Mommy Monday: Dry Brushing Posted on July 29, 2014 I need to get healthy. Like for real. I have a wedding in a little over nine months where I will be standing in an unforgiving white dress in front of people on a beach. I also will be standing again in front of people as a matron of honor for my sister’s wedding in November of next year. I say healthy because I have learned to appreciate my butt, boobs, and curves. But I got some stuff, like all mamas especially moms of twins or multiples,…Continue
Added by Lauren Suggs on July 29, 2014 at 12:03pm — No Comments
Breast cancer, which now effects one in every eight women in North America,
has recently been linked to the accumulation of chlorine compounds in the breast tissue. A study carried out in Hartford Connecticut, the first of it’s kind in North America, found that, women with breast cancer have 50% to 60% higher levels of organochlorines in their breast tissue than women without breast cancer. …
Added by Marina Yamamoto on July 22, 2014 at 1:55pm — No Comments
I've spent most of my Mommyhood as a working Mom. I know the pain of leaving your baby with virtual strangers at a daycare, the difficulties in working from home with a sick child and letting go of your work self to…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on July 16, 2014 at 6:36am — No Comments
My son is relatively fit. He gets plenty of fresh air and exercise (way more than I do), and he likes to show me his "big muscles." As parents, we are trying to reinforce the idea of staying healthy. We are slowly winning him over - not to the point of eating vegetables - but our son definitely requests that we run around outside, go swimming, ride bikes and do other activities that are really active.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on July 15, 2014 at 6:26am — No Comments
My left eye is twitching.
I didn't think that I was stressed out (because, I'm not busy anymore or anything), but my eye is twitching and that is a sure sign from my body that I am stressed. It happens whenever I have too much going on, or too much stuff on my to-do list.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on June 10, 2014 at 6:33am — No Comments
There’s no universal recipe for becoming happier. We all want to be happy, and we all have our own personal definition for what that means. Some people are happy when they have…Continue
Added by Violette Monahan on May 14, 2014 at 10:27am — No Comments
It is the force of the blood against the artery walls when the heart pumps the blood around. It has a serious affect which can cause coronary illnesses, heart insufficiency, brain damage, kidney failure and other health problems. As you can see its an important issue.
When we measure our blood pressure, we measure 2 PRESSURES
- Systolic Pressure: the blood pressure when the heart beats
Added by Andrea y María Oil&Life on May 14, 2014 at 1:46am — No Comments
May is National Mental Health Awareness month. We have come a long way as a nation over the last couple of decades in how we view mental health issues, however, we still need to continue to improve the way people with a mental illness are viewed and treated.
Mental health is simply our emotional, mental, and spiritual health. It is just as important as our physical health. In fact, the two go hand-in-hand. It is important for us to realize that people of all ages, race, ethnicity,…Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on May 13, 2014 at 3:29pm — No Comments
We spend hundreds of dollars on products that promise to thicken, shine, soften and control our hair. Is all of that necessary? Not really. Taking a natural supplement will promote healthy hair as well as following a nutritional diet.
Our bodies require certain vitamins to aid in…Continue
Added by Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner on May 1, 2014 at 11:25am — No Comments
WARNING: The following information is not recommended for people with weak hearts. What you are about to read can create an instant urge to run to the sink and clean your hands in anxiety.
My son is a big boy (or so he keeps telling me). But, when the pajamas are on and the bedtime books have been read, he still wants his snuggle time with Mommy. He curls his little body into mine, sticks his cold toes against me and tells me things that melt my heart ("You smell so good. Just like a Mommy." or "I can hear your heart beat and it is beautiful.")
So, yes, I…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on April 29, 2014 at 6:27am — No Comments
When I wake up in the morning, it is usually to the brief beeping of an alarm, a steady (and desperate purring) or a little face next to mine asking me for pancakes. In all of these instances, my husband is still asleep.
I've always been a light sleeper. To this day, my husband reminds me of the time I woke up to the…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on April 23, 2014 at 6:45am — No Comments
Matcha White Tea. Have you heard of this. I had heard of the green matcha tea from my mom who is my go to health and everything amazing guru. But white, she even looked at me puzzled when I told her about…Continue
Added by Hope Brissette on April 10, 2014 at 4:49pm — No Comments
Traces of at least 18 potentially, hazardous pollutants were found in more than one-third of U.S. water utilities during a nationwide sampling, as noted in a report by Environmental Health News (EHN). So, the question to ask is, "Is tap water safe to…Continue
Added by Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner on April 7, 2014 at 2:58pm — No Comments
My husband and I have been together for a long time. I like that about us. I like having this mental database on him - things he likes, things he doesn't like, shared memories and even memories that he thinks are his but are really mine. I even like it when I learn something new about him, because it is usually such a wonderful surprise. (Seriously, honey? You like Indian food? When did that happen?)…
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Two travel soccer leagues, piano, gymnastics, horseback, theater and various school activities. And sometimes a lacrosse clinic. Or basketball. Or we may take a cooking class some place.
Sometimes when I write it all down, it freaks me out a bit, and I ask myself, “Are we doing too much? Do my kids have enough time to play, or breathe?”
And then I…Continue
I am awake and getting ready for my day.
Only, I am not just getting ready for my day. I am thinking about a project at work, and if my son has any homework he needs to bring in, and if we are out of milk, and what today's blog post will be about, and the fact I can't seem to catch up on my podcast, and did I…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 18, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
I started to let my anxiety and low self-esteem take over my mind this morning. I really didn't want to feel that way so I fought to keep these emotions at bay and I fought hard. It's been 3 hours now and, so far so good. What did I do? Let's see...
Added by Ann Harrison on March 14, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
I made a promise to my son when he was born: I promised that I would breastfeed him for a year. It was one of the hardest promises I've ever kept.
But I am so glad that I did it.
Before I made that promise, I read up on breastfeeding, I asked mommy friends about it and I had lengthy discussions with my…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 14, 2014 at 6:13am — No Comments
One womans thought provoking journey of discovery.
Not long after finishing her doctorate in philosophy (specializing in patient-care ethics), the author discovered that her 10 month old son had kidney cancer, the kidney was removed, but she was warned his other kidney would have to be monitored, and he might…Continue
Added by Susan Keefe on March 13, 2014 at 11:38am — No Comments