How To Talk About Periods I am not an expert by any stretch, but this is how I talked to my boys about periods. "Mom! Do you have blood coming out of your BUTT"?! My kids barge in on me when I'm...
Hold on to your potato launchers. This is going to get silly! I just finished reading another Erma Bombeck book so, I must share what I've learned. Plus, I read it around Independence Day, so the lesson is fitting! The...
whole30

Do You Whole30?

Have you heard of this whole30? I didn't know it existed until a friend of mine came to a party talking about how she had just finished her whole30.  She said she lost fifteen pounds and felt amazing.  As she...
Telehealth is the new in-person doctor visit.  And if you haven't experienced telehealth then you are truly in for a wonderful surprise! Did you know that 80% of all visits can be accomplished through a telehealth video visit from your...
It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and as a woman, it is so incredibly important to be self-checking for breast cancer as often as possible. As a mom, I am dedicated to my children's health.  They always get their well-visits and...
It's hard to know how to support a friend who has just been told their world has stopped and they will forever talk about life in terms of before cancer and after cancer. When my friend was told she had...
Sleep regression is the worst my friends. I'm not sure if you've experienced it, but when I first had my baby I didn't even know it existed. I thought once your baby slept through the night (or "STTN" as...
2 months ago I decided to try out a Megaformer Pilates class (Lagree Method) at Pilates Plus in Yorba Linda. I was nervous. You see, 3 years ago I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) after unexplained swelling and...
This month has been a doozy, and it’s not even June yet. There have been so many moments where I just wanted to tap out and take a week off from life. My family and I have been all...
I would like to start off by stating that I live in a magical land where I can have my cake and eat it too (mmm, cake). You see, I work outside the home three days a week, which means...
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But shouldn't we be teaching our children that real beauty is about loving YOU? I want my boys to understand not all people look like the people you see in...
One of our new family activities since COVID is Friday Night Pizza and a Movie. A few weeks after starting this tradition, I did a 60-hour cleanse/fast which brought me back to Keto. What would I do about pizza...
I was hoping a follow up to my first Grieving While Being a Parent post would not need to come so soon after the first, but here I am.  I'm both dreading and feeling compelled to write this second post...
In defense of rest

In Defense of REST

Are you ever tired?  Sorry, that's a silly question!  The answer is YES.  Always. Constantly. So am I.  And because I was so tired, I decided to do something crazy.  I decided to get some rest. WHAT??!!  What is this...

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