Health & Fitness Archives

One poor mama asked me how to get her kids to eat their vegetables. She has a child that gags and cannot swallow his veggies. Poor guy. Many people will judge. I might have after my first four girls, who ate their vegetables enthusiastically, but now I eat my veggies with a side of humble pie! Here’s why: We went through the whole gag issue…

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Disclosure: I am a Tummy Team affiliate. I am also a Christian and tell the truth. It’s a good combo. In fact, even though I was participating in The Tummy Team, I didn’t become an affiliate until I knew I loved it!  (If you’re just here for the good deal, the first ten people to use the code SIMPLE25 by November 20 save 25% on…

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When I announced that I was part of The Tummy Team, I heard quite a few remarks like this: But you don’t even have a pooch! But you look good for having seven kids! (I always wonder if that’s a veiled insult. If you looked like this after two kids, whoa and yikes, but the fact that you gave birth seven times and you’re standing…

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Who doesn’t love bowling?! Well, I don’t. I mean I like it. It’s fun and all. But love it? Not really. But if you love or even just like bowling, here’s a great offer for you while the kids are home from school for the summer. It’s fun and it’s free. It’s called Kids Bowl Free. Here’s the deal: Sign up at the official Kids…

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Fitting in Fitness on the Road with 7 Kids and a Dog |www.TheSimpleHomemaker.com

I am not a fitness expert. In fact, even though I was my high school valedictorian, I failed gym class in college. Life is funny like that. (You didn’t know that, did you, Mom? Surprise!) Here’s why I failed. Consistency, which is sometimes the same as boredom. The class required me to come to the same room in the same building the same three days every week…

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Simple Exercise Plan

The good news: My jeans finally fit comfortably again. The bad news: They’re maternity jeans and I’m not pregnant.* I seriously need to get back into my old jeans, primarily because they have pockets I can stuff with chewed bubble gum, used tissues, rocks, and every other imaginable treasure my little explorers hand me.  Therefore, I need to kick up the exercise a bit…as in,…

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Homemade Cough Syrup Recipes via The Simple Homemaker

I am not a fan of over-the-counter cough syrups, and for good reason.  Nevertheless, there are times (like today) when the cacophony of hacks and sniffles demands a little extra attention, and children need relief from coughing so they can get their healing sleep. Besides the usual rest, immune-builders, and liquids, homemade cough syrup can provide some relief.  Many of the old recipes contained whiskey. …

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