Tips on Swimsuits for a 40-Something Mom by Melissa Swedoski


Ah, yes, summer is finally here. Technically, it's been here for those of us in the south/southwest for a couple of months, but now that all of us are on the same page, let me focus on a topic that is HOT every time summer comes around: What the heck ...

Breaking Bad Habits…by Liimu


I have broken a lot of bad habits in my life. I quit drinking alcohol when I was 24 - 17 years ago.  I quit smoking a couple years after that. I quit serial dating when I met my husband. I quit eating crap a few years ago. More recently, ...

You Can’t Always Get What You Want…by Liimu


Just a couple months ago, I was complaining of an Achilles injury that had me barely able to run a half mile. A couple weekends ago, I was persuaded by my running group to come out and try to run 4 miles. I ran slowly - slow enough for my ...

Channel Your Inner Athlete…by Liimu


  I see my personal trainer every week. When I first started seeing her, I am slightly embarrassed to think of how often the words "I can't..." came out of my mouth, not to mention tears and frustrated strings of profanity that would make a marine blush. I was frustrated with ...

Don’t Leave Before the Miracle Happens…by Liimu


When a caterpillar goes into its cocoon, to the naked eye it looks as though nothing is happening. But inside the cocoon, a miracle is occurring. The caterpillar is becoming a beautiful butterfly. My friends, I have been in a cocoon for the past year. That doesn't mean that nothing was ...

The 80/20 Rule…by Liimu


I have often heard that the formula for success in weight loss is 80% diet and 20% exercise. I guess that would explain why my progress has been slow.  Those of you have been following will definitely agree.  I have been learning how to eat intuitively and refuse to "diet." ...

ROBIN’S PICKS & GIVEAWAYS: Easy, Fun Living for Moms & Kids


 Periodically when I stumble on something cool/new , I like to share. So, check out the following:   Silly Lips™ has launched a new line of natural lip balms with enriched ingredients like Shea butter and the purest essential oils.  They make your lips feel soft and smooth, and they come in ...

I’m Here! I’m Here!…by Liimu


So, it's 8:23 and I am just now putting up my post. Whoever said that once you get past two kids it's all the same ... LIED.  Three kids is hard - you're outnumbered, blah blah blah. Four kids? CHAOS.  At least in our house it is. And my husband ...

The Joy is in the Journey…by Liimu


This year for our spring break vacation, we went to San Diego, California to spend time with family. While I was looking forward to seeing my sister and niece, spending time with my Uncle Buddy and cousins and trips to Legoland and the San Diego Zoo, my kids were eagerly ...

Has It Been A Year Already?? By Liimu


I’m sorry – I’ve been so inundated with work lately – big project, massive deadlines – I haven’t even had time to blog, let alone figure out how to do so in this fabulous new format. As a result, I’ve been out of touch. So, here’s what’s new with me. Biggest ...