Health and Fitness

Gluten Free Banana Muffins

By josie milano

I don't have any medical issues with Gluten but after having a bad episode of Lyme Disease about 2 month ago which left me paralyzed in my right leg for a few weeks I decided to drastically change my diet to an anti-inflammatory diet.  I started following the Paleo Diet and immediately noticed a... Read More

Stroller Strides Coming to York!

By sherikaran

I was browsing through the York County Community Education catalog that was delivered a few weeks ago and I noticed a class called Mommies on the Move.  It sounded really intriguing with exercise for moms while children weren't shuttled to another room but were made into part of the class.  "What ... Read More

11 Healthy Habits

By sherikaran

To celebrate 1/11/11 I was inspired by a fellow blogger's entry, 11 Random Things and set out to create a list of my own.  Since New Year's is the time of resolutions, I thought I would share 11 healthy habits that can make a difference in your everyday life. #1 Workout whenever, wherever. Do ... Read More

The Plague of Sickness

By sherikaran

In my child care, and in my own family, the past week has been full of sickness.  You know the kind I mean, the "throws you down for the count" kind of sickness that you can't work through, play through, do anything through? So, I've been cleaning...and cleaning....and cleaning.  The cause of t... Read More

Not running = Grumpy Mama

By sherikaran

About two years ago, I started seriously exercising.  At first, it was a way to keep fit after I'd had surgery.  I'd heard all of the horror stories of massive weight gain after a hysterectomy and I didn't want that to be me. But after my surgery, with my crazy hormones all out of control, a fr... Read More

Allergies at the holidays: Don’t let them get in the way of holiday festivities

By Kara Eberle

By LYZZ JONES for Smart Every meal is a challenge when you live with food allergies. And no time of year exacerbates these troubles more than the holidays. Eggnog? Not if eggs or milk trigger a reaction. Stuffing? Only if it’s gluten- and wheat-free. Cranberries? Sounds OK, but... Read More

Stop the Sniffles: Allergies can be prevented and treated

By Kara Eberle

By JESS KROUT for Smart Is it possible the United States is too clea... Read More

Shown up by a 3-year-old

By Beth Vrabel

By BETH VRABEL Let me tell you why getting your tonsils out about a month before your baby does is a bad situation. First, you know exactly how much it’s going to hurt, sending your Mama Bear hormones into hyperdrive. Second, your baby might just show you up. When my tonsils were remo... Read More

Hold on to your summer glow

By Kara Eberle

By EMILEIGH CLARE and SAMANTHA DELLINGER for Smart Summer days are fading fast, but that doesn’t mean your tan needs to fade away, too. Try NARS Orgasm/Laguna Blush Bronzer Duo and Orgasm Nail Polish Set, available at Sephora. This bronzer/blush set is ideal for fairer skin types ... Read More

From pregnancy to menopause, yoga can help

By Kara Eberle

By CHARLOTTE TUCKER and KARA EBERLE for Smart Those familiar with yoga know what it means to get into child’s pose. It’s the relaxing, back-muscle-stretching move where the knees are drawn into the chest and the forehead rests comfortably on the floor. Some moms-to-be are using ... Read More