Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) – The Silent Killer

(A little side note - because this is such a serious topic, I wanted to lighten things up a bit with a little cartoon.  I searched Google Images trying to find one featuring women and high blood pressure....interestingly, they all featured men.  This reinforces my perception that hypertension, and heart disease in general, is still perceived as a "male only" issue - which it is not! ) High blood pressure is often referred to as the "silent killer" because there are … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)

Living Green, One tip at a Time - Tip # 13(Honestly, this picture was not taken at my house!!) Whenever possible run a full dishwasher load - it uses half (or less) of the water and energy of washing the same dishes by hand.  And don't waste water by rinsing before loading the dishwasher...today's machines are designed to power off the mess.Read more: Green Your Home - Ways to Go Green - Good Housekeeping Monica … [Read more...]

A big east coast hello to my fellow Canadians!!

I'm very excited to meet many new Canadian bloggers and to revisit my present Canadian blogger friends.  A big thank-you to our hosts, Whispered Inspirations, Mom vs. The Boys, Pampered Patty, Good Girl Gone Green and Kat’s Confessions,  without their hard work and support we wouldn't have this great coast to coast opportunity. I thought I would give you a few "snapshots" of life on the east coast of Canada and of New Brunswick specifically. I look forward to meeting you...in the … [Read more...]

How much do you know about menopause…take the quiz!!

Answers to last Wednesdays quiz.1. At what age does menopause typically begin?     a. 40     b. 45     c. 50     d. 55( Menopause usually occurs sometime between age 45 and 55, but the typical age is 50, according to the National Institute on Aging (NIA). Menopause means the permanent end of menstruation.) 2. A women is considered to be in menopause after she has missed how many menstrual cycles?     a. … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)

Living Green, One Tip at a Time -Tip # 12Don’t run the water when brushing your teeth.This is an easy thing to do...with a big impact!Learn about water scarcity at - http://www.unwater.org/index.html Via http://www.divinecaroline.com/22355/28177-fifty-green-tips-earth-day/2#ixzz1PdDcpt2aMonica … [Read more...]

How much do you know about menopause…take the quiz!!

Test your menopause knowledge, take the quiz!!Leave me your answers and I'll privately send you your score...don't worry, no matter what your score,  you'll still have a great learning experience. Have fun and don't stress!1. At what age does menopause typically begin?     a. 40     b. 45     c. 50     d. 552. A women is considered to be in menopause after she has missed how many menstrual cycles?     a. … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)

Living Green, One Tip at a Time -Tip # 11Donate your old towels to a local animal shelter & give a furry friend a soft place to rest.Can you think of any other uses for your old towels?  Let me know and I'll add them to the post.~Rasz~ said... usually use mine for rags, but to help the animals is so much better than an old bag of rags.Penned Pebbles said... I use them for rags, but what a great idea!shelly said...Towels make great rags!Kathy said...I use them for … [Read more...]

Should I make the switch??

VS                                                        I am becoming increasingly frustrated with Blogger.  When I first started using Blogger it seemed to work great, but lately I've been having many issues.  The most recent are being unable to comment on blogs using gmail and now I can no longer add a gadget using HTML/Java … [Read more...]

Taking "Ten Amazing Foods" one step further!!

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I'm on a bit of a recipe kick right now, and the last 9 Wednesdays I gave you a healthy recipe, one for each of the "10 Amazing Foods" from the March 30th post - http://oldermommystillyummy.blogspot.com/2011/03/ten-amazing-foods.html {Photo attribution:  Hohum (CC)} The tenth and final on my list of amazing foods is citrus fruits and the recipe to go with it is actually combining two of the amazing foods from my list - Grilled Balsamic and Grapefruit Glazed Salmon 1 cup freshly … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)

  Living Green, One Tip at a Time - Tip # 10     Share a magazine subscription with a friend, not only will you save money by sharing the cost ... you will cut down on the amount of trees used! Monica … [Read more...]

Taking "Ten Amazing Foods" one step further!!

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I'm on a bit of a recipe kick right now, so for ten Wednesdays I'll give you a healthy recipe, one for each of the "10 Amazing Foods" from the March 30th post - http://oldermommystillyummy.blogspot.com/2011/03/ten-amazing-foods.html Photo attribution:  Diego Cosenza (CC) The ninth on my list of amazing foods is yogurt and the recipe to go with it is - Homemade Yogurt 2 Litres Milk (whole milk makes a creamier yogurt)  1 Tbsp. Plain unsweetened yogurt (be sure it has … [Read more...]