Health & Fitness

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

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...
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...
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...
Being a single parent can be tough on anyone, but research is now showing that being a single dad can have a greater impact on the lifespan of a man. New research from the University of Toronto reveals that single...
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...
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...
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....
I’m coming to the end of my Medifast Flex journey and in case you’re considering the plan for helping you to launch your weight loss goals, I wanted to share some of my favorite food options on the plan...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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