Category: Health

Goals for 2016 – A Reflection as 2016 comes to a close

Goals for 2016 – A Reflection as 2016 comes to a close

How is it possible that 2016 is coming to an end already? I’m kind of ready to be done with it. Life has gone in a direction I was not expecting this year, and I honestly don’t know what’s in store for 2017.  I suppose it is time to check in with my 2016 goals and see if I was successful in at least some of them this year. My Goals for 2016 Life Maintain Balance and live in the moment. Here is what I wanted to get done: I will play with my child and find ways to include him in my […]

Posted December 19, 2016 by Julie in Family, Health, Parenting, / 20 Comments
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The Best Natural Cough Suppressant Remedy to Stop your Cough Instantly

The Best Natural Cough Suppressant Remedy to Stop your Cough Instantly

My nose is itchy; my eyes are watering. I keep having to clear my throat, and sometimes I get into an uncontrollable fit. It must be Fall. Everyone gets excited about the changing leaves and cooler temperatures. But for me, Fall only means one thing: cold and flu season. This year is no different, and the dreaded cold monster found me yet again. Unfortunately for me, my cough seems to be of the unproductive, spasmodic variety. Once it starts, I might cough uncontrollably for several minutes until I can calm it down with liquids or a cough drop. I don’t know […]

Posted November 22, 2016 by Julie in Health, TopPosts, / 16 Comments
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How to Care for Children’s Teeth

How to Care for Children’s Teeth

Thanks to TUNG Brush for sponsoring this conversation. My little one is working on some molars, as the perfect teeth marks on my shoulder are hinting at. Tiny humans grow a mouth full of teeth fast, but it will still be years before they learn all the necessary skills and can care for their teeth properly. This is where we as parents need to teach good practices early and help our little ones in their oral hygiene. Start Young, Start Early Toddlers are ever so curious over what we adults are doing and that includes brushing teeth. I have an extra […]

Posted November 15, 2016 by Julie in Health, Parenting, Sponsored, TopPosts, / 14 Comments
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Tips to Overcome Sleep Problems

Tips to Overcome Sleep Problems

Oh, the ever elusive sleep. I do miss it. So, so much. But as a mom of a toddler, I haven’t slept for about two years. Sure, babies and toddlers keep us up at night with their constant hunger, adorable cuddliness or other needs, but there are other issues that keep us from sleeping well, even if we are allowed to have a few hours of consecutive time to ourselves at night. Thanks to the folks at Casper for creating these sleep cards and allowing me to share them with my readers. 5 Common sleep problems and solutions Sleep Problem 1: You […]

Posted August 29, 2016 by Julie in Health, / 6 Comments
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Goals for 2016 – mid-year check-up

Goals for 2016 – mid-year check-up

Just when you thought you were getting used to writing 2016 on things, you blink and half of the year has gone by. I suppose it is time to check in with our 2016 goals, though I admit I’m nervous to look at my original goals I set at the beginning of 2016. So much has changed, and my plans have gotten derailed by life, so I know I’m not where I wanted to be in my goals. But let’s do a check-in anyway and see where changes need to be made. My Goals for 2016 Life Maintain Balance and […]

Posted June 30, 2016 by Julie in Family, Health, Parenting, / 20 Comments
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7 Workplace Health Hacks for Working Moms

7 Workplace Health Hacks for Working Moms

We working moms have our plates so full that we can’t see past the water glass sometimes. Ok, so a silly punny thing to say, but in all seriousness, you know I’m right. Sometimes it is difficult to balance it all, and we tend to put ourselves last. It is not easy to take care of our own health while working full time and taking care of a family. I wish it was. But, there are a few things we can do while at work to help take care of ourselves, even a little, and to remain healthy. Healthy Hacks […]

Posted April 19, 2016 by Julie in Health, Working Mom, / 8 Comments
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The Importance of Skin Care for New Moms

The Importance of Skin Care for New Moms

This is a sponsored conversation on behalf of Timeless Skin Care. All opinions are my own. After having my baby, I looked and felt like I aged 10 years! Pregnancy, childbirth, lack of sleep and time for personal care can really wreak havoc on our appearance, and my skin took a hit. What’s a busy new mom to do? I never used to be a product girl and remembering to moisturize was something I really struggled with. But in my 30s, and now as a mother, things have really changed. Why does having a baby change your skin so much? […]

Posted April 9, 2016 by Julie in Health, Sponsored, / 13 Comments
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My First Month with Nutrisystem

My First Month with Nutrisystem

Several (OK, many) years ago I went to a comedy showcase performance and the comedian referred to himself as a “Fat @&*$” (let’s just bleep this out to keep it family-friendly, but you all know which f word I am referring to). He started off saying he used to weigh 400+ pounds, and he was a “Fat @&*$”. Then, he got his act together and started a diet and exercise program and he lost 100 pounds. Which is amazing! But he went on to say that now he weighs 300 pounds, and he is *still* a “Fat @&*$”. That routine […]

Posted March 2, 2016 by Julie in Health, / 11 Comments
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Rare Disease Awareness: Mesothelioma

Rare Disease Awareness: Mesothelioma

February 29th is Rare Disease Day, and I thought this would be a great opportunity to participate in an awareness campaign. I am helping to raise awareness by sharing the story of the lovely Heather Von St. James. Being diagnosed with a terminal illness is awful, and receiving such a diagnosis right after having a baby, well that is downright terrifying. But that is exactly what happened to Heather, a decade ago. Don’t worry, this story is a happy one. Heather has been cancer-free for 10 years now! What is Mesothelioma? Mesothelioma is cancer that affects the membrane lining of the […]

Posted February 20, 2016 by Julie in Health, / 2 Comments
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Meet Your Goals with Fun Ways to Burn 100 Calories

Meet Your Goals with Fun Ways to Burn 100 Calories

Many of us have said our goals are to get healthy this year. Sure, most of us say “lose weight” but let’s focus on the bigger picture – losing extra weight will help us be healthy, just as getting more physically fit will. So, let’s have a little fun and find ways to motivate ourselves to move more. Here are some ways I am planning on burning 100 (or more) calories: Walking around the neighborhood. I love going for walks, and I miss the fall when the evenings were cool and sunny and I could go walking after work. I’m […]

Posted January 20, 2016 by Julie in Health, / 9 Comments
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