May 2 2014

Ten Best Ways To Respond To "You're So Quiet"

Introverts Of The World Unite

by: Sharon DeVellis

I can be quite quiet in large crowds. Being around a lot of people overwhelms me, so I tend to sit back and mostly listen. This inevitably means at some point someone will say, "You're so quiet."

What the hell do you even say to that?

Up until now I've never had a response, let alone a good one. But thanks to Ask Reddit, I've got my answers in the bag.

Apr 14 2014

Can Fasting Two Days A Week Change Your Health?

Book Review: The 2-Day Superfood Cleanse

by: Sharon DeVellis

The Two-Day Superfood Cleanse: Can Fasting Two Days A Week Change Your Health?

Since I started training for and taking part in triathlons, it’s made me realize how important food is, not only while training, but in day-to-day life.

Apr 13 2014

Introduce The Clean Slate Pass In Your Family

How To Stop Situations From Escalating

by: Sharon DeVellis

Kids and parents can often butt heads. What starts out as a simple request to clean a room or put away clothes, can turn into a power struggle and once a power struggle begins, it can be hard to put an end to it.

You don’t want to back down and your child has dug in his heels and feels he has no other options but to keep digging them in. What’s a parent to do?

Instead of having the situation continue to escalate, introduce the concept of a Clean Slate Pass.

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Sharon is a Common Sense Parent which is somewhere in between being free-range and helicopter. She believes in being active as a family and eating well 85% of the time. The other 15% is for the days when she's PMSing and then all bets are off. So far her parenting style has worked wonders for her two boys who astound her on a daily basis but that's not to say she doesn't have time to totally screw it up. She can't teach you how to keep your house clean while balancing a job and motherhood but if you're a mom who's struggling to figure it out, you've found your tribe.

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