A Whole New Smile

My baby lost one of her top front teeth tonight, and of course we celebrated and shouted for joy! I was so excited for her, and proud of her bravery as I twisted and tugged to help it along (it was so loose that it was more of an annoyance to her, and worth a little…

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I Was An Overnight Success!

I am 32 years old, in the midst of the most thrilling, exciting terrifying journey of my entire life,  and, though I am on cloud nine, I am physically, mentally, and emotionally spent. It’s about 2:00pm, I am in a hotel room in a tiny midwest town, and it’s all I can do to undress…

Sex, Drugs, Adoption…What is Ok for Kids?

In an age with so much diversity in our culture, and where tolerance is a way of life, it is amazing to me that a non-traditional means of growing a family is still a taboo topic in the schools. Recently the schools had their Great American Teach In day, and I had what I thought…

Make Your Workout Work For You

Consistency is key! It is less important to be the fastest runner or the strongest lifter than it is to consistently run or lift. Make your exercise choice a regular part of your daily life, not an optional “if I have time” item.
2) Make your workout count! Strength training just 20 minutes a day twice…

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Nature vs. Nurture

I was discussing the age-old debate of nature verses nurture as it affects the destiny of our children with a very dear friend, who sided with nature all the way. She believed that who we are and who we become is due mainly to genetics. Obviously we know physical appearance is controlled by genetics based…