Recent Posts by Elaine Plummer
"I need me time!" This is a lament that I hear a lot from my younger friends who are moms of young kids - and older ones too. It is hard to get alone time with children running around.
Take for example my daughter, a mom of twin six-year old girls and a four-year old son, who inspired this post. Along with being a parent, she works part time and goes to school part time. My son-in-law travels a lot for his job and leaves my daughter home alone several days a week. No griping from them, as they are living the life they chose and are doing the best they can.
Thankfully, she lives in a...
The Oscar’s illustrious "boob song" didn’t really affect me, but I did think it seemed rather juvenile, until I saw a click through to the best celebrity breasts. I started thinking about what the BEST breasts meant, beyond who has them and what shape they are in.
Personally, I think the best ones are healthy breasts that are cancer free, used to breastfeed and have survived a lifetime of just being with us.
Breasts seem to monopolize our lives. For example, think of Anne Hathaway’s Oscar dress or the attention people get when they show cleavage - it never goes unnoticed. Some people even...
I am a blogger who is also one of the health experts on beinggirl.com, so I answer questions from hundreds of girls who write to us every month. It has been an eye opening experience that has helped me understand the concerns that many teen girls have today.
One of the things that I have learned from the questions asked, is that teens would rather ask a stranger a personal question about their life or health than their mother. What can be done to make the dialogue more open between teens and their mothers?
As a health educator, I tell moms: start talking early, talk often and listen a lot....