Hi, My Name is Shanta and I’m Addicted to Sugar!

I’m embarking on a new challenge; No sugar for 30 days! I’m doing this challenge with a friend who decided to avoid sweets as a birthday gift to herself. She’s getting rid of sugar from her diet for 30 days before her birthday. How awesome is that for a birthday gift … Continue reading

An open letter to my old dear friend

Dear Friend, Sometimes we get so busy and life takes us in different directions. We move away, change careers, start families, make new friends, life happens… But I thought about you today as I often do, except this time I decided to write a letter to you. It seems as … Continue reading

How dare you criticize my running pace?

  It burns me up when I hear runners criticizing other runners for running too slow or for walking during a run event. Some of my Army buddies can be ruthless when it comes to this and I make sure I correct them every time I hear it. There’s a … Continue reading

How often should you update your bedroom décor? (Survey)

My 10 year old daughter wants a bedroom makeover. The last time I decorated her room was in 2012, for her 7th birthday. Other than a few minor changes here and there, the overall décor has remained the same. I have no desire to change her room right now, but she says … Continue reading

Aztec print under $25

I am so obsessed with Aztec print right now and I don’t know where this obsession came from. Every time I go shopping, I gravitate toward that particular pattern. A good print just adds so much fun and variety to your look. I think it’s safe to say that Aztec is … Continue reading

My weight loss secret revealed

  I went to dinner with a few gal pals last night and the conversation came up about Intermittent Fasting (IF). I haven’t talked about Intermittent Fasting for a while, but I’ve been doing it since 2012. It’s become such a normal part of my daily routine that I actually forget … Continue reading

11 ways you’re hurting your kids without even realizing it

Any good parent wants the best for their children. But what if some of the parenting things that you think you’re doing right ends up backfiring on you in the long run, would you still do them? Here are 11 ways that many parents think they’re helping their kids, but could … Continue reading

7 ways to cut back on social media

Most of you reading this article already know whether or not you’re spending way too much time on social media. I mean, there’s so many to choose from: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, Vine, LinkedIn, Google plus, Snapchat, and the list goes on. I’m sure if you’re reading this article … Continue reading

10 ways to tell if you’re spending too much time on social media?

You know that social media is prevalent when jobs start requiring their employees to have an account. There are a lot of great benefits to having a social media account. It allows you to network, boost your business, and stay connected to family and friends. But how do you know … Continue reading

Understand why your friend stayed with her cheating husband

If your husband cheated on you, I suppose you would leave, right? What if your friend’s husband cheated on her, would you tell her to leave? It does a disservice to our women friends when we tell her to leave her husband at the first sign of infedility, when there … Continue reading

11 warning signs that he’s cheating on you.

If you clicked on this article, maybe you are wondering, or have wondered in the past, if your guy is cheating on you. Or maybe you have a friend that is suspicious of her mate, but cannot be 100% certain since she’s never caught him in the act.. To some of us, … Continue reading

Breakfast Idea: Egg Beaters

Good morning busy people. Today I wanted to give you a breakfast idea using egg beaters. Egg beaters is a healthy substitute to chicken eggs and it’s lower in calories than the whole egg. It’s mostly just egg whites with a few other things added to give it color, make it … Continue reading

Late Night Burger with Fried Egg

  There’s nothing special about this burger, so why did I post it right? I’m just a real woman doing real life things. There’s nothing fancy about this meal, but I just wanted to give you a simple, late night meal idea. It was late one night and I got super hungry. … Continue reading

Ground Turkey and Vegetable Soup

Ground Turkey and Vegetable Soup I love eating salads when it’s hot and comfort soups in the winter, but spring is quickly approaching and I wanted to post all the soup recipes I could before the seasons change.  This is a ground turkey and mixed vegetable soup that I absolutely love. I … Continue reading

Can the millennial woman really have it all? (The secret to having it all)

First off, let’s define what “having it all” means. For me, and a lot of other women, having it all means having a good education, a successful career, a happy marriage, home ownership, well rounded children, volunteer activities, hobbies, a social life, a clean house, a healthy life… I could … Continue reading