Snazzy gifts from YourLighterSide!

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Halloween is over with, have you taken the spooky decorations down yet?  What is the next major holiday for us American's? Thanksgiving right?! Well if you go to your local Target or Wal-Mart, apparently Christmas is next! They seem to set up for the … [Read more...]

Perfect Pizza for Halloween!

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Every kids loves Halloween. What is not to love? They get to dress up and eat candy! Maybe you can still be the cool mom and make a neat Halloween pizza with the kids before they head out trick-or-treating! The good news is.. this pizza is safe for … [Read more...]

Be a HEALTHY commuter

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People who bike or walk to work can really rub off on their co-workers, in the right way! Most Americans do not meet the minimum guideline of what the feds consider "exercising", active commuting is is a great strategy to get people moving! Having … [Read more...]

The skinny on fats

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For most of us, the word FAT is a bad word. What words come to your mind when you here that word, poor diet, greasy foods, unhealthy people, etc.. There is more to this story on fat though. There are fats that are essential to our health, these are … [Read more...]

Family Dinner

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We are all busy. Even our kids have a hectic schedule with schools, sports, social activities etc.. The world just is not the same as it was 10, 20, 30 years ago! People are plugged into their electronics a lot more than their family time. There are … [Read more...]

Apple month.. remember?

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This is still national apple month. Some people are sick of eating apples by now or maybe running out of ways to use them. A great alternative is always to juice them! No I am not talking about plain old apple juice, but throw together this cocktail … [Read more...]

Moody?

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I get moody, you get moody, we all get moody! There are foods that can help us with this. There are very good reasons to be moody, and the worst thing to do is to give these suggestion to someone while they are in a mood! (warning disclosed!) I look … [Read more...]

Keeping your immune system strong!

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Everything we do puts a burden on our immune system. Stress from work, lack of sleep, too much to eat, not enough to eat, etc.. We are constantly trying to balance ourselves and our immune system is the first man at the battle scene to attempt to … [Read more...]

Volume is as important as frequency

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For a lot of us, we do not have the time (or energy) during the weekdays to workout. There is this phrase, "weekend warrior" that gets thrown around. I guess that means that you hit it hard on the weekends, rather than here and there during the … [Read more...]

Breast Cancer Awareness!

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. You know I like to joke and make 'light' of everything, but this is a serious subject for everyone! It is very important for us all to be screened and also so self exams regularly feeling for lumps. I know … [Read more...]

My weekend wish

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When I get really tired towards the end of a hard week, I find myself day dreaming about two things.. food and sleep! Yea, maybe my fantasy world is not as colorful as yours, but honestly that is really what I look forward to. So sitting here and … [Read more...]

Cola Kills

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Cola is legally sold anywhere you look, gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants.. everywhere! So it is strange to think that cola can be linked in the same league as taking heroin. These drinks cause more deaths every years than illegal drugs, and … [Read more...]

Most ADHD diagnoses are incorrect

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If your child or someone you know has been diagnosed with Attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder (ADHD), there is a high probability that they have been misdiagnosed. As many as 75% of diagnoses could be wrong, this high figure could be even higher … [Read more...]

Say a big hello to… Bos Creek!

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Welcome our new partner, The Bos Life! As you know, I am all about cooking with grass fed beef and buying direct from the farmers. I am very excited to partner up with someone that lives by these rules as well as producing high quality meats … [Read more...]

Don’t put your green thumbs back in your pockets just yet…

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As summer is coming to an end, many of us green thumbs (I'm a wannabe) are putting the garden tools to the side. My brother is a true gardener and is constantly letting me know what I am doing wrong, along with letting me know that this is something … [Read more...]