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

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...
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...
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...
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 about your health, you probably think about your weight, your blood pressure and your cholesterol. After all, we’ve all been taught that you are what you eat and to keep an eye on the numbers that...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
When you think about organic food, you’re probably think about vegetables, fruit and maybe your meats. You might have even seen the Dirty Dozen list or even the Clean Fifteen. But do you ever think about your dairy products? June...

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