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Have you tried ading spiruina powder to your shake? It doesn't have a taste, and it's probably the best "green" ever. I put that in qutes because it's not in the Acephala group lik kale, collard, etc. It's an algae that's very rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals, antioxiants, carotenoids. It really is a great whole food.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Day 20 of 28 Days of Heart Health: Healthy Living Idea Swap and Giveaway!
@The Working Home Keeper
I love Dave Ramsey's books! Reading his story was inspiration.
4 months ago on Money Crashers: Six Strategies for Becoming Debt Free
I’m so glad I’m married to a financial analyst. Before we got married, I thought I was doing great until I saw my husband’s savings and investments. I had nothing on him. While we were dating, he made sure to help me with financial literacy so that we would both be on the same page when we got married. I think that is very important since many marriages end up in divorce over money.
I live in an area where that's the norm for wives. We go to the spa to get our facials, massage, etc. We call it "maintenence work." :-) Out here in Arizona, there are a plethora of spas and resorts, so it's cheap. 95% of my friends who are married get that done, even the ones who live in other states. Trust me, marriage is not a bad thing, especially if your husband wants you to look good and doesn't mind paying for it. That's what he should do. It's about the type of man that you marry. If you marry someone who doesn't give a damn about you or your needs, then yes you will walk around looking a hot mess. If you marry someone who cares about you and your needs, then he will make sure you look good (especially for him). I think women need to really pay attention to how a man courts you. That will be a big determining factor in how he treats you during marriage. Everything my husband did for me when we were dating, he still does for me while we're married. You can ask Christelyn, he was doing a lot!
4 months, 1 week ago on He put a ring on it, now what? The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage
I'm from the south as well and so is my family. A weird thing happned the year I met Joseph. My mother started making me a bridal "hope chest" and filling it with things in January. Those are very popular in the south. I thought she was crazy because I didn't want to get married, and I didn't have any prospects. She just knew "something is going to change." I met Joseph that September, and we were engaged the following May. Two months before our wedding, my mom told me, "Mom always knows. Now here is your hope chest."
Of course nothing in life is absolute. However, we all have to chose a path and adhere to it in a way that is feasible to us. For me and my marriage, that means abiding by our roles. Yes, they overlap at times, but at the end of the day, I'm his wife and he is my husband. We both know what we need to do in order to make it work. Does this mean we're above getting a divorce? No. We're both human and make mistakes. We both get on each other's nerves at times. We both need our space at times. That's life. However, if we do all that we can to try and prevent such an action of divorce, we won't have time to consider a divorce because both of us are happy and content in our marriage. Providing for my husband the way that I do doesn't make me unhappy, just like providing for me in the way that he does doesn't make him unhappy. Everyone has to find a balance and know their limits.
@Oaktown Paul I love a man that can make a woman feel like a woman. That is sexy :-)
Last year, I purchased the book called “Complete Book of Etiquette: 50th Anniversary Edition” by Amy Vanderbilt because I wanted information on wedding planning, but it includes so much more. The book is amazing! If you have any question about anything pertaining to family, finance, applying for a job, traveling, home décor, exercising, communication, entertaining, attire, how to address people, child-rearing, international business etiquette or just about anything else, this book is for you. It’s a very thick book, but it’s one of the best one’s I’ve purchased. Really, it’s about life, particularly pertaining to a woman. It shows you that the role of a wife is very multi-faceted and important, and you don’t have to be at home barefoot and pregnant. Instead, you could be living a life that is fun and makes you and your family happy. I highly suggest it for women and wives, especially new wives. The information in it is just as valid today as it was 50 years ago.
@The Working Home Keeper
"I should note that while I'm hands off regarding our bills and finances, I am capable of doing them! I have a degree in finance. And as part of my job, analyze the financial statements of large corporations which our clients use in making their own credit decisions :)"
That is awesome! I was taught how to balance a checkbook in middle school, and I'm not sure if they stil do that these days. With the amount of debt the U.S. has, I would hope that they do. My parents also taught me financial responsibility, and I was paying for much of my wants when I got my first job at the age of 15. I remember when I got my first major internship at the CNN Center during my junior year of high school. I spent my whole first check on a Fendi purse (I know, poor judgement...that purse was nice though). I learned my lesson the hard way because I had to wait for my next check in order to get other things I needed. My parents told me, "You have a job," when I asked for anything. Living check to check sucks!
