Starting a New Chapter

Last fall, I had a baby, got my tubes tied, and subsequently turned 30, all in a three month period. That is a lot of major life events in a short amount of time, and I’ve been doing my best to manage it. But, as with anything in life, it has been a struggle. Turning 30 has been a mental hurdle I’ve found difficult to overcome....more

Discover the diet that helps magician maintain 105-pound weight loss

Magician Penn Jillette lost 105 pounds with an extremely low-calorie diet of 1,00 calories a day, reported the Inquisitr. Now he's sharing how he's keeping off the weight, and it's all based on the Nutritarian diet created by weight loss physician Dr. Joel Fuhrman. ...more

Not a fun topic, but important

When it first started to happen, I laughed it off. Every once in a while, I sneezed, coughed or laughed and a few drops of urine escaped. I shrugged it off. It was only once a month or so. I changed my underwear and moved on....more

Document This Experience

For how many months have you been breastfeeding?How many days is that?How many times a day do you breastfeed?How many hours a day do you spend breastfeeding?How many total hours have you breastfed your baby since she was born?Now, that is a lot of time spent breastfeeding, huh?  How many pictures do you have of breastfeeding? How many of those include you in the picture?Many women look back and wish they had more pictures taken of them breastfeeding their child....more
Thanks for this post! I happened to come across it and it resonated with me. As a mom of two ...more

Stress Awareness: Drop the Mic...but don't!

Hello BlogHer readers!  This is post # 2 in my series of Stress Awareness Month postings.  I originally had a different topic in mind but we all know life dictates our decisions.  Beginning with last week's introductory post, I plan to explore common ways we stress out and tips, articles, and suggestions to reign victorious!...more

Health Benefits of Echinacea

Feelin’ a little down? Cold season finally caught up to you? Echinacea might be just what you need!Along with being a beautiful flower, Echinacea is also an herb used to help treat the flu and colds, and helps to strengthen your immune system....more

6 Exercises You Can Do on the Stairs

How excited are you that the weather is finally warming up??  I know I am!  I've been dying for the days of driving around without a coat (which actually happened yesterday!), being able to take walks in the evenings after dinner, and just generally being outdoors....more

Be Fair (Week 5-ish)

fair: free from bias or injustice; courteous, civilThis week’s BE is interesting for me to write, as it’s a topic that comes up in my various circles of girlfriends from time to time.It has been said that I am quick to cut people off at the knees once we have experienced a major conflict. That’s not always the case (it can be, but not always).But I have learned that people are in your life for a reason; and they can stay for season or a lifetime. Transition is good and sometimes it is necessary....more