All posts in "Fitness and Exercise"

Summer Food List

By Marsha Houchins / August 5, 2015

I like to have a good handle on what is happening with my money now. I use online banking and find I am able to balance my checkbook (well, debit card) by scheduling a weekly time to go through bills and receipts. I use an Excel spreadsheet to track monthly expenses and to chart annual […]


Earth Day: Find Yourself, See the World More Clearly

By Marsha Houchins / August 4, 2015

One thing I do find difficult is saving. I do have automatic transfers set up to my saving account and funds such as retirement and college. I can easily see how much I have and plan accordingly. What I am not doing, however, is really teaching my children how to manage their money. This concerns […]


Food Labels – What they Don’t Show!

By Marsha Houchins / July 17, 2015

I have created a more visual, real-life savings experience for my kids. We keep jars in the house which are labeled according to their savings purpose. The children see me adding to the savings jars every day…”some change in this one, some change in that one.” The children also have their own jars too. Each […]


Being Good To Myself

By Marsha Houchins / June 28, 2015

You see, I have been fighting fatigue for some time now. My doctor gave me the all clear, reminding me that I have been more than stressed for the past three years as my son battled leukemia. I feel now, however, that I should have recovered more from that than my body actually has. I […]


Stress – Taking a Toll on My Health

By Marsha Houchins / March 3, 2015

Plan weekly menus to eliminate panic cooking and stress about feeding family properlyFind a way to get a cleaning person in at least once a month Accept my fatigue but find a way to exercise each day Accept that I am too tired after work to be Supermom and give myself a break Begin Yoga […]


Belly Fat Zapping Menu- More Ideas

By Marsha Houchins / April 5, 2014

While nothing is confirmed as yet, my family has a history of Lupus and Fibromyalgia, so I wouldn’t be overly shocked to discover my stress has induced a family favorite! While I am organic as much as possible, careful to balance my diet, and believe in exercise, my recent illness has meant I have been […]