It’s a new year and I’m going with it.

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Having a birthday at the beginning of a new year is like a breath of fresh air. I’m ready for new. I’m been cleaning and purging, trying to get rid of all the junk that seems to accumulate with abandon in my house. I’ve also spent the last few days sporadically trying to plan for… [Read More]

Top Ten Things I Love About North Carolina

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After living in New England for five years, I can’t help but compare it to my home in NC. Moving back to the South has been a harder transition than I anticipated. The mild summer was so much better than the sweltering heat that local people say isn’t that bad… OMG. It is. It gets… [Read More]

Moving away does not mean moving on

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West Hartford, CT will always have a special place in my heart. Leaving this town and the community that lives within is way harder than I ever imagined.  The Neal family will be moving back to North Carolina this summer. We will be closer to our family and we will have friends near us that we have known for the majority of… [Read More]

Indoor Activities for Kids – Get Up and Get Movin’!

5 Indoor Activities for Kids

We all want our kids to be healthy, and we’ve heard the basic, run-of-the-mill suggestions a million times. Get your kids active, provide healthy snacks, model healthy behavior etc., but let’s get real. How do you come up with good indoor activities for kids? Sometimes, when it’s 28 degrees outside, you’ve run a ton of… [Read More]

Making time for exercise after kids

In the past I have struggled finding ways to lose weight. I have tried a variety of different diets and work out regiments. Some worked well (if I was disciplined enough to stick with it) while others just left me “hangry” and feeling like I wasted my time. I felt sluggish and desperate to get back into a… [Read More]

Why are mornings so crazy?

Being as yesterday was a holiday, we didn’t have school. I was relieved as that meant we’d have another calm, easy morning like Saturday and Sunday. WRONG. I was planning to go to the YMCA to work out. I’ve been super slack about working out since the new year started, but we worked out the… [Read More]