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November 2015 Blog Posts (10)

New Study Finds More Yoga Poses Safe During Pregnancy

Yoga During Pregnancy is a Do! Research study by former Jersey Shore University Medical Center resident Dr. Rachel Polis proves health benefits of yoga poses!

#yoga #pregnancy #JerseyShore #moms #health #wellness…


Added by Hackensack Meridian Health on November 24, 2015 at 2:13pm — No Comments

7 Good Excuses for Moms to Get a Colonoscopy

It's the day before my colonoscopy!

Why you might ask? I'm 42 and look relatively healthy. But the truth is I have Crohn's  Disease. I have for 20+ years. Colonoscopies are just one of the necessary evils I have to have done to be proactive and monitor my disease.

If you've heard anything about colonoscopies you heard about the prep. The prep, although getting better, is worse than the actual colonoscopy. It goes something like…


Added by Jennifer Auer on November 24, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

This Mama Needs More Sleep!

Very recently I attended the sleep symposium -- The Power of an Hour , hosted by Meridian Health and The Asbury Park Press -- and and as I walked out the door of my house that morning, my husband said, "You realize you probably know everything they're gonna tell you.  You just never APPLY those things in your real life."

Well, he was kind of right.  I KNOW I don't get enough sleep.  I KNOW I watch TV late-night when I probably should be winding down or reading.  I KNOW I have a decent…


Added by Alix Hayes on November 20, 2015 at 11:08am — No Comments

What I learned from Meridian's Power of an Hour sleep presentation

Last weekend I was invited to experience Meridian's Power of an Hour sleep presentation along with some of my MomTourage friends Jennifer Auer, Alix Hayes, and Maria Wood. It could not have come at a better time as I had not been sleeping all that great up until that point.  The presentation was led by Meridian sleep specialist Dr. Carol Ash and included a panel…


Added by Cindy Dudas on November 19, 2015 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Musical Beds

In my house, we play musical beds. There are five beds for five people, and only two of us consistently sleep in one place. The non-traveling sleepers are me (my bed is by far the most comfortable bed in the house, if not the world) and my oldest son, who has recently moved into his own room complete with a futon, or “puton” as he mistakenly called it, before I corrected him, he convinced me to buy for him at Ikea when we were shopping to furnish his new, and more private,…


Added by Maria on November 19, 2015 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Friendsgiving, A Celebration of My Children's Friendships


Thanksgiving brings about a time where we are all feeling thankful for the people we love and have in our life. Friendships are no different. As I get older I learn to value the friendships my children and I have even more. But how do we teach our children to do the same?

Whether it's a friend my child has known for years or a new one they met this year on the soccer fields, all of these friendships are important and I want my children to learn to be thankful…


Added by Jennifer Auer on November 19, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

5 Tips to De-Stress Your Day

Plan Your Week Each Sunday I like to take a look at my calendar for the week ahead. What appointments do I have coming up? Where do the kids need to be? What are my super hectic nights? I then take the time to figure out meals, make my to do list, see what days would be good ones to run errands, etc. I make…


Added by Beth Keklak on November 16, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Celebrate Small Wins

“I had a good day!”

Such music to my ears! It was the first thing I heard as I walked in the door. I literally danced over to my son and gave him a high five, lifted him up, and celebrated along as he put a smiley face next to “Keep your hands to…


Added by Tria Karamanos Deibert on November 16, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Keeping Balance is a Mother’s Ultimate Superpower

Happy, healthy motherhood is all a balancing act.

Remember, it’s not just about what your kids need. It’s important to balance family obligations with healthy habits that support your own needs, interests and identity. No matter how busy you are or how crazy things get, you need to set some time aside for yourself.

Another important lesson I’ve learned is to not overwhelm yourself by taking on too many things at once. Try to tackle too much in one day, you’ll just wind up…


Added by Christie Rampone on November 4, 2015 at 2:23pm — No Comments

What my Boys Learn From Having a Mom With Crohn's Disease

Being a mom is a tough job. Being a mom with a chronic condition, like Crohn's Disease, I have days when that job is even more difficult. As a mom, I have to keep going and I'm trying to do that in a way that helps my family grow as a result of my condition.

I have lived with Crohn's Disease for over 20 years, 11 of those as a mom. I'd say the good majority of those years my children had no idea that something was wrong with mommy. Crohn's is a silent disease. It's something I live…


Added by Jennifer Auer on November 4, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments

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