A Vitamin B12 Shot Made Me Feel Like Jessica Jones

My experience with a B12 shot

This post about receiving a B12 shot was originally posted in January 2016.  I got healthier mostly by eating NSNG.  Now….three years later, I’m in a similar health predicament again after a really rough year.  My blood sugar is high and iron, B, D and magnesium low.  In fact, I just got a B12 shot […]

BodyArmor, Chicken Broth, Tissues: Back-to-School Pantry Essentials

Back to school pantry essentials

This is a sponsored post, but all thoughts are my own. It’s back-to-school season.  This means it’s back-to-school SICKNESS season!  My daughter has her first cold of the school year this week.  Luckily my pantry is stocked the yuckies with BodyArmor, chicken broth and tissues! Why are these items pantry essentials?  Well…. Tissues That one’s obvious. […]

6 Tips for Growing Healthy Habits with Your Kids


6 Tips for Growing Healthy Habits with Your Kids By Kristie Hubbard, PhD, MPH, RD, Cyberchase Health Advisor  Plan ahead and track your progress.  Key strategies for improving eating habits and increasing physical activity are planning ahead and tracking progress. Plan meals and snacks ahead of time and ask for your child’s input. Provide structured […]

3 Healthy Summer Habits to Start TODAY + Mojito Green Juice Recipe

Savory Mojito Green Juice

Summer is a busy time for most of us! We’re (hopefully) booked with outdoor activities, travel, BBQs and the beach! Eating on the go can be tricky, but there are solutions – it’s as easy as embracing three simple, healthy summer habits. This summer, don’t let healthy habits take a backseat and instead follow these […]

Raising a child with Type 1 diabetes is “all consuming”

Raising a child with type 1 diabetes

I recently asked parents of children with type 1 diabetes what their life is like.  Here Veronica, mother of a 10-year-old daughter who has type 1 diabetes,  tells her story.  These are Veronica’s own words. In a word, it is “all-consuming.” There is not a moment in the day (or night for that matter) that it’s […]

7 Healthy Ways to Show Your Family LOVE This Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. It’s a day to celebrate LOVE! What’s better than love? Nothing, right? But I’m not going to shower my family with chocolate and processed treats this year. I’m going to show my love in healthy ways. Because striving to be healthier and wanting my family to be […]

#MyPoiseMoment Light Bladder Leakage GIVEAWAY!


Humiliated because you tinkled a little when you sneezed? Don’t be! Light bladder leakage (LBL)  happens. Really. It’s a common occurrence.  And Poise Liners and Poise Pads are here to help. Poise makes products specifically designed for light bladder leakage so you can always be confident.  They instantly absorb wetness and odor keeping you dry […]

My Type 2 Diabetes Story: If you ignore it, it won’t go away.

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Until yesterday, I hadn’t written a fresh post here since September.  Four months. And posting has been very sporadic from the start. I’m sure you can guess why. This is a blog about my efforts to lose weight and get healthier. I’m not always feeling it. I’ve been in a bit of a funk. Okay, […]

Dear Type 1 Diabetes Community (What to do about an angry mob!)

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Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here! You might have found your way here because you’re impacted by type 1 diabetes. If so, this post is dedicated to you. (And if not, you’ll want to keep reading because have I got a story to tell you!) Have you ever angered a group of moms? Maybe you […]

#Underawareness – Bladder Leakage: You Aren’t Alone!


So I have some boundary issues.  I share TMI.  Sometimes of the bathroom variety.  But ya know what?  More people usually thank me than complain.  Because this stuff happens to everyone.  I recently learned Depend is entering year two of Underwareness, a social movement and charitable cause to break down the bladder leakage stigma. And you can […]

Recycle period pads! FREE SAMPLE!

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Wanna join me as I recycle period pads and collect girly dresses?  I promise, it’s not as gross as it sounds! Summer is here! I love wearing lightweight maxi dresses. Throw one on and done! Easy peasy. Plus, I like ’em long so I can skip leg shaving without being being self conscious (though I […]