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This section is all about mom, kid and family health. Concerns, breakthroughs and tips.

Last week, I decided to challenge myself while grocery shopping and purchase foods that were only organic food. When I checked out, my grocery bill was higher, but not much. On average, I spend $250-$275 a week to feed our...
Babies and children use their eyes to make sense of the world around them. It’s how they know your eyes, your smile and in the beginning one of the main ways they evaluate their environment. However, by the time children...
There’re those moments, before everyone else wakes up or right after everyone goes to sleep, that you can sneak in a little peace and quiet in your day. It’s a stillness that’s not often found in many moments of...
Life may be an adventure, but at what point are you ready to let your kids adventure on their own? A new (old?) kind of playground is testing the limits of parents’ sense of adventure. So-called adventure playgrounds have been popular...
All families seem to have so much on their plates now days. With parents working, children’s extracurricular activities, taking care of a home and the other little details, life can feel a bit chaotic. It’s so tempting to cut some...
I used to workout at a gym. Then for a while I PAID to workout at a gym that I never actually went to. For some, the gym is a healthy break mentally and physical, but for me, as...
Smoking during pregnancy has been taboo for at least a generation or two now, but with more and more states legalizing marijuana researchers are finding it too can negatively impact a baby’s health. Researchers from the University of Buffalo Research...
My daughter is a creative-type person. She always has been and will spend hours quietly coloring, crafting and doing just about anything that involves markers and imagination. So, I was shocked when she walked onto the soccer field last...
With summer in full swing throughout the United States most people are thinking of sunshine, swimming and backyard barbecues. But this year there is also something else you should be thinking about; bugs. Due to the unusually warm winter and...
Postpartum depression can be gripping for mothers of newborns, debilitating even. Now a new study says men may be dealing with PPD too after a new baby. The study, which was published in the journal Hormones and Behavior, found that...
My family and I just got back from a trip to Florida. We live in Illinois so a trip to “The Sunshine State” in winter is an amazing treat. Knowing that the trip was approaching I tried extra hard...
Online bullying is a problem that’s plaguing our society. Perhaps made more evident by the actions of adults in this no-holds-bar world of tweet storms and Facebook attacks, online bullying doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. But...
Being a single parent can be tough on anyone, but research is now showing that being a single dad can have a greater impact on the lifespan of a man. New research from the University of Toronto reveals that single...
In mid-summer of 2017 I made myself a promise. I promised I would be in the best shape of my life – physically, mentally and spiritually- by the time I am 40. To me this meant being conscious of...
I’m not a runner. In high school I transferred from regular gym class to the weights class for physical education because in the regular gym class they made us run 1.5 miles once a quarter. Then the weights teacher...
This post was sponsored by Medifast. All throughts and opinions are my own. Affiliate links may be included. I’m at the end of my Medifast Flex journey but I realize that the end is really just the beginning for me....
I’m coming to the end of my Medifast Flex journey and in case you’re considering the plan for helping you to launch your weight loss goals, I wanted to share some of my favorite food options on the plan...

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