Category: ’Healthy Living’

“Health” comes in more than one body shape and size.

March 18th, 2014 by Dionna - 4 Comments

Healthy” can look like a number of different shapes, sizes, and body types. And yet our society puts tremendous pressure on women to quickly lose the baby weight and reach some culturally predetermined vision of perfection. Let’s resist culturally unhealthy stereotypes.

We Don’t Need an Excuse: An Article at HuffPo

March 11th, 2014 by Dionna - 4 Comments

Today at Huffington Post I’m writing about why Kang’s #whatsyourexcuse hashtag has missed her intended mark. She wants to empower women, but fat-shaming from someone in a place of privilege is hardly empowering.

Why, hello, menses.

November 9th, 2013 by Dionna - 4 Comments

As I get older, after becoming a mother and celebrating my body, I am open and eager to find new ways to accept everything about my body, including my period. After all, it is part of what makes me who I am.

5 Ways to Extend Children’s Screen Time into Creative Learning Opportunities

October 8th, 2013 by Dionna - 18 Comments

Looking for a way to balance screen time with other fun learning experiences? Extend screen time off-screen. Here are 5 fun ways to take your child’s love of favorite shows or games and twist them into creative educational activities.

Tips to Help Parents Quit Smoking (and Stay Quit)

September 10th, 2013 by Dionna - 14 Comments

As an ex-smoker, I know how hard it is to quit smoking. And as a parent, I know how important it is. I’ve talked to friends and readers about what helped them kick the nicotine habit. Read our combined wisdom and become an ex-smoker today!

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