Please Vaccinate to Protect Yourself and Others

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. I get it. The decision to vaccinate yourself or your child is a contentious subject. Stacy Morrison's post at the beginning of the month (or more specifically the comments it generated) proved that ...more

Take a Deep Breath and Try Out the Free Weights

I've enjoyed working out at home for a while now. I don't have to worry about crowds or what I look like. I don't even have to wear clothes. I did weight training at home with what we had in the house, but I wanted to lift heavier and branch out ...more

Clear Your Mind and Re-Center with These 5 Yoga Poses

School is starting up again, but even if you're not returning to classes, many of us look at the fall as a fresh start. Invite peace and tranquility into your brain and restore your mind with this 5-part yoga practice. ...more

7 Exercises to Do at Home in 7 Minutes

Whether you are looking for a quick workout on a busy day or to add to something you are already doing, such as running or power walking, these 7 moves/stretches can be done in your home or anywhere. The only equipment you need is a yoga or exercise ...more

You Don't Need to Leave Your House to Practice Yoga

Yoga can be intimidating. I know; I was completely intimidated by it at first. I started yoga because I saw beautiful poses on Instagram and wanted to try them. When I did try them, they turned out to be harder than they looked. So, I started ...more

Why I Wore My Swimsuit this Summer for the Sake of My Family

Recently I came across a blog post on Facebook were a mom wrote about putting on her swimsuit, pushing aside her insecurities, coming out from under the sun umbrella, and taking off the coverup to… get this… ENJOY playing with her children in the water! So simple, yet something many of us, myself included don't do. ...more

5 Products to Ease Your Back & Neck Pain

Did you know back pain is one of the most common reasons for missing work? I know there are few things that will get me away from my laptop faster than a back pain flare-up. If you or someone you care about struggles with back pain, here is the guide for you. All of these products have been road-tested by me or someone to whom I sent them. ...more

Refusing to Vaccinate Leads to Outbreaks

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. I get it. The decision to vaccinate yourself or your child is a contentious subject. Stacy Morrison's post at the beginning of the month (or more specifically the comments it generated) proved that point. This conversation is important and the facts are important - even if it isn't (in some circles) popular. The comments section got very heated, and I think Stacy did a fantastic job of staying above the fray without backing down on her stance. ...more
For those who argue against vax and ask why are they needed anyway if they work so well...think ...more

New Allergy Blood Test

Here's a quick tip for all you allergy parents out there.  We took Emmy for her yearly visit to the allergist last week to have all the paperwork filled out for school this year.  While we were there, the allergist told us about a new blood they've come out with.  I think it's just for those with a peanut allergy, but I could be wrong.  The test goes one step farther than a traditional blood test.  It tests not only if a person is allergic to peanuts, but whether or not they will have the anaphylaxis reaction. ...more

Things I’m Loving Friday #48

We’re officially living in the land of boxes! ...more

Bethenny Frankel's SkinnyGirl weight loss tips, products and recipes

Bethenny Frankel has become known as "SkinnyGirl" for her brand of everything from nutrition bars to beverages....more

Turkey Zucchini Meatballs

I’ve got a quickie post for ya today. It’s a recipe for something I whipped up recently that the whole family enjoyed. Yumness all around! ...more

Why I Wore My Swimsuit this Summer for the Sake of My Family

Recently I came across a blog post on Facebook were a mom wrote about putting on her swimsuit, pushing aside her insecurities, coming out from under the sun umbrella, and taking off the coverup to… get this… ENJOY playing with her children in the water! So simple, yet something many of us, myself included don't do. ...more

Pinterest Favorites (& Rambling)

It’s Friday of a holiday weekend, which is pretty much one of the best feelings ever. We have friends coming to visit and are hoping for sunshine and good football games to catch up over. Last night, David was working so by the time I bathed both girls and had them both asleep, I decided to treat myself ....more

Foods to Eat for Strong Bones

Happy Friday! Are my fellow American readers as excited for a three-day weekend as I am?! So today I’m talking about the health of something that we all have about 206 of… ....more

Weight loss update

I haven't done a weight loss update in forever!! I wasn't losing any weight for a really long time so I just kind of decided to stop updating since I knew that I was still changing but in other ways. ...more

Growing your Blog with Pinterest

I had a “Friday Finds” post scheduled for today, but honestly.. have nothing to talk about! So instead, I want to just give a quick little blog tip for the day instead for anyone who has thought about blogging, currently blogs, or just likes to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes in the blog world! ...more

Gluten-Free Sweet Pumpkin Bread

Here we go with the pumpkin! Expect a lot of it from me (and everyone else) for the next several months! I couldn't resist picking up a can of my favorite orange puree the last time I visited the store ....more