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Oh Baby! – Why Prenatal Care is So Important

I remember how exciting it was when I had my very first OB appointment; even scheduling the appointment left me feeling ecstatic.  For me, calling the doctor’s office and saying out loud, “I’m pregnant” to someone other than my husband somehow made it more real. However, pre-natal care is so much more than a reality […]

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Staying Active

I used to dread exercising; I swear just the mention of word would make me sweat!  I had tried all sorts of different things to stay fit but none of them seemed to stick.  I tried running on a treadmill, that was the worst idea ever!  I could have sworn I had run a mile […]

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The Little Things…That Become Big Things

You’ve spent $150 on shoes, $40 on running shorts, $25 on a running tank, $140 on an iPod, $12 on socks (one pair—seriously, socks are expensive!) and at least $200 on other running gear. And yet, despite all that shopping, spending, training and preparation, there are a few very small things that could easily become […]

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Got Milk?

I know that we are all aware of the infamous, “Got Milk?” campaign but have you ever really wondered why the big push to drink milk?  Sure it’s part of a balanced diet, and sure it’s got vitamins but why is it so essential? My husband’s grandmother was 68-years-old when she passed away.  She fell […]

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The Birds and the Bees and a Baby Makes Three

Starting a family is serious business, at least for me it was.  I figured when my husband and I decided that we were ready to have a baby that it would be easy.  My sisters are what I like to call, “Fertile Mertyl’s.”  They could just think about getting pregnant, and what do you know, […]

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