Well, back to reality. Spring Breaks are over. The kids are back in school and we (Moms) are trying to clean out the bedrooms, do mounds of laundry, pick up toys all over the house and clean up the kitchen from the marshmallow fights. Or maybe that is just our space station! Here are this week’s tips to get you back into your “swing” of things. (more…)
Well, it is official — “The Holidays are here!”. Even though we still may think it is summertime here in Southern Cal or a warm autumn in the rest of the country, the calendar does not lie. (more…)
We are back from our annual beach vacation. Another fabulous week and lots of family fun. This is our 6th summer renting the same house. It is such a tradition, we feel like locals. The kids can’t even think of a summer without it. What was your fabulous summer vacation this year? (more…)
Tips from RockIt Mom:
GREEN - After going through your old documents or junk mail, be sure to shred them. Save the shredded paper and use it for packing material-whether it be packing for a move, mailing a box or just storing something away for the current time. This is great for holiday ornaments.
One more – Have old magazines or books? Donate them to your local nursing home where they will be much appreciated!
HEALTHY - 10 Thoughts on Whole Living.
1. Something worth doing once is worth doing again.
2. Flexibility isn’t wishy-washy. There’s a difference between knowing your priorities and no knowing your own mind.
3. The road to wellness isn’t straight, clear or predictable. It’s a path you forge yourself.
4. Dream up a simple project, then shape it with your own hands.
5. True generosity doesn’t leave you with less, it leaves you with more.
6. Wait two seconds before you say something you can’t take back.
7. A balanced life looks and feels different for everyone.
8. Patience is like a muscle. If you don’t use it, it wastes away.
9. Vulnerability brings trust. Trust brings opportunity.
10. Let sensory pleasure, not rules, guide a healthy appetite. (www.wholeliving.com)
RECIPE - Rainbow Quinoa Salad. Great for summertime and easyto take to BBQ or pool parties. Skip over to the Recipe Tab for more details.
Thought to Ponder: What book have you recently read, that you would love to meet the author over green tea?
I have read three books this past month, Run Like a Mother by two best “running” friends, Among Pigeons by Dr. Lawerence Woods which is so moving about the homeless and Food Rules by a journalist trying to answer the common question of “What do we eat?”.
Run Like A Mother is great because each chapter the authors take turns tackling themes. The best part is they actually write about issues most athletic women won’t admit, even to themselves. By seeing other women admit their pains and fears, it makes you willing to actually identify yours and determine it’s fate.
Among Pigeons is a great can’t put down book. It really let’s the reader see the life of the homeless. It makes the reader want to hug their families and appreciate everything.
Food Rules is a general consensus of the common individuals who read and don’t know what is good for them or not anymore because there is so much conflicting information. The reader does not feel alone in this quandry.
Have a great week and let’s hear your thoughts.