Make All the Pieces Fit by Writing about Autism

April is Autism Awareness Month, and what better way to understand autism than through your words?  Blog posts can give readers a panoramic view of the experience since autism differs from person to person.  We've created a roundup of posts ...more

How to Have the Dreaded Sex Talk with Your Child

According to the Kinsey Institute, the average kid loses his or her virginity before he or she graduates high school. For boys, it's an average of 16.9 years, and girls lose their virginity on average at 17.4 years. Heroin use is up amongst ...more

10 Different Ways to Workout with Burpees

I’m stoked that you guys are enjoying the Week 3 workout! Since we’ve been doing LOTS of burpees lately, I figured today would be a great day to share some of my tried and true burpee variations including the basic movement you'll need to know in ...more

Study Finds Vegetarians are Unhealthy? Uh... I Don't Think So.

Another day, another study, this time finding that while all other studies have found the contrary, the Medical University of Graz in Austria found that vegetarians had more health problems than meat eaters.  According to CBS's coverage, ...more

We Need to Talk about Mental Illness

Last week, I was very moved by an interview on CBC Radio with Newfoundland actor-comedian Andy Jones and his wife Mary-Lynn Bernard on the death of their son, Louis who "passed away by his own hand after a lengthy and brave battle with mental ...more

Plus-Size Woman Wears Bikini in Miami; World Does Not End

"It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes." ~Sally Field ...more
That is a really cute bikini and I did a double take when I saw the Lena Dunham pic - I thought ...more

The Secret to Embracing Overwhelm

Birthdays are the perfect time for thought. I turned 34 on Saturday. No trumpets. No fancy cake. Just a lot of reflection....more
KathyBoutin  Thanks for sharing, Kathy!  Today, I was feeling that overwhelm creep up, so I ...more

The Semicolon Project: Continuing Our Stories One Choice at a Time

Today I found out about a brave movement called The Semicolon Project. Participants in this project are drawing tattoos of semicolons on their wrists to raise awareness about depression and self-harm. There was a time in my life when I didn’t want to live anymore. I was incredibly hopeless. I was afraid to wake up in the morning because when I opened my eyes I knew that I would have to face the day. If you haven’t struggled with depression, it’s hard to understand these feelings. But they are incredibly awful and real. They are debilitating. ...more
Laurend1985  I hear you. Dealing with depression in any context is difficult. That's great that ...more

Race pace run

Jerry was off work today, and I really wanted to skip my run to stay at home and have a lazy breakfast with him. Instead, I decided to just head out early--half an hour before the kids had to leave for school. That way I could be back home by 8:30 ish.Usually, I do my tempo runs on the treadmill, because it's easier to maintain a constant pace, but today was absolutely gorgeous outside! ...more

How A Wounded Warrior Helps Me With My Weight Goals

Ever since I started my fitness journey at the very beginning of the year and joined a local gym, I’ve been looking for sources of inspiration to make me stay on goal with my new fitness-fueled lifestyle. As I type this, I’m at around 205lbs and my main number is 170lbs...so I still have a bit a ways to go!...more

Healthy Lemon Tarts

I love all things lemon....more

Doctors Share 7 Biggest Fertility Misconceptions for National Infertility Awareness Week

National study shows widespread lack of fertility knowledge among reproductive-age women.  Fertility Centers of Illinois physicians share the most common misconceptions they hear from patients....more

Plus-Size Woman Wears Bikini in Miami; World Does Not End

"It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes." ~Sally Field ...more
That is a really cute bikini and I did a double take when I saw the Lena Dunham pic - I thought ...more

Henry’s Toothbrush Chart

I thought I’d write a little update on my dear Henry....more

Birth and Death: Chelsea Clinton to Gabriel Garcia Márquez

I got two CNN alerts on the heels of one another, attached to each other in Gmail like mating dragonflies....more

29 Questions

Let’s play ’29 Questions’ (idea from Tina). 1. What are you wearing? Jeans(!) and a nursing top. 2 ....more

10 Myths About Pregnancy in Your 40s

 In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week on April 20-26, Heidi Hayes of Donor Egg Bank USA shares her personal journey with infertility and debunks myths about pursuing later motherhood. ...more