Debunking Flu Shot Myths

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by MinuteClinic. My husband never wants to get a flu shot. He says he doesn’t need one. When I press him, he says he will get the flu after getting a flu shot. Of course, he’s not the only one who believes this. In fact, many people claim they […]

Fight Back Against Fall Allergies

  Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by MinuteClinic. I know I’m not alone in looking forward to the changes fall brings: cooler weather, gorgeous colors as the leaves change and – a personal favorite – football. Unfortunately, as the seasons change, it also brings another round of allergies for millions of sufferers. My mom is […]

Prepping for School and Fall Sports

Disclosure: I have received promotional consideration from MinuteClinic and Johnson & Johnson Inc. for this post. All opinions are my own. Whether we like it or not, summer is on its way out and fall is around the corner. For many of us, this means the kids are heading back to school. But they’re not […]

Surviving Spring Allergies

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by MinuteClinic. I’m not someone who suffers from severe spring allergies. I don’t swell up, suffer from irritated eyes or continuously live with a stuffy nose. In fact, I usually deny I even have allergies. But that would be untrue. For when spring rolls around, I start experiencing sinus […]

6 Tips for Healthier Grocery Shopping

As the new year continues, many people are still working to incorporate healthier eating habits into their daily routines. Of course, one of the major steps in making that happen is having healthy food choices to choose from at home. But when it comes time to shop at the local grocery store, it may be […]

Fighting The Weight Loss Battle

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by MinuteClinic. Growing up, I was skinny. After puberty hit, I put on some weight, but remained slender. However, like many others, as the years went by, the weight began to accumulate. By the time I got married in 2001, I was 20 pounds heavier than my recommended weight. […]

Six Key Steps to Avoid the Flu

Nobody likes to get sick, but for many of us, getting sick is something we must deal with and find a way to carry on regardless of how we feel. After all, we have to work, take care of the kids and complete endless chores around the house. However, when that illness is the flu, […]

Kickin’ It Up at UFC Gym Perimeter

Like most parents, I’m always looking for fun ways to get my kids up and active for a little while. Not only does it bode well for their health, but it’s good for me if they burn up some of their endless energy. Recently, my kids had the opportunity to participate in a kids class […]

Vaccines Do Save Lives

In the United States, there is a raging debate between parents on whether or not to get their children vaccinated. For me, it was a no-brainer. I wanted to do everything I could to protect my children from possible life-threatening diseases. Yes, there were possible side effects, but I felt the risk of not vaccinating […]

Managing Your Metabolism

In today’s health-conscious world, we hear a lot about our metabolism. Some people have a fast metabolism while others have a slow one. According to all the diet hype, weight gain and loss relies heavily on the metabolism. But do you really know what your metabolism is? Simply put, metabolism is the process of converting […]