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
Americans are failing to read food labels properly. Today I examined some popular "healthy" foods marketed to our children and revealed the truth about what is really in them. Visit this link and share if you want to know what American children are eating today.…
Added by Cascia on March 12, 2014 at 5:25pm — No Comments
I am one of those women who tells mothers-to-be about about all the wonderful things to look forward to in their pregnancies. You won't hear any horror stories from me about childbirth. Funny? Yes. Mundane? Sure. But not scary. (There's no need to scare pregnant women, people, they have enough worries/fears already zipping through their heads.)
But there is one area where I am always serious. And that is about postpartum depression. This is because most people don't understand what it…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 12, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
My bedtime is 10 pm.
This is self-imposed, of course. I am a (mostly) fully-functioning adult. And I also recognize that if I don't go to bed at that time, then I will be extra groggy at 5:15 when the cat/alarm/cat alarm wakes me the next morning.…
Added by Lauren Markman on March 11, 2014 at 6:22am — No Comments
My husband and I played tag this weekend with our son and niece. Playing tag as an adult is completely different than how you remember it. For starters, a big chunk of the fun is watching children react when they realize you are chasing them: They fall down in fits of giggles, try to direct you to tag someone else and even run toward you just to become "it" next. I also learned that my husband still tries to chase after me, which after…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 5, 2014 at 6:14am — No Comments
|This first snowfall a couple of months ago looks almost silly at this point!|
I wrote this a few weeks ago but only got around posting today...
Today the snow fell…
Added by Lisa Lori on February 19, 2014 at 9:40am — No Comments
The truth is that it is…Continue
My son is at that awkwardly perfect age where he is honest about other people's appearances. "Look, Mommy! That man is short," or "Why is that woman covered in wrinkles?" or "That person is fat!" have all been uttered by him at a decibel level usually reserved for jackhammers.
We try to mitigate this at home by celebrating people's difference. We focus on the differences…Continue