How To Create A Portable First Aid Kit

"I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This content has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its client. All health related suggestions and opinions expressed in this post are all my own" #WellAtWalgreens #shop #CollectiveBias Spring is here, and for my family that means it's time for baseball. We are running at least 4 days a week between games and practices, so we are always on the go. With teenagers playing baseball, you know what is going to happen. Someone is going to slide and get a scrape. Or a fan will get stung by a bee. Occasionally you will have the parents … [Read more...]


Colon Cancer Awareness Twitter Chat #ColonCancerACC

  Currently, colon cancer affects 1 in 20 people. One in 20. Symptoms like persistent stomach aches and pains, rapid weight loss and bloody bowel movements may be symptoms of colon cancer. #ColonCancerACC Chat on 3/20 The good news is that colon cancer is often beatable when detected and treated in its early stages. Colon cancer can even be prevented altogether when polyps are removed before they develop into cancer. Join Penn Medicine and the Abramson Cancer Center for a Twitter chat on Thursday, March 20 from Noon to 1 pm ET, #ColonCancerACC as we discuss colon cancer, prevention, and the factors that increase your … [Read more...]


Incorporating Healthy Pasta Into Your Meals

With winter upon us(and it doesn't seem like it wants to leave anytime soon), it is a great time for comfort meals. Pasta is a staple of our menu plans, but isn't always the healthiest option. I have read Jo-Lynne's many posts on eating healthier, and asked her if she would share some of her best advice for incorporating healthy pasta into our meals. After all, she knows what she is talking about, she won a spot on DoctorOz.com for making the Philly Cheese steak healthy. She is also writing a gluten-free cookbook as well! So read on. Simple Steps For Incorporating Healthy Pasta Into Your Meals I'm so happy to be guest posting for … [Read more...]


Let’s Take A Trip To Mom It Forward

Hi blog readers! Today we are taking a trip to Mom It Forward. I am guest posting on their website, and talking about an important topic. Winter blues are something that everyone deals with, even if they don't talk about it. There is nothing to be ashamed of, and there is help out there for this serious condition. So, head on over and check out my suggestions for managing the winter blues!   Make sure you check out all the great blog posts on Mom It Forward. It is a great community for blog support and information! … [Read more...]


New Year New You Giveaway! Give A Gift To Yourself!

Wow! It is so hard to believe that 2014 is here already! It seems like I was talking about my healthy goals for 2013, and here we are in 2014 and I haven't done anything! I have all these intentions to do wonderful things, but they never seem to come into fruition. But you can start your new year new you off on the right foot. Join me for this great giveaway below, because you could win a new treadmill. What a terrific way to get into healthy living! Welcome to the New Year, New You Giveaway. Organized by Mom Powered Media. Co-hosted by My Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Life, Memoirs of a Clueless Woman, Mother of Imperfection, The Frugal … [Read more...]

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Advocating Healthcare For Your Spouse: What I Learned This Week

It is Tuesday already, time for another edition of what I learned this week. Today is a busy, and really cold day. I am warning everyone ahead of time that this post will be a rant post. Now that you are warned, I can get to the meat of my post. I will tell you that it isn't a nice story. It may seem minor to some, but it has the potential to turn into a very serious situation. So, now that I got that off my chest, let's see what I learned this week. Advocating Healthcare For Your Spouse   As someone who used to work in healthcare, I am *usually* of the mindset to support healthcare workers. They deal with a lot of stress, … [Read more...]


Fitness On Friday: First Friday In November

Ah yes, it is the first Friday in November.  That means that the holiday eating season will be upon us very soon.  As much as I want to ignore it, I just can't.  Why?  Because the scale is telling me otherwise. I try not to look at it, but sometimes you just can't ignore what is staring right at you in the mirror.  Closing your eyes and not looking in the mirror will not make it magically disappear.  You need to work at it.  Each day. For today's edition of fitness on Friday, I am going to list 3 goals I want to accomplish in the next week.  Small stuff that will be attainable, and still make a huge difference. And truly, these are … [Read more...]

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Common Courtesy: Above And Beyond

In the past, I have written a post about common courtesy during the retail holiday season.  What started out as me just getting my frustrations with people and their actions, ended up turning into my most viewed post.  Even today, as I write this new post, my page views for What Is Common Courtesy? continue to climb.  Common courtesy is something that I think most people do not understand, and that maybe instead of getting angry about it, I need to help educate people who may not know any better.  Maybe they did not have a role model to teach them about proper etiquette or behavior in a public place. Look a person in the eye when addressing … [Read more...]

Guest Post~6 Healthy Dishes To Cook For Your Baby

Today's guest poster talks about healthy meals for your baby.  Thank you JoEllen, for writing this blog post for today.  There are lots of Mom's out there that will find this information helpful and quick, especially on these warm summer days! As a parent, it's important to offer foods to your child that are not only great tasting, but nutritious as well. Babies and toddlers develop specific taste preferences early in life, and offering a wide variety of flavors and textures can decrease their chances of becoming picky eaters. You can easily modify dishes that are made for your family to suit your baby's developmental level. Soft meats and … [Read more...]


Sunshine Is Good For The Soul

When I look at the calendar, it's hard to believe that the end of February is almost upon us.  It just seemed like the new year began, and here we are almost 2 full months into it.  Well, you will get no complaints from this blogger.  I thrive on sunshine, long nights, warm breezes, and open windows.  During the winter, I mark the passing of time by when it gets dark.  Darkness means a few good things, like Big Daddy J on his way home from work or evening television with the family.  But I can't deny it, the fact that it is no longer pitch black at 5pm makes me want to dance and sing(don't worry, I will spare you the … [Read more...]

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