Health

Mom-Self-Care in the Midst of Family Care

Over the past year, I’ve been in high-octane mothering mode. I know all of you are familiar with this. One of more of your kids suddenly has extra needs and…

Mom, Be Intentional About Your Health

I was feeling weird. I wasn’t sure why, but things just didn’t seem right. I stood next to my daughter’s high chair, feeding her some waffles. Suddenly dizziness, nausea and…

Bayer

I heard a new Bayer aspirin commercial the other day. It said,“You always took care of your children. Now it’s time to take care of yourself.” The woman in the ad…

Expectations and Giving Myself Grace

Expectations are a bit like resolutions, aren’t they? They can get us into a load of trouble, especially if you’re like me and set the bar too high. I recently…

Mom, You Are Important, Too!

by Lindy Ford If you’ve ever flown in a commercial airplane, you’ve heard a flight attendant say, “In case of emergency, put the oxygen mask on yourself before assisting a…

Real Nutrition for Real Moms

By Lindy Ford I want to set everyone at ease right from the get go. Your dream of making your family life more productive, enjoyable and healthy is doable—without going…

Recovering from Surgery and Serious Illness … as a Mom

As most of you know, I was diagnosed with cancer recently and had surgery to remove the affected area. As I usually do, I made the mistake of thinking I…

Mothers Need Naps, Too

For most of my life, I’ve been a high achiever. I’ve made goals and stuck to them. Things have not always worked out as I planned, but I don’t recall…

A Mammogram

One of the duties of getting older is annual checkups; a good physical, blood work, an eye exam, a pap smear and every girl’sfavorite, a mammogram. My good friend, Karen…

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