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Healthy Snack: Protein Bites

by Angela on February 17, 2019

I’m always looking for simple snacks that are easy to grab and go, tastes good, but are still good for you. This recipe was passed on to me from my friend, Janet, who is a Shaklee rep, but I have modified it to work for my family. Because my oldest son has nut allergies (peanuts […]

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Angela’s Favorite Things 2017

by Angela on December 4, 2017

You know how Oprah has her favorite things list during the holidays every year?  Well this is sort of like that, only it’s not.  For one, I’m not Oprah and I’m definitely not giving anything away.  But I still thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite things that I use on […]

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Thankful for November

by Angela on November 14, 2017

I love reading everyone’s daily status updates on things they are thankful for during the month of November. But I’m going to let you in on a little secret.  The thing I am most thankful for once November comes around is that October is over! I know, I know, it doesn’t make any sense. I […]

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Veterans Day 2017

by Angela and Deena on November 11, 2017

  As we celebrate Veterans Day today. Let us pause and salute all who have served and honor the tremendous sacrifices our US armed forces and their families make to preserve our freedom. Thank you for your dedication, service and bravery. The following piece was originally posted in November of 2011: On a more personal […]

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Self Version 4.0 (2017)

by Angela on January 3, 2017

I saw this the other day and it came at a very fitting time for me: I do believe, at the core, we will always be the same person we were raised to be, but over time the version of ourselves changes. Maybe our version changes because of our experiences, interactions, education or just time. […]

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half-marathon training Day 3-7

by Deena on August 6, 2016

Day 3: The training plan called for 30 minutes of cross-training.  My legs were still sore from the barre class and impromptu hike I did on Day 2 so I decided to work my upper body instead of doing any serious cardio.  I used the Beachbody Upper Fix DVD I had on hand.  (Mostly because left […]

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half-marathon training – Day 2

by Deena on August 3, 2016

30 minutes of Strength Training and Stretch was the workout plan for today. I decided to change things up a little by taking a Barre class at one of our local exercise studios.   Barre is a low impact workout combining ballet, weights and Pilates.  The goal is lengthen muscles and increase flexibility.  The class started with […]

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Here I go again…

by Deena on August 2, 2016

I truly have a love/hate relationship with running. I love the idea of running.  A cool breeze blowing my hair back as I place one foot in front of the other.  The freedom of taking a narrow path to well anywhere… The sense of accomplishment after finishing a hard run. The reality is much different. The reality […]

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What’s in your pill box?

by Angela on July 6, 2016

Who takes vitamins every day?  I go through phases.  For about 10 years, I took a daily birth control pill.  That was easy.  It was small and I could take it without water. It kept my periods predictable and, well, kept me from getting pregnant!  For 6 years I took a daily breast cancer preventative […]

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Wait, where did 2015 go?

by Angela on January 1, 2016

I blinked my eyes and 2015 was gone.  I don’t know if it’s because I’m a mom trying to hold on to my kids’ childhoods or because I’m just so busy that the days slip by so fast, but either way another year has gone by. I was actually surprised my blog editor still worked. […]

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