healthy living

Spring allergies or spring cold? How can you tell?

April 22, 2015 | in: healthy living

Spring has sprung. Can I get a hallelujah? But can we NOT get the running eyes and itchy skin that is rampant in my house right now? My kids have …more

Spring Cleaning Meds? KnowYourOTCs.org has the 411

March 27, 2015 | in: healthy living

I remember my late grandparents’ bathroom and medicine cabinet as a treasure trove of old fashioned awesome. No, no, not quite THAT awesome. My grandparents’ bathroom and medicine cabinet was more amazeballs …more

Stress Funk Freakout RESCUE

March 9, 2015 | in: healthy living

I have always had anxiety. As a young woman, the neurotic self-deprecating chatterbox thing was my “seduce you with my awkwardness” jam. I lived in a state of feeling mildly freaked …more

Did You Brush Your Teeth? [Kid immediately runs upstairs…]

February 11, 2015 | in: healthy living

There are so many things that can make my day. A drawing or unsolicited hug from one of my kids. Mealtimes with lots of laughter and few complaints. A new …more

Kellogg’s Kids Ready for a #BigDay #Tomorrow

February 9, 2015 | in: healthy living

Sometimes I bake my own granola. Or turn spotted, uneatable (by tyrannical kids’ standards) bananas into soft, sweet bread. I make a mean over-medium egg and can separate an English …more

You Are Going to Get the Flu by Debbie Downer

January 23, 2015 | in: healthy living

Today’s piece is a guest post by my old friend (well, more like an old dorm roommate you cannot escape), Ms. Deborah E. Downer. Ms. Downer specializes in bumming you out, …more

Dry Winter Skin Help for Families

December 11, 2014 | in: healthy living

All three of my children have eczema, and all five of us East Coast-dwelling peeps suffer from severely dry skin in the winter. Our knuckles bleed. My girls get itchy …more

Keep From Getting Sick, Learn Where #GermsStick

December 11, 2014 | in: healthy living

I am on a mission to keep my crew healthy this winter. We all received our flu vaccinations, we are eating healthful foods, taking care of our bods and washing …more

More is not better #OTCSafety

November 20, 2014 | in: healthy living

Often more is better. Making chocolate chip cookies? Might as well pour in the whole bag of chips. Buttering your turkey? Go ahead, use the entire stick. But when it …more

Flu Shots at CVS Minute Clinic

October 29, 2014 | in: healthy living

There was no line. No appointment needed. No wait. No pain. No cost. No reaction. No worries! My flu shot at my local Minute Clinic, located inside CVS, was pretty …more

Tweens Still Hug #ToMyTeen

October 3, 2014 | in: healthy living

We all know the stereotype of teens and tweens acting as difficult and unpleasant human beings. With an almost-11 year old son, those misconceptions make me stabby. Why lump a …more

How to create a family emergency plan #NatlPrep

September 23, 2014 | in: healthy living

September is National Preparedness Month and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is encouraging all families to have a family emergency plan in place in case of natural disasters. According …more

Back to School, Better Routines

September 4, 2014 | in: cheapskate, healthy living

This post is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson.  After a gloriously undisciplined summer, we have had to make massive changes in the family routine upon returning to school. The kids …more

Bath, Books, Bed Before 9: Our Family Formula for Good Kids Sleep

August 26, 2014 | in: healthy living

Bath, Books, Bed: A Sacred Ritual My husband and I learned when our first child was a baby that a consistent bedtime routine was the only way our energetic guy could …more

Benefits of Invisalign (and Giveaway)

August 26, 2014 | in: healthy living

As a child I had a prominent overbite. My widely-spaced two front teeth looked like twin towers of imminent orthodontia, while my bottom front minis looked like a jumble of partiers …more