For parents, the decision to make healthy choices has the potential not only to change their own life but also the lives of their children.

Show or Tell? How to teach your kids to make healthy choices

For parents, the decision to make healthy choices has the potential not only to change their own life but also the lives of their children. More than words, it is actions that teach your children what you value most. I try my best to walk my talk daily but I didn’t realize how much each healthy choice mattered until my children…

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Parenting as the child of a breast cancer patient

I’d rather face the monsters: Parenting as the child of a breast cancer patient

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but, cancer, any cancer, is more than a month, or a ribbon, or a walk. Cancer is a terrible disease that effects millions every single day. For every one patient there is an entire network of family and friends whose lives change immediately and forever. I am the child of breast cancer survivor. Today,…

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weight loss encouragement

Positive self-talk is the key to weight loss success | 6 phrases to change your perspective

The work of weight loss begins with changing what you put in your mouth. Lasting success is the result of learning positive self-talk and changing what you put in your head. Some time ago, I read an interview – Beth Aldrich’s Real Moms’ Strategy: Love Food & Lose Weight. She helps her new clients create lists of healthy things they love to keep on…

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Teaching kids to eat takes more showing than telling

Pop Quiz!  Your child has made up their own recipe. Now it is time for a taste test. What do you do?   “Look! I put jelly on my peas! Want to try it?” Answer: YES! Enthusiastically and emphatically! Open wide and get ready for the choo-choo it is time for an Adventure Bite!  Your reaction to their creation is extremely…

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Sleep Deprived – The Painful Reality

One of my goals for Our Lady of Second Helpings is to talk about how I strive for balance and wellness as it relates to my previous weight loss and continuing weight maintenance. Right now my life is not at all balanced. In the spirit of bringing you, readers and friends, along on my journey I felt it was time…

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