Grandparents Who Cross The Line

Even before your child was born, you may have experienced the problem of grandparents who seem to consistently disrespect their boundaries. The situation can become even more difficult when it is your in-laws who are trespassing on your parental privileges. Here are some tips on how to gently, but firmly handle grandparents who have crossed […]

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Making Friends as an Adult

During my childhood years I struggled to make Heather A. and Heather B. “like me,” but I always had my ride-or-die crew. My best friends were decided in the 5th grade and we grew up together. Choosing largely different paths in life, we still keep in touch, but with 900 miles between us, we can’t […]

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Low Down on Low T

Testosterone is known as a male hormone but it is present in the bodies of women and men. In men, it is produced by the testicles and is the main sex hormone. It is responsible for proper male sexual development and function. Testosterone is important to fertility because it assists with the daily production of […]

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New Year’s Blues

For many of us, the arrival of a New Year brings the promise of new beginnings. January represents a fresh start, a clean slate, and the chance to seek out new opportunities. For others, the New Year can usher in a time of stress and uncertainty. Even for people who don’t normally suffer from anxiety, staring down the prospect of twelve months of reaching new heights – […]

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Holiday Shopping Tips

Checking newspapers, flyers and emails for holiday savings can turn into a chore. When shopping this holiday season, don’t let the deals and steals overwhelm you. Use these tips to save while keeping a level head:   Get a head start on planning.  Websites such as BFads.net post-Black Friday flyers way before Thanksgiving. They also offer […]

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Ward Off Winter Weight

With cold weather and short days, it’s easy to fall off healthy eating and exercise routines. Here are tips on how to eat right and stay motivated to exercise during the winter months.   EAT RIGHT  It’s easy to fall into eating calorie-loaded or nutrient-empty comfort foods in the winter, but take time and plan ahead. The […]

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Apps to Love

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10 Things That Make Me Cringe around Halloween

Since becoming a Mom, Halloween has taken on a completely new role for me. Now, instead of “pinning” the most gruesome makeup I can find for a Hallows Eve out, I plan for months the tricks and treats to make my kiddos’ Halloween memorable.  I wouldn’t change it for the world, but each Halloween, these […]

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Why its OK to be the “Mean Mom”

Many parenting books cover the topic of the types parenting styles. However, from the perspective of kids today, it seems parents either fall into the ‘cool’ category or the ‘mean’ category. A phrase often overheard when kids compare notes on the playground is ‘My mom is so mean, she made me clean my room!’, as if this a major offense. While the thought of being labeled a ‘mean’ mom may not seem […]

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