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Babies and Pregnancy

My daughter scored…for the other team

by Laurie Gelman posted in Mom Stories This is one of those mom moments that nothing can prepare you for. My oldest was playing in her first competitive middle school basketball game. They were up by 3 points with 2 minutes left in the game. My girl went up for a rebound, came down with… […]

Personal care products possible sources of potentially harmful parabens for babies

Through lotions, shampoos and other personal care products, infants and toddlers are likely becoming exposed to potentially harmful substances, called parabens, at an even higher level than adult women in the US, researchers have reported. Their findings on parabens have been linked to reproductive and other health issues. ScienceDaily: Infant Health News

Deals of the week: 6 sales to help cross off holiday lists

by Lesley Kennedy posted in Products & Prizes Ooh, I really want to pay full price for that. Said no one. Ever. In a perfect world, we’d all have time to be extreme couponers, but there are mouths to feed, dishes to wash, work to be done. No worries – we’ve rounded up the week’s… […]


4 Months Old!

Cole is 4 months old! Cole is 4 months old. I can hardly believe he is already getting so big, but at the same time, it seems like ages ago that I was pregnant and went through labor and delivery. Here’s what Cole is up to: At four months, he’s still exclusively breastfed. We’ve tried […]

Raspberry Rhapsody

This is a tasty pudding that can be enjoyed morning, noon or night. It’s quick and easy to make, so you can have a healthy snack in just minutes. Increase the ingredients and serve it to your guests, they’ll find it hard to resist as this lovely dish will leave them with a lasting impression. […]

12 Top Exercises for Women to Build Muscle Mass

Why do you workout? If you said, “to burn fat and change my body to lean and healthy,” that’s a great answer! You will have to build more muscle mass to reach your goals. You must work hard to change […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry… (Visited 29 times, 1 visits today) The […]

Healthy Eating

Which is healthier: chocolate fudge or chocolate bark?

When I’m invited to someone’s house for dinner, I never show up empty-handed. Call me Southern (which is a compliment!) but I think bringing a little offering says, “Thank you so much for inviting me over and serving me food.” I used to bring a bottle or wine or flowers, but recently I’ve been whipping […]

Kale & Cucumber Salad with Avocado Tahini Dressing

Simple recipe packed with flavor & nutrition from Nava Atlas’s ‘Wild About Greens’ cookbook Massaged kale served simply with cucumbers, carrots, and a luscious avocado and tahini dressing is an incredible treat. Savvy Veg is a big kale fan who had never eaten massaged kale, but is now an enthusiastic convert to kale salads, thanks […]

Fresh Tomato Basil Soup

Feeling under the weather? Whether you’re seeking to restore your health or just in the mood for something tasty, try out this recipe for fresh tomato basil soup. For this soup, you’ll need chopped red onions (2 onions makes about 1.5 cups), extra-virgin olive oil (3 tablespoons), minced garlic cloves (5), chopped peeled carrots (2), […]

Parenting Tips

True documentation of the human cost a maternal death (Tanzania)

Disney movies often spring from the tragedy of a maternal death– think Cinderella, Snow White, Bambi, the Fox & the Hound, Finding Nemo, Beauty & the Beast and on it goes. We know that not only is the premature death of any woman is a tragedy, but that obviously there are effects for at least […]

The Limits of Palliative Cancer Care in Guatemala

As cancer rates increase around the world, so does the need for palliative care in low- and middle-income countries.  The world’s poorest cancer patients tend to come to medical attention at advanced stages, when pain management represents the only therapeutic option.  The WHO advocates the development of palliative care programs in poor countries, describing that […]

New Pregnancy Tests Estimates How Far Along Women Are

New advancements in technology could let woman not only know if they’re pregnant or not, but also how far along they are. Clearblue, a manufacturer of pregnancy tests, has released the new line Advanced Pregnancy test with Weeks Estimator. How it works is that this test contains two strips instead of the traditional single strip. […]