Jo & Doh Naperville

This morning my dad and I stopped by Jo & Doh in Naperville to try their gourmet donuts for the first time. They were delicious! I had the lemon & coconut donut and the flavor was so subtle, it tasted like my favorite thing in the whole world - wedding cake. Their chocolate donut with white icing and sprinkles was nostalgic and of coarse, my son's favorite. I recommend stopping by if you're in town. 

A Work-Out for Computer Users

Let me first say, I am no athlete. I have not been consistent with making time to exercise, but I believe in the benefits.

After Judah was born, I chose to stay close to home since it was less stressful on all three of us. In that time, I experimented with various video exercise programs.

By far, the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred made me feel the best. As an avid desktop and laptop user, I feel the upper body strength training revives my muscles. I would recommend this program to anyone looking to warm-up and strengthen their muscles for overall comfort and pain prevention.

Injury prevention and muscle care is a topic close to my heart. My mom manages chronic fibro-mialgia on a daily basis. She will tell you that her upper body pain followed computer over-use as well as years of 'over-doing-it.'

I live in the red zone of 'over-doing-it.' I am as determined as the little red hen about projects (large and small, home and work) that I take on. Still, there's nothing like pain to inspire a life-style change. I am witness to my mothers, and appreciate strengthening work-outs like Jillian's.

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Injury prevention and muscle care is a topic close to my heart. My mom manages chronic fibro-mialgia on a daily basis.

Toggl

To keep time on freelance projects, I use Toggl time tracking software. It's recommended to creatives, but I would suggest it to anyone looking to record time spent. You're able to see reports of total time over periods of a day, week, month and year.  

Toggl can be accessed online, downloaded to offline use or on a mobile device. Simplicity is it's best feature. 

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Insanely simple time tracking. Toggl kills timesheets.
— Toggl