Have you had an eye exam lately? It is National Eye Exam Month

Have you had an eye exam lately? It is National Eye Exam Month

August is National Eye Exam Month. Having a regular eye exam is so important, not only for our eye health, but for our overall health. Not only can your eye doctor look for eye issues but they can also find other health issues. Everyone should get regular eye exams, even babies. Find a good eye doctor for your regular eye exams. An optometrist is kind of like a primary care doctor for your eyes and can do your exams and provide your eyeglass or contact prescription and watch for overall health. An ophthalmologist is a more specialized eye doctor who … Continue Reading →
Tips On How To Create a Disaster Plan for Crisis

Tips On How To Create a Disaster Plan for Crisis

Disasters can happen anywhere and at any time, and the emergency situations that follow can typically involve life-altering decisions, actions and consequences. No matter what region you and your family live in and regardless of which large-scale threat your area could be subject to, being prepared is crucial to handling these frightening situations in a proper manner. Following these tips can help you be ready for emergency scenarios. Understand potential threats. The starting point for building a preparedness plan is knowing what to prepare for depending on your geographical region, time of year and many other factors. For example, some … Continue Reading →
Sony Xperia Unlocked Mobile Phones Available Only at Best Buy

Sony Xperia Unlocked Mobile Phones Available Only at Best Buy

Is it time for a new smartphone? Did you know that Best Buy (The reviewer, that’s me, has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free) carries unlocked Sony Xperia phones? An unlocked phone means it is not tied to one specific carrier. Both of these amazing Sony smartphones are only available right now at Best Buy. The in store staff is amazingly helpful if you need a little more help deciding which of the Sony Xperia phones are right for your needs. Plus, they have tons of great … Continue Reading →
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 avoid getting sick. Additionally, Clorox partnered with epidemiologist Dr. Stephen Morse, a professor at Columbia University, to share some basics about the flu virus. What is the Flu Virus? Influenza, more commonly known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory … Continue Reading →
5 Ways to Protect Your Family in 2017

5 Ways to Protect Your Family in 2017

Our world can be a scary place these days and we want to protect our family. There are lots of ways to achieve family protection. Many people think about protection in terms of physical acts, such as practicing safe driving, but there are many more aspects of your lifestyle and home that affect your loved ones’ safety. Here are five very important ways to protect you and your family in the new year courtesy of MyExamOne.com   Protect your family’s financial health Although it can be painful to consider, your untimely death may leave your family reeling – not only … 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. Now I know why! I do have to say though that I do not blame the daycare. We opted for Kindercare for the twins to start daycare. Yes, it is more expensive than other daycare centers but after checking the … Continue Reading →
39 Weeks is Best – Prematurity in Babies Infographic – Prematurity Awareness Month

39 Weeks is Best – Prematurity in Babies Infographic – Prematurity Awareness Month

As I mentioned the other day, November is Prematurity Awareness Month so this week’s infographic (source: March of Dimes) talks about this serious issue. My own son was premature at 34 weeks. The day he was born he had to be transported by ambulance from my hospital to Cardinal Glennon to their NICU (neo-natal intensive care unit). This was one of the best days – son being born – and one of the worst days – son not healthy. That many mixed emotions in one day is tough! Twenty-one years later my twin granddaughters were born prematurely at 32 weeks … Continue Reading →
November Holidays, Causes and Events to Celebrate

November Holidays, Causes and Events to Celebrate

A new month is here, welcome November! I’ve compiled another list of some fun, unique, serious, and interesting holidays for you to consider this November. There is much more than just Thanksgiving in this month! Special Days in November 2 – Deviled Egg Day I’m going to have to make Hubby some of the Bacon Deviled Eggs again 3 – Men Make Dinner Day 3 – Jellyfish Day 3 – Public Television Day I grew up watching PBS, that was back in the day before cable! Remember this Sesame Street toy? Don’t forget PBS was the original station to get … Continue Reading →
Babies, Washing Hands More Often and Udderly Smooth Giveaway!

Babies, Washing Hands More Often and Udderly Smooth Giveaway!

So the twins are almost 5 months old now (can you believe it) and since they have been born I have found myself washing my hands so much more. Because of that I also find that my hands can get dried out more often. Udderly Smooth saves my hands and keeps them feeling soft and smooth even with all the hand washing I do these days. When we use traditional soaps to wash our hands it does remove dirt and other icky stuff, but it can also remove the natural oils in your skin. This is one of the reasons … 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 – only mask the sensation of pain, and they come with side effects including depression, overdose and addiction, plus withdrawal symptoms when stopping opioid use. Pain relief doesn’t have to come in a bottle, however. Physical therapists can provide a … Continue Reading →