Friday, January 13, 2017

Working Mom Tips: Lean and Mean in 2017 (Fitness Tips)

From my casual comments and comments from those I coach, I know that many working moms struggle to maintain their weight. Not only is that costly because of all of the extra clothes one needs, but there are also health risks. I'm not a fitness expert. However, I've been fairly healthy most of my life and have been able to keep my weight constant. The five tips from me and the fitness articles from the New York Times listed below may be just what you need to become lean an mean in 2017. 

Keep me posted on your progress!

Five Tips to Maintaining Your Weight

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wordless Wednesday: Time With My Favorite Girl

Photo Credit: Emmai Alaquiva

I love spending time with my daughter. Now that she's 6, she's become quite the lady. She's fun to be around. She's engaging, funny--a real conversationalist. She reminds me a lot of myself, which is both amazing and scary! One "grown up" thing we did in 2016 was to attend a political event. I am so fortunate that our time together was captured by the talented Emmai Alaquiva. I would have been happy just to hang out with my girl. However, having our photo taken by an Emmy winning photographer was icing on the cake--times two! I LOVE this shot! Below are others he took from that day.


Photo Credit: Emmai Alaquiva

Photo Credit: Emmai Alaquiva

Friday, December 30, 2016

Working Mom Tip: Appreciate Your Blessings!

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My family at The White House

Over the past two years, we have witnessed the premature loss of celebrities and the loss of family members and friends who were like family. These losses have been a HUGE reminder to me that tomorrow is not promised. I know that I am not alone. Based on what I've read on social media, it's been a rough time for lots of those I know and love. Still, in the midst of these hard times, we have experienced triumphs and victories. 

One of my greatest blessings is having the presence and love of my mom. We were fortunate enough to visit the White House as a family this holiday season. Sharing the experience with her made it more special. I pray that we have many more years to celebrate life with her. This experience inspired a poem that I wrote below. Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Wednesday Words of Wisdom For Working Moms...

Below is a list of some of my favorite words of wisdom shared on this blog. They relate to having courage through the storm, losing weight, and some lessons learned. Hope you enjoy them!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Balancing Beauty and a Baby: An Interview with CarleyWeissert

My New Motto: "Life is Hectic. Wear Eye Cream."

I recently became acquainted with Carley Weissert, an industrious young mom of one who is trying to build a business. Besides being industrious, Carley is the kind of girl who... loves pumpkin-flavored everything and doesn't care who knows it. Carley is a senior director with The Beauty Counter, a cosmetics company that is the brainchild of Gregg Renfrew, a retail executive who has embraced the cause of cleaner cosmetics.  The company's purpose is to get safer cosmetics in the hands of as many people as possible. They use no harmful ingredients in their products because they believe that women can be beautiful and healthy. What a novel idea...

Once I heard about the company's noble purpose,  I wanted to help promote the company. Real talk, their products are natural and effective. I've been using their eye cream for several weeks and I can attest that the products work well! As luck would have it, Carley emailed me. We talked. I liked her. So, I decided to share her story with all of you. Below is some information about Carley. Once you learn more about her, and the products she sells, I'm sure you'll want to place an order so here's the link, The Beauty Counter.  

(Seriously, the eye cream is amazing! It's got a great texture that just melts into every crease so that you have a more youthful look.)