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Takin’ One For The Team! :: My Story of Getting My Tubes Tied

Takin’ one for the team! That was my motto when it came to getting my tubes tied (or tubal ligation, if you want to get technical). It was long understood (by me, at least!) that when we were finished having kids, of course my husband would be the one getting snipped. After all, I’ve gone […]

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Parenting is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

On a blustery December morning, I completed my third marathon. After feeling great the first half of the race, I started to fade and had to keep my mind busy to get me across the finish line. I began reflecting on my first full year of marathon training and what I could do differently, better next year. I also thought a […]

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5 Ways to NOT Achieve Your Fitness Goals in 2018 (and 5 Things to Do Instead)

We have partnered with Steel Strength Training to bring you this encouraging message about health and to provide helpful resources in meeting your goals!Are you thinking about health and fitness goals as we prepare for the beginning of a new year? Getting fit or losing weight is among the most popular — if not the […]

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Before He Was Type One, He Was My Son {Diabetes Awareness Month}

​​​​November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. It can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems if it’s not controlled. To be very honest, diabetes wasn’t something I knew much about before January 20, 2017. Everything that I […]

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Best Family-Friendly Hiking Trails in Birmingham

Sitting at the tailend of the Appalachian foothills, Birmingham, takes pride in its natural beauty and cultivated miles of trail systems. Hiking with kids, especially young ones, isn’t always easy; but fortunately, there are many family-friendly (and dog-friendly) trails around town. Irondale Furnace Trail One of the best kept secrets in Birmingham, the Irondale Furnace Trail is […]

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