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

September is an odd month for me. It's my favorite time of the year, but it's also a month that was supposed to make me a mother for the first time. It didn’t.Our first son's due date was September 30...
Miscarriage.  It's one of the most common forms of pregnancy loss, but it's difficult to talk about.If you've ever had one, the word alone brings you right back to that moment. The moment that you felt motherhood was robbed...
Every mama needs a break, right? Well every daddy/spouse needs a break too. Not only do we all need breaks but we all need opportunities to reconnect with one another. Let’s be honest, parenting is hard. Sure there are...
Brushing, flossing and using mouthwash are a great way to keep your mouth healthy. However, according to askdentist.com, over half of Americans have some form of gum disease. Gum disease can be difficult to treat and reverse. There’s only...
When you think of taking a Barre class you probably think it’s going to be fun. You might know that it will be somewhat difficult. You might know that you won’t sweat as much as other workouts. If you’ve...
Whether its winter, spring, summer or fall, your eyes are the only set you get. Taking care of them and showing your kids how to take care of them is just as important as showing them how to take...
As the new year approaches, many people will start thinking about being healthier and planning for the diet they are going to begin come January 1. But how do you know if a diet will be right for you or...
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...
When you become a parent, you know you’re going to be tired. You prepare for it. You expect it and to some extent, you accept it otherwise you wouldn’t do it (possibly again and again and again). Being sleep...
Now that we’re past all the sugary holidays, such as Christmas and Valentine’s Day, it might be a good time to re-evaluate your tooth brushing habits.If you ask your friends and family – especially your kids – if they...
This post is sponsored by MediFast and I am talking part in their diet plan in exchange for honest reviews and updates. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  You know, the trouble with diets is that you could can’t...
My son has always had very sensitive skin. It’s been dry, flaky and right after he was born he had a ton of acne, which medical experts believe is caused by hormones from the mother. But his toughest skin...
This post was sponsored by MediFast. All thoughts and opinions are my own. You know how when a diet starts and its hard? Like really hard? Maybe you also know how when you get passed that hard part, usually the...
We all know that we should brush and floss our teeth twice a day, but did you know that there are foods that can be more likely to contribute to tooth decay?I’ve partnered with Crest to bring you a...
It happens to so many of us. We have a baby, bring them home, expect life to be perfect and full of comforting snuggles. Then that baby cries for hours and hours on end and almost nothing (sans running...
I’ve had an insane two weeks at work. I’ve been leaving before 7 a.m., returning around 8 p.m. and eating horribly in between. Today was my last planned crazy day at the office and I’m in need of some...

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