Welcome to Creative on the Side!  The LIFESTYLE component of the suite of blogs about my life & hobbies.  Take a look around, check out my insights and have a look into my lifestyle as a working mom trying to get healthier and organize my life.   - Mimi

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Weight Loss: Dieting vs Nutrition

When I started my weight loss journey, I made the decision to work on my nutrition and trying to eat healthier rather following a formal diet plan or restricting my calories to a specified level.  On diets I tried in the past that restricted what you could have they always …

Weight Loss: Getting Started

Getting started or getting back on track with dieting or weight loss is a struggle.  If you saw my weight loss story, you know this is something I worked on last year and will continue to work on. I have made lifestyle changes (bit by bit) that made it easier …

Happy Holidays

I just wanted to stop in to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! It has been a busy time as always leading up to the holidays, but I wouldn’t change it at all. This is my favorite time of the year. All the way from Thanksgiving through …

Getting Ready for the Holidays

I must admit I love the holiday season and everything involved with it!  All the hustle and bustle, planning, preparing, shopping…  I actually even look forward to it.  It’s such a magical time of year when you focus on those around you, trying to help others and showing people how …