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A Farm Kid In The Marine Corps

Tuesday, February 01, 2011      11 comments

My nephew (who is a Marine) sent this to me and I thought you might enjoy it too....... Dear Ma and Pa, I am well. Hope you are. Tell brother Walt and brother Elmer the Marine Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile. Tell them ... Read more

The Middle Wife......

Monday, January 31, 2011      13 comments

You may have read this before as have I, but I enjoyed it so much that I am hoping it brings a smile to your face today. The Middle Wife by a Second Grade Teacher: I have been teaching now for about fifteen years. I have two kids myse... Read more

The Skinny On Fat:

Sunday, January 30, 2011      5 comments

What you need to know before you start cutting it out........ Messages about fat are often contradictory and confusing. The truth is: Your body needs fat for warmth, padding, and to digest, absorb, and use important vitamins and nutrients... Read more

Fast Food

Saturday, January 29, 2011      9 comments

Here are a few quick ways that you can turn your next drive-thru pick-up into something better for you. Pass on the "Value-size". Bigger means more calories, fat, sugar, and sodium. Skip the sides, which are usually deep-fried. If yo... Read more

Four Terrific Ways To Tame Anxiety.......

Thursday, January 27, 2011      3 comments

1. Slow down, step away from your problems, and put them in perspective. Instead of aiming for perfection, which is impossible, be proud of how close you get. 2. Take the power out of your automatic negative thoughts. It may sound surpr... Read more

Maximize The Food Value In Fruits And Vegetables.......

Wednesday, January 26, 2011      7 comments

How to maximize the food value in fruits and vegetables: 1. Choose dark, bright colors. Red leaf lettuce has more nutrients than iceberg lettuce. Darker orange carrots may contain more beta carotene. Blueberries, strawberries, and raspb... Read more

Mmmmmmmm.............I Think You Will Like This!!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011      7 comments

Even meat eaters will enjoy this hearty vegetarian dish is diabetic-friendly. LENTIL BARLEY STEW 8 Cups water 1 Cup Dry Lentils 1/2 Cup Barley 2 Carrots, scrubbed and cut into large chunks (notice, Not pared) 2 ... Read more

Has Anyone Tried This???

Monday, January 24, 2011      11 comments

Some of us have used Vicks VapoRub for years for everything from chapped lips to sore toes and many body parts in between. But, I had NEVER heard of this!!! To stop night time coughing in a child (or adult), put Vicks VapoRub generously on th... Read more

Strange Stuff......

Sunday, January 23, 2011      11 comments

This year we will experience 4 unusual dates: 1/1/11 1/11/11 11/1/11 and 11/11/11. Now figure this out: Take the last 2 digits of the year you were born and add the age you will be this year and see what you get. Is this st... Read more

The Baptist White Lie Cake......

Saturday, January 22, 2011      13 comments

Have you ever told a white lie? You are going to love this, especially all of you who bake for church events. Alice Grayson was to bake a cake for the Baptist Church Ladies' Group in Tuscaloosa, but forgot to do it until the last minute. ... Read more

Step Out Of The Brown Rice Box.........

Friday, January 21, 2011      9 comments

AND.......try some of these whole grains. Barley---Good in soups, stews, and cold salads. Buckwheat groats/kasha---Not a wheat, but a fruit seed with NO GLUTEN. A satisfying substitute for brown rice. Bulgur---Cooks quickly. Ser... Read more

Instilling Self-Esteem In Children........

Thursday, January 20, 2011      9 comments

As both a parent and a former teacher, this topic has ALWAYS been important to me. For healthy self-esteem, children need certain characteristics, many of which parents can help develop by how they treat their children and the behavior they mod... Read more

Preventing Frostbite..........

Wednesday, January 19, 2011      6 comments

With the winter-freeze predicted for our area beginning on Friday, frostbite could be a reality in a very short time. Please be careful. Whether you're snowboarding, building a snowman, or shoveling snow, protect yourself in freezing temperatu... Read more

Winter Poem

Tuesday, January 18, 2011      8 comments

It's winter in Wisconsin and the gentle breezes blow Seventy miles an hour At five below. Oh, how I love Wisconsin when the snow's up to your butt. You take a breath of winter And your nose gets frozen shut. Yes, th... Read more

Ways You Can Be Happier And More Productive.........

Monday, January 17, 2011      8 comments

Look forward, not backward. If you've had a setback or hit an unexpected bump in the road, stay positive and ask yourself what you can do to move ahead. Optimism will also rub off on your family, friends, and colleagues. Set realistic goa... Read more

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