Tag: Health

How to Choose the Best Sunscreen for Your Family

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Summer is here, and there is a particular summer smell that always takes me back to my childhood. The scent recalls vividly an early...

Sleep, It Does a Body Good!

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Did you know that May was Better Sleep Awareness month? I certainly did not. I didn't even know a specific time had been set...

What Mental Illness is REALLY Like (and Resources to Help)

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month and is meant to raise awareness of mental health issues and decrease the stigma surrounding mental illnesses. Growing up...

Lyme Disease :: What Moms Need To Know

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May; the end of spring, the introduction to our hot, humid summer months in SC. And because it’s that time of year again where...

A Brush With Death During Childbirth :: Amniotic Fluid Embolism

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My family's lives changed in an instant exactly one week ago today. In Chicago, my brother Josh and his wife, Katie, went into the hospital...

Showing Up for a Friend Who Needs You

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“Let me know if you need anything.”  “Call me if you need me.”  “I’m here for you.” These are all very sincere offers and sentiments, and we've...

How Yoga Helps Me Love and Accept My Bodies

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The first time I was told my body wasn’t good enough, I was six years old. My mother was braiding my hair alongside her...

When Your Mammogram is Abnormal

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Last year I turned 40. As I watched my 30s vanish into the night, I knew that something new was on the horizon.  My first...

2020, I’m Grateful for You!

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I’m sitting in the Orlando airport waiting to get home after a wonderful weekend with just my husband to celebrate my birthday!  It's often assumed...

Always Listen To Your Body :: My Story of Hair Loss

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My hair started falling out by the fistful when my youngest was about eight months old. This wasn't the usual postpartum hair loss. That...

Please Remove Your Shoes :: An Allergy Story

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It is my belief that South Carolina is the allergy capital of the world. No, I do not have scientific evidence of this. I...

Anxiety With All.The.Things.

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I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Being a mom to a little one is STRESSFUL. Flu season KILLS me. Hurricane season WRECKS me. Election season is...

Play Outdoors for Health and Success

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Finally, it is cold enough for a fire in the hearth, a pot of soup on the stove and long winter naps. Fall through...

It’s Time to Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty :: Living with KLS

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We all have our favorite Disney princess stories. I always loved Beauty and the Beast because Belle loved books almost as much as I...