10 Minute Kettle Bell Workout For Busy Moms

10 Minute Kettle Bell Workout for Busy Moms   By Angela Parker, Contributing Writer  ***Always consult with your doctor before beginning a new workout program.  Kettle Bells   Kettle Bells are weights that can be used to add extra weight in body weight exercises. They can help you build more lean muscle mass which improves […]

31 Days to a Stronger Tummy: Before, During, and After Pregnancy

Photo Credit It’s true that a mother’s body is beautiful and your tummy shows your love and devotion to your little one.  It’s also true that strong belly muscles are helpful throughout your life, and especially while mothering little ones!  I’ll outline simple steps to tone your belly, relieve pain, and restore core strength.  They […]

Monday Health & Wellness: What Makes a True “Environmentally Friendly” Diet?

Image by sweetonveg This month, we’re talking “local.”  One part of local is food!  And with food comes the big question…”what is an environmentally friendly diet?” I get lots of readers who tell me that I ought to only be promoting the “right” diet.  Of course, what the “right” diet is varies depending on which […]

10 Local Foods That are Best in Season (And How to Eat Them)

There is nothing like a fresh, ripe peach. I have made no secret of the fact that peaches, when fresh, are my favorite fruit to eat.  All fruits and vegetables are better in season, but those are just amazing, to me. Since our theme this month is “local,” I want to talk about the foods […]

Are There Any “Healthy” Chain Restaurants?

While we all know that too much eating out isn’t so good for us (for our health or our wallets), many of us have the perception that certain places are “better” than others.  McDonald’s has a particular reputation of being especially bad.  In contrast, Chick-Fil-A has a reputation of being “better.” (That’s not true though.) Another […]