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

My Weight Loss Story

My Weight Loss Story (From 225 lbs to 158 lbs) Let me start by saying that this journey has not been all about losing weight, but about making a lifestyle change. My website is not totally dedicated to weight loss, but I will be sharing fitness and health tips with you often therefore I want to share my story with … Continue reading

Don’t want to waste space? Make your entryway functional

My husband’s career requires us to move every few years so I find myself having to get rid of some furniture, or add more pieces of furniture to fill different spaces. We recently moved to a new rental house that is a few hundred square feet smaller than our previous house so we … Continue reading

Must-Have Monday (4 different ways to wear 1 skirt)

Today’s Must-have Monday (Yeah, I know it’s Thursday but let’s roll with it) is the pencil skirt. Like most middle class women, I’m on a budget and I don’t like to spend a whole lot of money on clothes, so I love functional pieces, and a classic pencil skirt is just that. You never have … Continue reading

What should I do? My boyfriend of 3 years still hasn’t proposed (Vote)

  I’m a 29 year old nurse with no kids. I always pictured myself getting married and starting a family by the age of 30. My boyfriend and I have been together for 3 years and have a great relationship, except for one thing; we’ve been living together for the … Continue reading

Must-have Monday (Winter coats under $200)

Winter coats under $200. A double breasted wool coat is a classic winter must have. If you already have one, you’re a smart girl, if not, don’t worry, it’s not too late. Go out and grab you one before the winter season is over. You can have fun with so many different colors and patterns, … Continue reading

Black Bean and Corn Salad

Black Bean and Corn Salad I love black bean and corn salad and my family loves it too. We’ll eat it as a snack or appetizer with multigrain tortilla chips or for dinner as a side dish. It goes good with grilled chicken, salmon, fish, and shrimp.   Ingredients: 1 can black … Continue reading

Low Carb Pizza Soup Recipe

Ingredients: 1 medium zucchini (sliced) 1 cup of mushrooms (sliced) 1/4 cup green bell peppers and onions (diced) 1 can diced tomatoes (14oz) 1 can tomato paste (6oz) 1 bag pepperoni (6oz) 2 cup chicken broth 1 cup water Shredded mozzarella cheese Seasoning (Optional) (Salt, basil, garlic powder, crushed red peppers) Olive Oil … Continue reading

Save time in the morning with this simple routine

I have two young daughters and between styling hair, getting dressed, finding a matching pair of socks, eating breakfast, and all the other “to do’s”  in the morning, someone is bound to have a meltdown if there is not a solid routine in place. We save ourselves so much time and energy in the mornings just by having … Continue reading

Soup Recipe (Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Soup)

Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Soup Soups are one of my favorite things to eat because they are so light, filling, and easy to make. If I eat soup right before dinner, it helps fill me up and reduces the amount of calories I eat during dinner. You can make so many different varieties … Continue reading

The best way to wash your hair (Product Review)

CO-WASHING For those of you who are not familiar with co-washing, it is an abbreviated term for conditioner washing. So just like the name says, co-washing is simply a method of cleansing your hair with conditioner instead of shampoo.  This method of washing is great for all hair types and textures. It works especially well for people … Continue reading


Shanta Noel is the founder of busybusylife.com. She is a wife, mother, Army veteran, and blogger. She created this website to help stay connected with her busy friends, both old and new, and to help the busy millennial woman find balance and make life easier. Please send all business inquiries to … Continue reading

Blogs are so last season (But here are 4 good reasons why you should start one anyway)

Every trend has its season, right? The iced bucket challenge, bold multi-colored eye shadow, metallic tattoos, BLOGS…  Blogs are so overrated. Everywhere I turn there’s a new blog popping up somewhere. The market is so saturated that there may not be room for any new bloggers. There’s people blogging about any and everything. … Continue reading