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What is a Personal Chef ?

   A Personal Chef is someone who prepares palate specific meals for clients to enjoy later.  A Personal Chef helps families gather around the table for meals, allows singles to eat healthier, and couples to enjoy a quality time together with food they love.  Busy, time-starved families hire a Personal Chef in order to eat healthier and to enjoy food prepared just for them using the freshest meats and produce, herbs, and just the right amount of spice. Special dietary requirements are also taken into consideration if requested.

Secrets For Achieving "THE Look" When Decorating Your Home

Secrets For Achieving “THE Look” When Decorating Your Home
 by: Linda Kevich 

Have you ever wondered what it is that professional décor stylists know that gives the rooms they design that clean, oh-so-polished, classic look, EVERY time? You’ve probably looked around the rooms of your house and struggled to figure out what’s missing from your style of decorating. How come you never quite seem to have it – whatever IT is?

Well, good news – here are some really simple secrets to give your house that star quality when it comes to décor. These ideas are completely simple to adopt, and they do not involve spending a lot of money, but rather, it's all about using what you already have in the best possible way. It's simple common sense, really – but sometimes the simplest ideas are the ones that seem to elude us the most.

Does Your Marriage Need a Spring Cleaning?

Does Your Marriage Need A Spring Cleaning?
 by: Mark Webb 

Does your marriage revolve around your children or grandchildren? Do you and your spouse spend too much time apart? Have you grown apart? Imagine your marriage 20 years from now. How is it going to be if you keep up with your current approach? If you don't like the thought of your future with its present course, then your marriage may need a spring cleaning.

Ernest Holmes said, "Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it." Have your thoughts undermined a once great relationship? If so, you can redirect your thoughts and thus redirect the future of your marriage. Most couples put more effort into the planning of their vacation than they do their marriage.

Beware of Identity Theft During Holiday Shopping

                                                           
Beware of identity theft during holiday shopping

Kids Don't Work Out, They Play!

 by: Ainsley Laing 

The other day, I was working out to music in my living room when my 8 year old daughter and two of her friends came in. Naturally, questions followed: what am I doing, why am I doing it, etc. After a while, the three of them joined in.

Of course, kids being kids, my workout soon expanded into a free movement and dance session. The sound levels increased with lots of laughter and squeals. After a while, the festive atmosphere was too attractive even for grown up friend of mine to resist and she joined in. What started as a workout became a party!

8 Keys to Lasting Love

8 Keys to Lasting Love
 by: Dr. Linda Miles 

My granddaughter, Merritt Miles, at five years old, was the inspiration for, 8 Keys to Lasting Love. While reading her a fairy tale I was very disturbed by what I was about to say to her when I read; "And they lived happily ever after."

So, I took the liberty of changing the ending to, "They began the work of creating a very good marriage." I didn't want Merritt thinking, as so many of my clients had, that marriage was so simple, that it just magically happened and couples lived happily every after.

Teach Your Children to Respect You

 

Teach Your Children to Respect You
 by: Ineke Van Lint

Support for Moms

Emily Wilson is a Council Coordinator for MOPS International,Inc., wife and mother of two girls. She has recently been published in Chicken Soup for the Mother of Preschooler’s Soul.

Sweaty, wrinkled sheets clung to my 31 ½ week pregnant body as I lay on doctor- ordered bed rest; tears in my eyes and a knot in my throat preceded a very humbled voice as it meekly escaped my lips. “Yes, I need your help” I said.

Just 2 hours a year can reduce risk of dying from breast cancer

 

Pamela Otto, M.D., a faculty radiologist at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, can’t fathom why most women 40 and older skip having an annual breast exam. It is the one thing that, more than any other, can dramatically lower a woman’s risk of dying from breast cancer.

Stone Oak Info.com welcomes Valvoline Instant Oil Change

Valvoline Instant Oil Change ...newest Charter 100 member.


Stone Oak Info.com is please to announce that Valvoline Instant Oil Change is our newest Charter 100 advertiser on our website.  Valvoline Instant Oil Change has 9 locations around San Antonio with one right in our neighborhood on Stone Oak Parkway one block south of Huebner.  They speicaliaze in providing their customers excellent maintenance services including oil changes, radiator flushes, transmission fluid changes, and other car care services.