Heidi Watson

Happy Mother's Day to my mom and greatest inspiration
Community

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…

Home and Family

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…

Mind

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…

Mind

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…

Home and Family

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.

Community

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.

Community

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…

Home and Family

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.

Baby bottle
Mind

Say good-bye to bottle feeding guilt

A mother gives her account on her decision to not breastfeed her son.

Prevention

Mom endorsed “must have” products to avoid colds this winter

Winter. The time of year when we feel like we are continually trying to fight off the latest virus making its way around schools, daycare centers and the…

Food and Recipes

Meal planning can save money and time

After getting up before the sun comes up, getting my son to daycare, putting in a full day at work, and getting home after the sun goes down, the last thing I…

Community

Go green and save green

I have made a couple New Year’s goals for myself this year. Resolution seems like such a strong word; but goal seems a little less scary, and if met…

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