Author Archives: Michelle Karam

Mommy’s Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe To Fight The Flu!

If you’re like more than half of the country right now… myself included, you are either battling the flu, had the flu in the last week or are taking care of a kid or husband that has the flu. 

From experience, I can tell you it was probably the worst thing that’s hit me in at least 20 years.  Fever, chills, and ugh, that body ache!  Yeah, mommy was down for the count.  Oh, did I mention that my husband and kids all had it at the same time I did… yes, that was a fun weekend.

Even though the Tylenol, Motrin, Robistussin and Kleenex helped with some of our symptoms, the only thing that did make us truly feel better was chicken noodle soup… and it’s no surprise.  There’s actually scientific proof that chicken noodle soup actually does help you when you’ve got a cold or flu.

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10 Minute Recharge

The kids are finally back in school after what seemed like an eternity of them being home!  Doesn’t it seem like moons ago when you were shopping for Christmas gifts? Well, they’re outta the house for at least a few hours! While it may seem like the task you have at hand now is getting your household back on track or looking at that pile of work that you left hanging before the end of the year on your desk at the office… don’t feel like you have to tackle it all just yet!

This is what Michelle & I like to call the 10 Minute Recharge.  It’s a great way to find your balance, get your mind in a good frame and just recharge your body to go out there and get ’em tiger! (I’m giving you my best Tony Robbins encouragement!) Now, GO GO GO! Try this easy fix this morning and go face the world!

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Detox Soup Recipe

Most of us start out the New Year with the best of intentions.  We want to live better.  Get more sleep.  Stress less.   Get more exercise and eat right. Sort of wiping the slate clean from the year before and starting a new.  Whether or not you stick to none, a few or all of these resolutions, mantras or promises you make with that little internal voice that keeps you awake at night, is up to you… but if you want to at least attempt to start off on the right foot, try this detox soup.

If you’re starting that new diet this year… want to just drop a few of the pounds that you’ve gained over the holidays…or want to be overall healthy, you is gonna dig this soup!

You’re literally going to flush out the toxins of 2012 and move into the fiber of 2013!

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Easy tips to get you off the Christmas high!


Coming down off of the Christmas high?

Christmas. Oh the joy. Family visiting from out of town staying in you home. The endless entertaining. Cooking. Cleaning. Wrapping gifts. The cleaning from the wrapping of the gifts. The noise from the toy.  The noise from family members overstaying their welcome. Your husband’s fabulous mood because of all of the above.  Oh yes.  Joy Joy Joy!

But alas…You’ve made it!!!  It’s ova! Call it a wrap!
Now lets talk about how to come down from all this endless happiness!

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Must Have Holiday Kitchen & Gadget Gift List


Moms Gone Zen 2012 Must Have Holiday Kitchen & Gadgets List

Ok party people… your family and friends are going to be thanking you all year long for the amazing gifts that you’re going to buy for them!   If you’re the last minute procrastinator like I am, you’ll be happy to hear that everything on this list guarantees delivery by December 22nd so you still have time… and they’re all pretty amazing.  So amazing in fact that while you’re at it, you should pick up a few of these things for yourself!

So what are you waiting for…start clicking… time’s-a-ticking!!! Happy Shopping!


Corkcicle Color Wine Chiller $24.95

This is actually a really thoughtful gift for someone that is into wine.  Most moms I know are really into wine. Corkcicle maintains chilled white wines and cools room temperature reds. Simple to use, all you have to do is freeze it and place in bottle.  It’s made from BPA-free plastic and non-toxic freeze gel, which is always a plus and it eliminates the need for an ice bucket. Read more »

Hash & Green Tea Holidays

Looking for a little mood-alteration to de-stress this week… skip the hash and drink some green! It’s tea-packed with theanine, which increases the brain’s output of relaxation-inducing alpha waves and reduces the output of tension-making beta waves. Trippy, right?

Drink Vodka Lavender Lemon Pound Cake

This recipe comes courtesy of a good friend of ours that lives here in town near us.  Interactive baking. We LOVE it! Now this is what we call fun in the kitchen!!!

Vodka Christmas Cake Recipe

1 cup sugar, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1 cup water, 1 tsp. salt , 1 cup brown sugar, Lemon juice, 4 large eggs, Nuts, 1 bottle Vodka, 2 cups dried fruit.

Sample a cup of Vodka to check quality.

Take a large bowl, check the Vodka again to be sure it is of the highest quality then repeat.

Turn on the electric mixer…Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl. Add 1 teaspoon of sugar. Beat again. At this point, it is best to make sure the Vodka is still OK. Try another cup just in case. Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 eegs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit. Pick the fruit up off the floor, wash it and put it in the bowl a piece at a time trying to count it. Mix on the turner. If the fried druit getas stuck in the beaterers, just pry it loose with a drewscriver Sample the Vodka to test for Read more »

Ginger Lemonade

This holiday season if you’re hosting a holiday party, don’t get sucked into the traditional Peppermint, Baileys, Mocha, heavy sit on your stomach, I just ate a drink that tastes like Mrs. Claus just made for me kinda cocktail!

Keep it light… keep it crisp… keep it fresh!

You know we’re always about your health (even when drinking) over here at Moms Gone Zen… that’s why we are loving the fresh GINGER in this recipe!  It adds a kick that’s a little spicy and unexpected! Plus, ginger is crazy good for you too!  Not to mention the fresh lemon juice is a serious body cleanser! So in actuality you’re doing something pretty great for you, and your guests!

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6 Natural Ways To Boost Your Libido & Get Your Sexy Back!

Ok, raise your hand if you remember sex before kids? I’m talking that hot – lasted more than 6.5 minutes – don’t have to worry about screaming YES! YES! YES! in ecstasy without worrying that the kids are walking in on you kinda sex!  Better yet, tell me the last time your man laid in bed next to you and you couldn’t wait to jump his bones and get your legs wrapped around him.

Oh, I’m sorry is that crickets I’m hearing from the blaring silence of the resounding “Can’t remember when?” that you’re telling me? Read more »

Who doesn’t love chocolate?

Who doesn’t love Chocolate? We all have the craving for something sweet from time to time! (some of us more than others!) Don’t be so hard on yourself … turns out a daily dose of dark chocolate (3.5 oz) can avert 85 heart attacks per 10,000 people. So not only does it improve cardiovascular health but it’s an an incredible antioxidant! Consider yourself part of that number and go for a nibble! No really, it’s that good for you! Dark chocolate.. yay or nay?


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