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Thursday, December 31, 2015

#2015 Reflections, 3 Easy Tips to Rock the New Year

At the same time every year on this day around this time, my mind spins with everything that happened over the past year. This reflection messes with my emotions; I'm caught somewhere between sadness, relief, joy, expectation, hope and anger. This year I'm going to take the time to make this moment feel a little better for me. Let's review...

What's Been Happening

The past two years have been one heck of a wild ride. In December 2013, my doctors told me that the multiple myeloma was back. That started me on a very, long winding road with hills and valleys that ended in a bone marrow transplant on December 24ish, 2014. So January 1, 2015, I had high hopes for the new year. I was weak, swollen, sore and excited. I was back home from Tennessee where I received my treatment and I couldn't wait for my children to come home to a new a well mommy (less than 1 percent cancer cells!). 


Last-minute Snack Tip for your New Year's Eve Party #GardenLites

New Year's Eve and Super Bowl parites are normally a time for indulging in fatty, sugary and calorie-rich foods, but why not “swap it?” Replace those empty, sugary calories with clean, nutritious eating. Take this last-minute snack tip into the New Year for a healthy change to an unhealthy season. 

Garden Lites®, The Delicious Vegetable Company, debuts all new veggie-rich products to make surviving this unhealthy season not just bearable, but delicious. This is a good way to start the New Year especially if you've resolved to embrace a healthier lifestyle. Staying healthy while snacking doesn’t have to mean sacrificing taste. If you're like me then you have difficulty eating your recommended daily servings of veggies, but with Garden Lites® they've made it easy with their veggie rich foods including:


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Get Ready to Celebrate Multicultural Children's Book Day, January 27th #ReadYourWorld

Ever since I had my first child almost 25 years ago, I have believed what children view, read and play with should "look like them." When I was a young girl, the majority of the images I saw were not multicultural - and I noticed. I did not want that to be something my children noticed or even thought about. Although today things are markedly different we're still lacking and that's what makes Multicultural Children's Book Day important to me. Mark your calendars for January 27, 2016, to celebrate, discuss and share Multicultural Children's Book Day. 

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