One such woman is my sister-in-law, Elisabeth Kraemer. Mother of three, teacher and friend, I am consistently impressed by her ability to maintain a balance between family, work and social life... all while making it look fun! And just as quick morning routines are sometimes the result of previous work and planning, I've learned from her that maintaining a balanced home and family life often results from the same procedures, albeit with the resourcefulness of the original Amazonian, Wonder Woman. For Liz, this balance is helped, in part, by a device of her own creation: My Balance Buddy. While maintaining balance often begins with a balanced diet, giving one the energy he or she needs to get through an oft hectic day, My Balance Buddy helps both parents and children track their daily, dietary needs through an easy to use chart, allowing for the organization of what I've learned can be the most stressful point in a parent's day: meal time. As I've always joked I need something of a Balance Buddy in my life, I got the chance to ask Liz about its creation and application. Enjoy!
So there you have it. A device to add balance to any of our lives. Recently, I noticed that as my diet wanders into new food groups, the more I actually think about and naturally eat a balanced diet on the daily rather than eat sugar one day and veggies the next. Sometimes it just takes getting back to basics (and a buddy) to put you back on track!