When Health & Nutrition Are Easy

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #100MillionReasons #CollectiveBias The week we returned from our beach vacation in Florida, I took my 5 year-old to the doctor for a cough. The cough started while we were in Florida and seemed to get worse during our vacation. […]

Mama’s Got a New Bag

I bought my first pair of TOMS shoes as soon as I read about their commitment to One for One. This was in 2008, before they became a style statement. I was on board immediately when I read about children who could not go to school because they did not have shoes and about children […]

30 Days of Thanks: LIFE

Committing to do something every day is a challenge for me, but for this exercise I feel it’s necessary. Since my weekend with Oprah, I’m trying to be extra mindful of the things for which I am thankful. This will be an exercise in gratitude for me in the least; in the most, I hope […]

On Being a Survivor and a Mother

“Will we have to get scars, too?” asked my 4 year-old at the dinner table last night. Though my abdomen was completely covered, as it normally is, her thoughts turned to the very long, very ugly scar that runs down the core of my body while she chewed her dinner. “No, baby, you won’t have […]

Why The #IceBucketChallenge Worked

For what it’s worth, my personal preference is to avoid all viral-Facebook-related things. I don’t tag folks to do this or that. I don’t participate when tagged. It’s just really not my thing. Also Facebook is not my favorite. However, when my kids were called out to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge a few […]