“Mom, can I ask you something?” my son asked me this as he put away his backpack after coming home from school. “Of course”, I answer, slicing apples and spooning out peanut butter for a snack. “What’s up?” “Why does everyone think I am such a loser? How come no one likes me?” I put down the knife, look my son in the eye and tell him in NO UNCERTAIN TERMS: “You are … [Read more...] about You Are NOT A Loser
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Claims have been sprouting up within the weight-loss industry of acai berries as a weight-loss superfood. Although acai berries provide valuable health benefits, they may not be effective in the quest to lose weight. Is the Acai Berry Really Effective in Weight Loss? What Are Acai Berries?Acai berries come from acai palm trees (Euterpe oleracea) in the Amazon river basin … [Read more...] about Is the Acai Berry Really Effective in Weight Loss?
Every time you ‘like’ and share this post, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 (per social action), up to $350,000, via the Global Moms Relay, to help improve the health and well-being of families worldwide in support of Shot@Life, Girl Up, Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Fund, U.S. Fund for UNICEF and Nothing But Nets. More below! My nana experienced three heart-breaking … [Read more...] about My Untold Story and Wish For Every Child – Brooke Burke
When people hear that I have twins, one of the first questions I'm usually asked is, "Do you have family around to help you?" The answer to that question is like one of the relationship status options on Facebook: It's complicated. Although my mother and stepfather live nearby, I haven't spoken to them since Elby turned two. My mom bought her only grandchild a tricycle … [Read more...] about My Family Relationship Status: It’s Complicated
It’s one of the most startling, and at times most delightful, biological gifts of parenthood: when you unexpectedly see yourself, or your beloved, or Grandma Ellie, reflected in your own child. Maybe it’s a talent for taking apart a car engine, the ability to dunk a basketball, the resurgence of one of your mother’s mannerisms you never thought you’d see again. There is an … [Read more...] about Do Parents Pass on Our Neuroses to Our Kids?