Let’s Be Present

By: Deirdre Littlefield My oldest son enlisted in the US Army this year. We miss him terribly but are filled with pride. As our family decorated our tree this year, it hit me hard; we were short one family member. Each decoration my oldest son made brought back a flood of memories and conversation to … More Let’s Be Present

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips & Recipes

Healthy Holiday Eating Guidelines Traditional holiday baked goods are often high in calories, sugar, saturated fat, and cholesterol. The good news is that with a few modifications and substitutions your favorite family recipe can be made healthier without compromising flavor. In many recipes, the amount of fat or oil can be reduced by ¼ or … More Healthy Holiday Eating Tips & Recipes

Centenarian Wisdom: Peace is Worth Fighting For

By: Sandy Churchill   As a Signature Healthcare Mommy Blogger, I am typically tasked with sharing stories of parenting—the ups, downs, inspirations, and lessons learned over the years. While the focus on parenting issues typically spans birth to college, tots to teens, we rarely consider the life lessons shared by grandparents, great grandparents, and other … More Centenarian Wisdom: Peace is Worth Fighting For

PANDAS Disorder Isn’t Cute or Cuddly

By: Cheryl Maguire   When you read the word PANDAS, you probably envisioned a cute, cuddly animal native to China. Unfortunately, there is nothing cute or cuddly about the acronym PANDAS which stands for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. The disorder was first identified in an article by Dr. Susan E. Swedo … More PANDAS Disorder Isn’t Cute or Cuddly