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Simple Cake Box Cookies

FREDERICK, MD (JCHayward.com) —  I know I just dished out some great fitness advice for the summer and now I am going to spoil you with a delicious and easy, yes, easy treat! “Summer time and the livin’s easy,” that is what I was expecting. But if your life is like mine, you have a  Read more »

Life’s Natural Order

(JCHayward.com) — Struggles are required in order to survive in life, because in order to stand up, you have to know what falling down is like. We crawl before we walk. We walk before we run. There’s a natural progression in life. To truly appreciate all the blessings that we have, we have to understand  Read more »

Summer Fitness Tips by Nicole

FREDERICK, MD (JCHayward.com) — It’s Swimsuit Season! Oh boy. I have mixed emotions about this time of year. Yes, I love flip-flops and pedicures, sunglasses and floral-prints. I get excited for bathing suit shopping, until I try the bathing suit on. And you would think I’m okay with bathing suits, I am at the gym at  Read more »

Summer Fashion Styles

FREDERICK, MD (JCHayward.com) — Nicole has some fashion tips for the summer. She shares what’s happening in a local store: There is so much fun you can have with summer style. Shorts, tanks, dresses and sandals are always an option. Some may think you can only layer with winter clothes, but that is not the  Read more »

A Smoothie Treat by Nicole

A Smoothie Treat by Nicole

WASHINGTON, DC (JCHayward.com)— Sometimes I have trouble getting up in the morning and I don’t think I am the only one. But when I have something to look forward to, like a treat, getting out of bed is a little smoother.  If I am in a hurry,  I am not going to make a huge  Read more »

Heart Happy S’mores by Nicole

FREDERICK, MD (JCHayward.com) — Question: Who is Nicole? Nicole’s Answer: I’ve been going back and forth trying to think of the best way to introduce myself on my first blog post. People will say, “Tell me about yourself…” “Well (clears throat)  I’m currently a senior at Hood College, and I coach gymnastics and cheerleading. I also  Read more »

Baby Shopping: It’s time to get ripped off!

My blog is called “Manny’s the Man,” but I’m thinking of changing it to “First time daddy!” Our boy is due in June and I can’t wait to start being a dad!!! I remember getting married and thinking about how everything cost us so much money. Flowers, tablecloths, food, parting gifts, invitations, Etc… I can  Read more »

Clear the Clutter!!

Clear the Clutter!!

The Washington, DC Metropolitan Area was hit with a heat wave and thunderstorms that left the area without electricity for over a week. Wouldn’t you know the week before I had done a major shopping at Costco so we were stocked up with food and supplies in our fridge and extra freezer. Needless to say  Read more »

How to Feel Positive Around Negative People – The Power of Choice!

How to Feel Positive Around Negative People – The Power of Choice!

I have always admired Eleanor Roosevelt. Mrs. Roosevelt was a pioneer in female leadership and a great leader in general. I often think of her quote, “ No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. ” When we are experiencing negativity and encountering unpleasant situations, we have the option to choose our mindset.  Read more »

Clearing Your Boundaries & Limits

Clearing Your Boundaries & Limits

Having clear and healthy boundaries in the workplace and at home will make your life easier. Boundaries are limits you set on how others treat you and behave around you. People will treat you and behave around you as you allow them. Even the most well intentioned friends and family can innocently “invade” boundaries you  Read more »