5 Steps to a Restful Night

If you'd told me just a few years ago, that there'd come a time when I regularly enjoyed a good night's sleep I would have thought you were crazy. 5 Steps to a Restful Night If like me you struggle with sleep, here are five simple things you can do to get your much needed rest: Make Sleep a Priority If it's not important to you it won't be important to anyone else. I've struggled with … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Women Should Strength Train

"Nice guns lady!" Living in LA where we enjoy hot weather most of the year I get comments like this quite frequently, and always from men. Truth be told there was time I wasn't so sure I liked the attention on my biceps. I felt a little embarrassed and longed for more slender arms.  I felt a little too manly and I did not like that one bit. Those days are long gone though and that type of … [Read more...]

The Fragile Link Between Sleep and Weight Loss

To say that I was frustrated was an understatement.... I was eating right, drinking about 3 liters of water a day and exercising five to six times a week. Yet no matter what I could not get rid of that sneaky little bulge around my mid-section. I had reached the dreaded plateau! When I shared my concerns with my personal trainer, Hollywood Physique Expert Eric the Trainer,  he asked a … [Read more...]

Spinach and Zucchini Quiche

Quiche is a staple food in our family and I love coming up with all sorts of variations to this simple, tasty and healthy meal. This spinach and zucchini quiche is a favorite with my girls, and a fantastic way to get your little ones to eat their greens. Spinach and zucchini blend beautifully and are generally tolerated by children of all ages.  Add a little fresh garlic and some fresh mozzarella … [Read more...]

Kale And Red Peppers Frittata Cups

Ah the joy of a healthy breakfast! Such a fabulous way to start the day and set yourself up for success. I'm a firm believer that healthy should be fun and flavorful. And these frittata cups are exactly that -- fun, tasty little bundles of wholesome goodness! These kale and red pepper frittata cups are just as fun to make as they are to savor, one scrumptious bite after another. You … [Read more...]

Summer Dreams KitchenAid Artisan Mixer Giveaway

Summer is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with a fabulous Summer Dreams KitchenAid Artisan 5 Qt. Stand Mixer Giveaway! After all summer is all about fun and spending quality time with the kids.  So bring the fun to the kitchen and get ready to whip together all sorts of tasty treats. From simple whipped cream to home made ice creams, decadent custards to multi … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Your Travel Plans should Include Travel Medical Insurance

Gripping the seat on either side of me, I braced myself for the arduous journey ahead. Less than ten feet stood between me and the bathroom yet I doubted my wobbly legs would carry me that far. Beads of sweat covered my forehead. The normally soothing clickety-clack of each passing rail a thunderous clap in my throbbing head. Clenching my jaw I tried to ignore the churning bile in my … [Read more...]

How to Host the Perfect Baby Shower

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of HotRef Party Favors for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Ah the joy of a new baby... Such a precious time for the expecting mom! A time of joyful anticipation... A time to cherish and a time to celebrate... mom and baby :-) Have I told you how much I LOVE to host a baby shower? From choosing a theme to planning out the menu and … [Read more...]

Safeguarding Our Teens’ Emotional Health

I can hardly believe my oldest daughter will be 19 in less than two months! I remember my pregnancy with her like it was yesterday. It was the most exhilarating time in my life. I LOVED being pregnant! Ah the dreams I had for this precious child... Would this baby be a girl or a boy?  Will he or she look like me or my husband?  What would his or her personality be like? As my baby … [Read more...]

Simple Ways to FitStyle Your Life

We all know that exercise is a key component of a healthy lifestyle, but for too many people, exercise is still just something you do. And all too often it is something you do out of obligation... Something that feels like a burden. Exercise requires time... Exercise requires planning... Exercise requires motivation... But what if exercise and fitness simply became a way of … [Read more...]