Cold and Flu Prevention Tips

Cold and Flu Prevention Tips

(Family Features) Being sick isn’t fun, but missing out on family vacations or parties for the big game because you are sick is even worse. It has been called FluFOMO, the fear of missing out because you are sick. Getting a flu shot, washing your hands frequently and disinfecting hard surfaces are just a few things you can do to … Continue Reading →
Germs and Cooties and Coughs, Oh My! Twins Starting Daycare

Germs and Cooties and Coughs, Oh My! Twins Starting Daycare

You may remember that not too long ago we started the twins in daycare. I had no idea how many germs and cooties and coughs came along with that change! When my son was young I never used a daycare, I was always a SAHM (Stay At Home Mom) and he never had very many colds, coughs, viral infections, etc. … Continue Reading →
Alternatives to Pills for Pain

Alternatives to Pills for Pain

America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. Sales of prescription opioids have nearly quadrupled since 1999. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2012 alone enough opioid prescriptions were written for “every American adult to have their own bottle of pills.” Prescription opioids – medications that reduce pain by interrupting pain signals to the brain … Continue Reading →
8 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy and Sharp

8 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy and Sharp

The brain is the body’s most complex organ. It’s also the most important one. Brain health is so important and there are things you can do to “work out” your brain! That’s why keeping it healthy is critical, especially as you age. Every day, scientists are discovering how closely our minds and bodies are connected. As it turns out, the … Continue Reading →
Kidney Stones Are Not Fun! My story and infographic

Kidney Stones Are Not Fun! My story and infographic

You know the old saying, when it rains it pours, well it sure has been pouring in my family lately! The latest crisis is that I have a kidney stone. Ugh! On Thursday I was feeling perfectly fine and then all of the sudden that afternoon things went downhill. If you have never had a kidney stone (I had not) … Continue Reading →
Are You a Morning Person or Night Owl? Infographic

Are You a Morning Person or Night Owl? Infographic

Yes, I’m still here! Sorry I’ve been a bit MIA this past week. Let’s get back to our regular schedule! Since it is Saturday that means it is time for the weekly infographic. I asked on Facebook the other day for people to share if they were a night owl or morning person and then I came across this fun … Continue Reading →
Mental Health Blab: Week 01

Mental Health Blab: Week 01

Last night I started a new show series on Blab.im about Mental Health. If you have been a reader of mine for a while you know that mental health is a very important topic to me. It impacts my family in a number of ways and by my sharing of our stories I hope to help reduce the stigma of … Continue Reading →
Infographic: Food and Mental Health

Infographic: Food and Mental Health

This week’s infographic is all about the connection between food and mental health. It really can make such a big difference, my therapist and Hubby and son’s psychiatrists have been telling us this for years. If you, or someone you know, has any issue with mental health please consider adding some of the positive foods and reducing negative foods from … Continue Reading →
Pregnancy Safe Remedies from Healthy Mama

Pregnancy Safe Remedies from Healthy Mama

Yes, I’m talking about pregnancy safe remedies today. No, I’m not pregnant myself, but most of you already know I am going to be a grandma of twin girls this spring. Caitlan (son’s girlfriend) has been struggling with nausea the entire pregnancy. I want her to feel better and for the babies to stay healthy at the same time so … Continue Reading →