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Filed under Goals, Good thoughts
My Weight Loss Coach

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January is almost over and I haven’t said anything about one of the most challenging resolutions: losing weight. Every year we say this, perhaps, but will this be THE YEAR? This might be a goal to consider not only for adults but for children, too.

If you as an adult set your goal very high, it may not be very realistic. Make it reasonable. Think how much better any amount of weight loss will make you feel.

What are some of the simple ways to do this? Here is a start:

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Friday, January 27th, 2012

Filed under Cookbooks, Cooking and kids, Gifts, Recipes

Last few days for the January Special on the book Cooking Around the Calendar With Kids – Holiday and Seasonal Food and Fun. You know, this is the book that helps your kids with their “what should I cook?” episodes, all year long. This hardcover book usually sells for $24.95 but now through the end of January you can get it for $16.95 plus free shipping.

Yes, it is a real book, something you can hold in your hand. Personally, I still like that concept.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Filed under Cooking and kids, Recipes

Nothing satisfies the soul and stomach any better on bitter cold January days than a big pot of chili served with piping hot

cornbread from scratch

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cornbread. The next best is to invite someone to share it with you.

Here is the recipe for my favorite Corn Bread. Try this recipe out on your family the next time you have chili. Maybe today? Your kids will enjoy making it, too.

Favorite Corn Bread

3/4 cup yellow corn meal
1 1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Filed under Holidays
Cover of "I Have a Dream: Writings and Sp...

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986. On January 16 we honor this man who is best known for securing progress on civil rights in the United States and around the world. He is remembered as a non-violent advocate of equality for all men and women.

Dr. King‘s “I Have a Dream” speech was delivered on August 28, 1963, in which he called for racial equality and an end to discrimination. He was a ray of light and hope at a troubled time in our history. It is important that we honor him with a national holiday, but perhaps he would rather want us remember him by remembering and living his dream!

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Comments (2) Posted by Lee on Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Filed under Health, Healthy food practices, Holidays
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After all the Christmas goodies, it is hard to get back into a schedule of healthy eating. Our bodies may be so attuned to eating foods with a high sugar content that the craving for sugar continues.

Just as with any other addiction, sugar craving needs to be controlled. This includes cutting out artificially sweetened foods as well. Getting the sugar habit under control is especially important for children for health reasons as well as weight control.

How can parents help their kids get off the sugar train?

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Monday, January 2nd, 2012

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