Here in the Chicagoland area, people are wearing RED today as part of the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign. Many people still do not realize that Heart Disease is the #1 killer of women over the age of 20, according to the AHA. The upside to this? It’s largely…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on February 1, 2013 at 12:29pm — No Comments
I absolutely LOVE my local Whole Foods Store (if you can call an hour’s drive one way local). When you walk in the door, you are met with a HUGE produce section that looks alive. It’s almost like a giant piece of artwork. So many different colors, different textures, and different smells are just waiting for me…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on January 30, 2013 at 10:36am — No Comments
Okay, so is it okay that my favorite is Little Patient Big Doctor? I'm a bit partial since I wrote it. Though to be honest it's taken me a while to make that statement. I'm not one of those people who think that just because I did it -…Continue
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During my many years of parenting, I have discovered there are many things I would prefer not to touch. Some of these things are pretty obvious – various bodily fluids, “icky” things like frogs (maybe that’s just me) and anything that could potentially bite me.
During flu season (I recently learned there is no such thing as cold season), there are some “not so obvious” things that I would prefer not to touch as well. These are those every-day items that we routinely touch without…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on January 21, 2013 at 8:04pm — No Comments
I am a huge fan of The Biggest Loser TV show. To me, it’s not just about a group of people losing a large amount of weight and competing for a prize. It’s about so much more than that.
I am overjoyed that the group behind this show has finally decided to take on the matter of child obesity. It’s a sensitive subject and, so far, they have handled it beautifully.
Our children watch our every move. We are responsible for the food we bring into the home, how many times we allow…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on January 15, 2013 at 1:53pm — No Comments
Like every other parent in America, I sent my kids off to school yesterday morning with a giant lump in my throat. The horrific events of Friday's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School were at the forefront of my mind as I hugged each of my twins as tightly as I could. A small part of me even wished they were sick so they could stay safe at home with me. However,…Continue
Check these recipes out that will help your plants live longer: Pamper your Plants
Added by Abby Billings on November 27, 2012 at 3:57pm — No Comments
Check out this great beauty product I got to review! Just in time for getting the holiday glow!
Added by Abby Billings on November 26, 2012 at 2:49pm — No Comments
By Audrey van Petegem, Senior Editor
My husband surprised me with a 50th birthday party this summer. He invited all my friends throughout my many stages of life to come and share pictures of me when they knew-me-back-when. It was really fun to watch the slide show and reminisce about the good times with old friends.
There was one of me on my father’s sailboat that my…Continue
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Just a few weeks ago my children had their 2nd grading final exams. Now in only a few…Continue
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Is life making you stressed? Learn about the easy, do-anywhere 4-7-8 breathing technique that will help you get through your day. In her new book Life Is Your Best Medicine, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog weaves together the wisdom of traditional medicine and the knowledge of modern-day medicine into an elegant message of health and self-affirmation for women of every age.…Continue
Added by Sheila English on October 8, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Sure, you know how to fight germs at home, but you may feel powerless to help keep your kids germ-free during school hours.
Take heart – SaniPortables, hand sanitizer packets are simple and small enough to slip in a backpack, can be a great way to help kids fight off illness-causing germs throughout the school year.…Continue
Added by Jane G Smith on October 8, 2012 at 10:59am — No Comments
Learn what Omega 3 Fatty Acids are, why they are good for you, and the best and easiest ways to incorporate them into your diet. In her new book Life Is Your Best Medicine, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog weaves together the wisdom of traditional medicine and the knowledge of modern-day medicine into an elegant message of health and self-affirmation for women of every…Continue
Added by Sheila English on October 7, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Multi-vitamins are an important part of maintaining health, but it can be hard to know which is the right one for you. Dr. Low Dog explains a few of the things to look for when buying a multivitamin. In her new book Life Is Your Best Medicine, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog weaves together the wisdom of traditional medicine and the knowledge of modern-day…Continue
Added by Sheila English on October 6, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Millions of children are sexually abused every year. Follow these 6 tips to keep your kids safe.
have read two powerful articles about child sexual abuse this week. Evolutionary Parenting published an article written by Anonymous about the power of our words and the effects they have when we find out that someone is sexually abusing our child ... you should check it out. The words are…Continue
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:24pm — No Comments
How your pooch can teach you to be a better parent.
Our dog Duke has been so depressed this week. He's a lovable yellow lab who is always willing to run with the kids, chase a ball or go for a long walk by the river. Not this week. He lays on the couch, mopes to his bowl for his breakfast and then returns to the couch.
So, why is this week different? School has started and he is missing our daughter. He misses her so much that he sleeps in her room every night and jumps…Continue
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:18pm — No Comments
Why you should learn to speak your child's language, and not the other way around.
I find myself constantly talking about communication in my office. I always ask, "what is your tone of voice?" "What is your body language saying?" "How are you delivering your message?" "What is your child trying to say through his behavior?" "What are you trying to say through your behavior?" There is a constant discussion about communication.
Yet in my own life, I continue to make some…Continue
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:15pm — No Comments
In light of the Bumbo Baby Seat recall, I am reminded of how much we worry as parents.
When our first-born child, Stella was only 2 hours old, I said to my husband, "You better
have a darn good relationship with her for her entire life. You may be the only
connection we have to her in her teen years." He just looked at me like I was crazy. In
his defense, I probably was a little crazy. I had just gone through labor. That said, I
clarified my statement to him…
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:13pm — No Comments