Tulips and daffodils are pushing up through the thawing ground, buds are exploding from once-lonely tree branches, and I’ve got mashed carrot and avocado all over my face. No, I’m not spoon-feeding a baby, but I am babying my skin with a... Read more
You see the computer screen, but you really don’t. It’s more like a two-foot blur. Your eyes are between open and closed, although you’re not sure where. At the moment, you have no idea what you’re working on. And it’s o... Read more
Imagine that you are the same age as your child…
What grade were you in?
Who was your teacher?
Your best friend?
Imagine that you are outside…
Did you have a place that you considered your own?
A treehous... Read more
You work hard to stick to a healthy routine all week long. You choose and prepare healthy meals, avoid the temptations of junk food and make time for physical activitiy. You reach your weekly goals and are feeling good about your heal... Read more
Forget about New Year's resolutions--summer is the easiest time to start your weight-loss journey. The days are longer and the grass is greener. The sun isn’t hiding behind the clouds, and you don’t have any excuses left to stay b... Read more
I'm usually a really positive person but I'm feeling discouraged. I'm also usually a pretty self-sufficient person, so introducing myself here is out of character. But maybe it will help.
I have a stressful job (who doesn't, right?)... like really... Read more
I was at the bookstore today, and I saw a book about this 2 day diet plan. From the looks of it, you eat low carb (50 grams or less) two days a week (not sure if consecutive or if that matters). The rest of the week, you eat eat lean protein, whole g... Read more
I am trying Spark People for 31 Days. I purchased a FitBit Flex at a Black Friday sale. I have been researching these types of tools for 6 months. Wanting to hit a new mini low time weight. 22 pounds is my short-time goal but it is not what I intend... Read more
I lost my mum 3 years ago and my brother 5 years ago, on Monday, I do not have any other family, so feel very down, although I do have a wonderful partner. Feel sad and my sadness makes me want to turn to food. Any ideas how to stop... Read more
I'm introducing myself as NYINME, which means "New York Indiana Mainer, but can also mean New York in me--a play on words since it can also mean New York in Maine. I signed up for SPARKPEOPLE in early November, but ignored it for the most part until... Read more
Good-for-You GuideYou've supported them in hundreds of bras, figured out what shirts make them look bigger (or smaller)—maybe nourished your kids with them. You want to give your breasts the respect they deserve. As they change with time, t... Read more
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com.
By Cathy Cram, M.S.
This second blog in a three-part series on treatments for menopausal hot flashes focuses on alternative options.... Read more
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