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In the Kitchen

  • Healthy snacks for hungry kids — Part 2

    LEANNE ELY CNC

    THE DINNER DIVA

     

    Last week I shared some ideas for feeding those hungry munchkins that are home for the summer. Need more ideas? These snack ideas came in from moms — tried and true snacks that are healthy and keep kids (and adults) happy. Try these out for yourself and see what you think:

    1.Our favorite is celery sticks with peanut butter. Put a few raisins on top and you have “ants on a log.”

  • Ready your room to start your day right

    MARLA CILLEY

     THE FLYLADY

     

    Are you ready? Ready to start your day? Ready to start your week? Ready for what’s next in your life?

    Most of us think we are but when an opportunity presents itself we slam the door in its face. All because we are not ready. We are not dressed, our houses are in a mess and we don’t have time right now.

  • Healthy snacks for kids

    LEANNE ELY CNC

    THE DINNER DIVA

     

    It’s summer. They’re home. They’re whining and, most of all, they’re constantly hungry. So what’s a mom to do?

    Feed ’em!

  • Take some time to stop and smell the roses

    MARLA CILLEY

     THE FLYLADY

     

    We live in such a frantic paced world. The world is not frantic; we are. We are the ones who choose to run around at the fast pace. Do we think we are ever going to make up for lost time? The world keeps turning at the same speed. All of us have the same 24 hours in a day and it is how we choose to use those hours that causes us to be so busy that we don’t take time for the simple things in life.

  • Perfectionism is not a virtue

    MARLA CILLEY

    THE FLYLADY

     

    When we least expect it, perfectionism reaches out and knocks us in the head. It keeps us from following our hearts desire and stops us dead in our tracks. Perfectionism triggers procrastination. This is when we tell ourselves; we don’t have time to do it right so we do nothing. We have all suffered with this affliction.

  • How to stop stress eating

    LEANNE ELY CNC

    THE DINNER DIVA

     

    If life is overwhelming and ice cream is your comfort, you have fallen classically into stress eating. Is your job weighing you down? Do your family’s needs seem endless and way too much? And is that chocolate bar you stowed away behind other pantry items starting to call out to your subconscious? That, my friends, is the influence of stress. Trust me, I’ve been there. Done that. Got the T-shirt. Realized it was two sizes larger than before and something had to change.

  • Following your dreams to find you again

    MARLA CILLEY, THE FLYLADY

  • The skinny on diets

    LEANNE ELY CNC, THE DINNER DIVA

    Quick question: Do fad diets work? The answer is YES. Surprised I’d say that, aren’t you? But I’m not finished. You will lose weight (and probably muscle; not the fat loss you wanted) and then most likely (97 percent likely as a matter of fact), gain it all back, plus a few more. Fad diets aren’t pretty.

  • Angry words don’t help

    By MARLA CILLEY,THE FLYLADY

    What is it about out busy lives that causes us to spout angry words like a geyser? At the drop of a hat we can spew nastiness all over our loved ones, friends and even total strangers.

    I have heard every excuse in the world for the angry words that come from our mouths. They start with: I had a bad day, I didn’t get much sleep and the worst — you made me do it. This excuse is not any different from the abusive husband who blames his wife because he hit her.

  • Celebrate a late Cinco de Mayo

    By LEANNE ELY CNC, THE DINNER DIVA

    Cinco de Mayo is more than just another celebration paired with great food, it’s a celebration paired with Mexican food! Yum, yum, one of my favorite ethnic food categories. Flavorful, spicy and delicious — always surprising and satisfying to everyone’s taste buds.