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Friday, December 15, 2017

Lifestyle

Lifestyle
A bit of everything -- parenting, fitness, humor, health.

When you’re a shy extrovert

I recently came across a blog post called "How to Get Along with An Introvert" and my first thought was NOT "Gee, maybe I'm an introvert." I have always assumed that I'm an extrovert because I am friendly, sometimes loud, and sometimes outspoken. And I am usually not drawn to introverted people immediately because they are more difficult to get...

Couch to 5K

I get a lot of questions about my experience with the popular running plan "Couch to 5K" also known as "C25K" so I thought I'd put it all down here. If you've never heard of C25K before, it is a 8 week running program that gradually increases your time and/or distance over the course of the 1/2 hour work out...

Food Flight

Trenton makes, the world takes. It also cooked and the world ate. Pete Lorenzo's Cafe. Marsilio's. The Bond Street Club. Trenton Casino. Rossi's. DeLorenzo's. These were the places that Trenton went to do business. Where our Capital City dined. Where our county seat made things happen. Places you are proud to take your family, your clients, your friends. To...

How to survive a 3-year-old

Struggling with a 3-year-old?  Dealing with tantrums?  Want to rip your hair out because the pink plate was in the dishwasher and there were no other acceptable plates in the house?  NO PLATES.  OH THE HUMANITY.  The very wise community of Ask Moxie commentors have a theory about the terrible, no good, very bad 3's: HIRE A BABYSITTER.  My...

Drinking Kale Water

I wish I knew the nutritional value of this and I can't find much information about this -- but I've been drinking my kale water. It sounds like a dirty secret, doesn't it? It isn't elicit at all. I've been getting so so so much kale from Honey Brook Organic Farm that I can't get to it fast enough. So...

Response to “Please Don’t Help My Kids”

If you haven't read "Please Don't Help My Kids," do that now and then come back here. You know I make jokes about my "independent good time" together approach to parenting but I'm not totally joking. The author makes some points that I completely agree with: allow children to discover what they are capable of and permit them to challenge themselves. I...

Hopewell Borough’s Cruise Night – April 25

Classic cars, great food and a night of family fun in walkable downtown Hopewell Borough.  Mark your calendars!  Cruise Night returns to Hopewell Borough on Friday April 25th, from 5:00 to 8:00. At Cruise Night, area vintage car enthusiasts line East and West Broad Street with hot rods, exotics and restored cars, Hopewell shops keep their doors open later and...

9 Tips to Soothe Dry Winter Skin and Eczema

A few weeks back, I was lamenting to my co-blogger Mary about my lack of focus and mild case of writer's block (no doubt instigated by the fact that there are only 24 hours in a day and that tv is not going to watch itself, now is it? ) and she suggested that I write about my daughters' struggles with eczema. ...

Hopewell Elementary Pilots Healthy Lunch Program

Students at Hopewell Elementary will soon be able to choose from an expanded menu of healthy lunch options, thanks to a new lunch pilot program coming in May. Principal David Friedrich recently announced the program featuring healthier, more natural items and local produce.  A sample meal from the new menu includes a homemade, grilled whole breast chicken taco salad in a fresh made...

Hopewell Valley Education Foundation Hosts Lunch with Author Nancy Horan

This Sunday, October 26 at Greenacres Country Club in Lawrenceville, the Hopewell Valley Education Foundation presents a book lover's luncheon with Nancy Horan, author of Loving Frank and a newly-released novel Under the Wide and Starry Sky, the improbable love story of Robert Louis Stevenson and his American wife, Fanny. The event will be held from 11:30 to 3 pm and...

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