Don’t panic! We may be in the midst of a pandemic, but you can get some helpful tips on how to help yourself and your kids make it through in the best shape possible, below.  Staying safe  Helping our children with their emotional wellbeing is essential during this challenging time. However, it is also important to remember that physical safety matters too. Of course, this means educating our children on how to keep their distance during social interaction, and the correct way to wash their hands.  It also means providing the resources our children need to stay safe in the world, such as hand sanitizerRead More →

The symptoms of this virus are so variable that we had a hard time learning what it’s all about. Or, to be more accurate, the knowledge of the virus has changed so much that we misunderstood the early warning signs. We know that wearing a mask and gloves is important. We thought that it wouldn’t make a difference back in March, but now, it’s mandatory for good reason. We also know that it’s not just a loss of smell, but our sight that can also be hindered or altered by the virus. That has to make you think. How healthy are you in these threeRead More →

What is the one thing you would change about your appearance? While a number of things involve drastic surgery and a lot of pain, one thing you can do to alter your appearance is to improve your smile. A healthy-looking, white set of teeth can work wonders for your confidence, helping to change how you feel when you look in the mirror, as well as being good for your oral health. The good news is that you can improve your smile in a number of ways, without having to spend a fortune. Ready to get your dream smile? Here are some affordable ways to improveRead More →

I knew as soon as I had kids that they were doomed to have poor eyesight. With both myself and my husband wearing glasses it seemed inevitable that they would need them too. I wasn’t wrong, it wasn’t long after they started school that glasses became a necessity for both of them. While genetics play a large role in our eyesight there are a few ways you can take better care of your eyesight and keep things from getting worse! There are many aspects of our health and wellbeing that get easily ignored, and our eyesight can be one of them. It’s easy to feelRead More →

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Lots of people love going to the gym, others dislike it but put up with it because they know it’s good for them in the long run. But, for some people, the thought of going to the gym is a special brand of torture – and often it’s not due to the workout! For a lot of people social anxiety, self-consciousness and worries about looking silly when unfamiliar with the equipment keep them from joining a gym. Thankfully home workout ideas like the ones below offer a good way for people afraid of the gym to stay healthy and keep active! While joining a gymRead More →

how to run farther without hurting yourself

When you become a mother or a wife, dealing with medical scares are probably the last thing in the world that you want to do. But they do happen! Sometimes it’s a freak accident requiring a trip to the hospital or the result of an unhealthy lifestyle and sometimes it’s there right from the start as a gift of genetics. Regardless of the cause, bad things happen sometimes and it can be difficult for your family, especially young children. While I don’t think anyone can truly prepare for all possible test results, accidents or issues that might come up, I do think that we canRead More →

Types of Yoga

While I do my yoga in the comfort of my own home (Doggy partner optional but highly recommended for some laughs) I have looked into joining a class once or twice. It seemed like it might be a good idea to get at least a little bit of help with some of the forms! However, I was always a bit stumped when I found out that ‘yoga’ was basically a catch-all phrase for a lot of very different types of exercise. In the end, I just kept following my FabFitFun TV & youtube yoga for beginners and yoga for runner videos but someday I wouldn’t mind signingRead More →

Keto Cupcakes

Everyone loves cupcakes. Our love of cupcakes didn’t disappear when we started eating Keto – but it did have to change a little bit! Thankfully I have found that it’s pretty easy to make Keto desserts, a fact that has no doubt helped keep us on track! It’s just a fact of life that once in a while we want a treat. I believe that the trick to staying the Keto course is not about fully spurning our desires but learning alternatives that both satisfy the craving and don’t set us back. These Keto Cupcakes flavored with lemon and blueberries are full of bright andRead More →

I started yoga as an experiment to see if it would improve my running. As I researched and learned more about the practice I was surprised to learn of all the benefits. I was also surprised by how hard some of the poses were! I was quickly alerted to just how weak my upper body was. My legs have benefited from running but my arms? They are still a work in progress! I can’t yet accomplish the harder poses so here is a collection of 5 upper body yoga poses that even beginners with weak arms (like me!) can achieve. This post may contain affiliateRead More →