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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness month? If you watch TV and don’t skip the commercials (unlike my parents who never watch commercials) perhaps you’ve seen the commercial with the man and woman sitting down for what looks like a meal at a restaurant. The gist of the commercial is for the viewer to understand that a personal struggling with mental illness needs to be able to talk about it if he or she chooses. Don’t stay silent, that’s the mantra for the campaign and I couldn’t agree more.

The statistics from 2011 stand clear: One in five adults struggles with a form of mental illness; one in ten young people will experience a period of major depression. As someone who struggles with depression I cannot tell you how freeing it is to speak openly about it. I’ve always been the kind of person who lives my … Read More

Mama Monday: …Pee Soaked Pants & All

I’m going to forewarn you…this is not for the faint at heart. I also wouldn’t suggest reading this over your breakfast of perfectly poached eggs and fresh fruit. (Wait! You don’t eat that either? Okay bowl of cereal when you are able to eat, right?) That being said…

When I decided to get pregnant back in 2008 I knew that things would change when it came to my appearance. I anticipated the stretchmarks on my belly, breasts and thighs. I even expected that my hoo ha would most likely never be the same especially if I had a vaginal birth. I even expected to be somewhat sleep deprived for the next ten years. What I did not expect was the lack of control my pelvic floor would undergo once my darling son was brought into this world. I got pregnant with my second child in 2010. A little nausea here … Read More

Here’s to a Green Christmas!

I like to pick up things here and there throughout the year, long before cardboard Christmas trees, blue Hanukkah stars, red tinsel bells and cartoon snowmen with green scarves decorate every aisle of every store.  I find things on sale and if I buy a few things each month, it’s easier on our budget than doing all of my shopping over a few weeks in December. I’m going to be telling some secrets in this blog so I hope my family doesn’t read this.

In past years, I’ve given my sister and mother re-usable bags for grocery shopping but that was the extent of my “green gifting. This year, as I’m making more and more efforts to be Earth Friendly, I ordered some reusable produce bags for myself and my family. It’s so silly to bring in reusable bags and then fill them up with plastic … Read More

Colloidal Silver and the Cat’s Eye

Colloidal silver is not something I had ever heard of until I began reading (and writing) blogs about cloth diapering.  I read that some parents add it to their cloth diaper wash because of its incredible anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. The ions in silver act to effectively and completely destroy important enzymes in the cells of pathogens, killing them immediately. Colloidal silver is composed of sliver particles suspended in water that can be used as a disinfectant for appliance, fabrics, an anti-biotic treatment for external cuts and infections of the skin and even the eyes. It is widely used as a disinfectant in hospitals where infections can be easily spread. In fact, colloidal sliver can even knock out the super bug MRSA.

I must admit, I’m a big fan of Western Medicine. Scientists and doctors have increased our life expectancy by at least 30 years in the last … Read More