It’s no secret that obesity is a problem in the United States. And in spite of the fact that a hunger problem exists as well, our population as a whole eats more and moves less than the citizens of other countries. Sadly, it’s no longer just affecting adults, but children as well. Even though medicine has made huge strides and people, on average, are living longer, it has been said that today’s generation of children and teenagers may not live as long as their parents will. So,…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on March 19, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
In my family, we are serious, music-loving fools. Now, granted, none of us can actually play an instrument (well, not yet anyway!), but we sure as heck appreciate people who can. Yep, we dig it so much that it's generally playing in our house in some form or fashion 24/7.…Continue
If you would have asked me a few years ago what niacin was, I would have likely said it was one of those funny sounding vitamins that I used to read on the side of the cereal box in the morning. And it is. But it was only recently that I realized just how important this little gem of a vitamin really…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on February 27, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Wordless Wednesday as some blogs post up on this day... but as for me, it is a OUCH OUCH day...
Very early this morning I went for my breakie in a not-so-familiar food court. It was quite crowded and most of the tables were occupied... Instead of looking for a table first, my eyes were up on the stalls' banners .... doing just that, I paid the price... cos....
All of a sudden, my right leg twisted and I came tumbling down on the floor...then only I realized that there…
Added by Reanaclaire on February 27, 2013 at 8:07am — No Comments
I apologize for being MIA on here lately, but unfortunately, my father had a bad stroke and was hospitalized. It's been pretty horrific to say the least, but rest assured, I HAVE been keeping a mental list of wacky things I've learned. And here they are:
Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 15, 2013 at 10:36am — No Comments
When I was growing up, most people I knew must have had pretty good vision. I say that because contact lenses weren’t the norm like they are today. If a person couldn’t see well, that person wore glasses. And most of the people I knew didn’t.
Sure, my grandparents wore glasses, as did the lady at the front desk of our library, and probably a couple of…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on February 8, 2013 at 11:10am — No Comments
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