Category Archives: Health & Wellness

Smoking… It’s not a disease. It’s a crutch

With the latest tobacco tax, the brand of cigarettes I prefer went up to twenty cents shy of a ten spot. Enraged by this gouging, I chose to go back to Roll Your Own cigarettes, or RYO’s for short. Now before I go any further, I must add my consumption rate averages around one to two packs per day, and I’ve been smoking for twenty Read More →

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If you are pregnant you need Spand-Ice!™ #ad

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. Although I received some form of compensation and this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. This post is brought to you by Spand-Ice. Being pregnant can be tough, especially if you have other children to look after. Trying to keep up with your adorable kid while dealing with back pain and the heaviness Read More →

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Conversations with God

It’s 6am.  The coffee is brewed and the house is silent. The words fly onto the page with a fury that barely makes sense.  For me, this is prayer.  My best conversations with God have always involved a pen and a notebook.  Over the years, these notebooks have captured the stories of my life: lost loves, financial turmoil, lost babies, arguments, frustration, fear, determination, and Read More →

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The Need to Eat an Airplane

What? That’s Impossible! Exactly. The desire to do the impossible burns within each of us. Over last summer, I had the pleasure of reading a fictional story of a man who proved his unrequited love to his high school sweetheart by eating an airplane that had crashed in his cornfield.  Laughed at, negated, and maligned, he continued, believing that if he ate the entire airplane, Read More →

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Calling all NEW AND EXPECTANT MOMS!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. Although I received some form of compensation and this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. This post is brought to you by Beyond the Bump 2016. Calling all NEW AND EXPECTANT MOMS! Beyond the Bump, a premier convention designed to prepare new and soon-to-be moms for all aspects of having a baby, will host its first Pittsburgh event this Read More →

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Giveaway: Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park – Monroeville #sponsored

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. Although I received some form of compensation and this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. Happy Tuesday Pittsburgh! Don’t know about you but I need to burn off some of that Valentine’s Day candy. Unfortunately we live in Pittsburgh. In February…….. its too damn cold to go for a walk. Luckily there is a place that you can go with Read More →

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Don’t Miss This: Women’s Health Conversations

This year’s annual Women’s Health Conversations Event will be held on November 4, 2015 at The Westin Convention Center Ballroom. Registration begins at 7:30am.  Click here to register your ticket today! So, what is Women’s Health Conversations, anyway? “Women’s Health Conversations is the first of its kind consumer conference specifically to Educate, Empower and Entertain smart savvy women who profoundly influence the health of everyone they touch.” Read More →

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#BurghBaby Diaper Drive

Photo by: DiaryofaFirstTimeMom.com Being a parent is Hard Work. The sleepless nights and constant worrying is enough to make a person go nuts. Oh don’t forget the expense. Diapers, formula, bottles, clothes, college fund ………………. Just one thing after another. WOW! With prices going up and up it is no wonder why parents are struggling. I was fortunate. Every person that came to my baby shower Read More →

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I am a Mom so I know more than you!

Photo credit: Alliance for Natural Health USA http://www.anh-usa.org/main-menu/resources/position-papers/862/ I swear the world is going to hell in a hand basket. Wait, scratch that. WE ARE IN HELL ALREADY! All this bickering back and forth over Vaccinations. It is sickening. Grown ass people fighting over something they truly know nothing about. Before you get your panties in a bunch…. let me explain. Vaccines are a crapshoot. Read More →

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Spicing Up the Season

Flavoring the season is age old wisdom, designed to ease digestion, promote health, and spread love.  Spices form holiday memories centered on the candy cane, gingerbread man, and seasoned entrees.  Perfectly blended, the memories are timeless. Beyond taste, these kitchen standards add a healthy zest.  The following was found in several herbal research books and is meant for informational purposes only.       Licorice flavored Anise Read More →

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