Tag: health

When You Need Help, You Have to Holler

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A year ago I caught my two youngest using their bare hands to slap, scoop, and stir the water in the toilet bowl. The...

For Those They Leave Behind: The Trauma of Suicide and the...

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Sensitive material: The following piece contains details of suicide. The author shares this account to help bring awareness to suicide and its victims, including...

3 Steps for Teaching Children Emotional Resilience

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I believe that teaching emotional resilience is crucial to raising young children into successful adults. Kids in the military need an extra layer of...

I Understand It Now: Confessions of a Reformed Hugger 

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A friend came over recently and brought my husband and me freshly-baked scones and homemade masks. It was a personal and lovely gesture during...

Friday Favorites-Jeannette’s Favorite Fitness Channels

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Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty...

Go Green: Your Guide to a More Eco-Friendly and Wallet-Friendly Period

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When you really think about it, menstrual products create a large amount of waste. Tampons, pads, liners, menstrual discs, and soiled undergarments end up in landfills. If...

How This Former Gym Rat Got Her Exercise Groove Back

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Once upon a time, I was a regular at the gym. Most everyone knew my name; it was like Cheers. The cardio equipment, the...

Don’t Worry about Your Quarantine 15

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It sounds catchy: the Quarantine 15. In case you haven’t been on social media way too much lately (like I have), the Quarantine 15 refers to...

Addiction in the Family: The Journey and Lessons Learned

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It has been two years since our family started walking in the world of drug addiction, but longer than that for someone I love....

My Anxiety is Giving Me a Hard Time

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My anxiety is giving me a hard time.   It doesn’t show, even to me, because my coping mechanism of choice is avoidance. I push my...

So Your Toddler is in a Cast – What Now?

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When my toddler refused to walk after a fall, I took her to the ER doing my due diligence. I didn't know what was...

The Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Curse: A Mother’s Log

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The following is a log of a mother's experience with hand, foot, and mouth disease or HFMD. The entries were shared after the family's...