We live in a time where body image is everything. From music videos to television and YouTube, from movies to commercials, women’s bodies are always on display for the world to see and more unfortunately, for the world to judge. “Body shaming” is a relatively new term, but not a new concept. We shame each
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The Madison Area YMCA is a lovely establishment that offers many, many activities, and after making every single excuse in the book, including a zit on my chin, the weather being “too nice,” the night being “too dark,” and “well, I just HAVE to finish these Frosted Flakes before I get in shape or they’ll
Let’s talk about guilty pleasures. For example, I sit here writing this wrapped in a robe, a pint of Haagen Dazs by my side, watching The Bachelor. I am, after a long day at work that started at 5 AM, indulging in my guilty pleasures. And I will bite anyone who disrupts this little scene.
A little story. When I was just a little smidge of a child, my parents had a party. At that party was a bowl of Roquefort cheese dip, certainly nothing that many adults would have anything to do with, much less a three year old kidlet. However, much to my parents’ friends’ amazement, lil’ Danielle
It is currently 9:48 pm and I have been putting this off all day. Let me explain why. A few weeks ago, I got a package in the mail including this. That’s right. Earthpaste. Allow me to list the ingredients: Water. Nice! I like water! Food Grade Redmond Clay. Wait. What? Xylitol. I think that’s
Every year, my family asks me what I want for Christmas, and I tell them that what I really want I already have: them and their loving wonderful selves. Their presence in my life is gift enough. Actually, that’s a lie. No one ever asks me what I want because they are too busy telling
This post is sponsored by Royal Canin. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Royal Canin’s veterinary-exclusive gastrointestinal diet, but all opinions are my own. Royal Canin is not responsible for the content of this article. With Halloween (and 1/2 of November!!!) behind us, the holiday season will be in full swing.
Halloween was just a week ago… but I’m already wondering what’s going to happen with ALL OF THIS CANDY!!! I mean… we’ll obviously eat some. And put some in our regular candy jar. But…. there’s just SO MUCH CANDY. So, I decided to look into some ideas for ridding ourselves of at least some of it.
This year, there there have been several reports of election cycle related anxiety and stress. My antidote? A little yoga to get you to the polls. (I am not a yogi and you probably shouldn’t read or drive or eat candy while doing yoga) Ready the mind and body: Assume a comfortable position. Close your
In the coming apocalypse, we will all need skills. And writing funny Facebook posts probably isn’t going to add any value to my family, so I’m thinking about where my place will be. I think we have defense and prepping covered if the number of “Doomsday Preppers” episodes on my DVR is any indication. As