I've been researching and reviewing houseplants for the last few years. I've found many non-toxic plants that are hardy and easy to grow. You needn't give up your green thumb because you choose to own cats!
I'm sharing my illness experience to help others prepare for home quarantine and symptom management in the event of COVID-19 infection.
Ankyloglossia or "tongue-tie" in children, is a congenital oral anomaly that may decrease the mobility of the tongue's tip. It's caused by an unusually short, thick lingual frenulum, the membrane connecting the tongue's underside to the mouth's floor.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the only way to beat a pandemic is through measures of prevention. While these measures should be practiced by everyone, health care providers must be even more diligent so we can continue to go to work daily.
Are you a hiking or backpacking enthusiast? Here's why you should visit the 17,371 acres, varying terrain, and abundant foliage of the Dolly Sods Wilderness in the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia.
Take the guesswork out of perfecting an oven-roasted chicken that either comes out dry, undercooked, overcooked or simply takes too long. The Instant Pot is the perfect solution for a fast and juicy whole chicken in under an hour. The possibilities are endless with seasonings too!
Red River Gorge, in east-central Kentucky, boasts spectacular rock features; particularly arches, and can be enjoyed year-round for hiking, camping, and canoeing. We personally enjoy overnight backpacking treks and love climbing to the top of the famous "Cloud Splitter." Keep reading to learn more!
Red wine is sultry and captivating. From the curvy glass, the delicious aroma, and the alluring color, red wine is the ultimate date beverage that enhances the romantic mood.
Your labor, postpartum, nursery, and lactation nurses will be the most important people in your circle for the first few days of your newborn's life. There are a million things we want you to know, but I will give you the first dozen and a half to get you on your way to a great birth experience.
Love cruising? If you're cruising from the Port of Miami and need something to do the day before, this little itinerary will entice you with a quaint area, great beaches, and amazing food suggestions.
In a fast-paced world with high demands on our day-to-day lives, it's harder than ever to monitor our personal health and wellness. Read on for tips on how to better care for yourself.
For many, Mother's Day may be associated with feelings of grief or loss. Here are five reasons Mother's Day shouldn't exist.
Qualifying for and running the coveted Boston Marathon in 2013 was a bittersweet experience. I returned in 2014 to run again, and my life has forever changed by both experiences.
Are you tired of fumbling around for all the small items on your cruise vacation (or any trip, really), you will love this hack for pulling and keeping it all together and organized both at home and onboard. This is a grab-and-go fix that will make packing a breeze.
Should you still tip the staff on a cruise when you've already been charged a prepaid gratuity? This is a dilemma and a topic of extreme controversy in many cruise groups and forums where I'm a member. Let's explore all the options for gratuities onboard a cruise ship.
One of the first phrases a nursing student learns is "nurses eat their young." It was first used by nursing professor Judith Meissner in 1986. At least 85% of nurses have been bullied, according to research.
For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a nurse. Nursing did not end up being my college major/first career choice because I allowed others to direct my future. Once I finally took control of my dreams, I made becoming a registered nurse a reality. Here is my story; and it wasn't easy!
After my 30-year class reunion weekend was canceled, we decided to hit the Appalachian Trail and do a section hike in Maryland! Here's how our 42-mile journey went.
As a concerned mother and registered nurse, I'm writing this article not only in the hope my son's symptoms will be familiar to others who may be able to help us conquer a diagnosis but also to increase awareness of the growing number of mystery illnesses in today's population.
For my 50th birthday, I gave myself the gift of improved mobility and less pain. I've lived with intense neck pain, since my 1997 horse throw, and my deepest regret is having waited so long to have this surgery. My life has been improved immeasurably. My best advice is to not put it off and suffer.
During the month of my 50th birthday, I spent time reflecting upon my life and the lessons I've learned. Some were serious, some sad, and some funny. The most important thing I learned is we are always learning, no matter how old we get or how wise we think we have become.
When I started cooking for my husband and me, it was a struggle to find recipes we both enjoyed. We need to eat more vegetables, which isn't a problem for me, but my husband hates just about every vegetable in existence! This recipe, though, is a game-changer.
Come take a stroll back in time and visit this historic icon that boasts one of the first electric chairs, original architecture, multiple layers of paint-peeling walls, original prison cells, and the sites where some very famous movies were filmed. Admission is only $10–12 for a self-guided tour.
Packing for a cruise vacation can be exciting but also a bit confusing for first-time travelers. These cruise essentials make packing a breeze and help you get the most out of the storage space in your cabin. Read on for 26 great cruise packing tips!
Divorce is one of life's most unexpected and painful experiences one may ever face. It was an unforeseen concept I wasn't prepared for. While I've lived a happy, adventurous life since starting over, there's also the raw fact my choices made others unhappy—and I still grieved the loss.
We purchased our Savannah kitten in March 2017. At the age of 14 weeks, Luna was diagnosed with Feline Infectious Peritonitis, a fatal and then incurable disease. After some fast research, phone calls, and pure luck, we flew to the University of California, Davis, for a brand new FIP drug trial.
Every day, hundreds of ties are severed in families due to a misunderstanding and poor communication. How do we cope with losing a parent who's still alive? Keep reading to learn my take on this phenomenon and the coping strategies used to emotionally navigate these complicated waters.
My evening run traversed through a maze of ball fields loaded with kids learning about rules, teamwork, favoritism, and the discomfort of athletic cups. It hit me with brut force, the memories of my 20 years as a sideline parent, causing me to stop my run and jot down my memories as a sideline mom.
While texting and messaging is a convenient tool to keep in touch, it often creates daily stress in our lives. Texting gives us more control versus talking on the phone and helps establish communication boundaries.
Divorce is tough on everyone. Friends may be caught in the middle, especially if they were unaware of your issues and your divorce seemingly came out of nowhere.
I always intend to write a review at the end of each cruise and fail to follow through. But this cruise warranted a post as it was our best one yet! Read on to discover what you'll find onboard this ship and what to expect during your 12-day cruise to the Southern Caribbean.
When I decided to plan a long weekend on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, I found there was no easy-to-follow itinerary and lodging guide anywhere on the web—only a list of the distilleries to visit. I decided to create my own, tweaking it along the way!
The personal impact of a simple in-flight movie and how the compassion of total strangers made this an unforgettable ending to our perfect adventure.
If you want a clean, well-maintained, quiet place to camp with your tent or RV, Iron Ridge Campground is your place. If you want well-cleared, moderately tough trails to hike/run, the Lakeshore Trail that starts from the campground is the perfect complement to a relaxing yet adventurous getaway.