Diabetes Alert Day – Learn Your Risk #prediabetes #diabetesalertday

Prediabetes Alert Day - Headband For Today

While I’ve shared with you my motivation to get fit this year, I have to admit it’s not all just vanity. I’m one of the more than 86 million American adults that have prediabetes and are at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. March 22nd is Diabetes Alert Day and I’m using this as a reminder for both myself to do a few things and encouraging you to do so as well. I’m one of the people who actually knows but nearly 90% of those with prediabetes don’t even know they have it. One reason … [Read more...]

Cancer Sucks…

That Is All.

I know everyone has a cancer story. So here's mine... My maternal grandfather died of cancer when I was a baby and I never knew him. Whenever I think of my anniversary, I feel a little catch because I also remember that our matron of honor's mother died the day after our wedding from cancer.  I've been invited to groups on Facebook to support people diagnosed with cancer. Somehow for most of my adult life, I've been able to escape the direct impact of having a loved one die from cancer. A … [Read more...]

Improving Maternal Health – #MerckforMothers at #BlogHer14

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I recently attended a special conversation hosted by the Merck for Mothers program. I went because I’m a mother and spend a lot of time with other mothers (hello, mommy to two young children!) so I wanted learn more about this project. Merck for Mothers is a 10-year, $500 million initiative focused on creating a world where no woman dies giving life. We are committed to using our business and scientific expertise to improve maternal health and are already working in more than 30 countries … [Read more...]

Moms with Adventerous Kids: National Heatstroke Prevention Day

National Heatstroke Prevention Day July 31

Today, July 31 marks National Heatstroke Prevention Day according to the Office of Emergency Medical Services at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This issue has been all over the news this year, especially in Atlanta because of child deaths from hot cars. A child dies every 10 days because of this issue. Ford Motor Company is helping support this issue and provided me information to share. While we hear the big stories about how a caregiver “forgot” a child in the car, I … [Read more...]