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As you usher in 2020, why not resolve to forgo the usual restrictive resolutions in exchange for something uplifting? Toss aside the promises to lose weight, get organized, and stick to a strict budget, and focus on what makes...

Intuitive Eating for Moms

You know that feeling when the kids are all finally asleep, and you've done the essentials off the to do list (but your to do list is never actually done), and you can finally sit down and relax a...
Around this time of year, I always see tons of articles bursting with tips to help me "avoid holiday weight gain” or “stay on track this holiday season.” "Never show up to parties hungry!" "Reach for protein first!" "Don't drink your calories!" I’ve...
During pregnancy, you have all kinds of decisions to make. Who should you tell first about the baby? Should you find out the gender or make it a surprise? Epidural, C-section or natural childbirth? Home birth, birthing center or...
When people learn that I do long distance running for “fun,” I often get,“You’re an inspiration,” and, “You’re crazy,” and sometimes, "Why?" all with a note of respect in their voice. Whenever I have these interactions, I think to...
{Because it's Not Coming Back} After I had my first child, I was in a rush to lose the baby weight. I didn’t have a template to follow and I didn’t know if my body would return to the way...
If you can’t find Vitamin N on the label of your kid’s vitamin bottle, have no fear. The N in Vitamin N stands for "nature." In other words, is your kid playing outside enough? How much time are average American...
  I have battled depression as long as I can remember. I didn’t label it as such when I was a teenager, I just remember mornings where I couldn’t get out of bed, and then the same thing happening for...
We are so excited to share that one of our very favorite Madison-area businesses has been nominated for Madison Magazine's "Best of Madison" issue! A Healer's Hand is nominated for best Speciality Spa for Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage! If...

Help End the Stigma

Friend, I've been there. Forget all the taboo discussing mental health! Do you want to know the plain and simple truth? It’s all a bunch of chemicals.   People usually maintain homeostasis, but sometimes stuff goes awry. Depression and anxiety are just words...
October 5 has new meaning for our family this year as we celebrate Pause for PBD, the annual awareness day of The Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders. At nearly five months old, our son, John, would be starting to hit...
The shopping cart. Symbol of consumerism and engine to every Target Mom Machine. But what about those cumbersome motorized shopping carts near the door of your favorite big box or grocery store? Who uses them? Injured people? Older adults? Not...

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Fall Traditions on Our Farm: Meet the Ripps – a Farm...

Meet the Ripps: a farm family from Dane, WI growing crops and raising cattle. With fall harvest taking place all over Wisconsin right now,...