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...]

DYI Pink Grapefruit Sugar Scrub

Oh the sweet fragrance of pink grapefruit.... Inviting... Invigorating... Intoxicating! This sugar scrub is super simple to make and oh so scrumptious you are going to love it! It's a favorite of mine in the morning when I want to gently wake up my senses.  I love to indulge in a gentle exfoliation after a rigorous workout and this sugar scrub is perfect for that. It leaves my skin … [Read more...]

Garlic Green Beans

If you've never had fresh green beans with garlic and parsley you are in for a treat! I've always loved green beans!  This recipe is essentially the way mom always prepared them for Easter, served alongside a perfectly roasted leg of lamb they now grace my family's Easter table as well. Today I enjoy green beans just as much raw, as a delightful snack to nibble on or tossed in a salad, as I … [Read more...]

Watercress and Cucumber Soup

Isn't this soup absolutely gorgeous? The perfect soup to serve on St Patrick's day it will delight family and friends any day. And it is just as delicious as it looks! A raw soup made with cucumber, watercress, zucchini, avocado and cilantro, it is easy on the palette and delightfulA delightly refreshing. It's a wonderful way to start your meal or enjoy on it's own if you are following a … [Read more...]

So Much More Than a Cup of Coffee

It never ceases to amaze me, how a simple, seemingly insignificant gesture can  have such a tremendous impact... I was reminded of this just a couple of weeks ago. It was a Wednesday. I had finally made it to morning Mass, something I've been wanting to do since the beginning of Lent. After Mass I snuck into our Adoration chapel for a little one-on-one time with Jesus, something I absolutely … [Read more...]

Scrumptious Tuna Salad

This is a clean and lean tuna salad that is simply delicious!  Eat all you want without feeling guilty.  Loaded with lean protein and tons of vitamin rich veggies, it makes for a deliciously satisfying meal.  No mayonnaise or dairy of any kind. This is the kind of salad you can make ahead of time and keep in the fridge for a satisfying protein rich treat when you need a little pick me … [Read more...]

The One Thousand Reps Workout

I LOVE Fridays! Fridays are awesome for many reasons and one of my favorites is that I get to train with the fabulous Jill Petterson. Jill has been teaching fitness as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor for more than a decade. She is also a life long learned and always current. So her bag of tricks include tried and true moves and cutting edge techniques. There are three … [Read more...]