Category Archives: Holidays

6 Tips to Master Halloween Candy Self-Control

halloween candy

Halloween is coming, and for most of us, that means indulging in too much candy! Whether it’s sneaking some pieces from the bowl as you hand out candy to excited trick-or-treaters or from your kid’s haul, there is simply too much temptation at this time of year for many of…

How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve Safely and Still Have Fun

new years eve

New Year’s Eve is a time for celebrating, and for many people, this means drinking alcohol with family and friends. Unfortunately, all of those celebrations lead to more trips to the hospital for alcohol-related injuries and illnesses (such as alcohol poisoning) and more alcohol-related traffic accidents. In fact, according to…

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

healthy holiday eating

As the holiday season gets into full swing, it can be extremely difficult to stick to your healthy diet plan. With Christmas and the New Year celebrations filling our calendars, it’s hard to fit healthy eating into a packed schedule. And when you add all of the delicious foods tempting…

Don’t Let Holiday Stress Get You Down – Here’s How to Do It

holiday stress

According to the American Psychological Association, 80% of people experience stress during the holidays. Overall, women feel more stressed throughout the holiday season than men. Some of the primary contributors to holiday stress for both genders are a lack of time, a lack of money, and pressure related to giving…

My Christmas Morning Walks and a Few Tips for You to Get Walking!

My Christmas Morning Walks

I love walks, when I had my Jack Russel, Brunie every Christmas after the Turkey was in the oven and before family arrive for the celebrations my husband and I would walk him in Richmond Park, for miles. Richmond Park is the Queen’s park and all the deer’s that roam…

Gingerbread Houses – A tradition in my Family

Gingerbread Houses

My father’s mother, my Grandma Mabel, was the baker in the family. The first item she taught my sister and me to bake was Scottish Short Bread. Yummy….all that butter! Grandma Mabel started a family tradition of making a Gingerbread House. We have photos from the 40’s of the house…

Thanksgiving Dinner, it’s all about the mashed potatoes!

it’s all about the mashed potatoes

A very important part of my families Thanksgiving Dinner is the mashed potatoes! Since the size of my family attending Thanksgiving dinner is so large, we have always divided up the duties.  Whichever house we gather at is in charge of the star of the dinner…the gravy and stuffing inside…