A Two Hour Marathon: How the Impossible Became Possible

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“No human is limited.” These were the transcendent words of Eliud Kipchoge moments after he completed arguably the most amazing physical feat in human history: a sub-two hour marathon. Kipchoge ran 26.2 miles in a jaw-dropping time of 1 hour, 59 minutes, 40 seconds. By doing so, he proved that human potential is limitless. Kipchoge [ keep reading ]

How to help toddlers improve brain health

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Ample evidence suggests increased screen time has potentially adverse effects on human health. (I’d add that it also has potentially negative effects on human relationships.) Today, we’re focusing on how to help toddlers improve the health of their little, magnificent, wonderful brains. Yes, I’m going to tell you to cut back (if not eliminate) their [ keep reading ]

Ticks: Are you sleeping with them?

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Do you let your dog or cat lie on your bed, perhaps even sleeping with you all night? Cuddling with ‘fur babies’ is a popular trend among pet owners. Some say they’d rather snuggle up to their pups than their snoring spouses. (Seems like there’s definitely another post begging to be written there.) This post, [ keep reading ]

Why Aren’t You Using Frozen Vegetables?

Virtually ever mother that has ever existed has said some version of the same sentence: Eat your vegetables or you won’t grow big and strong. And I’m here to tell you that we are absolutely right. Eat your vegetables, kids. But buying fresh produce isn’t always the best option. Instead, using frozen vegetables is a [ keep reading ]

Are We Sitting Too Much? Absolutely

Sitting is the default in modern society. We sit at home. We sit at school and work. And then we sit while watching TV, playing video games, reading, hanging out with friends. In America, we are sitting all. The. Time. Even if it feels like the default position, sitting too much is actually pretty dangerous. [ keep reading ]

Squeezing tea bags: What’s the real deal?

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My heart completely melts any time I come across an old photograph of my now-grown children having tea parties in their youth. We used to go all out with wide brimmed hats, flowers, fancy dresses and more. Once, at a geography fair we attended with a bunch of homeschooling families, a young lady gave a [ keep reading ]

Hay fever: Warning to those with curtains and carpet!

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I love autumn. Living in the woods of south central Pennsylvania is like existing inside a great masterpiece painting during October. Each day brings added delight with new tones of gold, orange and red. It’s also ‘sweata’ weatha’, which is an added bonus! (Cue hot cider and cocoa, campfires and crisp evening air!) There is [ keep reading ]

Aging gracefully: I like me better when I’m with me

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How old are you? This question has prompted many a jaw to suddenly drop, especially if those asked happen to be women. Oddly, I’ve never been offended by the question. If, however, you ask me about aging gracefully, I start to get a bit nervous. What does that mean, anyway? Aging gracefully is a rather [ keep reading ]

The Easy Way to Lose Weight

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It’s no secret the older we get, the tougher it is to lose weight. As our age increases, so does our waist size. Back in our high school days, we could eat whatever we wanted whenever we wanted and not gain a pound.  What I wouldn’t give to have the metabolism of my 18 year-old [ keep reading ]

Working out, body and soul: A guide for praying always

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Everyone knows the importance of regular exercise. Working out keeps you trim and toned. It also strengthens your heart and lungs and builds endurance. We are both physical and spiritual creatures. Working out the body won’t do us much good if we neglect the health and strength of our souls. Here is a daily workout [ keep reading ]


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