Daylight Saving Time ended last weekend and while we are still adjusting to the darker evenings, consider this:
We have a golden opportunity here.
We can fix two problems in one fell swoop: the problem of getting to bed too late and the problem of not having enough...
Apparently, there are phases to Halloween candy acquisition in my house—
First there’s collecting (trick-or-treating).
Then the assessing (dumping it on the kitchen table to see what you got).
Then categorizing (chocolate vs colorful vs wrappers).
Then the trading (minimally...
We talked a bit about environmental control last week—the idea of not having Halloween candy in the house until the day of Halloween to protect ourselves from ourselves.
If it’s not there, we won’t eat it.
Then a sweet reader told us...
. . . is October 31st.
It barely has time to settle into the bowl before little ghosts and princesses grab for their treats.
Less time alone with the candy = more available for the costumed kids.
Universal goal of Halloween achieved!
But, I learned this trick...
There are only a few days left to watch my Free Video Series: Happier Holidays with Dr. Stephanie Fein.
The 4th and final video release, yesterday, marked the first availability of the Happier Holidays Program. The 12-week Program will start on Sunday (yay!). Join us...
I don’t know about you, but the shock has barely worn off and the sadness has set in. This has been a hard week and I needed to acknowledge the confusion and disappointment in the air.
And the sadness. The deep sadness.
I’m making a special effort to keep my...
Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Oh my!
They conjure up thoughts of pumpkins and falling leaves, warm family gatherings, pine trees and wrapping paper . . .
. . . and candies and pies, stuffing and gravy, cookies and eggnog.
Overeating is as much a part...
I was hungry one evening not too long ago, but I knew I was going to a favorite restaurant with my husband later so I waited to eat.
Because I get physically uncomfortable (tummy and headache) and very irritable.
In order to protect my kids...
There was a time in American history when the majority of homes had a dedicated homemaker. She (as it usually was a she) kept the home running smoothly including planning and preparing all the meals for the family members. Eating out was a rare occurrence.
It was going to be a long afternoon—the next three hours were tightly scheduled: picking up kids from two different schools, taking one to an appointment and the other a class, fitting in getting gas for the car, cash for the week and picking up my long lost dry cleaning. ...