4 months, 1 week ago on OMG Fitz! Olivia! Dear God In Hebbin!!!
Yoga in yoga shorts = potential kama sutra positions to my husband, lol!
4 months, 1 week ago on Day Seven of 28 Days of Heart Health: What's Waist Circumference Have to Do With Heart Disease?
Yolanda's house is amazing! I also think she is a good housewife (besides being involved in the catty BS). She tends to her husband and children, and her husband provides for her. She also looks great for her age, so you know she is taking care of herself.
My husband and I have separate accounts, but our savings account is joint. I believe women should be financially empowered; therefore, I won’t merge my personal account with his. I’ve been saving and managing my money way before I met him, and I didn’t see the need to stop once I got married. Joseph is a financial analyst, and all of our bills and spending is monitored in spreadsheets with formulas for input/output/compound interest/etc. It also includes our savings and investments so that we know exactly our total amount. We go over them together monthly. That way, I know what’s going on as well as he does. Yes I trust my husband, but I’m also the kind of person who needs to see where our money is going to. I’m nosey when it comes to money.
I was one of those women who hated the word submission. Before getting married, I swore that I would never submit to a man. That begin to change slightly after I got engaged, but I wasn’t committed to it. I still viewed submission as an ugly term, and “I be damned…” was what I thought about cooking, cleaning, and doing anything that pertains to wifely duties. I changed 100% after going through pre-marital counseling and talking to couples that had been married for 20+ years and also couples that were divorced. With their help, I realized submission doesn’t mean to be walked over. It means claiming your place as a wife and allowing your husband to claim his. As a wife, it is my duty to tend to various things such as the orderliness of our home, cooking, etc. as a husband, it is his duty to provide and protect. There is power in both roles, and each of us has to take them seriously. We also have to respect each other’s roles. My husband depends on me with attending to the home, and I depend on him for providing and protecting. Yes our roles may overlap at times (not with the providing from me since I’m a fulltime nursing student and don’t work), but I never allow it to get to a point where my husband feels as though his role is changing. I wouldn’t want to. He works hard at work, putting in 40+ hours a week to make sure that our financial needs are met. Why would I want to add more stress on him? He doesn’t add more stress on me either, so it works for the both of us.
I’m a newlywed still (June 12, 2012) and part of a younger generation ( < 30 years old). I’ve asked all of my married friends how do they deal with roles in marriage, and they all agreed that you have to have it in order for your marriage to sustain. These are women who have amazing careers and some are still in school for advance degrees. They don’t feel walked over or less than because they know their role is meaningful, and without it, their husbands would be lost. We need to stop looking at submission as such as horrible thing and find the beauty in it.
I think it's funny how Fitz thinks his wife is so innocent when she had a hand in this too. On the other hand, I probably would've responded the same way he did. When someone betrays you, it's hard to get over that. Another thing I noticed...Olivia has another cute love interest in the upcoming show and makes Fitz all types of jealous. Love this kind of drama!
I bought a pair, put them on and said, "Hell no!" They're now my sleep shorts :-) I sometimes wear them when I do yoga at home, but if my husband sees me in them, he comes to bother me.
It would make an interesting downward dog ;-)
Visceral fat is also what causes the "love handles" that no one loves (wh are they called love handles). I remember learning about it in my nutrition class, and the more you have, the worse your health can get. This makes me think of Chris Christie who became upset at the Arizona physician who noted his health was impaired due to his visceral fat. Of course he became upset, but she was right. The truth hurts at times.
BTW, I have the boobies and butt...trust me, it's now always a good think, lol! Doing certain yoga poses with DDs will have you doing more deep breathing because the boobies are in the way. The butt and yoga shorts don't mix. They look more like panties on a round brown. I look like I'm coming to a stripping class to twerk some than to do yoga :-/
Is it me or is the media producing more movies/shows with BW/Non-BM relationships? There seems to be a trend going on. *cough*Thank you Scandal*cough*
4 months, 1 week ago on Toni Braxton Plays in the Snow on Lifetime
Love it! I've heard about those Phyto pills.
4 months, 1 week ago on Twist Outs are the Fine-Haired Girl's Best Friend--Tutorital and Care