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“Go Red” for Heart Health Awareness

Since 1924, the American Heart Association has highlighted February as American Heart Month. In 1964, Lyndon B. Johnson was the first president to issue a proclamation declaring American Heart Month. February is both Heart Health Awareness Month and Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Month.  Read on to find our more about heart disease, its impact, and […]

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The Dirty Dozen and Clean 15: When to Buy Organic

Should I buy organic? Does it matter? Is it worth the extra cost? If I can’t afford to buy everything organic, how do I choose which foods to splurge on and which ones to save on? The Environmental Working Group creates a Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, updated yearly, that ranks pesticide contamination on 48 popular […]

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You Are Not Alone: Raising a Child With a Mental Illness Diagnosis

October is OCD Awareness month. I’d like to dedicate this piece to honor those who struggle with OCD or any other mental illness. Remember that you are not alone. At the age of 15, I was diagnosed with clinical OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). I would like to state that someone who has OCD is not someone that […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Raw Fermented Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut.  When I think of this delicious food, my mouth starts to water.  I’ve always been a fan of sauerkraut. Even when I was little one of my favorite meals included sauerkraut, which was pork ribs covered in sauerkraut and baked to perfection.  Imagine my luck when I married into a German family!  They made […]

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Choking: Do You Know How To Save Your Child’s Life?

I have small children in my house.  I also have big children in my house.  Their ages range from seven months to twelve years of age.  Unfortunately, that means that there are many different toys for different ages in my house.  There are Squinkies, My Little Ponies, Littlest Pet Shop, Barbie’s, John Deere Tractors (which […]

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