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#Fitness4Mom Feels & Looks Different for Us All

Thank goodness for the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center offering so many #Fitness4Mom options!  I’m hopeful that being part of this program can improve my quality of life.  If you’d like to improve yours too, give NFC a visit! I don’t have time to exercise. I can’t afford a gym membership. I’ll never look […]

Continue Reading By on May 7, 2015 in babies, fitness, motherhood, pregnancy, wellness, women

Women’s History Month in Springfield at Missouri State University

Thank goodness a rowdy game of Humans versus Zombies erupted just outside the classroom while I was speaking to a group of students at Missouri State University for Women’s History Month. Otherwise, I would have had the impression that all of today’s university students aren’t managing much time for fun.   Despite their alternative, a […]

Continue Reading By on April 1, 2015 in blogging, Ozarks, women

March Forth for Safer Products with Beautycounter!

Shop my online Beautycounter store here. 1938 was an important time in US history as the United States was climbing out of the Great Depression.  It’s a nostalgic time for my family to look back upon because my grandparents were then raising their young children.  Can you believe 1938 was also the last time the […]

Continue Reading By on March 3, 2015 in education, endocrine disruptors, safer chemicals, safety, women

Why this Earth Mama Chose Beautycounter for Safety

In an effort to keep this blog and my independent journalism efforts sustainable, I’ve recently become an independent Beautycounter consultant.  You have the opportunity to show your support by shopping with me here. I grew up digging in the dirt on the family farm, making mud pies and still cleaning up for Sunday School every […]

Continue Reading By on February 21, 2015 in education, endocrine disruptors, environmental health, health, Healthy Families, women
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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

Why I’m Stretching Beyond My Comfort Zone to Join #teamNFC

Why I’m Stretching Beyond My Comfort Zone to Become a #teamNFC member! Follow along to #WitnessMyFitness in a promotional #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center! “Just don’t look at the scale,” advised one of my sweet, well-meaning friends recently when I mentioned my frustration about being overweight.  She really did mean well.  I’d already been […]

Continue Reading By on November 27, 2014 in health, Healthy Families, self care, wellness, women

Vandana Shiva Talks Food, Inspires Slow Money Crowd

Should shoppers be able to make informed decisions at the grocery store?  Should farmers be able to save seeds for next year’s planting?  Should we all have more local agricultural choices?  The globe’s widely traveled environmental spokeswoman, Vandana Shiva, who calls India home, says we should. Shiva spoke to Slow Money members at their annual […]

Continue Reading By on November 19, 2014 in agriculture, food, non-GMO, women

Blogging Mom Encourages with Advent Devotional Book

*Don’t miss out on the Flour Sack Mama & Clean Couponing newsletter – sign up here! Does your Christian faith involve the annual time of preparing for Christmas with Advent?  Looking for another tool to help you slow down and focus on this special time?  Blogger Candace Crabtree has created a new devotional e-book for […]

Continue Reading By on November 9, 2014 in blogging, women