Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thursday, January 27

Are you normal?

-4 out of 5 people sing in the car
-2/3 speed up at a yellow light
-45% of us consistently follow the speed limit (Yah, right!)

*Side note, I took an online quiz which just told me I am only 20% normal! Okay, that explains a lot! :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wednesday, January 26

Cheap date ideas talked about on the show:

-Take a walk or a hike when the weather allows
-Go to a free or inexpensive exhibit, concert or craft demonstration
-Enjoy a candlelight dinner for two after you put the kids to bed

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thursday, January 20

Five ideas for living to 100:

*Eat orange juice (Vitamin C) and whole grain cereal for breakfast
*Apply the "10% rule"- increase your exercise, fiber intake and sleep by 10%, decrease your calories and fat by 10%
*Join a gym close to home
*Don't take more than the recommended dosages of vitamins
*Let go of always having to be right

For more, check these sites:

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wednesday, January 19

-Hosting a Valentine's Day party? You can still find 75-90% after-Christmas sales and you might discover just the right (red) paper goods that will work for your Valentine's Day get-together!

-What toy is actually responsible for the name of the biggest game in football? Find out here!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tuesday, January 18

The show "Hannah Montana" has officially ended its run. Time will tell who Miley Cyrus really is (away from Disney).

As a mom of an 11-year-old daughter, my heart aches because there are so few young Christian female role models for her to look up to. Although we certainly do not want to idolize celebrities, it does bring a mom (and a daughter) hope when there are young ladies who value themselves enough to remain pure and modest--in spite of public pressure.

So the Jonas Brothers wear purity rings...but where are the celebrity ladies over 18 (or even 16!) who are strong enough to stand for purity?

Know of a good female Christian role model?

Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday, January 17

Here are a few ideas for living and eating healthy (on a budget!):

1. Go to the store in the late afternoon when meat and produce are being marked down.

2. Buy or borrow an exercise DVD instead of a gym membership. If you want home gym equipment, buy used (Craigslist or Classified Ads).

3. Think PE Class! Do those sit-ups and push-ups at home and walk or run outside when the weather cooperates.

4 Emphasize whole grains and beans in your diet, and use meat as an addition (not the main attraction).

Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday, January 14

If you have 15 minutes (or maybe you have half a day), here is a great place to get your home in a clean routine this year! This article gives you ideas on what you can accomplish within various lengths of time in cleaning each room in your house.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tuesday, January 11

-Jump start your Bible reading this year by visiting or by buying a new Bible study guide for a book of the Bible or topic you're interested in.

-How long does it take for you to go from loving the fact that you're snowed in to hating it? A day? A week? (I've found I can handle 3-4 days before being stir crazy.)