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May 2016 Blog Posts (5)

Keeping the Fire in Your Soul Alive

"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me."― Erma Bombeck

The first thought I have as I begin this blog is that I am blessed. There are too many reasons to list right now. I always first think about my children, and that when their needs…

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Added by Maria on May 31, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

My Relationship with Fitness

Let's start by saying it's complicated. As a child and teenager, I was both a gymnast and a cheerleader. Daily practices and workouts were part of my sport, so I never thought twice about it. I thrived on meeting up with my fellow cheerleaders after school to perfect our pyramids and routines for both high school football and basketball games as well as cheer competitions. It never felt like work, mostly because there was a social aspect to it and I loved the sports I was doing. But once I…

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Added by Sheila Hill on May 20, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

How I protect my kids from the sun!

So summer is slowly creeping up on us, so its time to get summer ready. I’m trying to recall the last time I had a tan that covered most of my body. lol The last time I can remember was probably in high school (I don't get out much with triplets).

Thinking back on my high school days, I was pretty thoughtless when it came to sun protection. In fact, I recall using tanning oil, not sunscreen. I would get so dark and burnt after the first couple of weeks. Knowing what I know now about…

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Added by Laura Gaedt on May 16, 2016 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

I Bought A Car, Without Telling My Husband!

I have never purchased a new or leased car without either my parents (#judgemegoahead!) or my husband's advice and help with the money crunching and negotiating. And, agree with me or not, I feel like car salesmen often have different attitudes towards women, or mothers, walking into their shops solo.

So, when I went car shopping recently, and a sales man offered to have someone watch my two kids so I could actually take a test drive, AND accepted my low-yet-researched offer -- I…

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Added by Alix Hayes on May 9, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Hit the Ground Running

Did you know May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month? What better way to honor 31 days of fitness than with a breath of fresh air for you and your workout? Get out there and try something new!  

Challenge yourself with a new fitness goal. Maybe add in some friendly competition to keep you motivated.

Running can provide the perfect balance of camaraderie and competition, and the Jersey Shore is blooming with competitive races to suit runners of all skills and…

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Added by Christie Rampone on May 6, 2016 at 1:24pm — No Comments

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