Miss Lori sings “Be Your Own Valentine!”

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Miss Lori wants you to be your own Valentine this Valentine’s Day

Valentines Day, a time when that is supposed to be about “us”. At least that’s what the latest Hallmark commercial says. “Us” isn’t such a bad notion for adults who have an “us” to celebrate, but I think we have to be careful about pushing the whole “us” thing on kids too early. [Read more…]

Miss Lori grabs time for exercise where she can #Mamavation

I am proud of myself. Since applying for the #Mamavation contest I have been consistently doing some sort of exercise every day. Nothing really huge though, but enough to make me feel a little springier. I’m actually running up the stairs in my house. That’s pretty cool. [Read more…]

Miss Lori has six suggestions for beating back a cold this Winter

It’s that time of year again, the festive one filled with holiday parties, twinkling lights and cheer. What could possible bring you down? A cold, that’s what. Yes, Winter means the sound of jingle bells are in the air but they are in concert with coughs and sneezes. What’s a Mom to do? Because you know we aren’t allowed to get sick. Heck no, too much that needs to be accomplished, and never enough time to get it all done. But the fact of the matter is we do get sniffles and coughs and chills, that have the potential to grow into full blown body aches, fevers and coughing fits. I said potential. Don’t give up just yet, cuz we’re not going down without a fight. I certainly never do. Now I am not a doctor. (And I don’t even play one on TV.) I am just a gal who has very rarely been allowed to be sick in peace, so I have developed strategies for warding off some evil ills. This is just what I do, you should definitely consult your real doctor with any questions or additional guidance. (Dear lawyers and insurance agents, was that sufficient enough of a disclaimer?) [Read more…]

Miss Lori says wear a hat and scarf to have a healthier season