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American Heart Month – Tips for Improving your Heart Health

February is American Heart Month and, unfortunately I don’t think most women realize that heart disease – not breast cancer – is the leading killer for women.  In fact, every minute in the United States a woman dies from heart disease, stroke, or other cardiovascular disease (CVD).  More than one in three women is living […]

Why I’m Taking the Listerine 21-Day Challenge

Disclosure; I received a Target gift care to purchase LISTERINE® Brand products from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. and The Motherhood as part of my participation in the LISTERINE® 21-Day Challeng.  All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own. I’ll confess, I hate going to the dentist. I’m […]

How to be happier at the holidays

I’m amazed at how many of my friends are to the point of an emotional breakdown trying to “get ready for Christmas.”  Even the phrase makes me laugh as it’s usually said with as much alarm as “getting ready for a snowstorm.”   There’s no doubt that this mass frenzy is imposed on us by retailers […]

Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® Partners With Teach for America to Launch Smile for Picture Day™

More than 2,000 Educators Rally to Create Healthy Smiles for a Successful School Year Every year, students in the United States miss more than 51 million hours of school instruction due to dental-related illness.To empower young students to maintain a healthy smile and excel in the classroom, Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® has launched Smile for Picture […]

How to manage a toxic relationship with your ex

In a perfect world, ex-spouses would get along and be happy building new, separate lives.  Or, there would be no children involved and the ex’s would no longer need to interact. Life usually isn’t that perfect. As part of my “Caring for the Caregiver Series”, learning how to deal with the additional stress of a […]

Signs of relapse after rehab – what families need to know

While the cause of death for Corey Monteith has not been confirmed, what is known is that he has struggled with substance abuse issues for many years and had entered rehab in April to get help. Corey’s death is tragic but he is just one of so many people in this country with abuse issues who […]

A review of Jolly Time Popcorn with Smart Balance

Disclaimer – I have a material connection because I received a gift or sample of a product for consideration in preparing to write this content. All opinions stated within are my own. I’ve been on a mission: to get my family eating gluten free snacks. The problem is, though, that…well, with kids, it’s difficult. Trying […]

Am I Having a Heart Attack?

I Decided Not To Act Like a Typical Woman and Find Out As a mom , “do as I say not as I do” is too often the standard way of operating – from telling our kids to eat right, not drive while talking or texting and to get enough exercise.  We know that actions […]