Get ready for summer camp with these great essential oil products.

My Must-Have Essential Oil Products for Summer Camp

Parents across the country are getting their kids ready for summer camp. Whether your child will be at day camp or overnight camp, you can consider making their summer a bit more enjoyable by packing a few essential oil related products in their bags and trunks.

My kids are heading to camp this summer, and I am doing my part to help them stay out

Aetna Foundation giving grants in support of more community gardens

Why Community Gardens are the Perfect Next Health Trend

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Did you know that your zip code is a greater indicator of your health and longevity than your genetic code? According to the CDC, more than anything else, where you live matters in terms of your health outcomes.

That is exactly why we need to change the discussion about healthcare and food. As an overall… Keep Reading...

Want to eat healthier Then keep these 12 items in your pantry!

12 Healthy Shelf-Stable Items to Always Have in Your Pantry

Over the past few years, I have been focusing on stocking our home with more shelf stable foods. After losing a refrigerator full of food (more than once) after a power outage, and simply getting tired of watching too-quick expiration dates, it seems to make sense to me to keep more shelf-stable items on hand.

It is all too easy to load up the pantry with junk food, when… Keep Reading...

March of Dimes #imbornto

Support the March of Dimes #imbornto Campaign for Premature Babies

Did you know that every year, nearly half a million babies are born prematurely in the United States? That is equal to one baby born prematurely every single minute.

One in nine babies is born prematurely in the United States each year. Both of my children were among them.

Unlike most pregnant women, I was in a position where I knew beforehand that my babies would be born prematurely. The days and weeks leading up to their births were terrifying, not knowing just how early they would be born or if they would suffer long term consequences from coming into the world before their little bodies were ready. Keep Reading...

Maria Ho, photo courtesy of Bobby Quillard

The Healthy Habits of Poker Champion Maria Ho

Professional poker player Maria Ho has a schedule that is so busy that most of us would get dizzy just thinking about it. Currently ranked the 3rd best female poker player in … [Read More...]


Choosing Happiness

My friend Stacey Hoffer Weckstein contributed to a fantastic new book, Inspiration for a Woman's Soul: Choosing Happiness, released today Amazon! In this new book, … [Read More...]


What it Means to Have Courage

  When my kids where very young, there was a special book that I read to them both. Once they learned to read, I encouraged them to read it again for themselves. It … [Read More...]

How to lower saturated fat intake

15 Ways to Reduce Your Saturated Fat Intake

There are different types of fats in food, and if you are trying to eat healthy, saturated fat is the one you most want to avoid. Not only because they are, well, fattening, … [Read More...]

Gluten Free Shrimp Fried Rice Stir

Gluten-Free “Fried” Rice Stir Recipe

  Several weeks ago I shared with you a recipe for a healthy, gluten-free Tex-Mex Rice Stir recipe that, by the way, my older son has been bugging me all week to make … [Read More...]

Be BRCA Aware

What All Women Need to Know About the BRCA Gene

  Over the past few years, breast cancer has become a part of everyday conversation. I have close friends who have battled the disease at various levels, those who … [Read More...]

Track your steps with thie Omron Alvita wireless tracker

The Alvita Wireless Activity Tracker from Omron

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For the past few weeks I have had the opportunity to test out the new Omron Alvita Wireless Activity Tracker. It records the steps you’ve taken throughout the day, the distance you have gone and the calories you burned, so that you can get moving towards your goals.

Here’s what I liked about

Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, the Kitchen Cousins

Energy Efficient Living Tips from the Kitchen Cousins

People are moving in droves to smarter, more energy-efficient living, such as upgrading home appliances and décor. Even small improvements can lead to a big difference in your home’s energy-use. Some of these upgrades are incredibly easy and low cost investments, such as replacing old light bulbs for LED bulbs. Additionally, an increasing number of appliances can be controlled wirelessly, saving homeowners on their electric bills.

Anthony Carrino and… Keep Reading...

How to Start a Backyard Vegetable Garden

How to Start Your Own Backyard Vegetable Garden

Have you ever considered starting a garden to grow vegetables in your own backyard? Well, if you are anything like me, you may have thought about how to start a home garden but then let that thought go because it seems like too much work. We are really busy people, after all!

KLB is a member of an award-winning husband-and-wife reggae/world/hip-hop band and record label. In her free time, she… Keep Reading...

Stop getting slumberjacked!

Stop Getting Slumberjacked! Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

With the advent of fitness trackers and all sorts of sleep apps, we are slowly becoming obsessed with monitoring our sleep, and getting a better quality rest at night. The reality is that we are still letting ourselves be slumberjacked by skipping the easy things that promote good sleep.

Here are five things that may be impacting your sleep, according to the sleep experts at AllerEase

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