The scariest moment of my life happened this summer. My child stopped breathing. The look of sheer panic on her face will forever be etched in my memory. Retracted breathing is very serious, and it's important to be educated...
One of the best things about running is that it isn’t too hard to get the family involved. Even if you have little ones at home, you can still bring them along in a stroller and get a workout...
Our son has suffered from eczema since he was four weeks old. As a new mom, it was difficult to manage as our son was covered from head to toe in itchy, scratchy patches of broken out skin. Days...
Not long after my beautiful daughter was born, I realized that caring for her would be only one piece of my parenting journey. I would also be constantly battling "mom shame" for the foreseeable future. I joined countless parenting groups...
See part 1 of this story here. Developing a tumor in my spine threw a monkey wrench into my plans. Many of the things I had loved to do as a mom had gotten harder or impossible, at least for...
We each entered motherhood with ideas of what kind of mom we wanted to be. Did you dream of cooking wholesome, organic food for your children? Did you plan to always clean up at the end of the day?...
Reward your kids for a job well done . . . With something other than food! So many of my clients say that their bad habits with eating started when they were young.  Their parents started with food as a reward...
The year that I turned 30, I had my third child. He was my second nine pounder. I was battling prenatal depression, and I was HUGE! I had very low expectations for losing my baby weight once he was...
For over 25 years, I've had my period every four weeks or so, give or take a few years due to pregnancy and postpartum. I am not a fan (duh). But it's literally a fact of life. Why not...
This Is Me Kaela Settle, The Greatest Showman Ensemble “I am not a stranger to the dark Hide away, they say 'Cause we don't want your broken parts I've learned to be ashamed of all my scars Run away, they say ...
Ahhhh, pregnancy. The first time around it was all fun and games until the dreaded glucose test at 28 weeks came back abnormal. Then I got to do it again a week or so later and got the confirmation...
It’s been brewing for quite some time, these “feeling overwhelmed” emotions, and it is getting worse. You see, I’m in the mental health profession. I’ve been training to be a therapist for a while. I’m very close to the end...
Fatigue and being a mom go together like peanut butter and jelly. It is true that if only you could get some more sleep, exhaustion would not be the case. Fatigue is worse when you have a small infant...
When people think of ADHD, they typically draw a picture in their minds of young boys bouncing off the walls in their classrooms, being disruptive, and making bad grades. Or at least that’s all you hear about. You rarely hear about...

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For so many, the start of winter means gathering with friends and family, indulging in our favorite foods, and seemingly endless holiday fun. Read...