Health
Diet

Everything You Need to Know About the NOOM Diet App

Trying to lose weight can be a frustrating and overwhelming experience. Almost everywhere you look there’s advice on how to successfully drop the pounds, However, in many cases the information presented is questionable or conflicting. And to make matters worse, there’s an abundance of specialized diets, many of them claiming to be the “magic bullet” […]

healthy eating

How to Eat Organic When You Can’t Afford To

When I married my husband, I knew that there would be certain lifestyle choices that he would never bend on. He never manages to get his damn socks in the hamper, he loves to be outside no matter the weather, and we would always eat organic without question. Now that we have three kids and […]

Diet

How to Break the Stress Eating Cycle

Like many other moms, I can watch what I eat perfectly during the day until my kids go to bed. But something about finally getting to sit down and relax in silence makes me crave carbs and sugar like crazy. With the TV remote in one hand and a bag of chips in the other […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Bananas

The simple banana is one of the most widely consumed fruits in the world. And with good reason! Besides being tasty, inexpensive and easy to eat on the go, bananas are incredibly nutritious. A wide variety of health benefits are liked to the funny looking fruit. Bananas are high in potassium and pectin, a form of […]

autism

We Give CBD Oil to Our Daughter And Here’s Why

Long before my daughter’s autism diagnosis we struggled with her moods. Her tantrums were far more severe than the typical toddler. Her everyday frustrations led to banging her head on the walls. And saying no to any request could result in the requested item being launched across the room. Knowing she would grow bigger, stronger […]

Fertility

Here Are 5 Things to Know About Freezing Your Eggs

Women are having babies later and later in life. And while age is certainly an important factor when trying to conceive, these days there are ways delay your biological clock. Egg freezing is one of those ways. Egg freezing (also known as oocyte cryopreservation) is slowly becoming mainstream. While it was once considered experimental, that […]

hobbies

How Self-Care Makes You a Better Mom

When I was a kid, I took Polynesian dance lessons. I stopped as a preteen when life became busy with other things (Busy: Ha! Clearly I was not yet a parent). And I took up hula and Tahitian dancing again as a college student and early in my marriage before kids. Not performing on stage […]

Health

Four Ways to Cope With the Postpartum Baby Blues

When my first child was born, I was taken aback by the unfamiliar feelings of fear, isolation, and boredom. I’m not sure what I thought motherhood would initially be like, but I am pretty sure that it wasn’t me blubbering on and on about how awkward my body felt or about how much I was […]

Allergies

What You Need to Know About the Tick-Borne Meat Allergy

It’s been in the news and it is scary; people getting bitten by ticks and then developing life-threatening meat allergies. But what do we really know about this relatively new phenomenon and how common is it? If you live in the Southeast or Eastern United States then you may be aware of the Lone Star […]