Tea Party

My Perfectly Imperfect Life

I (Ginny) took this picture Tuesday afternoon, which was a gorgeous spring day --- the sun was warm, the birds were chirping, and my girls had just picked some bright, colorful tulips from our backyard. Naomi, my 4-year old, had been asking all morning, “Mom, can we PLEASE do something REALLY fun today?” We had just gotten done making Aussie Bites (super delicious mini-muffins; click here for recipe) and it struck me that we were way overdue for an outdoor tea party. (And besides, the girls had already had their dresses on!) So, I asked Naomi to get her tea dishes out and set up the table outside and we would have ourselves a lovely mother/daughter tea party. For about 20 minutes, we enjoyed our muffins and “tea” and visited about really important things in life, like imaginary ponies and pretend dance parties. I snapped this picture with my phone and the first thing that came to mind was, “Wow, doesn’t that just look like … read more...

Need a Lil’ Shot of Gin?

A recent conversation at the dinner table went like this: Jack, my 4-year old: “Mom, are you or aunt Ginny a gooder cooker?”  (pronounced: /ˈyo͝okər/) Me: “Oh, I think your aunt Ginny is by far, Buddy.” Jack: “Yeah. I think so, too.” Eva, my 5-year old: “I think you both are good … read more...

Survey Results In: Well-being Trumps Weight

I recently conducted a quick survey and asked people these questions (all, but the first, being open-ended): Do you struggle with weight? Why do you want to end your struggle with weight? Why do you think you struggle with weight? What strategies have you tried to help end your struggle … read more...

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Winning the War on Weight… Starts with the Heart!

Yes. I admit. I used the overused heart cliche in my title this month. Forgive me… and thank you for resisting the temptation to scroll on by and/or push DELETE just out of spite. I love you! ;-) Warning: I carry on like this a few more times in this blog, but it’s not overkill. (Just consider yourself warned.) At … read more...

Workplace Food Fights: Are We Missing the Mark?

Many people can relate to having a love-hate relationship with food at work. Sometimes it is a welcome sight because you either did not pack anything or accidentally left your lunch on the counter when you were flying out the door. Other times, it is your worst enemy.  You had your eating all planned out but then … read more...