Fad Diet vs Lifestyle Change

Lose 20 pounds in two weeks sounds like a dream come true. While probably possible, it is most likely unhealthy and not sustainable. The diet promising such extreme weight loss is called a fad diet. They usually involve extremely restrictive diets of only a certain type and amount of food. I have started many of... Continue Reading →

Trick or Treat Safety

Halloween is fun. One day a year you and your children can dress up, leave the house, and get candy. Traditionally, children go door to door, knocking, saying “trick or treat” and receiving lots of candy. More recently families attend trunk or treats, a party that the children then go around to cars to receive... Continue Reading →

DIY Ghost Costume with Hood

This year my family decided to wear classic Halloween costumes. After writing out a list, we each chose one. Since my youngest is too young to choose  for herself, my husband and I decided she would go as a witch. My oldest chose vampire. My husband chose to be a cat. I chose the Grim... Continue Reading →

Social Media Fast

On October 6, 2018, the prophet, Russell M. Nelson, asked the women of the church to do a ten day fast from social media. This means that we were to abstain from all sites considered social media. My husband and I decided to extend this social media fast to a full two weeks. Personally, I... Continue Reading →

Following The Prophet

At the end of the women’s session of General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson spoke. President Nelson is the current prophet for the world, as such, I listen and follow his words. He invited the women of the Church to do four things. Invitation from the... Continue Reading →

Trying Out The Obesity Code – Week One

In his book “The Obesity Code" Dr. Jason Fung Contends that insulin resistance makes people fat. His advice to lose weight consists of reducing insulin resistance. To lose the weight and keep it off he recommends a combination of eating right and intermittent fasting. Reasons for Dieting After two pregnancies, my weight has increased greatly.... Continue Reading →

Mormon Church?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has been called by many names, most notably they have been called Mormon. This nickname comes from The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Many around the world recognize the name Mormon, without realizing that this is not the name of the church. This church... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Patricia Briggs

Sometimes the lesser known novels of well-known authors turn out to be the most interesting. Patricia Briggs is a well known urban fantasy author. Most people recognize her for her Mercy Thompson series, but this series does not include my favorite book by her. In fact I enjoy reading her lesser known books more. Mercy... Continue Reading →

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