It's really important to us that you feel cared for in the middle of all that you're doing to take care of your family. Moms do a lot of looking out for others in their home, and with that...
Move over March Madness... March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Blue ribbons and cute little memes about butts will flood social media. The least sexiest of cancers, but the second deadliest. And yet it is preventable by early screening. I...
Maternal health is something you often don’t think about until after the fact. You prepare for baby, buy everything you need (and more), and perhaps even ask family and friends to help after the baby arrives. But it is...

Soul, Mind AND Body

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I have always been a morning person. I love waking up before my family, grabbing my hot cup of coffee and, with pen in hand, opening up my journal. I enjoy getting my mind focused before the daily hustle...
  National Eating Disorders Awareness Week aims to combat society's beauty standards, promote self-acceptance and to change the dialogue not just for ourselves, but for our children. The movement begins this week, from February 24 thru March 1. Here is...
  First of all, Give Kids A Smile Day is WAY more than you might think. I literally thought it was just how it sounds - a day to give kids a smile, spread joy, let them know that everything's...
Weight gain is such a complex and personal thing. There are emotional, economical, and health factors that make it an extremely difficult life event; and that goes for anyone and everyone. Now you become a mom and then you...
"You're never fully dressed without a smile..." I started singing to myself. It was my senior year of high school, and I was making (or so it seemed at the time) one of the biggest decisions I would make that year. No,...

On A Winning Streak

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Little snow cyclones whipped across the road ahead of me as I blink, blink, blinked the tiny icicles from my eyelashes. I could feel brow-sicles forming above my eyes. I slowed to bat at my buff with my puffy...

Sometimes I’m Sad

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Over the years, there have been seasons when I’ve fallen hard. I’ve struggled with a dark little echo that says, “This is just who you are.”  I’ve been paralyzed by the thought of getting out of bed at times,...

Just Keep Moving

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Hey Mamas, it's Janna Murphy here, coming straight outta Lakeville with some serious mom moves to get you fit! I'll be honest, I am not a personal trainer. But I am a mama who loves to get my body moving....
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Check On Her

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We all saw it, but none of us were sure what to do about it.  We could see the signs: pulling away, increasingly erratic behavior, paranoia.  But we didn't know how much was too much.  After one particularly bad...
  If you could have any super power, what would it be?  A Marist Poll of United States residents conducted in 2010 revealed the ability to read people’s minds and the ability to time travel as the most desired super powers,...
When you tell people you’re a black belt there are some pretty standard response you get: how long have you been doing it? What kind of martial arts do you do? Show me a cool move! More often than not,...

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Love and Knee Patches

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When my daughter was 4 and in school (the Before Times, guys. You know what I mean, before we had a global pandemic shut...