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How #teamNFC Is Keeping Me Motivated at National Fitness Center

Follow along to #WitnessMyFitness in a promotional #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center! What keeps you motivated to shake the mid-winter blues?  I admit to daydreaming about long, sunny days when I can feed my family picnic lunch in the backyard and run barefoot with my kids.  Many days when I sit staring at the […]

Continue Reading By on January 26, 2015 in athletics, fitness, health, wellness, women 0

Test Your Home for Radon

It’s the second leading cause of lung cancer, behind smoking, yet many people never test their homes for radon.  Mid-winter is an ideal time to test your home for the presence of this potentially dangerous gas.  It’s suggested that you test again over time, even if you’ve tested your home previously. There’s also some wisdom […]

Continue Reading By on January 19, 2015 in cancer, home, radon 1

Women Respond to Education Policy & More after President Obama’s East Tennessee Visit

How do you get the opportunity to hear the President of the United States speak in person? Sometimes, it’s just a matter of being in the right place at the right time.  “I really just wanted to be in the same room as the President.  I thought that would be pretty cool!” shared Anne M. […]

Continue Reading By on January 12, 2015 in East Tennessee, education, environment 0

How are you #CleanCouponing in 2015?

How do you stretch a dollar AND provide the most wholesome value for your family’s dinners and more?  Like many people across the country, maybe you’re attuned to #CleanCouponing, being frugal with MORE than money! When you shop, do you bypass the cheapest item for the one that is made with more care so you […]

Continue Reading By on January 8, 2015 in clean couponing, conscious consumerism, green frugal, Green Goes Mainstream, shopping 4

Getting Ready for Baby

Are you planning for a first baby in 2015 or beyond? Congratulations!  As you might have anticipated, your world will be turning into a wonderfully different, more brightly colored version of what you’ve experienced so far. Here are a few ideas for preparing for a baby to rock your world: Managing Your Fertility: As you […]

Continue Reading By on January 5, 2015 in breastfeeding, family, motherhood, parenting 0

Flour Sack Mama Blog & #CleanCouponing Highlights from 2014

At the Flour Sack Mama blog, we’re about carrying on the best of Grandma’s traditions while improving on what we know better!  You probably have several favorite online spots for catching up with news and information that’s relevant to your life.  On this blog, we don’t try to cover it all; but as creator and […]

Continue Reading By on December 31, 2014 in agriculture, blogging, climate, garden, safer chemicals 4

With a Little Help from my Friends…

Happy New Year to you and yours! What have you set your sights on for 2015? New job?  More volunteering? Personal wellness? Conquering the world with kindness? Getting fit is a fitting theme for the Flour Sack Mama blog as the new year approaches.  I’ve been inspired to personally make time to nurture my own […]

Continue Reading By on December 29, 2014 in blogging, fitness, wellness 2

A Scientist Grandmother’s Legacy for Our Grandchildren

She’s the most influential woman you may never have heard of.  She raised four children, became a grandmother and earned her doctorate in zoology around the time some people might think of retiring. Nearly to the day of her passing this mid-December at 87 years old, Dr. Theodora Emily Decker Colborn  was working on solutions […]

Continue Reading By on December 24, 2014 in endocrine disruptors, environmental health, fracking, grandma, science, toxic 0