7 Signs You’re Addicted to Food and How To Fight It
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7 Signs You’re Addicted to Food and How To Fight It

Addiction. It’s a powerful word that evokes images of restless souls chained to bottles, pills and demons that vie for life itself. Yet there is a silent addiction that although just as toxic, often goes unnoticed in a society preoccupied with their next meal. For many, being addicted to food is a real and powerful…

7 Simple Ways to Practice Self-Care During the Holidays
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7 Simple Ways to Practice Self-Care During the Holidays

As the holidays approach, I envision myself nestled near the Christmas tree with my hands cradling a good book and cup of hot chocolate. Also, I imagine indulging in my favorite Hallmark Christmas movies while snuggling under my favorite blanket. Plus, as I’m thinking through the upcoming festivities, I often daydream about other simple ways…

How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain and Not Feel Deprived
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How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain and Not Feel Deprived

We’re right in the throes of those weeks of the year where eating anything and everything “because it’s the holidays” is not only acceptable, but it’s encouraged.  To avoid Granny’s pumpkin pie or noodle casserole might get you a few eye rolls or, worse yet, negative comments.  Combine that with the overabundance of food EVERYWHERE…

Daily Prayers for Stressed Out Moms
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Daily Prayers for Stressed Out Moms

If you have someone in your life who calls you, “Mom,” you know stress. Sometimes it’s the every day stresses of feeding, clothing, and refereeing the kids. Yet other seasons bring heavier situations, such as a sick child or learning difficulties. Either way, if you’re a mom, chances are you’ve experienced stress at one point…

How to Muster Self Control When You REALLY Lack Discipline
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How to Muster Self Control When You REALLY Lack Discipline

I did something really stupid the other day. My husband was gone, and I was home with four extra boys, a new, untrained puppy, whose bladder is the size of a sesame seed, and a potty-training three-year-old, Ethan. I was frustrated and overwhelmed, and I irritable because the first words out of my mouth when…