California Parent & Youth Helpline:  The Helpline We All Need

California Parent & Youth Helpline: The Helpline We All Need

Reaching out for help is hard —but necessary.  We were not meant to parent alone, without support in tough times. This is one of the greatest lessons I learned over the past year. Finding a Helpline that is available, non-judgmental, and helpful can be difficult. 

Disgusting, Yet Satisfying:  How to Strip Your Laundry

Disgusting, Yet Satisfying: How to Strip Your Laundry

I recently came across a new cleaning technique — Laundry Stripping. And I am in awe! As someone who loves cleaning and organizing, as well as instant results, I was intrigued to learn more. So, I teamed up with Dr. Elizabeth Mullans, a Board-Certified Dermatologist 

10 Games to Play on Video Calls

10 Games to Play on Video Calls

This whole social distancing thing has gotten tough. The first few weeks I was like, ok, sure, I can do this. But now, two months into it, even as an introvert, I am going a bit stir crazy. While I love hanging out with my 

10 Binge-Worthy Docuseries on Netflix

10 Binge-Worthy Docuseries on Netflix

With more time at home, I’ve had the opportunity to watch a bit more TV in the evenings once the kiddos are in bed. But, I have also been super overwhelmed by all of the options. I am embarrassed to admit, but my normal go-to 

10 Surfaces to Regularly Sanitize

10 Surfaces to Regularly Sanitize

Germs… we are all thinking about them. And we are more aware of them now than ever. They are everywhere. They are in our homes, at the grocery store, on our packages, and in our nightmares. While we can’t avoid all germs, we can do 

8 Binge-Worthy Netflix Dramas

8 Binge-Worthy Netflix Dramas

Suddenly, we all have a bit more time at home. Instead of attending birthday parties, vacationing with family, and enjoying the outdoors, we will be home, perfecting our social distancing skills. So, instead of watching the emotionally draining news during this time of uncertainty and 

It’s Not About You

It’s Not About You

March 2020 has been a doozy. We’ve heard it over and over. The better we quarantine, the shorter the quarantine will be. The more we socialize and ignore the orders to stay at home, the longer this whole process is going to be. Sometimes you 

8 Ways to Stay Comfortable During Holiday Meals

8 Ways to Stay Comfortable During Holiday Meals

How many times have you gotten up from a holiday meal and felt much worse than when you started? Did you overeat? Did your stomach hurt? Was your body cursing you? Here are eight tips to help your body feel better during your holiday meal 

Health Care Providers:  The Quick & Easy Way To Earn CEUs

Health Care Providers: The Quick & Easy Way To Earn CEUs

I just received notice that my state license for Physical Therapy expires at the end of next month. To renew my license, I am required to complete 24 hours of continuing education, in addition to two hours of ethics training and four hours of CPR 

36 Tips To Prepare For Your C-Section

36 Tips To Prepare For Your C-Section

After taking 12 weeks of natural birthing classes, we received news that Chulengo was breech. After a failed version, and weeks of baby flipping exercises, Chulengo didn’t budge, and I surrendered to the idea that he would arrive via c-section. I had spent so much