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Enter to Win $10,000 in the Honey Bunches of Oats Sweeps

Enter to Win $10,000 in the Honey Bunches of Oats Sweeps

Share Your Photo and You Could Win $10,000 in the Honey Bunches of Oats Sweeps Disclosure- I received compensation in order to facilitate this post. This is a sponsored post in cooperation with Honey Bunches of Oats and Family Forward. All opinions are my own and honest. Our family was really in need of a fun vacation after our crazy summer – and thankfully, just in time for the Family Forward Retreat at Lowes Royal Pacific Hotel … Read entire article »

Filed under: Nutrition, Travel

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 »

Filed under: Stroke

‘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

Do You Know the Risks of Diabetes?

Do You Know the Risks of Diabetes?

86 million American adults (more than 1 in 3) have prediabetes and are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a serious health condition that can lead to heart attack and stroke. Surprisingly, nearly 90% of those with prediabetes don’t even know that they have it. But prediabetes can be reversed through weight loss, diet changes and increased physical activity, and the first step to reversing the condition is to evaluate one’s personal risk … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity

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

Discover The Forest on National Public Lands Day

Discover The Forest on National Public Lands Day

Did you know? Children who play outside are more creative, have lower stress levels and more active imaginations. They also become fitter and leaner, develop stronger immune systems, and have greater respect for themselves and others as well as the environment. It is easy to get caught up in the everyday hustle and bustle of crazy schedules, work, school, and technology. But it is so important to take hold of those small moments and enjoy what … Read entire article »

Filed under: Travel

Have a Food Safe 4th of July!

  The smell of barbecue on the grill, happy picnics with family and friends, pool parties with hamburgers, fresh veggies and delicious fruit and colorful fireworks all evoke the essence of summer and true Americana. We dream about it all year long and rejoice when the season of sunshine and outdoors has finally arrived…summer! Before you gear up for your plethora of summer festivities, let’s talk about food safety during the summer. Not to be a buzzkill, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Food, Food Safety, Health, Safety, Seasonal, Socially Conscious, Summer

#TakeCare and Get Covered!

#TakeCare and Get Covered!

  So many people in this country are still without health insurance. Did you know that more than half of the uninsured could find insurance for less than $100 per month (under $50 for people under 35)?  The uninsured are exposed to significant financial risk from medical issues, accidents or emergencies. Even young and healthy individuals are at-risk. One trip to the emergency room for a broken arm or a bad ear infection could cost thousands … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health, Maternity, News, Parenting

May is Stroke Awareness Month- How to Recognize a Stroke F.A.S.T.

May is Stroke Awareness Month- How to Recognize a Stroke F.A.S.T.

If you know what it’s like to have a friend or family member suffer a stroke, you know how hard it can be.  A few weeks ago, I had two elderly family members (a husband and wife ironically) both suffer strokes within days of one another.  They ended up in different hospitals and going to different rehab facilities which was tough. Their children we’re worried about when they got out, would they need in-home care? … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Health, Socially Conscious, Stroke