Diet & Weight Loss: Old Wives’ Tales?

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Weight loss has been on my mind and a part of my life near constantly since I had my children.  It’s a struggle, and frankly, it’s exhausting keeping straight of what to eat, what not to eat, how much to work out, etc.  But, if it’s any consolation – if you’re like me, you’re not […]

Six Common Health Complaints in Summer

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Many of us love the summer, but the sunny season does not always love us. As well as bringing plenty of sunshine, the summer can also create various troublesome health conditions. We’ve compiled six of the most common health complaints that might affect your family in summer.   Hay Fever One of the most common […]

Tips For Keeping Kids Healthy this Summer

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This post was sponsored by Align as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Summertime is drawing nearer here in Western NY, as my oldest is preparing for finals and my youngest is starting the stretch of where pretty much every day is a […]

8 Things Parents Must Know About Braces for their Kids

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  Have your kids gotten braces yet? I just finished treatments with my oldest daughter, and my youngest is just now beginning. It’s a long road, but worth it at the end. But when I first started, I had no clue what it would be like! Like other parents, I had LOTS of questions about what […]

Can Food Boost Your Mood?

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  If you’re anything like me, “comfort food” is a very real thing. I hate to say it, but when I’m feeling bad, it seems like macaroni and cheese will go a long way in making it better.  But what I didn’t realize is that food may very well have an effect on your mood, […]

Ten Tips for Effective Communication With Your Doctor

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Have you ever had a frustrating doctor’s appointment, either with yourself, or with one of your children?  Maybe you didn’t feel like you had enough time, the doctor was distracted, or something else just left you feeling less than taken care of?  Just like any other relationship, the doctor-patient relationship can be tough, and is […]

Adult ADHD or Lack of Focus?

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On a rough day, have you ever felt unfocused, overly scheduled or mentally cluttered and caught yourself saying “I’m so ADHD”?  I know I have, even though I really know better.  We use that terms loosely now, but are there some adults who may have ADHD? When is it just a simple lack of focus due […]

Heads Up: Safety Tips for Concussions

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It’s springtime here in Western New York, and for us that means spring sports – for us horseback riding- has begun! With spring sports in full swing here, we wanted to reach out regarding something a bit serious for parents with children in sports – concussions. According to the CDC, 4 to 5 million concussions occur annually, and […]

Keep Your Kids Safe: Create a Fire Escape Plan

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According to a recent Good Morning America segment on fire safety, an estimated half of all house fires happen in the middle of the night while everyone is asleep.  Additionally, more than 80 percent of children between the ages of 2 and 13 do not wake up from a standard issued fire alarm. Why don’t […]

Tips on Dealing with Dental Emergencies

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Have you ever had a dental or orthodontic emergency with one of your children? Knock on wood, fortunately, we haven’t.  But I figure it’s just a matter of time, especially with my older daughter participating in equestrian sports.  So what do you do if there is a dental emergency? According to The Pew Charitable Trust, […]