A Mom’s Struggle with Postpartum Body Image and Weight-Loss

A Mom’s Struggle with Postpartum Body Image and Weight-Loss

Jules Ruud, blogger at One Ruud Mom, bravely shares with us her struggle with an unhealthy body image that began in childhood and peaked recently after the birth of her second son. The combination of her postpartum body image pressure and her newfound determination to change her mindset and her lifestyle inspired her to share […]

Holiday Tips for Families Experiencing Loss or an Absent Parent

Holiday Tips for Families Experiencing Loss or an Absent Parent

I lost my father to cancer just before Christmas when I was a teenager, and now, 20 years later, my daughter is coping with her fourth holiday season without her dad (absentee). Through trial and error, I’ve learned what works and what doesn’t, and I’m still learning — life’s like that. The following five holiday […]

12 Refreshing Recipes for Your Infuser Water Bottle

12 Refreshing Recipes for Your Infuser Water Bottle

Despite the many health benefits of water, most of us struggle to drink our daily quota because, boring! Here are 12 antioxidant-rich infuser water bottle recipes so you can drink your water and enjoy it too!

Tips for Tuning In to Your Children’s Social Media Activity

Tips for Tuning In to Your Children’s Social Media Activity

Walking to school, getting a driver’s license—they’re all rituals of growing up and growing older. But one of the newer rituals? Getting a smart phone, and going online: Nearly all teenagers go online every single day, and nearly three-fourths can probably access a smart phone, too. But with that access comes risk. There are inappropriate […]

Mother of Two Turns Trauma into Inspiration for Entire Community

Mother of Two Turns Trauma into Inspiration for Entire Community

Life can be traumatic, even for an experienced behavioral health life coach like tuned in parent Kelly. Her story inspires others to acknowledge, manage, and triumph over pain. Meet tuned in parent Kelly R. Sedgwick. She is a wife, mother of two, niece of Bishop T. D. Jakes, and founder of Kry Out, Inc., a […]

Tips for Helping Kids Cope with Illness in the Family

Tips for Helping Kids Cope with Illness in the Family

A few days back, my mom had come to stay with us. She was sitting on the piano and teaching my little daughter how to play it. However, it was difficult for her to keep her hands from shaking and she couldn’t smile back even though she was appreciative of her granddaughter’s progress. My daughter […]

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