Author Archives: Heidi Watson

Mom, I love you and you were right

Growing up I wasn’t a terrible kid. But I was a typical teenager, who when my mom would try and tell me something I deemed “uncool” or ridiculous I would roll my eyes, and she would in return tell me…

Where to play when the rain won’t go away

Spring is here. You can FINALLY get out and enjoy the weather. But what do you do when the rain washes out your  plans? Here are some ideas to have some fun, for free, and stay dry. Belle Isle Aquarium:…

How do you cure your spring fever?

According to the calendar, it’s spring today. I wish. The reality is its still snowy, 30 degrees and winter in Michigan. If I am being honest, I am totally over winter. I know I should expect it living where I…

 

Reading is good for your mind and your health

I have been an avid reader my entire life. I love books. I love the smell of books, I love curling up with a good book on a lazy Sunday afternoon, and I love the way books make me feel….

Teaching kids healthy eating habits early leads to a healthier future

Since my son was born he has been called a string bean. He has always been in the 90th percentile for height and the 10-15th percentile for weight. Long and lean. He has been growing right on track and along…

Looking to make a difference? Make a life saving one

Many of us know someone who has, or is currently battling cancer and we feel helpless. We find ourselves wishing there was something we could do to support them. There is a way, and one that you may not have…

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National Donor Day a reminder of the gift of life inside us all

The parents of 8-year-old Alexis had the courage, love and heart to allow their daughter be a hero for six people across the nation. In 2009, Alexis’ life was cut tragically short when she was hit in the head with…

For kids, it’s never too early to learn the importance of being active

When I was growing up, we played outside for hours. We would play from sunrise until dinner time. It didn’t matter — if it was sunny, we were riding our bikes. If it was rainy, we were splashing in puddles. If…

Say good-bye to bottle feeding guilt

While I was pregnant and after I had my son, hands down the most common question I was asked was “are you breastfeeding?” It didn’t matter if these people knew me for five years, or five minutes they felt they…

 
 

 

 

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