Taking on too much and not having a plan on how to get there is a good recipe for failure. We’ve all been there. We say “Ugh, I have GOT to lose 20 pounds this year.” And then we spend the rest of the year thinking about how we still need to lose 20 pounds, and beating ourselves up as we grab a quick lunch in the fast food drive-thru.
At an early age, children are pushed to play travel leagues, city leagues and clubs to focus on ONE sport and then to play that sport year-round. Then there are development camps, instructional aides, and even tryouts for most of these teams. It makes it hard for those kids who are coming into a sport late, past the age of 7-8 years old, to try new things.
Like most parents, I worry about my child’s health—more specifically about his eating habits since he basically only eats about a dozen foods and won’t try anything new. Well, it turns out there is a local program where kids have fun while learning about exercise and healthy food choices. It’s called Savvy Kids Fitness, and(…)
There are many joys and benefits of living near family. This past year has been the first time in my adult life that I have lived near my parents. They moved to Huntsville a little over a year ago and it has been wonderful seeing my boys get to know them better. Swim dates after(…)
What makes ovarian cancer truly dangerous is the fact that there is no screening test for ovarian cancer. A Pap test does not detect ovarian cancer, which is a common misperception. The best tool for early detection of ovarian cancer is awareness of symptoms.
Four years ago, my husband and I learned we were expecting! Finally. After trying for years to conceive, my first thought was, “We are NOT ready for this.” So, like most first time mothers, I started researching. My best friend bought me the book Expecting 411. She warned me that some of the other pregnancy(…)
The short answer? Absolutely nothing. Or rather, I got a straight reply, and then felt like a HUGE weight had been lifted from my shoulders. And so did the other mom – later, she thanked me for bringing it up. The question never fails to pause the conversation, but it’s imperative parents get more comfortable(…)
Guest Contributor / Health / Alabama Pediatric Dental Associates, dental emergencies, what to do if a tooth is knocked loose, what to do if a tooth is knocked out of position, what to do if child's tooth is bleeding / 1 Comment
Children find a way to get their mouth and teeth injured despite our best preventive measures as parents. It’s part of growing up. There are all kinds of dental related injuries. You can always call the dentist if you are worried, but most dental “emergencies” are not really emergencies. There are some things that are(…)