While driving on Main Street in Madison one day a few months ago, I was drawn to a new storefront. It advertised The MAX Challenge, a 10 week fitness and nutrition program that promised fast and lasting changes to your appearance and overall well-being. This is achieved through nutrition counseling, fitness classes, and motivation. It
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I don’t know about you, but my sleeping habits vary somewhere between those of a teething baby and a college kid home for the holidays. I either sleep very little, or way too much, and I have tried literally everything in order to catch those Zs. So let’s talk about sleep, and how we sabotage
**The opinions in this post are mine. I was not approached by Anchor Golf Center to write about them, and I have not been compensated by them.** On a recent half-day off from school, my son, age 11, and I had a whole afternoon to ourselves. I told him that he could pick what we did. His immediate response?
As a baby, my son was not a good napper. Even as an 11-year-old now, he will do almost anything to avoid bedtime. (Last night he even Swiffered the floors!) He hated naps. Like kicked-and-screamed hated. As a desperate mom with another one on the way, I’d load my two-year-old into the car and drive around with
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
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