9 tips for eating sanely during the holidays

I'm a little embarrassed to admit this, ... but Thanksgiving dinner got the better of me this year. My husband and I had for the first time in our lives decided to travel and celebrate with out-of-town relatives. It was exciting for me, especially. It's only the fourth year having "in-laws" for me, and over a [...]

Why your home is probably contaminated

According to healthychildren.org, did you know that every year over half of the 2.4 million people who either swallow or come into contact with poisons are under the age of six years of age? And it's no wonder. Look in your kitchen or bathroom cupboards. Really look. What do you see? If you're like most Americans, you see [...]

Meaning of “mother”

Meaning of "mother"

I don't often write editorials anymore...I got tired of repeating myself every year, every week. But as Mother's Day neared, it was too personal not to express what mothers mean in my life. This was an editorial I wrote for my newspaper this past week... *Love* to mothers and daughters everywhere.