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

Their children’s health is every parent’s priority. They will go through great lengths to ensure that their kids grow healthy and happy. Remember how your mom forced you to eat your vegetables and how strict your parents were about...
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...
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...
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...
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...
We travel for many reasons. We travel because we love to! We travel because of our work. We travel because of family and friends. It could also be because of an emergency.Our destinations could vary too. It could be...
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 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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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