This may just be one of the most outrageous stories I've heard in a while. A pregnant woman was in England for a training course when she was held, sedated against her will and forced to give birth via C-section, so that social services could take custody of her newborn baby. Supposedly, it was all done in the best interests of the child. WTH?Continue Reading >
We all know spouses, friends and kids can add a lot of love to our lives, but did you know they can do wonders for your physical and mental well-being too? Sustaining your relationships (romantic and otherwise) isn't just important for the sake of packing your schedule and staving off boredom, it's also crucial to your overall health. In fact, research has shown that maintaining an active social life can provide all kinds of surprising benefits.Continue Reading >
In this week's Mami Makeover blog, I'd like to talk about something that's very important for all moms: knowing that no matter what's happening in your life, you should NEVER give up!
Sometimes we come to a point in our lives when we are feeling frustrated, hurt or even a little depressed. I was there over a year ago when things weren't going too well in my personal life.
When you feel low, it can interfere with your goals because you don't feel like doing much of anything. However, I found several ways to get out of my slump. Below are a few things that helped me and hopefully if you are feeling low, they can help you too:Continue Reading >
Okay, have you ever knocked on wood after tempting fate? You know like if you say, "Oh my husband would never cheat on me with the hot Sofia Veragra look-a-like next door" and then you knock on wood just because you don't want to jinx yourself, not because your husband is a total horndog that can't keep it in his pants. Well, a new study called "Reversing One's Fortune By Pushing Away Bad Luck" published by the Journal of Experimental Psychology found that knocking on wood may not actually prevent your horndog husband from having sex with the Sofia Vergara look-a-like, but it will make you feel better.Continue Reading >
Despite the perpetual image of so-called soccer moms carting their over-scheduled kids from soccer to ballet to basketball and back, most children live a rather sedentary life--spending all day in the classroom, followed by hours sitting at a table doing homework and then parked in front of the televison or computer munching on chips and soda. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2010 more than one third of children and adolescents in the United States were classified as either overweight or obese. But there are steps you can take to make sure you keep your kids' health on track!Continue Reading >
We all know a bad night's sleep can affect your performance in the office the next day and even alter your mood. But it turns out a lack of slumber an also have serious consequences on your love too!
According to a new study that racked 78 different couples over two weeks, just ONE bad night's sleep can cause increased relationship conflict. Why? The worst couples slept, the less empathy they showed to their partners and the harder they found it to judge each other's emotion. And that wasn't the only side effect!Continue Reading >
With summer in the air, chances are your social schedule has gotten a lot more packed--even on the weekdays. That also means that there's a possibility you'll stay out just a little too late one night and then end up being exhausted the next day at work. Oh, and let's not even mention the perennial parent problem: Your kid had a bad night's sleep, which means by extension you did too.
Don't worry, we've all been there! The good news is there are some things you can do to fake a good night's sleep.Continue Reading >
You don't have to be a naturally early riser to have a good morning! Though some are more energetic than others in the a.m. hours, everyone can benefit from following certain practices after waking up. These tips will not only have you feeling more energized in the morning, they'll also set a great precedent for the rest of your day.Continue Reading >
Summer is here! But for most of us, the stress of everyday life--from work to kids--doesn't stop just because the sun is out. Still, that doesn't mean you can't benefit from spending some time basking in the nice weather. In fact, some of your favorite outdoor activities can help reduce your anxiety and blood pressure and improve your overall health!
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No one has discovered the fountain of youth quite yet, but until they do, there are some simple and easy practices you can follow to actually help you live longer. In fact, though you might not realize it at the time, by eating certain foods and partaking in certain fun activities, you could be adding years to your life!Continue Reading >