You don’t have to be Irish to show your St. Patrick’s Day spirit. Aside from wearing green, one of the best ways to get in on the fun is by eating green foods.
Even kids who would normally turn their noses up at anything green, unless it’s a Skittle or an M&M, seem to love eating green food on St. Patrick’s Day.
The whole busy working mom thing was kicking my ass five years ago. On a good day I would end up with my head on the desk only to awaken in a puddle of my own drool. On a bad day I was fetal, under my desk, praying everyone would leave me alone so I could nap in peace.
By 39 I’ve learned a little something about myself: hot yoga makes me feel like I’m dying, I love lentils but they despise me, I can’t get away with going braless, cruises and long lines terrify me, I laugh-cry when people trip, I can’t keep house plants alive but I can tend the hell out of a garden, and I am susceptible to occasional bouts of road rage.
I’m a fan of four letter words, but diet happens to be a four letter word I just can’t get behind.
Because diets don’t work.
In fact, they usually only end up making things worse.
The National Institute of Health estimates that dieters can expect to regain two-thirds of lost pounds within a year of completing their diet plan. These same dieters can expect to regain all of their weight, and possibly more, within 5 years.
Fruits and veggies do the booty good. It’s no surprise. They’re filled with important vitamins and nutrients that, when balanced with other health foods, keep you feeling and looking your best. But they’re often chock full of nasty pesticides, too.
Every now and then I come across a fitness article targeted towards moms that makes me wonder if a 20 year old barren, stoned, college student wrote it. The introduction usually reads something like “Determined to be more active? Try these tips to get off your butt and finally get that booty firmed”
Move over vibrator. There’s a new pleasure gadget in town. The frozen banana!
If ever there was a magical food that could transform the dessert repertoire of almost every high maintenance person on the planet, it’s the frozen banana. It doesn’t matter if you’re vegan, gluten free, dairy sensitive, anti-added sugar or just a whiny little pain-in-the-ass who typically finds fault with everything …
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it seems people everywhere are turning their attention towards all things romantic. Many are hoping their doting gestures, red-themed gift boxes and bedazzling trinkets will score them some steamy bedroom action.
We all have days when we think nobody “gets” us. It can feel kind of lonely. But don’t wallow in your sadness. Send Siri to the rescue instead!
Siri is Apple’s “Girl Friday”. Give her a voice command and she’ll send a text or email message, schedule a meeting, place a phone call and lots more. While it’s handy to have Siri as a Personal Assistant, where she truly shines is in her ability to be a companion.
Skipping breakfast is a dimwitted way to start your day.
Try spending a few moments in the presence of someone who had a decent breakfast versus someone who skipped breakfast. Then tell me who you’d rather spend time with.
We all know how important sleep is in maintaining weight, energy and – most of all, sanity. But try telling that to the newborn who needs a quick milk fix every few hours. Or the toddler who just got a brand new big girl bed and thinks it’s hilllllarious to barge into your room every fifteen minutes. All. Night. Long