Lifestyle

Are Big Families Fading?

A recent report on FOXNews states that “In the last 30 years, the number of women age 40 to 44 with no children has doubled, from 10 percent to 20 percent. And those who are mothers have an average of 1.9 children each, more than one child fewer than women of the same age in 1976.”  It also says that unemployed women had twice...

August 20, 2008
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Exercise & Weight Loss Goals

Two weeks ago, I decided to get serious with losing weight. *sigh* My goal is to lose 1 pound a week…I set it low because my time is limited. I don’t have a big chunk of time during the day to devote to any one thing…Dean cries, or Pierce wants attention, etc. I wanted to set something I could accomplish. So I figure, from...

August 19, 2008
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Paranoid Driving

I was goofin’ off last night and ran into this post and couldn’t have agreed more! I’m one of the few “lucky” (or good-hee hee) ones that hasn’t ever been a car accident while driving. I was in a car *once* when the driver was hit, if that counts. I think I’m so paranoid when the kids are in the car! Even with my...

August 18, 2008
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Am I a SuperMom?

I saw this post today and was thinking about the term SuperMom. I talked to my husband about it and he of course said that I was a supermom, but that’s beside the point. To me the definition of a supermom is a mom that can do it all and not just do it all but be happy doing it all. You have to...

August 16, 2008
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Predictability = Stability

Every night since Dean was born, we’ve wrapped him in a special blanket made for swaddling. He ends up looking like a cute little baby burrito, hands by his side. At 2 months old, he begins to get fussy in the evenings starting about 8:45pm. He’s ready to get ready for bed. I wrap him up and immediately he quiets down. It’s like turning...

August 16, 2008
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Zucchini Lasagna

Yes, another zucchini recipe! Luckily this one is a main dish. I heard someone mention doing this once, so I thought I’d give it a shot. I didn’t use a recipe, but just threw it together, so the measurements are kind of a guess. 1 1/2 lbs low-fat ground turkey or beef 32 oz sugar-free pasta sauce lg container low-fat ricotta cheese 1 very...

August 14, 2008
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What’s Next with China?

There’s much speculation about China around these Olympics. China is notoriously closed-minded to the outside world in many ways. They have magnificent technology, as we all know…think back to the opening ceremonies on the 8th with that huge LED screen on the ground. And they’re open to tourism…I definitely would LOVE to go to China. But the government is strong against change. Tienanmen Square...

August 11, 2008
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Polygamy from a Mormon’s POV

Back in the early days of the LDS church, yes, polygamy was practiced. It started because many men were killed in massacres and fighting and the women and children left behind needed care. Then it continued on, and was declared official in Utah in 1852 by Brigham Young. Years later, when Utah was trying to become a state, the US government said, basically, “You...

August 10, 2008
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Wow, Flashback…

A friend of mine is getting married in a couple of months and is having her bridal shower tonight.  It really takes me back to when I was making plans for marriage! We’ve been married for 6 1/2 years…7 in February. My bridal shower was on the same day as my birthday, exactly a week before the wedding. It was just family but it...

August 9, 2008
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WW SF Zucchini Bread

I decided to take some snacks to the beach with us, so I made some healthy banana bread and this one. It’s a whole wheat, sugar free zucchini bread.  It went so fast, it was gone before I knew it! I’m planning on making more today, since we have so many zucchini in the garden.  The recipe makes 2 loaves, so I always freeze...

August 7, 2008
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