My Daughter’s Ready to Leave – I’m Not

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“Packets Up” Is The Way To Go With Liquid Laundry Packets

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How Re-Inventing Yourself Will Make You Happy

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What I’ve Learned Living Without a Credit Card for Six Years

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Health & Wellness

10 Ways Parents Can Promote a Healthy Self-Image In Their Children by Dr. Lyndsay Elliott

1. Instill Confidence: When you comment on internal qualities you instill self-assuredness in your child. Use phrases such as, “You are really good at….” Or “You seem to really know…” Reward effort and completion, instead of outcome. 2. Encourage Movement: Find a physical activity that your child enjoys, and focus on how being active makes […]

The unveiling of the first Vicks VapoDad is here

For those of you who were guessing who the Vicks VapoDad is, the time has finally come to reveal his identity. The first official Vicks VapoDad is Drew Brees! Were you right? Drew Brees, Quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, husband, and father of two, now adds VapoDad to his title.  Check out the VapoDad’s […]

Who is the Vicks VapoDad and do you have one in your home?*

For the first time ever, Vicks will feature a Vicks VapoDad in their ads. Who is the VapoDad? Well, you’ll have to wait until October 25th to find out but here are some clues: He can be found playing on most Sundays in the fall and can be considered a “Super” dad. So why is […]

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Don’t Miss the Invisible Bruises

I’m currently in the midst of doing research for my next book on teen issues which will be coming out this spring.  One of the significant sections of the book will be dating abuse.  Many of the young girls who I’m speaking with tell me that their parents had no idea that they were being […]

If stress is the Black Death of the 21st century then I’m immunizing my kids NOW

A new report just came out that states that stress is now the leading cause of sickness in the workplace and is so widespread it can be dubbed the “Black Death of the 21st century.” http://bit.ly/qJLioH In an article about the report it states that stress has has even eclipsed stroke, heart attack, cancer and […]

Is the soup your feeding your child causing cancer?

Scary thought, but that just might be the case. According to a new study by the Breast Cancer Fund some of your child’s favorite soups contain the dangerous toxic chemical Bisphenol A (BPA). The Breast Cancer Fund found BPA in all six of products they tested. Campbell’s Disney Princess Cool Shapes Pasta with Chicken in […]

The Contour Belt – A Multi-Tasker’s Secret Weapon

  Usually when I’m asked to review products it’s an item for the home, a book, a safety device or something for kids.  So when The Balancing Act asked me to review The Contour Belt, I was a little apprehensive.  The Contour Belt utilizes Electro muscle Stimulation (EMS or eStim) to stimulate abdominal muscles.  Hmmm, […]

Spinal Cord Injury – Hope for Spinal Cord Injury Sufferers on the Horizon

September is Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Awareness month. Each day more than 30 people are left paralyzed from a spinal cord injury. Their injuries result in a vast amount of physical and emotional pain. These people not only have to deal with struggling and asking for help with daily routines that once used to be […]