As a busy, working mom to a toddler, it can feel nearly impossible to make fitness a part of my regular routine. I travel frequently for work, so the thought of going to the gym or a barre class...

Lice Survival Guide

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I am a survivor of what felt like a plague that left us quarantined from the rest of the world until it could be eradicated. An infestation of the dreaded pest all elementary school parents fear—LICE. My kids have come home...
This post is sponsored by our friends at Portland Children's Dentistry. We first met Dr. Patty and some of her team at our summer playdate and were truly impressed; so when the topic of healthy teeth came up, we knew it...
October is breast cancer awareness month. It would be nearly impossible for you not to know this. Come October, it's quite difficult to go anywhere without seeing pink ribbons flying, buildings lit up in a rose color hue and...
{This post is sponsored by Crunch Live. Following my review, they have a great fitness giveaway for one lucky reader and a special offer for all of you!} I remember the days before I had my gaggle of children. Back...

Filling the Mama Well

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As a working at home mom, I quickly discovered how fast my well can deplete when I’m trying to be mommy, cancer registrar, writer, wife, and friend to my family, coworkers, and friends. Sleep deprivation, constant interruptions, and never...
“I’m going to the gym,” he said. I wanted to kill him. “Okay, see you later,” I said unenthusiastically. This routine continued for days. My husband would go to the gym while I took care of both kids. We had just brought...
I turned off the bedside light and was quiet for a moment, then said, "I think we're done nursing."  My husband, who falls asleep practically the moment his head hits the pillow, replied, "Well, you guys had a good...
All of the pregnancy books I bought from the bookstore when I was pregnant for the first time droned on and on about swollen feet, linea nigra, and episiotomies, but none of them them talked about the huge body...
{Thank you to the Portland Plastic Surgery Group for sponsoring this post.} Between friends, homework, and hormones, high school girls have enough on their plates. But for many teenagers, they also must deal with something that may surprise you: overly...

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