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Want to know why Motivational Quotes are so important?

Want to know why Motivational Quotes are so important?

  Who does not like a good motivational quote?   A one sentence line that sums up an abstract idea of how we can excel.  Well, there is always that guy, you know the one, (or in my family, 7 different ones 😉  ) who […]

Why I don’t make New Year Resolutions

Why I don’t make New Year Resolutions

Unlike most folks I do not make New Year resolutions   Not because I don’t believe in resolutions, but  because I know me and after Christmas I am not going to be hitting the gym every day, nor will I be likely to skip Netflix […]

How to get what you want when you have nothing to trade

How to get what you want when you have nothing to trade

Who is the greatest negotiator in the world?   Perhaps top on a list might be one of the richest men in America, Microsoft’s, Bill Gates or perhaps Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, a man whose company posts minimal annual profits but boasts  something like 30 billion […]

10 Everyday Items parents with toddlers Need

10 Everyday Items parents with toddlers Need

We have 3 toddlers and another little one  on the way.  We love having lots of kids, but it can get a little crazy sometimes.  There are certain household items that have proven very helpful in keeping a calm(er) household, especially when it feels like […]

The One Weird Trick to Getting In Shape

The One Weird Trick to Getting In Shape

There are a vast number of websites, trainers, well intention-ed friends and relatives that have an opinion on the one surefire of getting in shape. We have all been there. One friend says you should do cross-fit because everything else fails. Another claims cross fit blows […]

10 Most Annoying Guys at the Gym

10 Most Annoying Guys at the Gym

Having trained hundreds of people I found the most fun you can have at the gym comes from the least productive activity.   People Watching.   Yes, you are being watched and probably judged every time you work out. 😉

How to make a Rainy Day Kite

How to make a Rainy Day Kite

My kids love kites.  They desperately want to fly them too, but alas,  when their little hands try to grasp the fine white string, frustration ensues and Dad must take the wheel.  They watch gleefully, but still desperately want to fly that wondrous, flying, paper […]

Raising Giants

Raising Giants

This is a guest post from my parents’ website about what it’s like raising 8 giant children.    For those who don’t know me, I am 6′ 2″…. and I am one of the shortest in the family.  😉 Be sure to check out their […]

Instant Pot:  Making Yogurt the Lazy Way

Instant Pot: Making Yogurt the Lazy Way

My family eats so much yogurt! I never considered making my own yogurt until I realized I could make large batches and that it’s actually healthier for you than store bought… not to mention a lot cheaper!! Who knew, right? Homemade yogurt’s fermentation process  is […]

How to make a sock doll without sewing

How to make a sock doll without sewing

My kids love these sock dolls!   I’m so glad they do too…. they’re super easy to make and cheap! There’s absolutely no sewing required when making this doll.  Isn’t that awesome?!   I have my own little Monastery sitting on my kids’ mantle. Let’s […]