Weight and Learn

A stay-at-home mom learning how to be happy and healthy.

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    Merry Christmas and Happy New Things

    Christmas is quickly approaching and we’re all in the middle of the final rush to get everything ready for the big day.  This year we’ve managed to spread some of the celebration out over a few days which hopefully helps expand the joy and lessen the stress and not the other way around. This weekend we’ll be making our list and checking it twice to make sure that we have presents for everyone. I hope you have a wonderful holiday[…]

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    Let’s Talk

    Share a smile.  Make your voice heard. Today was Bell’s Let’s Talk Day to support Canadian Mental Health.  For every long distance phone call, re-tweet or text message sent, Bell will donate 5 cents to Canadian mental health programs.   As you might have noticed, it has been awhile since I’ve posted anything.  I can’t seem to find my voice right now.  I’m going to take some time and get inspired again.  Be back soon.  

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    Congratulations Colbert Nation

    I must admit that I don’t know much about politics, Canadian or American, but I do love to watch The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.  They shed a hilarious light on political topics that otherwise I would not have been aware of or interested in. This morning, Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC, released it’s financial reports and a statement which shows that since it’s inception through today, they have raised over a million dollars all in the name of a joke.  Super PACs[…]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Things

Posted by Tammy On December - 14 - 2012 0 Comment
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Christmas is quickly approaching and we’re all in the middle of the final rush to get everything ready for the big day.  This year we’ve managed to spread some of the celebration out over a few days which hopefully helps expand the joy and lessen the stress and not the other way around. This weekend we’ll be making our list and checking it twice to make sure that we have presents for everyone. I hope you have a wonderful holiday[…]

Let’s Talk

Posted by Tammy On February - 8 - 2012 0 Comment
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Share a smile.  Make your voice heard. Today was Bell’s Let’s Talk Day to support Canadian Mental Health.  For every long distance phone call, re-tweet or text message sent, Bell will donate 5 cents to Canadian mental health programs.   As you might have noticed, it has been awhile since I’ve posted anything.  I can’t seem to find my voice right now.  I’m going to take some time and get inspired again.  Be back soon.  

Congratulations Colbert Nation

Posted by Tammy On January - 31 - 2012 0 Comment
stephencolbertsuperpac

I must admit that I don’t know much about politics, Canadian or American, but I do love to watch The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.  They shed a hilarious light on political topics that otherwise I would not have been aware of or interested in. This morning, Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC, released it’s financial reports and a statement which shows that since it’s inception through today, they have raised over a million dollars all in the name of a joke.  Super PACs[…]

TBLT Sandwich

Posted by Tammy On January - 30 - 2012 0 Comment
turkeybaconsandwich

My family loves bacon but rarely do we ever eat it at home because it’s greasy and messy to cook.  I will buy regular pork bacon if I need it for a recipe but usually we eat turkey bacon.  Today we had turkey bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches for lunch.  So yummy!  I find cooking turkey bacon is much cleaner and more forgiving.  It doesn’t shrink or curl up so a few slices covers what you want and I don’t[…]

Thank You Notes

Posted by Tammy On January - 29 - 2012 1 Comment

Just a short note to say that I really appreciate thank you notes.  It might be a card, an email or a tweet like the one I received from David Chilton today.  I tweeted about my last blog post regarding his new book and he was nice enough to send the following message to me. Thank you for the very kind words! Enjoy the book. Dave If someone does something nice for you, take a second and send a thank[…]

Listen to The Wealthy Barber

Posted by Tammy On January - 29 - 2012 0 Comment
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Reading Yahoo News this morning, I came across an article on How To Be A Millionaire.  It’s something we probably all dream about and like myself, sometimes purchase a Lotto Max ticket.  We pay $5, cross our fingers and hope our dreams come true but in reality most of us will never be millionaires.  But do we really need to be millionaires?  Can we be happy with what we’ve already got? This past week a friend of mine invited me[…]

Zucchini Muffins

Posted by Tammy On January - 28 - 2012 0 Comment
zucchini muffins

I tried a few new recipes this week and this muffin recipe was outstanding.  After enjoying zucchini at Benihana this weekend, I was reminded how much I like it and should really be cooking it more.  My husband and children are not big fans so I thought I would start with something dessert like and move on from there.  Here’s the recipe I tried and everyone agreed that the muffins were delicious.  This will definitely go in the make again file. Ingredients[…]

The Second City: Night Out On The Town Part 2

Posted by Tammy On January - 27 - 2012 0 Comment
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Last Saturday night, my husband and I went out on a super date.  Our evening started out (see Part 1 here)with an incredibly delicious dinner at Benihana and a short walk later we were at The Second City building to see the show Dreams Really Do Come True! (and other lies).  We have never been to a Second City performance before but have heard many great things about it.  One look at the history of comedians who have played on that[…]

How To Be Happy

Posted by Tammy On January - 26 - 2012 0 Comment
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The following “how to be happy” list is found in Leo Bormans’ book “The World Book of Happiness.” 1. Accept what you have. 2. Enjoy what you do. 3. Live for today. 4. Choose happiness. 5. Relationships. 6. Stay busy. 7. Don’t compare. 8. Be yourself. 9. Stop worrying. 10. Get organized. 11. Think positive. 12. Value happiness. I haven’t read this book but I saw an article about it on Yahoo News this morning.  I am always interested in[…]

Touch Is Worth A See

Posted by Tammy On January - 25 - 2012 0 Comment
Touch

My husband and I just watched the series preview of Touch tonight on Fox.  The show stars Kiefer Sutherland as a widowed father of an emotionally challenged son who sees the connections between strangers through series of numbers.  The writers have done an amazing job of weaving you through people’s lives around the world who have nothing in common, yet everything is connected.  I loved it!  I had goosebumps, tears and a happy heart.  I love shows that make you[…]