Pumpkin Power!

By now most doors, stores, and classrooms are decorated to the hilt with pumpkins.  There are specimen pumpkins, carved ones and the original, round orange pumpkin whole yet touting the Autumn and upcoming,  Halloween. In addition to becoming Jack-o-lanterns, pumpkins are an excellent food source that treat...

Autumn-atic Slim Down

As many readers of this blog know, I live in sunny South Florida.  It’s a fabulous place during the dead of winter what with our sandy beaches, azure skies, and palm fronds swaying, but until that “dead of winter” arrives—say January—we here in SoFla hole...

Laughing is Healthy!

Laughing While It Hurts: Giggling Your Way to Healthy Laughing is healthy, in fact, 'laughter is the best medicine.'  We've all heard this, haven’t we? As I have had the opportunity to grow older and wiser, I now listen to endemic words of wisdom such as these...

Love For Letterboxing!

As a mom, I see my fair share of playgrounds each week and to be perfectly honest, after almost six years of frequenting these structures, I find them absolutely boring.  Now don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy watching my kids make new friends, breaking...

1,000 Items or Less: Could You Do It?

Starting this week, I began a huge organizational project for a dear friend of mine.  Suzy hired me on as her personal assistant, both domestically and professionally.  Suzy is a children’s entertainer and is also the director of a nonprofit organization called the Treasure Box...

Twists, Tucks, and Timing: A Look at Competitive Trampolining

Since school started, my house has become the neighborhood hang out.  It’s not because we have great snacks or cool video games, no, it’s because we have two trampolines in the backyard that the kids find so irresistible. Despite the south Florida heat, a gaggle of...

Grass-Fed Beef & Vegetarian Hens?

Every week, I receive an email from SeaBreeze Organic Farms.  This is thee place to get local meats, eggs, cheeses, milks, and more.  Usually the email begins with a “Don’t forget your cooler” (they make local stops where people pick up their orders), but the...

Why Shop? Swap! Back to School Tips!

All around the US, children and their parents, teachers, and mentors are ramping up for the beginning of the 2012/2013  school year.  Some schools, like ours' in south Florida, have already begun while others will open their doors after Labor Day.  It’s always a time of excitement,...