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Babies and Pregnancy


11 beautiful before & after maternity photos

by Carolyn Robertson posted in Mom Stories It’s true, what everybody says: In the end, the memory of childbirth quickly fades. Looking back, I don’t recall exactly what I was thinking, or what people said, or even how much it hurt. Even years later, though, I do still remember the moment when the doctor laid… […]


Should I homeschool my kids?

by Stacy-Ann Gooden posted in Mom Stories High school is a distant memory for me. But it feels like it was just yesterday. A friend and I reminisced about those days when the only responsibility we had back then was making sure we completed our homework assignments and showed up for class. The conversation quickly… […]


Are you afraid to delegate your “mom-chores?”

by Sarah Welch posted in Life & Home Is there a ‘right’ way to load a dishwasher? Or fold the laundry? Or make play dates? Let me answer that for you (and the deeply insecure part of me). There isn’t. That kind of thinking is a trap. A trap that keeps you stuck. On a… […]

Fitness


How Much Is The Price of Sight?

Should you wear eye glasses, contact lenses or just get a lasik procedure? How much is the price of sight? Take a look at this infographic. Via: King Lasik Mark Dilworth, BA, PES Her Fitness Hut (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) The post How Much Is The Price of Sight? appeared first on Her […]


Yum Yum Gum Review and Giveaway!

I always have my coffee and Yum Yum Gum at the gym. Phew! This week flew by. We had a couple of days of snow, and the weatherman is calling for more snow and dangerously cold temps today and early this week. Sounds like a perfect time to work on a few house projects! My […]


Over-eaters Alert: 5 Proven Tricks to Eat Less Calories

by Mike Geary, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition Specialist I found most of these five tricks (that are proven to help you eat less food and less overall calories) while reading a fascinating book recently called 59 Seconds by Richard Wiseman. I […] ? Read the rest of this entry… (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) The […]

Healthy Eating


Staff Favorites from the New January Issue of EatingWell

When you look the new January/February issue of EatingWell magazine, there are a couple things you’ll notice right away. First of all: 2014? Already? Then you’ll focus on the gorgeous photo of colorful cauliflower. If you think to yourself, “I love cauliflower—wish I had some new delicious recipes for it,” we can help. Here are […]


Day 7: Drink Enough Water

In one 2010 study, people who drank two cups of water before meals lost more weight than those who didn’t.. Plus, drinking water can help edge out calories from calorie-laden beverages like juice, soda and even sweetened tea or coffee. Find out how much water you should drink each day. EatingWell Blogs – All Blog […]


Day 8: Treat Yourself (Occasionally)

Craving something sweet—or salty—but think you can’t have it if you are trying to lose weight? Actually, having a small treat every day may help you stick to your diet. Research in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that a small daily treat didn’t sabotage weight-loss efforts. Some under-150-calorie snacks to try: a […]

Parenting Tips


Vitamin D levels during pregnancy linked to offspring muscle strength

New research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism suggests that mothers who have a higher intake of vitamin D during pregnancy are more likely to have children with stronger muscles.Vitamin D is known to help regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the bloodstream, as well as help cells to communicate. […]


How alcohol leads to birth defects – clues from embryo heart images

Scientists have found a way to image the very early development of the embryonic heart in research that may help them to explain how drinking alcohol in pregnancy can lead to heart defects at the baby’s birth. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today


Hospital-diagnosed maternal infections linked to increased autism risk

Hospital-diagnosed maternal bacterial infections during pregnancy were associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders in children, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published Dec. 23 in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today