10 Ways to Easily Work More Steps into Your Day

It is recommended that individuals get 10,000 steps (roughly 5 miles) per day to keep you physically fit and ward off disease. Getting 10,000 steps a day can be extremely challenging especially when you work an 8am to 5pm desk job like me. I ...more

5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Restaurant When You Have Hearing Loss

My favorite restaurant recently underwent a large renovation. It was necessary, as the place definitely needed an update, but I was crushed. This restaurant was my family's haven from noise. Every Friday night, almost without fail, we enjoyed a ...more

5 Yoga Poses for Valentine's Day

Last year, I brought you 5 very sexy yoga poses to work into your Valentine's Day... activities. This year I'm back with something even more important: self-love. You can more easily attract love from outside yourself when you've activated love ...more

Working Through Grief After a Death

I had previously written a piece on my mum's journey with dementia, how it destroyed her and stole parts of me. The piece was a featured blog on BlogHer and I was humbled. I just wrote it to get the pain and hurt out and to share with anyone who was ...more

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Young Mom

Motherhood came to me a lot earlier than I ever thought it would. I became a mom two months after my 19th birthday. I don't usually like to volunteer that information. I like for people to assume that I'm pushing 30 when I go somewhere with my three ...more

Do I Have to Celebrate My Daughter's Feeding Tube?

February 7th to 13th is Feeding Tube Awareness Week. While I respect the Feeding Tube Awareness organization, especially its outreach to parents, I have mixed feelings about the awareness week. ...more

10 Ways to Get 10,000 Steps a Day

It is recommended that individuals get 10,000 steps (roughly 5 miles) per day to keep you physically fit and ward off disease. Getting 10,000 steps a day can be extremely challenging especially when you work an 8am to 5pm desk job like me. I consider myself to be a pretty active person, but there have been days where I leave my office and have only walked 2,000 steps IN A WHOLE DAY! Here are some tips and tricks I have come up with to help you reach your daily step goal. ...more
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How to Choose a Restaurant When You Have Hearing Loss

My favorite restaurant recently underwent a large renovation. It was necessary, as the place definitely needed an update, but I was crushed. This restaurant was my family's haven from noise. Every Friday night, almost without fail, we enjoyed a quiet, stress-free, delicious meal in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. And none of us had to worry about my hearing loss. Were we going to have to find a new place? ...more
Jan Wilberg Thanks for reading! It is so important to spread the word about hearing loss. It is ...more

Special School for Cerebral Palsy Affected

Today, many non-governmental organizations are dedicated to working for the children with special needs regardless of their class, culture, race or religion. With education playing a key role in the upliftment of society and bringing about a socio-economic change, they are specially focused upon educating the special kids through adapted teaching methodologies. The interventionists identify their behavioural problems first, thereafter, trying to understand their needs and devise strategies accordingly.Therapy Sessions for Rehabilitation...more

why God let me suffer

My sophomore year in high school was probably the toughest year concerning my mental illnesses. I wasn't too uncomfortable around my peers in middle school but that seemed to shift once I entered high school. I was much more insecure in my new environment. I could barely listen during lectures because my pessimistic thoughts were ringing through my head and the anxiousness that accompanied them just made things worse. I was convinced that everyone saw my every flaw; they were picking me apart just as I was. You know the saying you are your own worst enemy?...more

Valentine's Day Treats For People Who Don't Like Sweets!

Chocolate, candy, cupcakes... sounds a lot like Valentine's Day doesn't it?But what if you don't like sweets?I'm not a huge sweets person and Bryce hates all sweets so we've always had to think outside the box a little when it comes to Valentine's Day.Last year I surprised Bryce with a huge platter of cheeses cut into hearts with meat and his eyes lit up like the crazy heart eyed emoji. This year he said that's all he wanted again...sure makes my life easy!...more

Paleo Egg Roll in a Bowl

I love Asian food- Pho, Fried Rice, anything wrapped in a wonton- basically anything that can be paired with Soy Sauce or Wasabi is my friend. However, after adopting a mostly clean and Paleo lifestyle, and especially during a Whole30 cycle, wontons, rice, and soy are a no-go. ...more

Resolutions

Like most of you I have made many New Year resolutions. Each time I have been motivated, inspired and ready to rebuild a new me. For example my most recent resolution which has been the same for the past several years is to lose weight. I learned from my prior efforts that one key to successful weight loss is preparation. So I purchased the latest fitness gear, exercise DVDs, and rounded up my support team to keep me accountable. Believing that I was off to great start I punched my flab square in the nose with a five day intense month long workout routine....more

20+ Delicious Recipes for Eating Vegetables with Breakfast + Eat More Plants Challenge Update: Week 2

Remember that little stomach thing Luke had last week? ...more

Friday I’m In Love, Volume 5

Happy Friday! I’m happy to be sitting down. I had a busy start to my Friday ....more

why depression is just like cancer

On September 11th, 2012 my mom was diagnosed with cancer. I was a junior in high school and still trying to learn how to navigate life with mental illnesses. My mom was called back in after a routine mammogram to get a biopsy. She did her best to reassure me that there was nothing to worry about just like a good mom would. I think her exact words were, "I know a lot of ladies that get called in for biopsies after mammograms, it's never anything"....more

A Few Remarks on Little House in the Big Woods and Beyonce

I've started reading Little House in the Big Woods to Zuzu. I've been pleasantly surprised with her attention to the book that doesn't have many pictures. What has also been SUPER adorable lately is how much she is into "reading" books herself, or reading them out loud to Coco ....more

why i share

I’ve never known what I wanted to be when I grew up. If you asked me from the ages of 4-13 I probably would’ve told you I wanted to be a figure skating coach. All my world revolved around was going to school and then heading to figure skating practice after that. I loved it. I was so unique, I never knew anyone else (besides my friends at the rink) that were figure skaters. But when I entered middle school it became harder, I grew like a weed and I had a hard time matching my skills with my growing body....more