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Will You Shop With Your Heart?

Will You Shop With Your Heart?

With all of the garbage that is put in our food today, it is important to be conscientious about where your food is coming from. Not only that – but where your meat is raised is a BIG deal. By buying welfare-certified animal products, or more plant-based products, you send a strong message to food companies that you care about the treatment of farm animals. Most of the nearly 9 billion animals raised for meat, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Food Safety, Health, Organic, Socially Conscious

Be A #Stroke Hero And Save A Life

Be A #Stroke Hero And Save A Life

Super heroes are a big deal. Everyone loves them – kids all the way to adults. But those caped heroes who wear masks, they do not compare to the real super heroes. Us! We are all super heroes in our own special way. Maybe we are a mom, dad, grandparent, caregiver – the list goes on. And whether you know it or not, you have the opportunity today to save lives. May is American Stroke Month, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health, Stroke

May is American Stroke Month

May is American Stroke Month

Did you know that someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds? That’s someone every 40 seconds. As you may know, May is American Stroke Month, so we’re working with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and the Ad Council to raise awareness about Stroke knowledge, prevention, and what to do in an emergency. Here’s why this work matters. Stroke is the No. 1 preventable cause of disability – 80 percent of strokes are preventable! Only … Read entire article »

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‘The Disconnected Kids Nutrition Plan’ Q&A

‘The Disconnected Kids Nutrition Plan’ Q&A

I recently had an opportunity to read The Disconnected Kids Nutrition Plan: Proven Strategies to Enhance Learning and Focus for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological Disorders, a book by Author Dr. Robert Melillo. I have to say that everything I read was spot on. If you have dealt with a child that has a neurological disorder and have fought the seemingly never ending battles at the dinner table, you are looking for … Read entire article »

Filed under: Nutrition, Special Needs Children

Yes! Even You Could Have PreDiabetes

Yes! Even You Could Have PreDiabetes

It is no secret that as parents, we tend to spend much more time taking care of others than we do ourselves. You can try and tell yourself otherwise, but you know it is a fact. I get it! We have all been there at one point or another; there has been a time – probably more recently than you’d like to admit – when you put your own self-care to the side. But I am … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health, Nutrition

November is National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month

Did you know that November is National Adoption Month? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AdoptUSKids, and the Ad Council are spreading the word and encouraging prospective parents to adopt older youth from foster care. The theme for National Adoption Month this year is, “We Never Outgrow the Need for Family.” That’s because older children and youth still have many big milestones in their life they need a family for. There are 415,000 children in the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Adoption, Charity, Parenting, Special Needs Children

Most Kids Just Need To Be Understood

Most Kids Just Need To Be Understood

It is really quite astonishing  to know that with all of the technology and knowledge that we have gained over the years, that one in five children struggles with issues related to reading, math, writing, focus, and organization, and yet many children with learning and attention issues STILL do not have a diagnosis. This is simply baffling to hear. To know that kids and parents are out there struggling, thinking they are alone, when there … Read entire article »

Filed under: Special Needs Children

Random Acts of Kindness for Caregivers

The Ad Council and AARP are trying to raise awareness of the Caregiver Assistance campaign this month, since November is National Family Caregivers month. The Random Acts of Kindness initiative aims to recognize and support the 40 million unpaid caregivers in the U.S. Many caregivers are boomer women, often sandwiched between the needs of their parents and their own kids. A popular misconception is that caregivers are paid medical professionals, providing full-time care to someone in need of daily help, when in reality, most caregivers are family members or friends who are also working and managing their own families at the same time. For many, the caregiving role starts with simple things like scheduling a doctor’s visit or helping with daily errands, but gradually expands over time, until it becomes a … Read entire article »

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World Stroke Day is October 29th

October 29th is World Stroke Day- Did you know that stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the leading preventable case of disability in the US? Each year, about 800,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke. Furthermore, someone in the world has a stroke every 2 seconds.  Most of us know someone who has had one, but did you know the warning signs and what to do should you suspect someone of … Read entire article »

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Will you #ChangeYourChicken?

Will you #ChangeYourChicken?

Did you know that most full-grown chickens have less than one square foot of space to live in– less than the size of an iPad? Pretty crazy to think about. I am sure that right now the last thing on your mind is the size of the living quarters of a chicken, but let me tell you, it should be something you are thinking about. Factory-like industrial farms subject billions of animals raised each year … Read entire article »

Filed under: Food Safety, Nutrition