Coping When You Have Trouble Conceiving

One of the most exciting times in a couple’s life is when they make the decision to try and have a baby. And while it would be so great if it was a simple as “coming together and making one”, the reality is that, according to the Center for Disease Control, there are over 1.5 million women each year who are between the ages of 15-44 who are considered to be infertile and 7.4 million who have tried some kind of fertility treatment over the course of their lives as a direct result.

infertilityIf you are someone who been trying to conceive for the past 12 months and you have yet to get a positive result on a pregnancy test, that can be hard to deal with.

Don’t take it out on yourself. During this time, it’s really easy to want to put the blame on yourself by wondering if it’s the result of something that you’ve done or didn’t do. However, this kind of thinking only puts stress on the body which can make it even more challenging to conceive. So, try and stay as positive as you can.

Do a lot of research. Due to the fact that infertility is not an uncommon issue, there is more and more information that’s becoming available to individuals who want to get pregnant. Websites [Read more…]

Yogarilla Review



I have practiced yoga for some time, my four kids sometimes join in with me but I have never really found a super yoga book for kids. Yogarilla is wonderful! Bright colorful cards, 55 of them of them fully illustrated front and back. You can find Yogarilla at Super Duper Publications, which I highly recommend you doing.

There is nothing I don’t like about Yogarilla it’s an all around win here is my take-

You have 55 cards, front and back illustrating a certain pose with OTis. On one side you have the playful OTis posing with the name of the pose. On the other side is the entire break down of the pose, directions to move into it, a challenging variety and some activities you may want to add into the pose. There’s also some facts and game like things to do with your children as you go through the deck.


Teaching kids to exercise is important, but it should also be very fun and enjoyable. [Read more…]

Food Myths Debunked

Over the years we have all heard advice related to food safety and preparation, much of it from word of mouth, or a simple Google search online. But how much of what we hear and read is actually true?
To help consumers protect themselves and their families from food poisoning, the Ad Council, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, FDA and CDC and their Food Safe Families campaign as well as the Partnership for Food Safety Education are setting the record straight on food safety to save you time, money and most importantly, peace of mind, that your food is safe for [Read more…]

Stillettos and Self Defense

Jennifer Cassetta is a self defense expert, trainer and nutritionist. Early on in her career, Jennifer was attacked while in high heels. Even though she was not dressed to fight, she was still able to ward off her attacker. Since then, she has run UFC test nutrition test groups and training guidelines, worked with celebrities, members of royal families, and even moms like you and me.

This exercise comes with empowerment and a touch of class. Jennifer Cassetta has released a brand new instructional DVD series titled Stilettos and Self Defense. This series was inspired by Jennifer’s own run in with a would be attacker using her experiences and training in HapKiDo, so these moves work! The DVD is broken [Read more…]

Supplements- Yay or Nay?

There is a discussion going on over the usefulness of supplements. Some swear by them, swallowing entire cups of vitamins and minerals with every meal, morning noon and night. Others think all you are doing is making expensive waste, or as Sheldon from Big Bang Theory put it, “What you’re buying here are the ingredients for very expensive urine.” Whatever your opinion of supplements is, without trying something first, an opinion is little more then a fairy tale.

Taking suplements on their own is not very helpful. The trick to supplements is supplementing (see? see how that works? LOL) you regular meals and dietary intake. Let’s say you are having a particularly stressful day and just want to sleep, but there is no way the sandman is visiting tonight with your mind running around in circles. So instead of taking a sedative or a sleep aide, why not try an herbal supplement. Melatonin does wonders as does Valerian. Plus in general [Read more…]

Run for the Planet

National Geographic Kids has launched a new campaign to try and break not one, but TWO, Guinness World Records. The program is called Run for the Planet, and it is an effort to encourage children to do something good for both their health and the environment.

  • The first record they are going after is the longest shoe chain. Participants are encouraged to send in used athletic shoes, which will be tied together to break the record and then recycled into athletic surfaces, such as basketball courts and running tracks. This record [Read more…]

My Week With @Nutrisystem #NSNation

Devil I am, I was at BlogHer this week, and you KNOW I was not using my Nutrisystem. It just didn’t happen. With pretty much everything being a lucnh, brunch, breakfast, or party of some sort- yeah, it just didn’t work out. The good thing? It involved a whole lot of walking, all over NYC, and I still lost 2 pounds, LOL. So I am putting this one on the win column.

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