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A Natural Option for Dental Anxiety

I had a pretty stressful week not too long ago and I wasn’t sleeping well.  I began flipping through the channels and landed on my husband’s least favorite show, “Dr. Oz”.  The topic was stress relieving teas (how appropriate).  Many different herbs were introduced and each seemed to have a different purpose.  The “expert” introduced Passion Flower for anxiety relief and to help with... read more

The Mother-in-Law Situation

  It was at least a year ago when I was scrolling down my news feed on Facebook and noticed a post.  My friend said that she had just received a phone call from her mother-in-law.  She was calling to thank her for being a wonderful wife to her son and mother to her grandchildren.  I was taken aback at how strange that sounded and thought, “I’ve got a snowball’s chance in hell of that ever... read more

The Family Dinner Routine

Family dinners bring me joy every day.  I try to expose my children to many different kinds of healthy cuisine and they are always so open to the new adventure.  I enjoy spending at least an hour cooking and then watching them devour my hard work with great appreciation and love. Alright, I’m kidding.  But, I wish I wasn’t.  My kids are the least adventurous people out there when it comes to... read more

The MommyDDS Fitness Challenge: Don’t Swim Alone!

I highly recommend swimming with people.  Swimming alone is boring, plain and simple.  Even if you don’t have a coach, it’s always better to swim with others.  My reasoning is twofold.  You have the camaraderie and you have people to push you.  I’m a pretty competitive person, so if someone next to me is always finishing first it pushes me to improve.  It’s also pretty nice to have people to... read more

Another Milestone For All of Us

  It’s been a crazy couple of days in our household.  The hectic pace has been good, because I didn’t have to think about what was going to happen today.  After all the craziness died down, I’m now sitting on the couch and my oldest child is off to camp in another state. It seemed like such an easy proposition when I was flipping through the pages of a swimming magazine and noticed the... read more

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