Pancakes That Will be the Sunshine to Your Gloomy Winter Days

  Vitamin D became a part of my everyday life when my daughter was born. Those who have kids know how important this vitamin is for proper bone, muscle and teeth development in babies and small children. I am sure your pediatrician repeated several times how important milk is for your baby and recommended vitamin […]

What is the HCG Diet?

Gaining weight is a common problem in worldwide, especially in the American and European Countries.  Being overweight can also contribute to other health issues, such as heart or lung diseases.  There are many diet plans out there, most of which slowly decreases the amount of fat you consume.  However, the HCG Diet Plan is a different approach, where […]

Facts to Consider Before Getting Dental Implants

If you look after your teeth from early childhood, then the chances of requiring dental surgery or implants are significantly reduced. There is a wealth of information available on the internet regarding oral hygiene such as the Health Direct government site. There are times though when implants are still required, and before you seek a […]

Toothache Troubles: Reasons Your Pain Gets Worse After the Sun Goes Down

  Nothing is worse than getting into bed at night with toothache. Regardless of whether this pain is a dull throbbing or an intense sharp pain, it can prove difficult to get some sleep. This won’t just interfere with your day-to- day life but could be causing further problems with your dental hygiene, which is why identifying the […]

The Best Vitamins and Supplements for Back Pain

  Having lower back pain is a very common and frequent occurrence for most people. Everything from sleeping in the wrong position or sitting for too long can cause back pain. Making sure to exercise more frequently and proper vitamins and health supplements intake can eliminate most back pain. The following are a few different vitamins to take […]

What’s in Your Glass: How What You Drink Affects Your Oral Health

You might imagine that what you drink might not have too much impact on your oral health but it seems that certain beverages should definitely be given a wide berth, if you want to avoid some issues with your teeth and gums. You can look to Carefree Dental for information on the subject of caring […]

Choosing The Right Dental Plan: Investing In Smiles In Style

  You hate it, don’t you? The dentist is nobody’s favorite person. Poor dentist. And, it’s because most people have oral hygiene problems that have turned into painful gum disease – or at the very least it’s turned into plaque and inflamed gums. Here’s how a dental plan might help you, even if you don’t […]

Rainbow Light Vitamin D3 Sunny Gummies

This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. Winters are long here in the Northeast, and the cold weather and lack of sunshine really gets to us.  Winter is when I think about Vitamin D, but there are lots of reasons you can be deficient, like sunscreen use, environmental factors, age […]

The Awesome Benefits of Using the Mandibular Advancement Splint

For many years people have thought of snoring as just an irritating nuisance that can keep one’s partner from getting a good night’s rest. Modern science is discovering more of the potential harms that snoring can indicate, especially for those diagnosed with the serious condition known as sleep apnoea. In an attempt to bring relief […]

Kids Relief Natural Remedies

This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. We try to use all natural products in our house, from cleaning products to food.  I was glad to hear about Kids Relief, which is a homeopathic line of children’s medicines because I always look for safe, natural ways to help treat things […]

Bacterial Meningitis: Our Story

  Bacterial meningitis isn’t really something I thought about when my kids got sick.  And most people aren’t very familiar with it.  But we went through a life-changing event when my daughter was 5. My daughter had started Kindergarten that fall.  She was happy and healthy – she always had been.  But in February, she […]

Earth Natura Magnesium Oil Spray with Aromatherapy (**GIVEAWAY**)

This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I had heard about the benefits of magnesium for years.  So as a migraine sufferer, I started taking magnesium supplements.  However, then I learned of magnesium oil, which can be topically applied for efficient absorption. The Magnesium Oil from Earth Natura comes […]

Filters 2 Your Door ~ Filter Subscription Service

This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. Life just seems to get busier and busier, and some chores just tend to get delayed or even forgotten.  One of those tasks that seems always behind schedule is changing our air filters.  The worst part is that my daughter has seasonal allergies, […]

