By: Barbara Schwartz April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Does distracted driving really need its own month? You decide. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration state that: 3,450 people died in 2016 due to distracted driving.1 Distracted driving is more than texting: dialing a telephone number, posting a Facebook status, checking an … More National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
By: Barbara Schwartz Dear Lady Waiting to Cross the Street in Quincy Center This Morning, Thank you! While the outside temperature was warmer than it has been over the last few days, there was still a chill in the air. You were wearing all black except for a vibrant saffron colored scarf and a … More Lessons from a Lady in Yellow
By: Barbara Schwartz As we get ready for Spring, we think about a lot of things: Easter, Passover, St. Patrick’s Day, sunshine and open windows! But what about donating blood? March is National Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month. Doesn’t sound very sexy, does it? The Bleeding Disorder Awareness campaign focuses mostly on Hemophilia and Von Willebrand’s Disease. Hemophilia … More Blood Donation
By: Barbara Schwartz The baby’s crying, you haven’t slept for more than two hours straight in a month and you have no idea when you showered last. Welcome to motherhood! For the next eighteen years, your child is your top priority. You will work around their schedule. You’ll sleep around their schedule. You’ll eat what … More The Changing Role of Parenthood
By: Barbara Schwartz C’mon, let’s talk about it. The Change. It has a scientific term: menopause. No one really discusses it. The National Institutes for Health describes menopause as the time when the ovaries stop making estrogen and progesterone and lists all of the usual symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, vaginal dryness, mood … More Was That a Hot Flash???
By: Barbara Schwartz Everyone knows someone with a food allergy. Maybe it’s the reason your child can’t bring peanut butter to school. Maybe it’s your friend who is afraid to eat at a restaurant or even at your house. Perhaps it’s a coworker who faithfully brings her own lunch to work every day. But for … More The Best Gift For Your Food Allergic Friends & Family Members