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  • An attitude of gratitude for Mom

    5/5/2016 5:25:06 AM, by JSTETSER

    An attitude of gratitude for Mom Take time today to appreciate your mother and your children. This Mother’s Day can be great when you take the... Read more

  • Starting Small

    5/4/2016 5:19:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    It is early May, and normally here in NH, nothing should be planted, but I have started small with the heartiest of crops, knowing that there cou... Read more

  • Sweet Enough!

    5/3/2016 5:25:52 AM, by JSTETSER

    I grew up thinking that adding sugar to things was a way to show love. My Mom added extra sugar to coffee, tea, baked beans and, of course, pres... Read more

  • Why I Blog

    5/2/2016 5:31:48 AM, by JSTETSER

    Years ago when I remarried, family members refused to acknowledge my wedding. I felt the strong unspoken, judgmental words “No matter what yo... Read more

  • Your Everyday Story Matters!

    5/1/2016 5:15:10 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dear Friends, What you do with your today matters. If you choose to, you can make today just a little better than yesterday. It's all up to yo... Read more

  • Finding the Bargain at the Goodwill Store

    4/30/2016 5:41:24 AM, by JSTETSER

    I love my $1 LLBEAN sweater that I bought at Goodwill Store in Concord. Read more

  • Finding my own healthy and running my own race*

    4/29/2016 5:20:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yes, I'm Running my Own Healthy Race! *Truthfully, I am not much of a runner. I love to hike and to walk. Occasionally, I run with a purpose.... Read more

  • Yes we can! Yes we will be happy!

    4/28/2016 5:16:01 AM, by JSTETSER

    Focus. Find those things in life that bring you joy, and keep your heart close to them! Read more

  • Yes, I can! and yes, I will stay healthy!

    4/27/2016 5:27:59 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yes I can and yes, I will stay healthy! Today I’m looking at what I want to have in my life. I want good health. If I have learned one thing ... Read more

  • I can, I will!

    4/26/2016 5:21:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    I can find ways to receive good medical help, and I will live a healthy life! Read more

  • Changing my Mind

    4/25/2016 5:30:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    There are some big changes ahead for me. My son is moving to Southern Florida and starting a new life as a resident in a great hospital. My mot... Read more

  • There’s No Second Nature

    4/24/2016 5:16:30 AM, by JSTETSER

    There’s No Second Nature By Jackie Stetser We need to teach children of all ages to love and respect the creatures of this world because there ... Read more

  • Making the most of changed plans

    4/23/2016 5:31:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday was meant to be a hiking day. Our backpacks were ready, and we were on our way to Monadnock when it started to rain. We opted to save... Read more

  • Learning to Ask

    4/22/2016 5:47:29 AM, by JSTETSER

    If you read my blog yesterday, then you know that I spent the day getting a mammogram. I have dense tissue in my breasts, and always get called ... Read more

  • My Mamogram Complaint!

    4/21/2016 5:48:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    The time has come for me, once again, to have a mammogram. I know that detecting breast cancer in the earliest and most curable state could save... Read more

  • Walking it off!

    4/20/2016 5:24:40 AM, by JSTETSER

    The other day I got stuck in the rat race of doing too much, and draining our inner resources. Read more

  • BIG Credit Card Mistake!

    4/19/2016 5:19:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    Money is a private matter for me, and I seldom write about it. Yesterday, however, a big mistake came to light, and I am still in shock! Many ... Read more

  • Grandma's world

    4/18/2016 6:07:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    Grandma's world is a special place Filled with the wonder and the face Of the little child Who is in my arms She fills my heart with l... Read more

  • New Jersey Baby

    4/17/2016 6:00:57 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I had the privilege of welcoming little Shiloh Rose into the world. She's already 3 weeks old, but it didn't matter to me. Today was ... Read more

  • Teach Your Children Well

    4/16/2016 5:31:29 AM, by JSTETSER

    ”Teach your children well” Do those words remind you of an old song by the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young? I remember long, lazy summer days l... Read more

  • A poem for my son

    4/15/2016 5:23:02 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dr. Nora, Dr. Mat- You move so much, you’ll never get fat! Residency for the next four years, You’re heading south and packed up your gear.... Read more

  • Spark the Art of Savoring!

