Diet for the Decades — Your Best Diet at 20

The following guest post is the first in a 4-part series courtesy of Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D. and author of Food and Mood: The Complete Guide to Eating Well and Feeling Your Best. I had the opportunity to have lunch with Elizabeth a few weeks ago. I enjoyed quizzing her on all aspects of health […]

On the Bright Side

We spent the last week or so fighting a nasty stomach virus. FishPapa and FishBoy8 got hit first and for several days we wondered if it was going to be just them. Then FishChick went down on Thursday. Friday three more children spent their waking moments either vomiting or lying on the couches moaning. It […]

Finding Yourself

Ever wonder when you’ll have a shower before noon? Ever wonder when you’ll own a wardrobe full of items that are not wrinkled or stained with spit-up? Ever wonder when you’ll get to go to the bathroom – by yourself? The Mommy Years are certainly not without their challenges. Today I have one who won’t […]

Time for Mom: Put Your Hands to the Task

If you’re just now tuning in, you can catch the beginning of the conversation here. My overarching goal for the year as a wife and a mother is to grow in reliability. I want my husband and my children to know that they can count on me. A few weeks ago I hit a low […]

Lessons from a ’79 T-Bird

Thought you might like a glimpse into my past. This is me back in 1989, permed hair and all. That’s the parking lot of my high school. That car (enter shocked emoticon here) was “mine” for all intents and purposes. It was only 10 years old then, but it seemed absolutely ancient at the time. […]

How I Lost 20 Pounds in 2 Minutes

I knew I had put on a few pounds over the last few months. My clothes haven’t been fitting as well as they were when we first moved here. I call it, “lactation weight.” You know, the Big Mac you eat because, after all, “you are eating for two.” Or the extra helping of pie […]

8 Great Ways to Get 8 A Day

Last week I had lunch with Elizabeth Somer, registered dietician and author of Food and Mood: The Complete Guide to Eating Well and Feeling Your Best . It was great to have a chance to meet her and have many of my food myths dispelled. One of the things we discussed was the importance of […]

Time for MOM: Prioritizing

The continuing saga of learning to be a woman you can count on. My husband and I are having an ongoing conversation about priorities. It’s “ongoing” for a number of reasons, one being that it’s difficult to complete a sentence, let alone a conversation in a busy household where there are diapers to change, fights […]