Health & Fitness

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

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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
A first-of-its-kind study found that the composition and breastmilk nutrients can change with the seasons. The study highlighted changes in not only breastmilk sugars but also gut microbiota, health and growth in the same mother-baby pairs over time. <br/ > Published in the...

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