Lyssa Zimmerman

Why I Have a No Sleepover Policy

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Growing up, I had a love/hate relationship with sleepovers. I remember feeling anxious thinking I was missing out on time with friends if I didn’t stay the night, because whether it was just girls...

Our Water Fast Experience

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Author's note: I am not a health professional and what I've written is not professional health advice. I am simply sharing my experience with you. Do what you'd like with this information and please...

Disney Cruise: Is It Worth It?

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In our 15 years of marriage, we have never gone on a family vacation that didn't involve other events tied to it, like a wedding or reunion. We were so focused on getting out...

Let’s Stop Assuming

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“You should never assume. You know what happens when you assume. You make an ass out of you and me because that's how it's spelled.” ― Ellen DeGeneres I want you to look at the...

Adjust Your Perspective

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As we face the realities of life after Christmas break, I always look back on how fast time went by. I loved the freedom of it all: no responsibilities and no routines. We could...

My Sugar Cookie Holiday Tradition

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  If you know me well, you know that I try to take care of my body, whether it's through exercise or food. But when it comes to the holidays and family traditions, I don't...

I Used to Care

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A few months ago, while I was at the park with my kids, I found myself watching another mom interacting with her child. I always find myself unintentionally staring at other moms who have...

Crunchy Pumpkin Quinoa Energy Bites

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I'm always looking for a healthy treat to satisfy my fall season sweet tooth. These Crunchy Pumpkin Quinoa Energy Bites are easy to whip up and are made from real, clean ingredients, so you...

Healed by Food

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I've been active most of my life. Once I started having kids, I used a fitness routine to get back “in shape.” After having my first three kids, my body bounced back pretty well,...

Lazy to Crazy and Back Again: A Summer’s Tale

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The phrase "lazy summer" used to be my reality. I looked forward to summer as much as my kids who were in school. I remember complete freedom, total relaxation and sometimes a little boredom....

Why I Love Having Older Kids

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I remember not too long ago when I said goodbye to naps with my youngest. It was so sad to have that quiet "me" time taken away. It's hard to let go of those...

I Married a Penny Pincher…and I’m So Glad

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Growing up I always thought I was pretty good with my money. As soon as it was legal, I had a job so I could afford the things I wanted. My family wasn't poor...