Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Bruce’s Christmas 2012

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  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, and are ending 2012 with a bang!!! My husband and I are so blessed the “in-laws” all get along, and come together to celebrate Christmas. For the past few years we have spent Christmas at my parent’s house, it has the feel of a B&B and my [...]

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St. Stephen’s Day

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I hope everyone had a very relaxing and rewarding day celebrating Christmas with their family, friends, and God! Christmas in Ireland is at least a 2 day event; Christmas Day and Dec 26th, or St. Stephen’s day as we call it. Both days are national holidays and celebrating St. Stephen’s Day gives us a second [...]

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6&6 Christmas Joy

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Merry Christmas!  We are writing about family Christmas traditions this week.  Got Elf on the Shelf? This little red guy, plastic-faced elf doll, is such a nuisance but I’ve really enjoyed him this year.  My neighbor gave us “Elfie” six years ago.  The tradition is that the elf becomes magic, after being properly named, flying [...]

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Christmas Recipes Without Stress

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Mary’s Grandmother’s Plum Pudding Well anything with pudding, brandy and butter in it is going to be bad for you, but the holidays just aren’t the same without some wonderful delicious traditional desserts! My grandmother loved to bake and was great at it. She had 11 children and every Christmas she would make 11 Plum [...]

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Christmas Time!

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Christmas time is such a wonderful season…. right??…. no stress, lots of love and joy, no pressures, and most of all full of peace! Sigh, if only- right? What is wrong with us that we have turned a celebration of Jesus’s birthday and season of goodwill into mayhem!?? But the good news, is that we [...]

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How to Have A Stress-Free Holiday Season

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Stress During This Holiday Season Can Affect Your Life The holiday season can create a fair amount of stress in our lives. There are parties, shopping trips, cookies, appointments, lights, trees, vacations, kids out of school, and “REAL LIFE”  thrown in there too. Do not let the season of giving be the season of stress. [...]

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6 Tips to Avoiding Holiday Fatness

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Eating clean is not easy during the holidays!  Prepare yourself now to avoid fatty, salty, sugary temptations.  Planning will be your best friend.  So here are six tools you can arm yourself with during the holidays:  1. Plan your meals—figure out what you are eating for the entire week, prepare a detailed grocery list, buy [...]

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Killer 6 Pack Core Workout!

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I love to work out my abs! It’s the strongest part of my body and I have always been able to do core workouts without feeling like I am going to collapse! It’s also a workout that really helps to improve your posture, your carriage, and can actually help in sports like running and cycling. [...]

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Legs, Butts & Thighs

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This No Nonsense lower body workout will tone your legs, butt and Thighs just in time for the holidays! The holidays are coming, and if you are anything like me, I am running around like a chicken with its head cut off. For those vegetarians how about like a broccoli with the top cut off. [...]

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6&6 Upper Body Workout

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6kidsand6packs’ readers are requesting more exercise videos and workouts.  I’ve outlined two upper body workouts.  The first, a traditional workout for the gym or your home. The second, an exhausting functional workout using colorful, evil battle ropes! For the first workout, you can incorporate these 6 great upper body exercises with cardio for a 30 [...]

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