Health

Joe Pesci, Hangry, hunger marriage, relationships

Hangry Wife, Unhappy LIfe

Hangry, are you familiar with the term? Hangry is when a person who is hungry becomes unreasonably angry. I call it my Joe Pecsi side. I can be the kindest person you’ll ever meet but when my blood sugar gets low, I get the shakes, I feel faint and I go from sweetie to full on bitch in a matter of seconds; like a rabid dog. I am short and my words are biting, no one is safe. As I get the cold swea... »

Juicing, Breville, Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, Mental health, bipolar, eating disorders

The Hidden Dangers of Juicing

Are you a fan of juicing? A couple weeks ago, I watched the documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead and obviously, related a little too much. I immediately wanted to start juicing as a way to incorporate more fruits and veggies into our every day diet. The fact that I have read that juicing helps with everything from losing weight to curing cancer made it even that more lucrative. I’ve known for som... »

#ProHealthKids, @OralB, Crest, DIsney Magic Timer,Disney, #DisneySIde, Crest, Oral-B

The Craziest Things I Ever Did to Get My Kids To Brush their Teeth

This paid post is brought to you by the new free Oral-B Disney Timer App as part of a Type-A Parent Community Sponsored Post. I, myself, am a self-proclaimed tooth brushing fanatic. I am obsessed with clean, straight and perfectly kept teeth. I picked up this habit as a teenager while I wore braces. Sure, my mom always warned us of cavities and horror stories of teeth falling out but not even the ... »

body love, love your body, body image, women, mary Lambert

Love Your Body the Way Your Mother Loved Your Baby Feet

Love your body is the message that we must teach our daughters. Love your body like your mother loved your baby feet. I had something else planned to write about today but then I listened to one of my favorite songs by Mary Lambert, Body Love. It spoke to me and, if you are a woman, it will probably speak to you too. If you are a man, it can give you some insight into a woman’s mind, especia... »

skinny, sexism, raising daughters

When We’re Dead, We’ll All be Skinny

As the mother of two little girls living in a world that judges a woman’s value on her beauty and how skinny she is, I have spent their lifetime teaching them that they are better than good enough. As a product of that world myself, I have spent my lifetime just trying to feel comfortable in my own skin. We live in a world where people would rather be skinny than happy and where grown women ... »

Overweight, weight loss, health, New Year's Resolutions

The Moment You Know You are Too Fat

What’s the moment when you know that you are too fat? The photo above is not actually me but it could definitely be my before and after photos..only I was thinner and now, I may be slightly fatter. Either way, I don’t like where I am at or where I am headed if I don’t do something this moment. I felt my stomach on my lap! That’s when I knew. I didn’t want to admit it ... »

Caroline Berg Eriksen, weight loss, mommy wars, sisterhood

Women, Stop Hating on One Another

So it happened. You know that moment when something just clicks? Well, yesterday something just clicked. I decided to just do it. I am doing it. This morning was the first day. I’ve been seeing this photo floating around FB of Caroline Berg Eriksen, the Norwegian soccer wife and fitness blogger, in her undies and bra looking like a svelte supermodel four days after giving birth. People are annoyed... »

MediGap, elderly, healthcare, 1-800-MediGap

What would You do if You had to Choose Between Your Health and Your Finances?

Have you ever had a serious illness and first had to ask yourself, can I afford this? Luckily, we have insurance through the Big Guy’s job that provides us the security of knowing that if we ever, God forbid, find ourselves in a medical pinch, it’s not a big financial deal. Granted no one wants to find themself in an emergency medical crisis like we did a few weeks ago with our Bella but I can’t i... »

As Graceful as a Bulldog in a China Shop #GreatDog

As Graceful as a Bulldog in a China Shop #GreatDog

The Big Guy and I have two daughters but long before we ever had 2-legged babies, we had Saffaron, our Brindle Boxer. She was an amazing dog and she gave me a little taste of what it would be like to be a mother. She taught me to give of myself, to be selfless and to love and nurture something that was completely dependent on me. Last August, after 13 years as our first “baby”, our Saffaron died a... »

maria kang, fitness mom, fat shaming, what's your excuse?, weight loss, mom

Maria Kang Isn’t Fat-Shaming You; You Just Don’t Know the Whole Story

In the past week, I have seen the photo below of fitness mom, Maria Kang, being circulated around the Internet and even on the news. The general consensus seems to be a knee jerk reaction to the “What’s your excuse?” caption that accompanied the photo of a very fit Kang alongside her three little boys. I wonder why the photo above didn’t got viral? Maybe because it was harder to misconstrue.... »

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