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Parents/primary caregivers are the most important advocate for their children in all areas of their development, including social-emotional. May is Mental Health Awareness month. Children as young as newborns can have social-emotional issues. Research shows, behavior problems that surface in early childhood are the single best predictor for several long-term outcomes, such as adolescent delinquency, gang involvement, incarceration, substance abuse, divorce, unemployment (Center for…Continue
Added by Sarah Senst on May 23, 2013 at 4:05pm — No Comments
Hi, my name is Tales From the Motherland, and I'm addicted to reality. Please don't call me out for using the classic "meeting" hello; trust me, there will be plenty of opportunities to judge here. Those of you who are clever enough, or who have the…Continue
Added by Dawn Quyle Landau on May 16, 2013 at 8:37pm — No Comments
If you’ve ever read anything about weight loss, or seen any diet commercial, you are familiar with the concept of portion control. Yes, it’s all about serving size. You’ve heard, as I have, that restaurants are killing us with giant portions, that protein servings should be the size of your palm, that it isn’t what you’re eating, it’s the amount you’re consuming that’s matters.
Over the past several months, as I’ve been striving to lose weight and get healthier, I’ve…Continue
Added by Laura Cipullo on May 16, 2013 at 10:31am — No Comments
To Prevent Kidney Stones: limit protein, sodium, calcium and oxalate in diet intake and increase fluid.
Beverages: Limit draft beer; chocolate beverage mixes, cocoa, instant tea and instant coffee
Breads and Cereals: Limit grits, wheat bran, instant cereal, any breads or crackers with salted tops, cheese pizza
Desserts: Limit fruitcake, desserts made with…Continue
Added by Laura Cipullo on May 15, 2013 at 8:20pm — No Comments
I am giving away an all white FitBit Zip activity tracker valued at 59.99 . It has been a very important part of my weight loss journey and I want to share this little piece of technology with one lucky winner. The FitBit Zip is perfect for just about everyone from those that are on a weight loss journey like myself to those that just want to challenge themselves to become more active.
Check out my blog (…Continue
Added by Danielle Stewart on May 15, 2013 at 12:35am — No Comments
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Mindfulness before becoming a mom was fairly straightforward. So why is it so…Continue
Added by Jeanine Kinzie on May 8, 2013 at 5:06pm — No Comments
Health Care Reform Takes Effect In 2014
What Does This Mean For You NOW?
When the Affordable Care Act was introduced, it seemed like a good idea. Healthcare costs were escalating faster than inflation. People with pre-existing conditions found it difficult to get coverage. Preventative care wasn't used for early detection the way it was intended due to cost. 30 million people were uninsured and sometimes weren't able to cover the cost of…
Added by Jeanine Kinzie on May 8, 2013 at 5:01pm — No Comments
Many of you love Health Savings Accounts to keep your coverage affordable and have better catastrophic coverage. Here's the scoop of the deductible maximums for 2014.
Annual Limits on Cost-Sharing Requirements (§156.130(a))
The ACA limits annual cost-sharing to levels required under health savings account (HSA) compatible high-deductible health plans…
Added by Jeanine Kinzie on May 8, 2013 at 4:55pm — No Comments
Added by Jeanine Kinzie on May 8, 2013 at 4:52pm — No Comments
Original Content from: Oh, Just Stop Already
The other week I had posted 6 Reasons to Rethink Cow's Milk and giving you some reasons as to why I am eliminating it from Austyn's and…Continue
Added by Chelle W on May 7, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
While working from home has many benefits, it is easy to suffer from burnout. Our work is always in front of us, even if we are lucky enough to have an office with a door. Because we feel like we always have to keep the ball rolling and never lose steam, many of us rarely keep “regular” schedules or schedule vacation or mental health days. We work early in the morning,…Continue
Added by Elaine Griffin on May 7, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments
A friend once mentioned about eating pineapple for a well-scented vagina. We immediately rushed out to buy pineapples. We did not really take it seriously.
Recently, as I was researching about fruits I came across so many articles about the correlation between eating pineapple and the smell and taste of vagina! They even conducted a…Continue
Added by mitchelle on May 1, 2013 at 1:39am — No Comments
May is Arthritis Awareness Month
Arthritis is a serious, painful and debilitating disease that is often misunderstood.It's the leading cause of…Continue
Added by Jamie L. Clark on May 1, 2013 at 12:07am — No Comments
Have a kid who’s a picky eater? You’re not alone. Children have little say about most of the things in their lives, but what goes in their mouths is one thing they have control over. However, as a parent you know how important it is for your child to eat a balanced diet that doesn’t just include chicken nuggets, cupcakes, and French fries. The best way to get them to eat healthy is to make it fun for them and create a kind of…Continue
Added by Jane Roarski on April 30, 2013 at 1:15pm — No Comments
Dearest Readers, Fellow Bloggers, and Social Media Super-Heroes,
I am humbly writing this post to ask you for help. The help is not for me, yet my needs are two-fold. My dear friend of twenty years, Alison K., the best girl you could ever hope to know, has been suffering from severe endometriosis for years. After trying to conceive for ten years, Alison had surgery to remove…Continue
Added by Shannon Thomas on April 28, 2013 at 9:22am — No Comments
Thanks for stopping by. There’s a lot to look through here so let me give you a few tips on how to navigate through these pages.
There is a lot of conflicting information about what health means so I hope to clear up this question. Optimal health is based upon your body…Continue
Added by Erica Lynn on April 24, 2013 at 12:28pm — No Comments
Are “Super foods” worth the money? This answer depends on which food one is referring to. The Willis Report recently asked me if consumers who are being bombarded with trendy super foods like quinoa, goji berries, acai berries, and spirulina getting the most for their money? Well these foods are indeed packed with nutrition especially vitamins, antioxidants…Continue
Added by Laura Cipullo on April 23, 2013 at 2:54pm — No Comments
|REAL GRANDMOM ASKS: My 11 year old granddaughter is hiding her sandwiches and lunchables that are packed for her lunch in her room; sometimes before she even leaves for school. She takes a bite out of the sandwich or lunchable and puts in back in the container and seals it up, then hides it in her room. She doesn’t have an explanation for this and you can tell she is embarrassed when you talk to her about it. None of…|
Added by Laura Cipullo on April 17, 2013 at 11:24pm — No Comments
You want to be healthy in the mind as well as the body, right? So do you think a gym is a place of healthy attitudes and positive role models? Unfortunately, it’s not always the best place for our mind or bodies especially when we are moving for the wrong reasons. Many times, I encourage my clients to move but fear they will get caught up in over-working their bodies, or triggered when their trainer or instructor give unsolicited diet advice or encourages more than one spin class a day.…Continue
Added by Laura Cipullo on April 16, 2013 at 5:21pm — No Comments