Do You Eat As Well As A Dairy Cow?

Recently I was delighted to spend 2 days with Dairy Consultants and a Women’s Retreat in Wisconsin. Did you know dairy cows get regular visits from a nutritionist who specially formulates their feed to meet their current needs? Really! That’s right, in order to support the cow’s health, a nutritionist determines the specific needs of…

Getting Your Kids to Eat Right This Summer

School is almost done and soon the kids will be home all day.  How can you make sure they eat healthy all day long? Get some help! Check out www.KidsEatRight.org or find them on Facebook and Twitter for tips to make your summer healthy and nutritious. Here are some examples: “One of the best ways…

Busy Woman’s Guide to a Good Night’s Sleep

“Sleep is the grease that makes your life work.” Dr. Marie Savard Dr. Savard and I presented at the same event recently, and this line from her program struck me as brilliant.  “Sleep is the grease that makes your life work. A good diet and exercise are important, but they can’t work if you aren’t…

Get Your Kids Moving!

A simple tool in the fight against childhood obesity: Fun and interactive pedometers designed for kids! In the world of Webkinz and sedentary lifestyles, how do we get our kids moving?  One solution is a cool new product called GeoPalz. It is a pedometer tucked into a fun clip-on character with prizes available online.  I…

Play A Little

What happened to recess? Adults don’t often get recess, but on Thursday morning I did… Text Message: Opera Kickball 9 & 9:30.  Don’t tell the girls! There it was. An invitation to play. I had a list a mile long of things I should do – but I really wanted to play! So I did.…

Are You Heartstrong?

We’ve all heard of being headstrong, but what does it mean to be Heartstrong? Headstrong people are full of will and cannot be governed or advised.  They don’t listen to what people tell them and often make the way more difficult for themselves. Headstrong people are led by opinion and are often inflexible. Heartstrong people…

5 Things Mom Could Really Use on Mother’s Day!

We all love the flowers and cute notes, but if you really want to make the mom in your life feel special here are a few suggestions: Mom could really use: A Nap: It’s true.  Most women walk around the world chronically sleep deprived.  A 20-minute nap can put a dent in the deficit and…

Weathering the Stress Storm

Is it just me or does it seem like there is a stress storm going on?  To be fair, I live in Wisconsin and serve on our local school board.  With all of the turmoil over Governor Scott Walker’s budget, worries over collective bargaining rights, and trying to figure out how to do right by…

Jeans & No Lipstick Stress Management Retreat for Busy Women

Twenty busy women will meet up in the Wisconsin Dells for two days of discussion, relaxation, play and learning at the Dairy Consultants Women’s Retreat May 2 -3 hosted by Diamond V, QLF, and Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC. Planned around the Women Have Balls program,with a dress code of Jeans and No Lipstick,  the…