Marketers invest millions to convince us that we need the latest and greatest cleaning spray, detergent, and paper towel, so it’s not surprising that tidying up can quickly become a budgetary mess. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor... Read more
After being cooped up in a stuffy house all winter long, it’s finally time to fling open the windows, shoo away the cobwebs, and take on your annual spring cleaning. But often, the chemicals found in conventional cleaning products can be more d... Read more
If you're trying to lighten your caloric load or lose weight, are you destined to days of tasteless cookies, or—worse—a life without sweets and treats?
Of course not! There are plenty of ways you can substitute lower-calorie ingr... Read more
Worried about catching the cold or flu this year—or helping to keep the germs of one sick family member from infecting others in your house?
Beyond hand washing and self-imposed quarantine, some time spent cleaning, disinfecting and saniti... Read more
Sometimes, it’s all you can do to squeeze a workout during your lunch hour or before the evening PTA meeting. In an ideal world, you’d also have time to shower, fix your hair, and dress to impress. But in the real world, you don't alw... Read more
Join me in no soda challenge for three weeks! I am having my last soda now...and saying good bye! Let's encourage each other as much as possible with alternatives---our managing skills, and perks---better health, weight loss----sleep etc.
My... Read more
I am looking for a sugar free recipe for cake. I have been asked to find one by my pastor. He doesn't want splenda or other artificial sweeteners.
Is this even possible? I've looked at the recipes here at SP and they all have... Read more
My question is that I have spent almost 2 hours using heavy duty elbow grease to scrub my oven which was bad. I'm not sure if that counts as exercise or not? Or if I do track here should I track all 105 minutes? I am uncertain so I thought I'd seek a... Read more
Yesterday on Doc. Oz...they talked about the science behind diet pop being bad for your body.
Do you believe this?
I mean it makes sense that the sugary full-calorie sodas will satisfy the sweet cravings.
But sometimes I am a little skeptical a... Read more
I'm trying to lose weight, and I decided I was going to take it one step at a time. My first goal was to quit drinking soda. I went from drinking six cans of Dr. Pepper per day to none. I did this by cutting out one soda per day each week. Last week... Read more
A group for those who deal with the special stresses (and joys) of spending the day caring for their household and resisting the temptation to clean their children's plates and raid the fridge.... Read more
I love to cook. My inspiration comes from fond memories of cooking with my two grandmothers in their respective kitchens. They taught me to cook from scratch and find joy in family recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation.St.... Read more
Summer brings road trips for many of us. When I was young, they meant climbing in the back of the station wagon with my brothers (before we understood the safety of seat belts) with a few games and a large picnic basket for the stop at a roadside re... Read more
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