You’re exhausted… wiped out… You’re absolutely not getting enough sleep at night. You’re overwhelmed and the kids aren’t making it any easier on you. Your brain is on overload. Let’s face it, you’re stressed out.
Most mornings before your feet even hit the ground you’re already thinking about packing lunches, who has their backpack? and did I throw that wet load of laundry into the dryer last night?!
Reading this will probably even cause your heart to start beating a little faster because you know it’s true.
So here’s the thing, most of us when we are stressed will most likely go for that tempting high carbohydrate & fatty comfort food. You know which ones I’m talking about… don’t make me go there. But while you might feel that you’re solving your stress and anxiety, it’s actually only a farce. That momentary feeling of relief is essentially doing more harm than good. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing more than I love than to dig into a chocolate cake! But sometimes you just need to listen to what your body needs and give it some help when it comes to de-stressing!
Take two deep breaths… come on, do it… breath in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out… and read on as your stress levels are about to fall into oblivion!
Research shows that what you eat can have a direct correlation to your stress levels. These are some of the foods you’re gonna wanna go for that will help reduce some of those levels. Read more »
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I’m all about prevention when it comes to aging, wrinkles and keeping that youthful glow! I have never tried Botox, Juvederm, Restalyne or anything like that… but I’m certainly not opposed to it! Good God! Anything that’ll shave a few years off this face or make me look younger, by all means… BRING IT ON!!! Slather it on my face! Inject it between my frown lines!!!
But, what if I told you that in addition to some of those fixes, there are a few natural secrets & remedies as well as avoiding a few things that might give you similar results! It’s worth shot, right?
Believe it or not, Vitamin C is not only super effective when it comes to helping your body fight off colds, but it’s great for the fight against wrinkles! Try boosting your diet with oranges, grapefruit, limes & lemons! Any sort of citrus! Vitamin C: “It helps keep collagen — the supportive protein fibers that stop skin from sagging — strong and resilient. (Flimsy collagen means lines and wrinkles.) Since collagen breakdown really picks up in your mid-30s, eat citrus early and often to head off aging” according to realage.com.
Next time you’re making a salad or grilling some fish, try this Cilantro-Lime dressing! Read more »
Come two thirty, three o’clock when the kids get home from school I feel it coming on… you know, the WALL that you hit when you’re just like blaaaaahhhhhhh! It’s about mid-way through 3rd grade homework and starting to make dinner. Rather than go for that afternoon latte that’s probably going to keep me awake way longer at night than I wanna be and prevent me from getting a good night’s sleep, I’ve come up with my own fatigue fighting concoction that’s actually healthy, full of essential vitamins, protein and minerals… tastes amazing and will give me a natural boost of energy with out feeling like I’m on crack.
So come afternoon time today, go for this drink instead!
Moms Gone Zen Energy Drink Read more »
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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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!
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!
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!
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!
THE WINE ENTHUSIAST
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 »
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 »
Day after Thanksgiving. You’ve eaten almost three times your weight in food. You feel sick. You feel bloated. You feel like you would like to ex-communicate yourself from certain family members… specifically Aunt Marge (I know no one who has an Aunt Marge, so this will not be offensive to anyone I know) who made that ridiculously delicious Apple Crumble dessert that you could literally taste the 4 sticks of butter that went into it, but didn’t care because it was so good. Let’s face it… you’re a few pounds heavier for the wear thanks to that all “Thankful” day! More like NO-THANK-ful day!!
You’re in need of a little detox… you’re in need of a Peau-Pay tea. pronounced: [poo-pee]