Kick Back Pain in 2013!

Back pain can manifest as a dull pain or completely leave you flat.  Previous injuries from sports or car accidents only exacerbate being prone to back pain. Until recently I had been immune to this sort of discomfort.  Maybe it was my age or my full-time...

On the Chopping Block: Wood or Plastic?

Every Friday I pick up a hefty box of produce.  I opt to pick up the veggies. It affords me a chance to escape the heavy traffic to look out on rows of cabbages and corn to my right, native trees like gumbo limbos and...

Siri & My Parenting Style

About a month ago I walked into my cell phone provider, handed the guy behind the counter my flip phone, and asked how much credit I would get toward one of those new smart phones.  He didn’t recognize my phone...

Pearly Whites, Gateway to a Healthy Body

So I’m the mom who gives wrapped toothbrushes as party favors, always tucks them in Christmas stockings and includes them in presents.  Way before having an understanding of the importance of oral hygiene, I was fascinated by mouths.  As a four year old I planned...

Airplane Exercises

Airplane Exercises Along the Way #2 - Bend and Stretch Onboard I’m tall.  5’9” to be exact.  Flying beyond 2 hours on an airplane can be slightly uncomfortable for me, as it may be for you.   To make any flight more enjoyable, it helps to get out of...

Along the Way

...Travel ideas for flying with the family during the holidays Looking forward to the holidays?  Me too!  Looking forward to traveling on an airplane to visit friends and family?  Me neither!   In my pre-kid career days, I used to fly around the world for my job, and...

The JumpSport Fitness Trampoline Excercise

BACKGROUND The Fitness Trampoline by Jump Sport is an at-home workout option that includes a mobile mini trampoline and DVD workouts that correspond with it. The workouts are demonstrated by Kathy Jo Burgett, Jeff McMullen and two assistants for each workout. The JumpSport trampoline combines high quality...

Autumn-atic Slim Down

As many readers of this blog know, I live in sunny South Florida.  It’s a fabulous place during the dead of winter what with our sandy beaches, azure skies, and palm fronds swaying, but until that “dead of winter” arrives—say January—we here in SoFla hole...