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Don’t Just Stand There

Don’t Just Stand There

Yes, I’m obsessed with taking the stairs. But, taking the stairs for at least ten minutes per week may lower your risk of death by 26%. Even light activity for ten minutes per week can help! Everything counts.

A Heart- Healthy Easter Supper

A Heart- Healthy Easter Supper

Easter is a joyful holiday for many reasons. Yes, for Christians it represents resurrection, rebirth, and the ultimate hope. The timing is perfect for celebrating Spring and nature’s awakening, and for kids running around without jackets hunting for sugar sugar sugar, and their grownups standing […]

Running Away

Running Away

I was solo with the kids all day Sunday, which turned out to be Sibling Rivalry Day. I applied I don’t know how many ice packs and band-aids to increasingly serious injuries. My voice was literally hoarse from yelling. By evening, I was way beyond […]

Autism Awareness for Real

Autism Awareness for Real

Sharing Hubby’s beautifully written post about our son learning that he has autism. His piece, titled Autism Awareness, truly touched me, and apparently many others as well, as it’s got over 1000 likes and almost 200 shares on Twitter! Here’s our little man doing what […]

A Healthier (and Delicious!) Version of Meat, Potatoes, & Veg

A Healthier (and Delicious!) Version of Meat, Potatoes, & Veg

I get it. The umami of grilled steak, the creamy mouthfeel of a squishy starch, plus the virtuous plop of green on the plate: It makes everyone FEEL so good.  And a ton of people eat this way all the time. You’ve heard people described […]

If You Plate It…

If You Plate It…

I was giving a talk on nutrition for heart health at our local library recently, emphasizing the power of the plant-based diet, and someone asked me the dreaded question: “How do you get your kids to eat plants?” It wasn’t a challenge, just an honest […]

All Kinds of Stress Tests

All Kinds of Stress Tests

Today, I’m sharing a post written by Hubby about his recent health scare and hospital admission: My Weekend Stress Relief . Here is how it begins: “The simple pleasures in this life start most days with the morning paper and the first pour of fresh-brewed […]

Hello steroids my old friend…

Hello steroids my old friend…

I know I’m overdue for a post, but I’ve got a doctor’s excuse: Please excuse my noncompliant patient from her usual blogging duties, as she’s been self-medicating with various and sundry over-the-counter, prescription, and voodoo treatments for yet another probably-worse-than-it-needed-to-be asthma exacerbation that was likely […]

Celebrating a Victory: for Autism Parenting As Much As Football

Celebrating a Victory: for Autism Parenting As Much As Football

Many of you know that Hubby is a sports broadcaster, an unusually lucky one who’s now called four Super Bowls and appeared in three victory Duck Boat parades. Until this year, our son didn’t want to participate in the parades. He’s on the spectrum, and […]

Why The Mediterranean Diet Wins, and Three Real- Life Recipes

Why The Mediterranean Diet Wins, and Three Real- Life Recipes

US News and World Reports just announced that the Mediterranean diet is the best, in multiple categories, most notably “healthiest”. For anyone who says “show me the data”, well, there’s a ton: This study of over 70,000 women in the Nurses’ Health Study found the […]