Moms, We’re Imperfect, and it’s Okay!

By Kimberly Blaker As moms, we all know Albom’s statement is unequivocally true. We feel it through and through from the moment our children are born until we take our last dying breath. Our love for and devotion to our kids shines through in daily selfless acts of caring for and raising our kids and […]

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Self-Care Can’t Replace a Village

By: Anonymous Columbus Mom When you get home, take a long, hot bath with a glass of wine.” I’ve heard these suggestions before, self-care after a trying day of parenting. These well-meaning suggestions usually come from moms who have a support system; in-laws who pick their child up from school, a sister who hosts dinner […]

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Did it Stick? | Raising Good Humans

Every parent wonders after their child grows up if what they taught them actually stuck with them in a meaningful way. So what are we responsible for as parents? In parenting, we can and should sow good seeds into our children’s minds and hearts. And we should “water” and nurture them with great vigor and […]

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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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