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

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
This past fall we had something happen that rocked my world. It was traumatizing. It was a bit agonizing. It was gross. It was lice. I know what you’re thinking, “Ewwwwww!!!” That’s what I was thinking too with a side...
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...
Science has finally backed up what all moms have always known – kids make us sleep deprived. A recent study found that a women’s amount of sleep is effected by having children in the house. Men, not so much. Having...
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...
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...
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...
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by MediFast. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I’m going to be boldly honesty. I dislike diets. I don’t use the word diet in front of my kids and I don’t generally believe in...
This post was sponsored by Medifast. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links. With the New Year comes a new start for most people. Whether you call it a resolution, a goal or have...
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...
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...
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...

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