My Weight Loss Journey | Losing Over 180 Pounds | Half My Body Weight

My Weight Loss Journey | I Lost 180 Pounds Updated at the bottom! It's crazy for me to believe that it's been 14 years now since I took my most desperate step to take back control of my life. At 367 pounds I felt like I had tried everything in my power to lose weight … EVERYTHING . I tried every fad diet (remember cabbage soup?), I tried programs like Weight Watchers and Nutrisystem, I even tried a year of cardio only at the gym (I went 7 … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why You Should Participate in Regular Blood Donation Drive 

    (Image Source: Shutterstock)  There are many blood donation camps and centers in every city to donate. Still, it doesn’t cross our mind to donate blood frequently. Even if it does, the very thought of blood loss leading to weakness holds us back. The result; we stay back without giving it a serious thought of the benefit for our sustainable health. Yes, you may be surprised to know the several health advantages of blood … [Read more...]

Secondary Infertility Over 35 

  Often, when an individual hears the word “infertility” they conjure up an image of a couple that’s struggling to have a baby… their first baby. People don’t tend to consider the reality of secondary infertility. Many wrongly assume that if a woman managed to get pregnant once, it will be easy to conceive again.   Unfortunately, however, this is not always the case.  Time is a tricky thing, and a woman’s biological clock can be an … [Read more...]

4 Tips for Moms when Hiring Service Professionals

Is your air conditioner on the fritz? Has the pipe going to your water heater begun to leak? From time to time, things around the house break. For some moms, DIY projects are no problem, but for others, they can lead to a bit of apprehension. If you are part of the latter group, then one of the best things you can do is find and hire the professionals. The fact is, there are many reasons this is a good idea and you probably know that. What you … [Read more...]

Blender Peach Ice Cream Recipe | No Churn

Blender Peach Ice Cream Recipe | No Churn Here's another addition to our No Churn Ice Cream recipes! This one is actually more like a sorbet of sorts... and you only need 3 ingredients and a blender! INGREDIENTS 3 cup frozen Peach Slices 1 1/2 cup Milk 2 tbsp Honey Add milk and sugar to blender. Gradually add peach slices to puree. When every thing is incorporated, mixture will resemble loose soft serve. Transfer … [Read more...]

Monday Morning Link Up | Giveaway Linky

Monday Morning Link Up | Giveaway Linky Welcome to Monday Morning Link Up! This is a great way to spread the word about your giveaways and find a few to enter as well! The rules are simple: 1) Giveaways must be family friendly 2) Check out a few giveaways for yourself! (there is no obligation to enter any) … [Read more...]

Ways to Raise Money for that Newest Gadget

Are you looking for ways to raise money so you can purchase the newest gadget? The internet makes it easy for anyone to make a few extra bucks whenever necessary. Armed with only a smartphone and internet connection, you can find time in your day to bring in a reasonable profit that will get you closer to that brand new iPhone.   Sell Items on Craigslist  By selling your own items on sites like Craigslist, you can make money quickly and … [Read more...]

Mobile Devices Are For So Much More than Talking 

When cell phones first started to gain popularity a couple of decades ago, people mostly used them for communication. For instance, it was great to have a mobile phone in the car in case of an emergency, and to use it to call home when you were at the supermarket and weren't sure which brand of frozen corn to buy.  Fast forward to today, and it seems that many people do everything but talk on their mobile devices. Of course, you can definitely … [Read more...]

Patriotic Rice Krispies Treat Pops

Patriotic Rice Krispies Treat Pops Growing up, Rice Krispie Treats were one of my all time favorite snacks. They were easy to make and fun to eat. With the 4th of July just around the corner we took Rice Krispie Treats to the next level and turned them into a tri-colored POP! Although they are not the “healthiest” treat around, I try allow my children an indulgence every once in a while. To make them, you will need: 6 cups Rice … [Read more...]

5 Things to Prep Before Bringing Baby Home 

 Already thinking about what comes the day after you arrive home with your baby cradled in your arms? Congrats! Thinking ahead is a vital skill for parents and one that you've displayed by imagining what comes around the corner.  Nightmare stories from other parents about sleepless nights and chaotic days have you worried? Don't worry too much. Those horror stories need not apply to you. At least not to the same degree! With some … [Read more...]

3 Reasons Your Kids Make You Gain Weight 

Weight gain during pregnancy is natural, not to mention expected, but kids also have the power to make you pack on the pounds even after they're born. Changes in your eating and sleeping habits take their toll on your body in more ways than you can imagine, and the stress of parenthood plays a substantial role as well. Your kids don't mean to make you gain weight, but the lifestyle changes that occur when there's a little one in the house make it … [Read more...]