How much do you know about preeclampsia? Today I am sharing with you a very special guest post on the subject from a fellow blogger mama who knows firsthand about preeclampsia. Thank you so much to Sarah from Finnegan and The Hughes: I woke up one morning and knew something was wrong. It was only […]
As a Mom, I always put my children’s needs ahead of mine and I’m sure many moms out there are the same way. But when it comes to your personal health, us moms need to take care of ourselves in order to do a good job of taking care of the children who depend on […]
I’m only in my mid-30s, but I have the beginning signs of arthritis in my foot and ankle. Nearly every woman in my family develops arthritis eventually, so I used to think joint pain and stiffness was inevitable as I aged. I recently discovered that arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability. One in […]
Now that kids are back to school and life is in full force it’s totally time to get down to business with the meals. I try as hard as possible to keep my son healthy, especially since I grew up battling the bulge. It’s not always an easy task to get your kids to really and truly understand the value of health and eating well! And if your house is like mine, you’re always fighting the food fits. I’ve learned a few lessons along the way and would love to share my tips with you! Remember..I’m not a doctor or dietitian.
When I found out I was pregnant (with my first child!) I was OVER THE MOON. Then (with total vanity) I screamed “Please heaven above, NO stretch marks!”
Pregnancy is a huge blessing, particularly if you’ve been waiting awhile like my hubby and I have. But no matter how many books you read, horror stories you hear, tips you pick up from your friends or family, one can’t be fully prepared for the major changes to your body. Suddenly veiny chests, odd wrinkles around the neck, spider veins and dimples on the legs, and of course: possible stretch marks on the tummy…
When I was growing up, jeans were “play clothes.” Years later, my jeans are among the most expensive items in my closet. I definitely don’t want to fingerpaint with my kids in $100+ designer jeans. If you’re looking for fashionable jeans that are inexpensive enough to play in, I highly recommend DeNiZEN Jeans from Levi’s (sold exclusively at Target stores).
This post was inspired by In Stitches, this month’s selection at From Left to Write. Anthony Youn’s memoir In Stitches gives readers a look into the training of a medical doctor who discovers his passion is plastic surgery. As a member of From Left to Write book club, I received a copy of this book for review. You can read other members posts inspired by In Stitches by Anthony Youn, M.D. on book club day, August 9 at From Left to Write.
After having three kids in 5 years my body is far from what it used to be. I was always the fit, under 110 lb girl. Not anymore. Now I have all that excess baby weight that I have been trying like crazy to lose. Diets help minimally as they help me lose weight but not the flab. Most exercise videos don’t keep my attention after a week or two, and the gym…well you try to get me there…good luck.
While only good old fashioned exercise and a healthy diet will get you looking as fabulous as the model pictured here, the right shapewear can make you look slimmer and sleeker. Many celebs (like Katie Holmes and Beyonce) have been caught by the paparazzi wearing Spanx. Oprah’s a fan of shapewear line- Yummie Tummie. Unlike […]
If you enjoy group fitness classes but don’t want to pay pricey gym membership fees, exercise DVDs are an inexpensive and effective way to feel the burn. Most fitness DVDs sell for under $20, so they are a cheap way to exercise in your own home. I received a bunch of newly-released fitness DVD titles to […]