Tips for Taking Supplements

  I have been taking supplements since I was a kid.  My mom was very careful about being selective and making sure I got the right supplements, and although there was a time in my life that I didn’t take the time or effort to keep up with it (some of my college years), I […]

Migraine Shot: Natural Migraine Supplement

    This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I have suffered from migraines since I was in high school.  As a busy mom, I don’t have time or patience for migraines, but of course I still get them.  I have tried numerous ways of treating them, but really […]

Epidermolysis Bullosa (“EB”) and National EB Awareness Week

I have the worst disease you never heard of. In 1976 I was born with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).  EB is a very rare genetic connective tissue disorder which affects 1 in every 20,000 births each year.  Children born with this disease are termed “Butterfly Children” because the skin is so fragile it blisters and tears […]

September ~ Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month

The things I know now… Once we know something we are forever changed… forever aware.  Once we know something we must share it, change it, fix it, prevent it, encourage it… whatever that situation needs… but we must not sit and pretend we don’t know it. I remember when my girls were young and Madeline’s […]

Natural Ways of Dealing with Eczema

    My daughter has been dealing with eczema since she was a baby.  For almost 4 years now, we have tried many natural ways to deal with it, some which work better than others.  Everyone is different, but here are some tips to help to deal with eczema naturally. Use natural detergents.  Stay away […]

Got Yeast? A Natural Solution

  I don’t like to talk about it out loud too often, but I used to get yeast infections in rather uncomfortable places very frequently.  In fact, I went in to see the gynecologist one time and she called every other medical professional in the office in to see my yeast infection.  It had spread […]

Spring Cleaning & Lead Dust

Spring cleaning is much more challenging when you live in a place that has lead paint and lead dust.  It means thinking carefully about your environment, planning ahead, having the appropriate tools on hand and perhaps sending the kids away for awhile.  If you are pregnant, it would be best to ask (or pay) someone […]

9 Most Common Childhood Diseases

Having a baby is an adventure in medical care. You are learning which bugs are harmless and which ones are more serious. You can rest assured that most colds and bugs your child gets are normal and relatively harmless. They just make your baby miserable. It becomes a trial by fire but you don’t have […]

Dealing with the Increasingly Popular Peanut Allergy

With my first daughter, we never dealt with food allergies.  I was very careful about introducing foods that could be possible allergens within her first 2 years, from peanut butter to chocolate to strawberries.  I even made special pesto for her that did not contain pine nuts!  At the same time, she was a great eater, and we […]

February for a Healthy Heart!

February is the month for hearts, and not just of the Valentine variety.  Heart disease kills more women than breast cancer.  In fact, something that is so easily preventable through exercise and nutrition is our #1 killer, a sedentary lifestyle being the main risk factor. As busy and tired mothers, it is often difficult to […]

Diagnosis Endometriosis

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I am departing from my “regular” What’s Cooking Wednesday to talk a little bit about Endometriosis (or “endo”).  Ever heard about it?  Do you or someone you know have it?  Let’s start with the basics.  What is it?  Well, the World Endometriosis Society just put out the first endo awareness video that will tell you […]

Truth or Myth: Does breast milk cause cavities?

If you have ever nursed a child past the age of 12 months, you have probably heard the following from a dentist or pediatrician:  “Breast milk causes tooth decay, so don’t let your child nurse at night or go to bed with a bottle.” It’s better termed “Baby Bottle Tooth Decay” or “Nursing Caries,” although it […]

Saving Savannah

I can’t tell you how blessed I feel that I have been asked to write a guest post for The Village of Moms.  You see I am one of the luckiest Mami’s in The Village, because of the “Gift” that I received from another Mom…a Mom I may never meet but who changed my life […]

Saving My Baby

This is an inspiring story from Sarah Kaganovsky…dare ya not to get teary-eyed!! I gave birth on a February afternoon by repeat caesarean. A pink, squalling bundle was handed to me, and I gazed lovingly into eyes that seemed to recognize me. I whispered sweet words of belonging to this girl child of mine, and comforted […]