February is American Heart Month. This month, women are encouraged to focus on our cardiovascular health and wellbeing. But it also provides a good opportunity for the whole family to focus on heart healthy habits.   What is heart disease?  Heart disease...
Remember those ab toner belt infomercials that promised to shrink your stomach muscles into a six-pack while you sit on the couch? While they were proven not to work, the fitness industry continues introducing products to make your workout...
Since becoming a mom it's been a struggle at times to prioritize my health and ensure I'm living a healthy life for myself and my family. It is so easy to put everyone else's needs first because, let's face...
I'm a mom of two littles and this time of year is always crazy. My daughter's birthday falls literally two weeks before Christmas and I'm always scrambling up to Christmas Eve wrapping presents and shipping out packages to out...
A few weeks ago I took my son to the emergency room at Prisma Health Richland hospital. This was the first time we'd gone to the ER in Columbia. (We'd previously been to an ER when living in Chicago...
As we enter another cold and flu season, it’s time to check in on your home sick-day supply kit. I know it can be overwhelming sometimes to navigate the cold and flu aisle at the pharmacy, so I have...
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and this is your sign to get proactive about your breast health. Debunking Breast Cancer Myths There are a variety of things that people have said over the years that cause breast cancer, but actually...
We all have those times in life that drain us and change us. For me, that time includes helping to care for my mom while she battled breast cancer. While her fight was much harder, I learned very quickly...
Bucket lists have become one of my favorite things to create these days! As we, along with our kids, settle into our back-to-school routines and the fall season approaches, I thought it would be a great idea to create...
In today's fast-paced world, many of us find ourselves needing help to prioritize our wellness along with competing demands on our time and energy. In addition, many women struggle with wearing many hats, often leading to fatigue and neglect...
This year I came to the realization that I've spent more years of my life dealing with depression than I haven't. In grade school, I remember writing an essay and likening the absence of depression to warmth, a feeling...
In honor of World Apraxia Day, I want to share my experience with this little-known speech disorder. When my son was diagnosed with Apraxia of Speech at 18 months, I had no idea what it was. To be honest, two...
This is part two of my weight loss journey. You can find part one here. My big caveat that goes with this series is that, like any medical decision, this is a highly individual one. There is no one-size-fits-all solution...
All I have ever wanted was to be a mother. It's always been my greatest dream. I would never expect every woman to feel the way I do about motherhood, and every woman has a right to determine whether...
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