Happiness with Four Legs & a Tail

My dog Quico is eight and a half years old. In doggy years he's my peer so of course I'm in denial.  We can't possibly be that old! A visit to the vet yesterday shattered my delusion. Not only is he a senior dog, he has the beginnings of cataracts!...

Five Great Things About Being A Single Mom

by guest blogger Michele SlaterI've been a single parent since my children were one and four years old, the worst demographic in America. As single moms we struggle to get by.  If we work, we pay higher taxes than married people but have only a single income...

The Devil Invented Low-Fat Ice Cream

Once in a while I take a tech break; no TV, no computer, just music, cooking, home puttering, conversations with the kids, my dog, my husband. Yesterday  was sort of like my sabbath. It’s cleansing but it also means I didn’t journal my eating. Today I...

Don’t Let Those Turkeys Get You Down

This happens to me too often; maybe it happens to you too. I'm feeling all noble and righteous because I'm doing something good for my body, then someone comes along to burst my bubble.Yesterday it was a story on NPR about the correlation between the risk of...

The Devil Invented Low Fat Ice Cream

Self-discipline isn't working for me so I've decided to go public. My weight is up to where my clothes are really tight and I hate that. Worse, my muscles are losing tone. I'm flapping all over the place. It's gross. All this effects my self-esteem,...