Armed for the Battle

Let’s face it, sending your children  into group learning settings – daycare, preschool, elementary school and high school – can expose them to LOTS of communicable germs. It can feel like they’re in the middle of a battle! If you want your children to make it through the upcoming academic year as winners, here are […]

Wholes in New School Clothes

It is the first day of school after a long summer. Well, in some cases, not long enough. As a parent and a mentor, I am excited. I watched my own two teenage boys prepare for the first day of school in anticipation. In my house, as well as on campus, I see fresh haircuts… […]

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Who’s the Man?

Well, it’s back to school time! Children are excited when back to school commercials air on television. New clothes, new binders, pencils, pens, rulers and friends they may have not seen for two months. Parents are excited also. The kids get out of the house. Woohoo! Now after a few days, the euphoria wears off and […]

Breastfeeding: Best First Step for Immunity

It seems like yesterday, but 28 years ago I was laying on my sofa as part of my physician-ordered bed rest for a problem pregnancy. Mothers-to-be already have enough questions in their minds about a first pregnancy and birth. So, if you are on bed rest, the mind has even more time to think and […]

Get That Mojo Back: Something for the Family Reunion

We’ve been sharing tips for improving your health during Men’s Health Month. As we approach July, I’m certain that many will be headed to family reunions and other outdoor activities. I’m including a couple more recipes for you to take to the reunion. Wouldn’t it be great if you could start a conversation with men about […]

You Need A Time Out

Have you ever been so angry you felt you needed a time out? Or your behavior was so erratic someone told you to take a time out? You just “lose control” or felt you were pushed to the “point of no return?” Well unfortunately, losing control is just an excuse for not taking responsibility for […]

Men in Fear of Mortality and the Women Who Care for Them

This year we have lost a number of celebrities, Phife Dawg, 45; David Bowie, 69; Maurice White, 74; Prince, 57; Kimbo Slice, 42; and Muhammad Ali, 78. The life expectancy in the United States is 78.7 years and only one person listed barely reached the national average. Actually, men bring down the curve when it […]