When we brought our son home from the hospital, we decided to have him sleep his first night in his crib in his own room. We felt so wise in our decision, believing it to be important to teach our son that he sleeps in his room and we sleep in ours.
Our son, however, decided to start cluster feeding, so I was up with him all night, holding him. …
Added by Lauren Markman on March 23, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments
Just like my mother, I have a sensitive nose (thanks, Mom!) I can smell all the smells - the good, the bad and the ugly. Because of this, I tend to avoid people who wear too-strong perfume or aftershave, and my very sweet husband seeks out my opinion before changing personal hygiene products to ensure they won't bother me (thanks, Love!).…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 15, 2016 at 6:22am — No Comments
This is a very interesting and well researched book, in which the author considers the reasons and causes of the high cost of healthcare, and examines how to overcome this. He also talks about the lack of fair competition caused by repressed freedom, giving some very interesting examples.
Added by Susan Keefe on March 14, 2016 at 1:51pm — No Comments
I spent my entire childhood surrounded by impressive young women. I spent long bus rides with them. Laughed with them, ran with them, and cried with them. This week the gym I grew up playing in got torn down. Well, the whole school is getting torn down, but I could really care less about that. I mean, I'm happy the kids of that town are getting a new school. It was falling apart when I was there 10 years ago, definitely necessary. Yet, something about that filthy old gym getting torn down…Continue
Added by Brittany Burbank on March 14, 2016 at 1:25pm — No Comments
I've just woken up my son for school. He looks at me with blurry eyes and his hair is sticking out in every direction. He even still smells like sleep; to me, he is perfection. He yawns and asks me if I ran that morning. I confirm that I did and he immediately taps my fitbit to congratulate me on all my dots.…
Added by Lauren Markman on March 14, 2016 at 6:46am — No Comments
I know a lot of things that affect my memory: My ability to concentrate on one thing at a time, the way I initially experience the memory, the amount of sleep I've had, and whether or not I've just entered a room. But I had no idea that my weight could affect it.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 11, 2016 at 6:14am — No Comments
I had a visit with my doctor in January and at the end of the visit, he told me that I was due to see him for my annual exam in March.
I knew this wasn't true. I recall the last time that I saw him was right after Thanksgiving. I remember us talking about holiday plans. I pointed this out to him, but he was…
Usually in most of countries, newly married woman has nausea she is asked if she was pregnant. It is because the nausea is first common symptom of pregnancy. Its not only the hormonal changes, it is also due to lack of required water in our body. Our body is made up of 75% of water, obviously the need is more than before, you are creating life now. So drinking lots of water will not only help you avoid nausea but it ultimately helps proper development of your baby.…Continue
Added by Sapana Vibhandik on March 3, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments
I had a bad day. Things didn't really go my way at work and they weren't going that well at home either. There comes a point where you really don't want to hear your family's critiques about the new recipe you just rushed home to prepare for them; you just want them to eat it.
My usual behavior when that…
Added by Lauren Markman on March 1, 2016 at 6:14am — No Comments
When I first started this blog, I began to do a lot of research into modern health. Actually, I am only a few credits short of completing my degree in Health Science, so this research was serving a dual purpose. And let me just say that I am absolutely not against modern Western medicine- even if I may sound a little “crunchy”…Continue
Added by Kelly Williams on March 1, 2016 at 1:00am — No Comments
"Making your oil slick again, eh?" my husband commented.
If someone had told me a year ago that I'd be drinking coffee with no sugar or half n half, I would've scoffed at…Continue
When our cat was alive, she used to sleep in bed with us at night. I could count on her to nudge me in the middle of the night if I was snoring, crawl up next to me when she was having a bad dream and gently paw at me when she wanted me to wake up and feed her.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on February 26, 2016 at 6:18am — No Comments
My son was born via C-section. That definitely was not the way that I wanted to go, but that is the path we had to take. And at the end of the day, I had a healthy baby boy, so that is all that mattered to me. I did the skin-to-skin contact and breastfed him as soon as I was able because I had read so much research on those connections being important to a newborn.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on February 19, 2016 at 6:23am — No Comments
I began using My Fitness Pal last year when I started to exercise more - running, weightlifting and the such. It began as a way to monitor mostly my carb intake but U used it to keep track of all of the food I was eating, water I was drinking, as well as monitor my calorie intake and compare it to the approximate number of calories I was burning throughout the day. You…
Added by Karla Gibbs on February 8, 2016 at 4:13pm — No Comments
Most of us know that fruits are an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. A healthy life style is achieved through a balanced diet which can help us to lose weight through appropriate meals. But the problem is that there are a lot of choices in the fruits that we have to make. If we go to a super market, the…Continue
Added by Mom Bloggers Club on February 8, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments
Ovarian cancer or Cancer of the ovary signifies a group of different tumors that arise from various types of cells & tissues present inside the ovary. The most common type of ovarian cancer arises from the epithelial cells that cover the outside surface of the ovary. Other, rare types of ovarian cancer develop from the egg-forming Germ cells called as Germ tumors or from the supporting tissue called as Stromal tumors that help in…Continue
Added by Luz J. Peterson on February 2, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments
My eyesight is bad. Really bad. Bad as in: I memorize the color of what the technician is wearing at the eye doctor's office, because once I take my contacts out I get a little lost when they move me from room to room.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 25, 2016 at 6:33am — No Comments
When I was a teenager, I was convinced that my Mother didn't sleep. She was a single Mom with a restaurant job that required long hours. And on the nights that she worked a close shift followed by an open shift, I am pretty sure that she only got about four hours of sleep (at best).…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 15, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments
Listen, for anyone that knows me, I’m not in to those gimmicks that claim you will lose weight, feel better, blah blah blah and all they are are some shakes or pills that are going to make your butt leak and make you throw up. But I ran across this crazy thing that has turned everything around for me. So, listen to these 3 Foolproof Ways to Fire Up your ENERGY.Continue
Added by Mercedes Sherman on January 6, 2016 at 8:52am — No Comments