Covid-19 hit the fitness industry hard. Gyms have been closed since mid-March and in many states they will be in the last phase of reopening. As a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, I have been inundated with texts from clients, family and friends asking how they can work out effectively at home. I want to help and despite the reality that I miss my classes, my … [Read more...] about With Gyms Closed, Here’s How To Create (An Affordable) Home Gym
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What will draw smells out of a closet? Closed closets can be hosting a variety of strange, musty smells when you finally open the doors. This is especially true in a room belonging to a child. Remind the family that dirty clothing should be tossed into the laundry bin instead of being shoved into the closet. Cleaning the closet, airing out the clothes and removing shoes with … [Read more...] about What Will Draw Smells Out of a Closet?
What do strangers deserve to know? When was the first time we disclosed our son’s autism? Honestly, only one or two people knew about my son’s autism for the first, well, two years. Yep, that’s right. We kept it to ourselves. And, then we disclosed only to family. Then, years later, we disclosed…well, we disclosed when and if we felt like it, I guess. Why did … [Read more...] about To Disclose Autism or Not?
Sex without condoms feels better for both men and women, but you risk pregnancy--and sexually transmitted diseases--when you don't use them. If you are not using hormonal birth control and want to limit your chances of getting pregnant without using condoms, you need to time your intercourse correctly. Using fertility awareness, you can use condoms only when you have a higher … [Read more...] about How Close to My Period Is it Safe to Have Sex?
A couple of weeks ago, my nanny found a louse on Matilda’s head. Apparently it was just crawling around, not a care in the world. Liz bagged it in a Ziploc sandwich bag so I could see it for myself and then called to deliver the bad news. “Where the heck could my daughter have gotten lice?" I wondered to myself. I could only conclude that she got it from Elby, my preschool … [Read more...] about Outbreak! My Close Brush With Creepy-Crawly Catastrophe