Hargitay has a very life-affirming personality now, thanks in no small part to her father. She told Good Housekeeping, “The message I got from my father was that life is hard, but you just don’t quit,” Hargitay says. “I am grateful that I didn’t let fear get the best of me. It only holds you back from possibilities and greatness. You’ve got to kick fear to the side, because the payoff is huge.”
She also said, “I don’t focus on what I can’t control,” saying. “If I can’t control it, let’s move on. I think that we have all been swallowed up in ‘shoulda-woulda-coulda.’ You figure it out and you walk tall and go through it. Some days it’s chicken, and some days it’s feathers.” Smart advice.
To young women, in InStyle: “When in doubt, dive. That’s what I would say. I think we hesitate too much, and a closed mouth doesn’t get fed. You need to ask for what you want. It’s not handed to you. You need to go out, and you need to take it.”
So I was browsing the internet the other day and I came across an article that shared information about exercises sexercises women can do to improve their sex life. I was curious enough to scan the article and I was not surprised that doing squats was the number exercise one sexercise on the list.
Apparently, I’ve been sexercising and didn’t even know it.
So we all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but are you all ready for a little secret about making breakfast the night before?
Here it is – overnight oats! It’s that simple. Save yourself some time and pop a half-cup of oatmeal and milk in your refrigerator overnight and wake up to ready-to-eat breakfast.
This recipe is customizable. You don’t have to stick to bananas, blueberries, strawberries, etc. Customize it with your favorite fruits and have it your way.
The first time I make overnight oats, it was late Winter and I prepared it in a small storage bowl with a lid. I was able to warm it in the microwave oven before I headed out in the morning. This was perfect because it was cold out. So, you can definitely switch things up based on your preference. You can also use a soup mug with a lid. I’m sure it’ll work well.
Also, you can be flexible with milk based on your preference and diet. Options are soy milk, almond milk, whole milk, 1 or 2% milk, and so on.
Being mom is not an easy title. Moms are also known as cook, cleaner, maid, comforter, cuddler, educator, mentor, home nurse, advisor, CEO of the home, grocery and everything shopper, appointment scheduler, laundry attendant, hustler (hurry up, eat quickly,…), meal planner, driver, negotiator, toddler language translator, costume maker, lunch packer, and so much more.
Hats off to all you wonderful moms out there trying to do and be your best for your families. However, we need to take time out to treat and pamper yourself. Weekday evenings are the most draining for me because there’s always something to do. Get home from work, make dinner, get the kids to bed, clear the sink of dirty dishes, pack lunch for the next day and then try to relax for about an hour before going to bed. Without further ado, I share with you the list of things I try to do to relax before hitting the sack.
1) Paint your finger and toenails.
2) Attend an evening dance class, i.e Zumba.
3) Make a craft
4) Take a warm shower
5) Soak in a tub with a bath bomb
6) Rearrange a room in your house
7) Reorganize your closet
8) Listen to soft music
9) View old photographs
10) Write in a journal
11) Make a to-do list
12) Cuddle with your spouse
13) Do a full body stretch exercise
14) Get a body massage
15) Draw/paint a canvas
16) Play a game with your family
17) Read a book or complete a coloring book activity
18) Listen to a podcast of your favorite speaker
19) Finish a project that you’ve had your mind on for a while
20) De-clutter a room
21) Make a list of things you are thankful for
22) Watch the beautiful night sky
23) Search for a new lunch/dinner recipes
24) Get crafty/do a makeover
25) _____________________________ (Help! I need one more. Leave a comment)
I hope my list has helped you narrow down the possible activities to try tonight.