Archive for January 2013

The Dr. Oz Detox: 24 Days Later (Moderation, Fruit and Aunt Flo)

I always wondered what happened to people after they dabbled in a detox or had their house renovated on one of those DIY remodel shows. Did he keep to his new healthy lifestyle? Did she continue to pick up her dirty undies and use the enormous laundry room that was built for her? I worked... Read more »

Pregnant Girl Purse Staples

Pregnant Girl Purse Staples
Being pregnant calls for many of the same things I would regularly carry in my purse. That said, if I am stuck in traffic or a waiting room without these things the result could be fainting, gagging, or vomit. Here is a list of items I won’t leave home without now that I’m expecting. What... Read more »

5 Baby Registry Items I'm Most Excited About

5 Baby Registry Items I'm Most Excited About
My second trimester has been as breezy as all the books and websites claimed it would be. My energy is back, I have motivation to complete tasks and I’m inspired to look forward to what is next, which means BABY REGISTRY!!! My husband and I had a great time test driving strollers and trying on... Read more »
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Family Friendly Vacation Spots to Ease the Winter Blues

Grand Cayman is considered one of the most family friendly destinations in the Caribbean. The waters are very calm and the soft white sand beaches can't be beat. The Marriott at Seven Mile Beach garners great reviews from families with kids of all ages. The hotel offers many activities to keep kids entertained, and there are many shops and restaurants nearby.
It’s vacation time! The holidays are over and the weather is starting to become unpleasantly cold in Chicago. It’s time to spend your tax return before you’ve gotten it and plan a nice getaway for your family. Disney World can be a fantastic family vacation, but it can be tough on the wallet. Why not... Read more »

Odd Side Effects of Pregnancy

Morning Sickness - Thank you hormones for making us feel extremely hungry but not want to eat anything and then throw up.
PWAP’s friend, Jess Bedsole, is due this Spring. Her recent posts got me thinking of what women actually go through while pregnant. There are common side effects that we suffer through that are not talked about too much. Hormones cause most of the side effects. For others, I could not find a reason. Enjoy!… as... Read more »

New Year - Same Me

New Year - Same Me
It’s that time of year for fad diets, gym memberships, new wardrobes and mental cleansing and this year I am proud to say I’m not taking part in any of it. No, I’m not abstaining from change because I’m pregnant (though any of those fad diets could be very harmful to the little man growing... Read more »
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When the world is scary, wear granny panties

Barely a week has passed since a loved one was admitted into the hospital, since that first X-ray showed “something” which needed to be looked at more closely with more scans and tests. It hasn’t been an entire week since we first heard the word: cancer. It seemed so easy for the doctors and nurses... Read more »

Cheating: Day 3 of the Dr. Oz 3-day Detox

Cheating: Day 3 of the Dr. Oz 3-day Detox
Welcome to DAY 3 of the Dr. Oz 3-day Detox! How are you doing today? The format for Day 3 will be slightly different, as I will continue to review how I felt physically during the final hours of the cleanse, but will also be highlighting the tools I used to successfully complete this detox... Read more »

Perkier and Light: Day 2 of the Dr. Oz 3-day Detox

Breakfast Ingredients: 1 cup water, 1 Tbsp flax seed, 1 cup raspberries, 1 banana, 1/4 cup spinach, 1 Tbsp almond butter, 2 tsp lemon
Welcome to day 2 of the Dr. Oz 3-day Detox! Can you tell I am a little bit perkier today? I am happy to report that day 2 is much better than day 1. I woke with a slight headache which was suppressed by my morning green tea. I felt lighter today and I don’t... Read more »
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Day 1 of the Dr. Oz 3-day Detox: Caffeine Headaches (and Humor)

Day 1 of the Dr. Oz 3-day Detox: Caffeine Headaches (and Humor)
My intention to try out Dr. Oz’s 3-Day Detox was not in an interest to lose weight, in fact, I have a strange bit of arthritis in my right hand and arm that tends to flare up in extreme weather. After reading an article about the benefits of a detox, I felt compelled to take... Read more »