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

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
When it comes to your oral health, most people think about their teeth. However, it’s been proven that your gum health actually plays a vital role in your oral health and your smile long term.For instance, gum disease...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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