    4/14/2016 5:26:50 AM, by JSTETSER

    The Art of Savoring Do you take time to relish the joys of life? According to Gary Kunath, “A major contributor to fun and happiness is the... Read more

  • My Progress over the past few days...

    4/13/2016 8:09:18 PM, by INNERLOTUS

    I'm doing this 21 day challenge, and today's challenge is to blog about my progress in the past few days, since being on Sparkpeople. My pr... Read more

  • Simple Pleasures

    4/13/2016 5:30:02 AM, by JSTETSER

    Simple pleasures are the best! There are many things in life that can bring great joy if we take the time to acknowledge them. Today I am go... Read more

  • Don't Major on the Minors!

    4/12/2016 5:32:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    Don't live an overcrowded life! Figure out what is important to you, and do it good! For years I thought that I could do it all, and it just d... Read more

  • Good Goes Around

    4/11/2016 5:31:40 AM, by JSTETSER

    "I may not remember what you said, I may not remember what you did, But I will never forget how you made me feel." Maya Angelou There a... Read more

  • LIFE worth, not NET worth

    4/10/2016 5:28:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    What do you put first in your life? What do you value most? Is it the things or the people around you? I have found that the best way to get t... Read more

  • 94 healthy reminders...

    4/9/2016 6:12:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have 94 wonderful reminders of how to live a healthy life. My mother turned 94 this week, and today I am going to celebrate with her. Read more

  • My Creative SPARK!!

    4/8/2016 5:22:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    Little Lina is going to become a big sister in September, and we have to do something special to welcome the new baby. Lina got a quilt with a D... Read more

  • MY COOKING SPREE

    4/7/2016 5:30:15 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every once in a while, I have a day when I have the time and resources just to cook ahead. Yesterday was that kind of a day. I had the day off ... Read more

  • Eyes

    4/6/2016 5:19:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    Eyes that look and see my heart, eyes that remember when we're apart. Your eyes see beauty in my life, Holding the love, rejecting the st... Read more

  • Developing the routine of healthy

    4/5/2016 5:40:10 AM, by JSTETSER

    There are some things that I do every single morning to keep my life on a healthy course. Often, I prepare for a healthy start before I go to bed... Read more

  • Unprepared for the Change

    4/4/2016 5:28:05 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I volunteered at the Hermit Lake Shelter at Mt. Washington. I left 60 degree weather at home to face 20's with 60 MPH winds. Where we... Read more

  • A Great Day To Be ALIVE!

    4/3/2016 6:00:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today is a great day to eat right. Today is a terrific time to get in some exercise! What a wonderful day to tell someone how much I love t... Read more

  • Hiking Gear from Yester-Year

    4/2/2016 11:19:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    I love seeing how much hiking gear has changed over the last 50 years! www.outdoors.org/slidesh
    ow/cfm/gear-slideshow.cfm ... Read more

  • Time Away

    4/2/2016 5:51:46 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I am volunteering at the Information Desk at Pinkham Notch Visitor's Center at the foot of Mt Washington here in New Hampshire, USA. I lov... Read more

  • Too Much Stress!

    4/1/2016 4:54:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    Well, it happened. We knew that this was a distinct possibility. I lost my temper the other day at the person who was rude to me. I was just a... Read more

  • Common Courtesy at work

    3/31/2016 5:13:08 AM, by JSTETSER

    Some people are just plain rude. They put themselves first, and don't seem to notice when they step on another person's feet. One rude person t... Read more

  • Drama and Trauma about Mamma

    3/30/2016 5:26:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    Have you ever found yourself with too many bosses and critics? That is where I am right now. I am the second of six grown children, and ever... Read more

  • Slay your dragons

    3/29/2016 6:52:06 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Some things that you need to do are not things you enjoy doing. These tend to be put off and put off until your life suffers too much and you ju... Read more

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