When I initially found out I was expecting our first baby,  there was no question that swim lessons would be a part of our child's future. I took swim lessons as a child and even helped save a little...
My fitness journey has been intermittent during my lifetime. I was always super active, competitive and athletic as a child and young adult. But there was a long period where I fell away from fitness altogether, for over a...
Daniel and Kathy Brown were enjoying a Saturday night college football game at a friend’s house. They had been watching their three boys — 4-year-old Noah, 5-year-old Dalton, 6-year-old Dylan — in the pool, and were helping them get...
January is here and so is the height of flu season. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released the statistics from the 2018 season and they are sobering: an estimated 80,000 Americans died of the flu last season (approximately...
I was in college the first time I tried to donate blood. There was a blood drive on my campus, and I showed up tired, not having eaten much that day and generally run down — a pretty standard...
It’s no secret that motherhood is full of demands. However, I have finally come to the realization that when I don’t fill my own cup, it’s impossible for me to fill the cups of my children or husband. Mothers...
When 7-year-old Cole woke up with a croup-like cough, his mom Donna Johnson wasn’t all that worried. After all, her son had experienced croup — an upper airway infection that is often accompanied by a barking cough like Cole...
As a mother of twins, I always listen a little harder when I hear stories of other twin moms. Whether identical or fraternal, parenting twins has its own challenges and complications but, most of all, stories of love. On December 1,...
I am a woman who works out regularly(ish). By no means am I a gym rat, or one of those people who gets excited to workout. I get the job done, and there is PLENTY of room for improvement....
'Tis the season for preparing great food and maybe hosting a holiday gathering or party with family and friends. Being busy moms, we definitely need a game plan on how to tackle such events without becoming overwhelmed — one...
Five-year-old Gunnar has a condition called bilateral fibular hemimelia, meaning he was born without a fibula bone in each leg, resulting in the absence of feet. He was diagnosed in the womb at his mother’s 13-week checkup during a...
From experiencing the magic of their first free sample to that time-honored tradition of toppling over some random display — grocery stores are practical magic and a hallmark of this parenting gig. Love it or hate it, we all...

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