Health Archive


Moms Get Moving With This 30 Day Walking Challenge!

Are you trying to increase your physical activity? Then join me as I redevelop my daily walk routine and go for 30 miles in 30 days. (video) I recorded that last Wednesday after deciding to just get started.  Not one the first of the month.  Not on Monday.  Not after announcing it.


Seeking Healthy Motivation Mojo

I lost it. I lost my motivation mojo. You would think my workout routine would be basically habit by now, but no. I slowly back pedaled. I could blame the kids. I could blame stress. I could blame Brian for “letting” me skip. I could blame being sick (but only for this


Did You Know February is Heart Health Month?

February, the month of love, is also the month of heart health.  So while we show our love for others, let’s remember to love our hearts too.  They are hard working, after all!  But seriously, it’s important to keep our hearts healthy so we can be there for our families. One of


Only 3 More Weeks to Eat Whatever, Doctor’s Orders

Gah, I hate that I have to tell you I still am not up to 4 days a week of my Nike+ Kinect Training workouts. But I’m not dwelling on it. We’ve kept up at least 2-3 times a week so that’s better than nothing, right? Also….while I’m still not doing so


Eat Healthier and Save Money by Menu Planning #getthrifty

What if I told you there was just one thing you could do that would help you save money on groceries and eat healthier? In our constant budget battle and battle of the bulge, there’s one crucial piece that has the power to make it work or throw us off course. Menu


Making Fitness a Family Affair

Last week was a rough week. I had a couple challenging days with the kids which led to a skipped workout and some comfort eating. I skipped a second workout at the end of the week due to exhaustion. I literally could not keep my eyes open on Saturday evening so we


I Took My Workout to the Next Level

Last week I had my 6 week post partum checkup and everything was A-OK so I am clear for a more intense workout. While I might be able to do it, there’s question about if I’m actually capable of doing it. Last week I set out some pretty clear goals that I



There’s been a growing trend of ditching New Year’s resolutions in favor of focusing on one word for the year. Like the year of change. Love. Risk. While I still set goals for myself, I’ve thought a bit about this one word business. initially Serentity seemed appropriate, but I think Acceptance is


It’s Been a Slow Start #Mamavation Monday

As much as I want to get more active this year, get healthier and lose weight, I know I’ll stick with it better if I ease into it. I know that sounds counter intuitive, but unless someone is keeping me on track I’ll get overwhelmed trying to make lots of changes all


Pledging to the Sistahood #Mamavation Monday

Hi, my name is Darcy and I like to eat sweets and everything bad for you. But that’s okay… I only have a couple days left to stuff my face so freely.  Then it’s time to face the music because today is the last day before the start of a new year.


The 3 Most Important Tests Every Baby Should Have #newbornscreening

It’s amazing how many medical issues can be identified and treated when newborn babies receive thee important screening tests within 24 hours of their birth. I didn’t know much about these when I had Rissa. I do recall her having a heel stick (where they pricked her heel for a blood sample)


5 Steps to Healthier Eating

I’m not going to claim to be the healthiest eater out there because I’m not. I have lots of room for improvement, but I have learned a few tricks along the way that have helped me. During the times I successfully lost weight and was eating the healthiest, there were five things


5 Tips for New Baby Welcome Etiquette

When the call comes in that a new baby has been welcomed into the world, it’s very exciting! The first thing we want to do is go visit. While it is a thrill to be one of the first people the new baby meets, it’s not always the best idea to greet


Encourage Your Child to Dance for the Curious George Dance Contest! #CuriousGeorgeMoms

Rissa loves to dance.  Since before she could walk, she started bopping along to music.  It’s pretty amusing to watch how she will drop what she’s doing to start grooving along to a beat from a variety of songs – including commercial jingles and theme songs!  She also likes to try and


How To Lose Baby Weight

Do you wonder if you will ever be able to lose 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 of this year.  Now, I


Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer Review & Giveaway (US) 10/27 CLOSED

When I was pregnant, I received mixed information between books and baby prep classes about how to take a baby’s temperature.  Some still claimed rectal temperature was the way to go, but one nurse kept telling me that method was outdated and not recommended.  I didn’t really know what to think, but


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 a big difference in how things went in the beginning for us. Up until two days


Help Support Vitamin Angels!

Have you heard of Vitamin Angels?  They are making an impact on the lives of children under 5 years old by connecting them with nutrients needed to develop and survive.  I only recently learned about them and I think it’s a good cause to support.  The current Whole Foods Market Podcast shares


My First ER Trip

I’m 30 years old and never went to the emergency room until yesterday. Luckily I’ve not encountered many emergencies. Usually it can wait until normal business hours. Or, at least, I decide to wait.


10 Things to Love About Breastfeeding

There are many things I enjoy about breastfeeding my kids. These range from benefits to special moments. While there are some days I may not like how dependent my children are on me, I know these first few years will go by fast. There are times when I feel touched out, but I