Beauty Tips for Cancer Patients and Survivors

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Women rarely think they are beautiful. I never have. Especially after picking up copy of InStyle. You wish you hair was as straight or without frizz. You wish you looked that good in skinny jeans, or had toned arms like that. Yet, if you get diagnosed with cancer, your focus on beauty changes. You don’t […]

Juice Plus+ Complete Recipe

Juice Plus+ Complete® is whole food based powdered drink mix that provides balanced nutrition that is from non-GMO ingredients, 100% plant based, gluten free and no cholesterol, no artificial flavors or colors, and no preservatives at all. Juice Plus Complete provides minimally processed water-wahsed soy and other natural proteins and soluble and insoluble fiber. Some […]

Juice Plus+ Vitamins and Gummies

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Dr. Bill Sears and Dr. Jim Sears are two renowned pediatricians. Most parents know of Dr. Sears. Yet, as a parent, I had no idea he had a nutrition-based company called Juice Plus®+ until I learned about it via a blogger campaign. Juice Plus is whole based nutrition. Not a multivitamin. Multivitamins are good, but […]

Juice Plus+ for Toddlers and Kids

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As I mentioned in this previous post explaining what is Juice Plus®+, I also mentioned in this post that my son is an “extreme” picky eater. As a Mom, I want him to enjoy a variety of foods. As I work on it, I also want to make sure he is at least getting the […]

Red Carpet Workout During the Oscars

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Nothing like seeing the gorgeous gowns, designer shoes and dazzling jewels to wish you were walking the red carpet at the Oscars! Yet, they sweated and sacrificed to shimmy into that figure fitting gown. While it is unlikely that many of us will have the same occasion to wear a designer cut gown, the fact […]

Mobile Health Apps: Care4Today

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What is the most frustrating thing that you face as a Mom? Okay, let me be more specific because that question is a can of worms! What is the most frustrating thing that you face as a Mom with regard to your family’s health care needs? For me, it is remembering to go to doctor’s appointments, […]

Mother’s Therapy Organics

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I know some may think it silly to write about hand sanitizer. I mean, a whole blog post about it? But if you have young children like I do, or work in a hospital or day care setting, it really does deserve a lengthy diatribe about it, and a sponsored blog review about my new […]

Diastasis Recti Surgery Recovery – Six Months Later

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It has been 6 months now since my diastasis recti surgery. Many people have read my previous posts about how the decisions I had to make to have the operation, the struggles, the fear, and the diastasis recti recovery. Yet, I haven’t written a post about how I am doing now. So, I wanted to […]

How to Get Your Toddler to Floss Teeth

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For the six months, we have been diligent about making sure our 3.5 year old toddler brushes his teeth every night before bed. However, on a recent trip to the dentist for his first dental cleaning, we learned that we should be also floss his teeth every night too. Now, if I had thought about […]

What happens during an Eye Exam?

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New Year, new you, right? Even if you aren’t big on New Year’s Resolutions (I’m not), you still can set personal goals or must-dos for the New Year. One thing I am making certain to do for myself this year is to start taking care of my health. I do it for my kids, but […]

Preparing Kids for an Eye Exam

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If you are considering making an eye exam appointment for your kids, here are some “exam factors” and “vision tips”. Preparing Kids for an Eye Exam First, the most important way to keep eyesight healthy is to bring your children in for their annual eye exam, ideally starting when they are only six months old. […]

First Week: Abdominal Surgery Recovery

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It has been a week since my surgery and it has been….interesting. The pain was to be expected, but there were other things that I didn’t expect. First, I haven’t slept in a bed. While it may look comfortable, after the sixth night, it loses its appeal. So I am not sleeping well and I […]

Vick Products and Flu Survival Guide

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The company, Vicks, has come up with a Cold & Flu Survival Guide. There are some very helpful tips in there. Plus, this winter, Vicks is also donating a Behind the Ear Thermometer and Vicks Starr Night Humidifer to Baby Buggy, a non-profit dedicated to providing U.S. families in need with essential items for their children. The […]

Recovery from Abdominal Surgery

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Umbilical Hernia, Ventral Hernia, Diastasis Recti and more. I am now in recovery from abdominal surgery, and it was pretty bad in there, my friends. The night before the surgery, I was afraid that something would go wrong. There was a lot of build up to this moment, which means I had a lot of […]

Surgery Preparation

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Surgery vs. Vacation As you can imagine, things have been crazy over here. As a Mom, there is a lot to do when you are going to be laid up for a few days. I could have a whole other post about how most Dads don’t have to worry about surgery preparation, but that is […]

Abdominal Separation, Diastasis Recti & Surgery

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Going to the grand opening of New Fantasyland brought a new outlook on life, but not in the way you might think. It helped me make a decision on what to do with my two umbilical hernias and abdominal separation. I’m having surgery to fix them all. I debated for awhile on whether I should […]

The Ninja Cooking System – An Appliance Rockstar

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Whether you are reading this before the Christmas holiday or are reading this in the middle of summer, put the Ninja Cooking System on your gift list. Seriously. Like, right now. I had the good fortune to get a sneak peak at the Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System before it hit the store shelves, and let me […]

Protecting Your Baby’s Eyes From the Sun

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There are a lot of cute accessories we buy our babies; everything from fabulous hair bows, fuzzy boots and adorable shoes. Yet, one super cute and trendy look is actually beneficial to our growing babies’ eyes: sunglasses. You may think, “Sunglasses in the winter?” Yes! It is not just the scorching rays of a hot […]

Should I Have One More Child?

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A couple of weeks ago, I asked my Facebook fans this question:   I think my question stemmed from the surgery I am facing, and the sudden (and rather permanent) decision we need to make regarding expanding our family (or not.) In other words, a question I think a lot of us are currently facing, […]

Three Things You Should Know about Health Care Open Enrollment and Vision Service Plans

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It is that time of year again. Nope. Not when department stores tear down the Halloween decorations and put up the Christmas ones. Nope. Not when your kids are on an amazing sugar high from Halloween candy and you are tempted to steal a piece of candy hoping they won’t notice. (They do.) It is […]

Should I Have Diastasis Recti Surgery?

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There are two situations that I wasn’t expecting as a result of a Diastasis Recti, Umbilical and Ventral surgery: stopping breastfeeding before I was expecting to, and not having more children. I shared my medical situation and here is the emotional side. Diastasis Recti Surgery For those of you who read the birth story of […]

Why Do I Still Look Pregnant?

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{This is a rather long post. Yet, as most of my pregnancy posts this past year, it’s worth reading since it’s like watching a train wreck.} Imagine walking down the street and everyone constantly stops you to congratulate you on your pregnancy. Others smile at you in the elevator and ask when you are due. I […]

Life…supplemented and the WannaBeWell app

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I love apps and I love health so when they are combined, it seriously rocks! Like the Life…supplemented | WannaBeWell app. (Free on iTunes!) The gist is that the WannaBeWell app is great tool to remind you to take medications and supplements, like multivitamins. (I seriously wish I knew about this when I was pregnant – […]

Reebok BOKS Program

For us Boston-based folks, it is amazing that the Reebok World Headquarters are in our area. I visited recently to learn more about an equally amazing program called BOKS Kids. Can you imagine going to work everyday with your own Reebok store from which to shop? An indoor basketall court for some b-ball between meetings? […]

Why You Should Consider MinuteClinic

Last week, I was in New York where I represented BlogHer sponsor MinuteClinic. If you’ve never heard of MinuteClinic, check out my post here. But if you have, but are on the fence about whether you should go, maybe this video will help you make a decision. Note that there is background noise in the […]

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