September 2013 Blog Posts (8)

Stay Right Here. Right Now.

As most of you may know, I have a daughter, Lucy, who is 7.  She is cute, hilarious, smart, kind, considerate…stubborn, bossy and a persuasive.  She reminds me a lot of her mother.

 As Lucy’s mother, I feel the following emotions 5 to 125 times per day:  guilt, anxiety, self-loathing, self-judgment, failure. …


Added by KatieMaddenIBCLC on September 29, 2013 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Teen Cutting and Self Injury: Why Do They Do This?

In response to my recent post on "Preventing Teen Suicide,"Marcia, one of our experts in the healthywomen community raised the question of whether the trend of " teen cutting" might also be considered a warning side for suicidal thinking.

Since this is a very important question raised by both parents and professionals—it is one worth considering here.

What is Self-Injury?


Added by Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips on September 24, 2013 at 12:51am — No Comments

Skinny Down, The Long Hard Way

There have been millions of books and blogs written about different ways of losing weight. Thousands of miracle cures have been reported the world over, and new discoveries keep popping up every week. Diets, pills, injections, serums, surgeries, neuro-linguistic programming, positive thinking, everything in the self help bag has been thrown at fat cells without any substantial results. Every new fad claims to have great results, but if we had found an easy way to lose weight there wouldn't…


Added by Mikechapman on September 19, 2013 at 12:15pm — 2 Comments

10 Milestones to Track During Baby's First Year

As a new mom, in the midst of my baby's first year, I like to keep an eye on the milestones. I have found that following them too closely can make you crazy when your baby hasn't reached them at the suggested age (no extra stressors needed, thanks!). I remember, around month 3, calling my sister in a mild panic when…


Added by Julie on September 18, 2013 at 1:25pm — No Comments

How Can We Prevent Teen Suicide?

It is difficult to look too closely at what baffles and terrifies us— teen suicide is one of those realities.

  • Suicide is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. for young people between the ages or 10 and 24 years.
  • The National Institute of Mental Health believes that there may be…

Added by Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips on September 14, 2013 at 10:35am — 3 Comments

How to Use the Natural Remedies to Treat Hot Flashes?

Hot flashes are part of menopause. This is one of the common symptoms that can prove quite terrible. These might be an irritating symptom that could affect your overall health. Even though you cannot change the menopause naturally, learn to control them with the help of natural remedies.

When a women experience severe hot flashes, she feels the heat being spread over the upper part of body. The frequent flashes during the day time can be distressing to many. The flashes could be so…


Added by sophie addison on September 10, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

Top Tips To Get Rid of Under Eye Dark Circles

Have you ever wondered about the beautiful creation of the facial features? Amongst these wonder able features, the eyes are the most beautiful and subtle part. They need gentle care and proper nourishment. But maintaining the apple on your eyes and having healthy and beautiful under eye skin is not as easy as it seems to be. Along with eyes the surrounding area also needs a lot of care, as it is the first to…


Added by claire87john on September 7, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments

Michelle & Preston's Breastfeeding Story: Low Milk Supply

Twice a month, I share a breastfeeding story from one of the moms I have worked with in the past, then I provide some reflection on the story.  Here is Michelle's story about her struggle with low milk supply.  Enjoy!

Michelle & Preston

I was a breastfeed idealist. I…


Added by KatieMaddenIBCLC on September 3, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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