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,...
Is thinking about Halloween candy and its effect on your children's teeth enough to give you the chills?  Don't despair — you can be mindful of your child's health and still let them enjoy the special occasion. The decay process...
When you first find out you are pregnant, you’ll probably be drawn to the never-ending cycle of Googling about all-things baby, pregnancy, motherhood and birth related. (And let’s be honest, that non-stop Googling likely hasn’t ceased if your little...

The Truth About Teeth

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Tell me the truth: did you ever think about how and when your kid would lose her teeth?  Did you ever have any sense of what it might be like and how you might talk about it with your...
Parenting is a privilege and a joy. It can also leave you with so many questions, especially regarding care for your children and it can become overwhelming when you begin to research all of your options. Our partners at...
Our kids are headed back to school where they’ll be thrown into a sea of germs. It’s the perfect time to bust some of those health myths I commonly hear from parents so you can weather the return of...

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Working Mom In All Things

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I’ve always worked outside of the home and I’ve never really thought of doing anything else. My husband is self-employed and has always wanted...

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