A new study from Ohio State University shows a tense marriage can physically harm you. Uh-Oh. As if eating right, exercising and practicing other healthy habits were not enough. According to CNN, 37 married couples participated in this new study. A device gave each participant eight 8-mm blisters on their forearms. Each couple was videotaped while conversing with their … [Read more...] about Is Your Marriage Hurting Your Health?
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My beef is that we trust our children’s coaches as their trainers. My perfectly healthy and very athletic son, was a part of an extraordinary amount of military up downs, (going from standing to a push up position and knees in back to standing) during which he hurt his perfectly healthy shoulder in October and it still bothers him during his favorite sport of … [Read more...] about Who are you trusting your child with may be hurting them!!!
Breastfeeding can be complicated and difficult enough during “normal” times. However, new mothers’ concerns become magnified during a pandemic when in-person resources, like local breastfeeding classes, are not as available. As a certified lactation consultant, I’m here to help by sharing answers to the most common breastfeeding questions and concerns I receive from clients … [Read more...] about Navigating Common Breastfeeding Concerns During the Uncertainty of a Pandemic
As protests continue around the world following the death of George Floyd, I knew I wanted to do more than just share images on social media, but I struggled to find my place and voice in the movement. As a strong black activist and mom, I felt heavy, again. My community was hurting from the loss of another black king. Unfortunately, racial injustice and police brutality of … [Read more...] about How Moms Can Support The Protests From Home
After the excitement of a new pregnancy calms, expecting parents (especially first-time parents) have hundreds of questions. One of the most common involves sex during pregnancy – is it safe? Sex during a normal pregnancy is usually safe unless your doctor has recommended otherwise. That said, there are a few things to be aware of – a few of these include precautions to … [Read more...] about The Do’s and Don’ts for Sex During Pregnancy