I Choose to Run

Posted September 14th, 2011 by Jean, a.k.a. Stimey in Fitness, Health

I used to be a runner. I mean, I wasn’t a marathoner or anything, but I was someone who would run 15 to 20 miles a week and who could run six miles in an hour and still feel pretty okay. I worked out up to mere days before the […]

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Lice Prevention 101

Posted September 7th, 2011 by monicasakala in Health

Hard to believe that back-to-school is already upon us. With this time of year come many new beginnings, new routines, new friends – big or small. And as it turns out, some of the smallest new “friends” greeting many of our kids this year are lice. That’s right, if you aren’t itching […]

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Back to the Backpack: It’s not Just What’s Inside)

Posted September 6th, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Green, Health

I am a backpack slut. If I’m with the kids, chances are my fashion statement is circa 2007, and I privilege even and aligned shoulders over style. If I’m not wearing the baby on my back, that’s where her diaper bag goes. When I informed my husband that my son’s […]

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When something seems off

Posted August 31st, 2011 by Stacy Kravitz in Child, Health, Parenting

At a recent party, a good friend confided in me that she felt something wasn’t quite right with her young son.  She couldn’t put her finger on it but he was angry, irritable, … different from her other kids.  Knowing that I have a son with Autism, she asked me, […]

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What’s in your school’s soap?

Posted August 30th, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Green, Health, Parenting, Uncategorized

The list of optional kindergarten class school supplies in my school district includes hand soap and antibacterial wipes. Since the skin is the body’s largest organ, I am of the mind not to put anything on it that I wouldn’t want to eat. That includes artificial colors and perfumes. Soap […]

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When your child’s friend is sick

Posted August 24th, 2011 by Sue Wagner in Health

The close friend of one of my kids has been sick. Very sick. We’re all worried and praying and hoping, but it’s all very up in the air and scary right now.  We’re doing everything we can to support the family, but I’m also worried about my child.  This is […]

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Just Move It, Move It

Posted August 18th, 2011 by Michelle in Fitness, Health

Earlier this summer, I made the decision to get off my duff and start exercising. I have never been a fitness buff, but my lack of activity had reached an all-time low.  I was determined to turn that around and do something good for myself.  The decision to start moving […]

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New Recalls Make Me Grateful to Eat Local

Posted August 16th, 2011 by Aimee in Food, Green, Health

On my commute into work the other day, I heard yet another report about food recalls due to salmonella, Listeria, insert scary-sounding word. It was another story in what seems to be regular “breaking” news these days. Eggs. Chicken. Turkey. I listened with interest, of course. How can a mom […]

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Mom to Feds: Put Money Toward Healthy Food

Posted August 9th, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Food, Green, Health, Politics

Dear Federal Government (especially you food-loving folks in the USDA and FDA), Here’s an idea: How about you stop wasting taxpayer money on raiding small family farms and natural foods stores and instead buy some organic produce for kids who live in food deserts? I’m sure those kids Michelle Obama […]

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