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Mar 14

March 14, 2017

Me Time

Self Care – Making Time for Yourself

Self Care Everyone deserves some “Me Time” once in a while.  But, if you’re a mom it‘s probably a very rare moment indeed when you find yourself alone with nothing you have to do.  It’s important to make a point of arranging time for self care.  You’ll be a happier, more productive person if you do,  So, plan a night when your hubby will be away and send the kids to a sleepover at a friend’s house or to grandma’s…

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Mar 2

March 2, 2017

Checklist to Better Health

Healthy Lifestyle – Daily Health Checks

Healthy Lifestyle – Daily Health Checks Would you love to feel better, have a more positive mindset and accomplish more every day?  Who wouldn’t, right?  Well, if you’re serious then you need to set some goals to live a healthier lifestyle!  Love My Big Happy Family’s free printable helps you record and keep track of those goals.  It helps you track five components of a healthy lifestyle every week with daily checklists Healthy Lifestyle – First Things First See Your…

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Feb 22

February 22, 2017

Why it's good for you to have your kids as friends.

Why My Kids Are (& always have been) My Best Friends

Every now and then I come accross articles that are titled something like, “Why I’m Not My Kid’s Friend.”  That’s definately not the case in my experiences as a child or as a parent.  Those articles make me feel sad for the parent who wrote them and for the children that they parent.  My very first friend in life was my mom and my dad was the second friend I ever made. My four kids include two biological daughters and…

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Jan 14

January 14, 2016

10 Healthy Snack Ideas

10 Healthy Snack Ideas 1.  Apple Slices with 1 Tbsp Peanut butter.  3 Weight Watcher’s Points . 2.  Almonds, 21 pieces.  3 Weight Watcher’s Points. 3.  Popcorn (100 calorie size bag) with flavor sprinkles.  3 Weight Watcher’s Points. 4.  1/2 Cup of Cottage Cheese with pineapple. 2 Weight Watcher’s Points. 5.  Applesauce with a Sprinkle of Cinnamon and 1 Graham Cracker. 2 Weight Watcher’s Points. 6.  Baby Carrots and Broccoli with 2 Tbsp of Lite Ranch. 2 Weight Watcher’s Points….

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Jan 12

January 12, 2016

10 Everyday Activities that are Great Ways to Get Exercise 

 Did you ever stop to think that some everyday activities are a great way to get exercise?  Here are ten: Vacuum the whole house, including stairs, under couches and beds, etc. Wash all the baseboards. Change the linen on all the beds. Scour the tub, shower and all the sinks. Dust and polish all shelves, pictures and flat surfaces. Go for a brisk walk. Shovel snow. Build a snowman. Play tag with the kids or any game that involves running,…

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Aug 19

August 19, 2015

Aug 17

August 17, 2015

Lips and Nails Selfies

Selfie Fun!!

Some people would never dare to take a selfie, let alone share one!  Someone might accuse them of being vain or self-centered!! But we don’t let the opinions of others control us or dictate what we do right? –  RIGHT! I don’t claim that these are beautiful photos, only that I had a great time taking them.  Selfies can be a lot of fun!  So go ahead and take some of your own and if you are a brave soul…

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Jul 20

July 20, 2015

Pretty Summer Feet!

There’s nothing like the feel of  fresh green grass, a cool babbling brook, or soft warm sand between your toes!  Going barefoot is one of the feel good treats of summer!!  A treat for your feet!!!  No more being imprisoned inside of hot, smelly shoes and socks, your ten little piggies are finally free to wiggle about in the warm summer sun! Now I know some people have feet issues.   I have a nephew who refuses to ever let his…

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Jun 10

June 10, 2015

Me Time!

Everyone deserves some “Me Time” once in a while.  But, if you’re a mom it‘s probably a very rare moment indeed when you find yourself alone with nothing you have to do.  It’s important to make a point of arranging time for yourself.  You’ll be a happier, more productive person if you do,  So, plan a night when your hubby will be away and send the kids to a sleepover at a friend’s house or to grandma’s house for the…

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Jun 3

June 3, 2015

Great Ways to Get Exercise!

    Ten Normal Daily Activities that are Also …         Great Ways to Get Exercise!   Play Tag or Other Jumping and Running Games With the Kids Go for a Walk Put on Some Music and Dance Vacuum the House (including the stairs, under beds and couches, etc.) Scrub and Mop the Floors Wash the Baseboards Wash all the Windows and Glass in the House Run Up and Down the Stairs Mow the Lawn Pull Weeds…

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May 24

May 24, 2015

Apr 14

April 14, 2015

10 Healthy Snack Ideas

10 Healthy Snack Ideas 1.  Apple Slices with 1 Tbsp Peanut butter.  3 Weight Watcher’s Points . 2.  Almonds, 21 pieces.  3 Weight Watcher’s Points. 3.  Popcorn (100 calorie size bag) with flavor sprinkles.  3 Weight Watcher’s Points. 4.  1/2 Cup of Cottage Cheese with pineapple. 2 Weight Watcher’s Points. 5.  Applesauce with a Sprinkle of Cinnamon and 1 Graham Cracker. 2 Weight Watcher’s Points. 6.  Baby Carrots and Broccoli with 2 Tbsp of Lite Ranch. 2 Weight Watcher’s Points….

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Apr 7

April 7, 2015

Staying Hydrated is Essential to Good Health!

Stay Hydrated – Drink Water! Staying Hydrated is very important, because every part of our bodies depends upon water to function properly. How much water should you drink each day? With a quick survey of Internet sites devoted to the topic of good health you’ll quickly learn the new recommendation is to take your weight, divide it in half and drink that many ounces of water per day. According to WebMD.com the following is a list of the Symptoms of…

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Mar 9

March 9, 2015

Six Tips to Choose to Be Happy!

Six Tips to Choose to Be Happy Life is a series of events, good and bad.  My journey has had its share of both.  Through it all, I’ve learned a lot about being happy. If you think about it, bad only exists because of good. It’s the absence of good that makes something bad. But, rarely, if ever, is there a total absence of good. We need to train ourselves to find and focus on what is good, even when…

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Feb 8

February 8, 2015

Chasing Away the Blahs!

Chasing Away the Blahs! Five Important Factors for Good Health Have you ever found yourself going through life just kinda feeling blah most of the time?  Maybe you feel tired and run down or you have lots of aches and pains, or perhaps you feel like your brain is in a fog.  I’ve been there many, many times!  Here are five main components I’ve found that chase away the blahs and get me feeling good and healthy again. Sleep:  Get…

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