Snickerdoodle Sunday 65 with Features

Welcome to Snickerdoodle Sunday! It has been a busy week. This is what I have been up to this week on the blog: Mother Goose Popcorn   If you are new to the party and would like a cookie, here’s one for you! <div align=”center”><a href=”http://balmtomysoul.com” title=”Balm to My Soul”><img src=”http://balmtomysoul.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/snickerdoodle2.jpg” alt=”Balm to My Soul” […]

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5 Tips to Silence Your Inner Mean Girl - Body Image

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So, there I am, sitting in Burlington Coat Factory’s dressing room. Bad lighting. End of the day. Full-length mirror. Suddenly there are wrinkles around my eyes that weren’t there before. Lots of them.  Lean forward.  Look a little closer. Is this really my face? Index finger, pulling skin. It’s like Michelle Pfieffer looking in the […]


Mother Goose Popcorn 13

This recipe is an old one. I am not even certain where it came from, but there are many versions out there. I looked and could not find why it is called Mother Goose popcorn, so I have made one up. Mother Goose popcorn is meant to be eaten with children, preferably happy ones that […]

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Snickerdoodle Sunday 64 With Features 7

Welcome to Snickerdoodle Sunday! I am so happy that you made it! I am so glad to be a new part of this weekly link party! Thank you to Kristina and Millie at 2CrochetHooks, Dee at Meatloaf and Melodrama, Felicia at Nifty Thrifty Family, and Sadie at Sadie Seasongoods for inviting me to take part. If you are […]


3 Things Every Woman Needs to Know About Body Image 27

You know what the number one New Year’s Resolution is? You didn’t even have to Google it, did you.  Lose Weight You see, particularly as women we can easily become defined by our body size, shape, and weight. It can become consuming. I am not saying that we shouldn’t be healthy or aware of our […]

3 Things Every Woman Needs to Know About Body Image

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I have had an overwhelming response to my recent article on Victoria’s Secret. This one was particularly close to my heart, and I found that many of you related. It felt so good to be surrounded by women who related, who applauded and who joined me in the fight for real beauty. You see, each […]


Victoria’s Secret: What Have You Done with Our Bodies? 46

A few months back I came across an ad from Victoria’s Secret. Ten models, dressed in skimpy bras and panties with the caption: The Perfect Body. Wow. So, this is what beauty looks like (as told by the expert on beauty, Victoria’s Secret). I have since learned that Victoria’s Secret changed the name of their campaign […]

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Leftover ham Ham Tetrazzini

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This is one of my husband’s favorite dishes. Ham tetrazzini is a simple and delicious dish, and a yummy way to use up any leftover ham you have in the house. My little ones ate it up. Here is the recipe: Ham Tetrazzini 8 oz. spaghetti, cooked 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped 1 – 1 […]


Top 10 Health and Happiness Posts of 2014 6

So we are looking at 2015 right in the face. Can you believe it? We are heading into a new year, which is a great opportunity to review what is going well, and what needs to be adjusted. As I look back at this year, I see a lot of changes in my personal life, […]

top 10 health and happiness posts of 2014

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The other night I found myself watching “Mr. Krueger’s Christmas” and crying my eyes out. And, this morning I found myself reading “The Other Shepherd” and crying again. Christmas brings with it a special feeling, and that feeling always manages to make  its way to my eyes. As I think about the true meaning of […]