Wellness - Polk County Moms

Walking Workout: 5 Reasons You Should Start Today

This story originally appeared on The Local Moms Network. Meaghan Murphy spent decades as a fitness fanatic, focusing on what she calls “hardcore sweat sessions” like SLT, Orange Theory and boxing. But the mom of three, who is also Editor-in-Chief of Woman’s Day and...

Concussions 101 with Jeannine Rockefeller, APRN of Yale Medicine

This story originally appeared on The Local Moms Network. Concussions are a concern of many parents, particularly those who have children participating in contact sports. But knowing what a concussion looks like, how to treat one and how to keep kids safe can take the...

7 Easy Ways to Recycle Everything from Car Seats to Legos

This story originally appeared on The Local Moms Network. Whatever your inspiration – spring cleaning, Earth Day, an upcoming move, or the inability to look at the mess any longer – getting rid of your stuff is a struggle. Make it easy by organizing things into...

Spring Sports 101

  Whether your kid is trying a new sport this season, on one or more travel teams, or somewhere in-between, Spring is a big sports season. Depending on where you live, the pressure to do more—more travel, more practice, more different sports—can feel...

Feeling Foggy? 6 Steps to Ease Symptoms of Brain Fog

There isn’t a mom who can’t relate to the idea of her brain as a computer with 50 tabs perpetually open, juggling a personal life, kids, activities, career, errands, housework, spouses…the list is endless. And brain fog is real.  It’s not odd for motherhood and its...

5 Smart Strategies for the Sandwich Generation

For many reasons, some women are becoming moms later in life. And there are many benefits to that, from financial stability to being emotionally ready for parenting. But as a generation of moms have kids later and people live longer, it means more and more moms are...

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