8 Things to Consider When Planting a Garden Jun25

8 Things to Consider When Planting a Gar...

Raised gardens are great. If you have a friend or family member who’s handy with dirt (like I do!), then see if you can get some help building one. I have four! You may get “tips” from lots of “professionals” before starting your gardening project. That’s great! But you will also...

12 Tips for Your Morning Routine Jun25

12 Tips for Your Morning Routine

Have young children?  Do you struggle every morning getting into the car on time? My boys are 7 ½, 4 ½, and 1 ½.  And I’ve got this down to a science.  (my friends would say I have EVERYTHING down to a science… that’s me!  Ha-ha!)   Boys are relatively easy.  Short hair...

Planning a Vacation the Old Fashioned Way Jun25

Planning a Vacation the Old Fashioned Wa...

It’s reasonable to consider “on-line shopping” when planning a vacation.  There are numerous websites designed to give us great deals when bundling airfare, hotel, rental car, and attraction tickets all in one.  But who has time to sit and surf the web!  Young children can interrupt...

The Truth About 6 Pack Abs

If you like the look of six pack abs, there’s more to it then just endless amounts of crunches. A six pack requires 3 things: core exercises, entire body conditioning and maybe the most important–a good diet! The muscles that make up the traditional “6 pack” are called...

Staycations – An Economical Alternative Jun23

Staycations – An Economical Altern...

What is your dream vacation? For me, it’s reliving my honeymoon by sailing in the British Virgin Islands with my husband. However, time just doesn’t seem to allow for it these days.  Between our work schedules and the kids activities, it is hard to get a whole week away.  Plus...

Why Almonds Are The Perfect Snack

For me almonds are the perfect snack.  They are filling, full of fiber and protein and if I’m really lucky I can find the salt and vinegar flavor.  Almonds are great on salads, mixed in oatmeal and they also come chocolate covered for those certain days of the month.   The health...

Coping With Temper Tantrums Jun23

Coping With Temper Tantrums

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Running for a Good Cause

The National Children’s Cancer Society is hosting a 5k run/fundraiser on Saturday, September 22nd in Edwardsville. https://www.thenccs.org/5Kcharityrun

St. Louis Fireworks Show

There will be 3 night of fireworks this year each night at Fair St. Louis.

Boxing for Exercise and Stress Relief

Since X-Factor Fitness opened back in November, I have been using their personal training services.

Get More Fish in Your Diet

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Happy Mother’s Day From SOGA May07

Happy Mother’s Day From SOGA

For Mother’s Day in 2011, we created a thank you video to all of our SOGA moms using many of the pictures our moms were generous enough to share on the SOGA Facebook page. So this year we decided to recycle the same video since it is still very relevant. We love and appreciate our SOGA...

The SOGA Center For Medical Weight Loss

After many years of discussing the need for a weight management solution, Southern OB/GYN Associates has opened the SOGA Center for Medical Weight Loss.