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Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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Confession: Breast Cancer Terrifies Me

There’s one thing in this world that scares me more than anything and that is cancer.  I don’t often talk about my fear of it, because I still have a slight sense of it can’t

My Continuing Love/Hate Relationship With Aunt Flo

Taking a moment for an old fashioned ramble post.  Hope you don’t mind? I have news…. The elusive Aunt Flo has actually stopped by two months in a row!  It kind of makes me happy

How You Can Help Another Woman be Brave #BraveWoman #CBias

So here we are, in the new year. Whether you were brave or not in 2011, you can be brave in 2012. And if you were brave in 2011, you can pledge

Brave Woman Twitter Party Today! #BraveWoman #CBias

Today will be the Brave Woman Twitter party sponsored by Collective Bias.  Please join everyone for this important hour as we discuss the strong women we know and how we can help our friends and family

I Know a Brave Woman

I know a woman who lived down the street. She had cuts and bruises whenever we’d meet. I wanted to say something, but it was never quite right. She assured me it was normal, the way they

What Baby Weight?

I remember several people telling me the pounds would melt off with breastfeeding.  Well, here I am, still nursing a year later and I still weigh about the same as I did in January

Breastfeeding With Breast Implants – Can It Be Done?

While breastfeeding is natural and the best choice for babies, there are some conditions and situations where it may be difficult for a woman to nurse her child.  One such circumstance is having surgery

Almost Home Again

First, I just have to say thank you. Thank you so much for all the kind comments and emails. I really, truly appreciate

Preparing for Surgery

Many of you read my update yesterday and now it seemed to quick to update everyone. And many of you who were concerned after my first ER trip were on to something. I now

The Continuing Saga of My Back

Have you been wondering why it’s been a little quiet around the nursery lately? Well, blame my back. Something is definitely not right with it! I know I promised to go in

National Bridesmaid’s Day With [yellow tail] Wine #bridesmaids

Bridesmaids of the World Unite — September 20 is Your Day! [yellow tail] wines creates the First Annual National Bridesmaid’s Day. Pippa Middleton was one. Julia Roberts played one, and so did Patrick Dempsey. For centuries

I’m One in a Million, Are You? #MillionMomsChallenge

I’m One in a Million, Are You? #MillionMomsChallenge

Last year I entered a new phase in my life.  I took on a new role. I became a mom. It was wonderful and scary.  The support I had from family, friends, and online resources made

Fashion Genius: The Most Intelligent Fit & Style Tool For Plus Sized Women #msm

I previously shared with you about Sonsi’s revolutionary outfitting tool which helps plus sized mamas like myself assemble a complete outfit so we can see how things look together. The tool was pretty

Alli Weight Loss System at Walmart.com & $50 Walmart GC Giveaway (Closed)

As many of you know, I’ve struggled with my weight for most of my life, as have lots of other women. Some of you even read my blog! So, I thought you

Relax With Scented Candles #Spa4Ma

When setting a spa type mood, I think of dimmed lights, soft music, and pleasant scents.  I used to regularly go to a salon and spa for relaxation massages.  After getting into my robe

Member’s Mark 4x Probiotic #DigestiveHealth Update

I figured it’s time to give you an update on the Member’s Mark 4x Probiotic digestive care supplement available at Sam’s Club that I’m trying out. As I mentioned before my need to “sit”

Women’s Health: Information You Should Know About Heavy Monthly Periods

Ladies, your health is important to me.  We all deserve to have information available to us in order to make decisions regarding our bodies and any treatments that might be beneficial.  I’m reaching out

Clairol Nice ‘n Easy Color Blend Foam Review

I’ve shared before that I’ve been struggling with what to do with my hair. I started going gray at an early age (yes early. Teens-early 20s is early) which apparently runs in the family.

Body Changes With #Breastfeeding

Before having a baby, I thought all the crazy body changes would be limited to pregnancy. I figured I’d basically have my body back after giving birth. This is true.. kinda. I lost weight giving

Getting Fit – Good For You & Baby!

While I was pregnant, I walked nearly every day after dinner. It was a great way for me to get exercise even as Rissa developed in the womb, making my belly expand. After having her at the end of October, it didn't take long before we were pretty much holed up in the house due to winter. Now that it's nice again, we are enjoying walks. It's not easy to get in shape after baby comes. Sure, you are busy, but it's not the same as a cardio workout. It can be difficult to schedule that kind of time in. Cryo-Cell knows that it is hard for moms to find time to exercise after baby's arrival.