By: Martianne Stanger One of my children has the “gift of ADHD”, and, let me tell you: it does not always seem like a gift. Some days, ADHD wreaks havoc in our home. In fact, last month, we had a string of such days, which resulted in me considering medication. My husband was surprised, and, … More Our Current (Not-So-Conventional) Solution to ADHD
By: Keith Merlin, MD, Chief, Department of OBGYN Regular exercise is important for overall health and wellbeing. It also helps keep your weight down and lowers risks for high blood pressure and diabetes. I encourage all women to engage in regular exercise for at least thirty minutes, three to four times weekly. There are certain modifications … More Exercising During Pregnancy
By: Janice Johnson-Plumer Boy, do I wish spring would hurry up and get here! I miss the opportunity to lace up my sneakers, tune up my iPod, and run like Forrest Gump! You may say, “I wish I could run even to my front door,” or “I wish I had the energy or the confidence … More Preparing For A 5K
By: Martianne Stanger Snow. Glorious snow. My oldest has declared that he wants to see 20 more feet of the white stuff fall this year. Me? I’ll take about 10% of that quite happily, but not all at once. For as I cleared inches upon inches of snow from our walk and driveway during the … More The Snow Speaks: Activity Does Not Equal Exercise
By: Jessica DiRamio Go ahead, judge away. I put up a trampoline in my backyard this week and it has been the best decision I ever made! From the minute the trampoline was ready, my kids have jumped no less than 3 hours each day. Can you say exercise? I even joked on Facebook about … More Bounce, Bounce, Bounce!
By: Tanya Pimental My baby just turned 6 months old and summer is here. That means I have to start thinking about putting on a swim suit. And the reality is that I will likely wear a sundress to wade at the ocean. I’m not yet where I’d like to be with my body and … More Working Out
By: Kris Berry Guilt. If you are a mom, you know what guilt feels like. There is guilt for being too much of a “helicopter mom” and guilt for letting your kids play alone for too long. Guilt for letting them have that extra snack and guilt for feeling like they haven’t had enough. You … More A Guilt Free Mother’s Day