for older kids and parents to make together. This easy family tradition can be done yearly and becomes an organizational tool for you and your child to keep prized possessions from his childhood. Possessions you can both reflect...

Tweet Just as I was about to extol the many virtues of Peter Kaminsky’s new book, brilliantly titled Culinary Intelligence: The Art of Eating Healthy (and Really Well), I happened upon a dose of Culinary Insanity in the food pages of today’s New York Times. In an article about an exemplary initiative to teach doctors about nutrition, a recipe appears that is so unhealthy as to render the project questionable. Who’s in charge here? Who makes the decisions about what is healthy? And why would anyone choose a drink that...

Tweet The impressive performance of UK’s women in the London Olympics has coined an inspiring meme: “Strong is the new skinny.” In the last six weeks, I have lost several pounds, an inch of fat off my belly, and two inches off my hips. I’ve also gained serious muscle tone in my arms, shoulders, quads, and abs (hello, six-pack!). I did this...

Tweet Bug bites, sunburns, peeling skin — summer means a whole host of different skin hangups than we’re used to combating in cooler temps. By now you probably know some of the basics, like that you need to protect your skin from that scorching sun, but many people are still falling into some common skin care traps. Below are some of the most frequently-made...

Tweet Memorial Day is around the corner, and sandals are making their official 2012 debut. And for many of us, that means retreating from a long, punishing winter spent stuffed into boots. Yup, it’s feet season. In that spirit, we rounded up seven expert tips for keeping your feet healthy all summer long. Go ahead, put your best foot forward. Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0 Tweet ...

Tweet Memorial Day rings in the summer season and, along with barbecue equipment, beach toys and sandals, stores are beginning to pad their shelves with sunscreen. That’s a great thing: sun damage is responsible for 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers in the United States, itself the most common form of cancer in the country, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. In fact, more than 3.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. “The risk of skin cancer is very real,” FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret...

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