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Teenage Acne and How to Approach It

08.31.22 05:00 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
Teenage Acne and How to Approach It


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We all remember when we were that age. No one wants to stand out and be different in a negative light, especially when you are a teenager. Here is the stepwise approach to managing this common dermatologic annoyance.


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Firstly, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," as best stated...

What Do I Wanna Be When I Grow Up?

08.02.22 05:00 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
What Do I Wanna Be When I Grow Up?


It hit me a few days ago when I was talking to a colleague at work about our career paths. He said "I have a history of severe depression. Why in the world did I pick a career where people are whining and complaining all the time?" (He is a former surgical Physician Assistant). He did go o...

Teaching our Kids to be Patient in a World of Instant Gratification

07.26.22 04:11 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
Teaching our Kids to be Patient in a World of Instant Gratification

I don't know what happened. As I've gotten older, I have less of a filter on my mouth. I also have more confidence and less patience. For example: I'm in a packed grocery store and the woman in front of me checking out is having a conversation with the cashier like she's at a local happy-hour, compl...

"Mom": The Uber and Cash Machine

07.20.22 05:21 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
"Mom": The Uber and Cash Machine


How many of us feel like this??


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Pulled in nine million directions, we work all day, then come home and work some more. Cook, laundry, clean, taxi service to everywhere, and not to forget we are the endless money access mach...

What Do Working Moms Want Most?

05.03.22 05:00 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
What Do Working Moms Want Most?

As much as I want to say chocolate and red wine, I know this may not be the most popular answer.........


According to a poll by Forbes Magazine, working moms want 3 things:


1) Flexibility:


This was 70% of the vote in this poll. Not all careers have the ability to function completely remote, but when we...

Beaujolais: The Festive Cousin of Pinot Noir

03.23.22 05:00 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
Beaujolais: The Festive Cousin of Pinot Noir


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Gamay..... sounds like something you would shout as you win a round of some game.... but it's actually a grape varietal, and sometimes a great one at that. Gamay was originally planted just outs...

Sports Moms

03.15.22 05:15 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
Sports Moms



Having played sports myself, I am proud my daughter is an athlete. Living in a digital world has certainly contributed to the obesity epidemic. Kids just don’t want to go outside and play anymore. It’s all about the Tik Toks, Fort Knight, and YouTube videos. Not only have there been lower extremity ...

Cabernet Franc: The Under-Appreciated Genetic Parent to Cabernet Sauvignon 

03.08.22 07:27 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
Cabernet Franc: The Under-Appreciated Genetic Parent to Cabernet Sauvignon 

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Cabernet franc has historically been grown to mix with cabernet sauvignon and merlot in a typical Bordeaux style, but there are many producers who are bottling this wine all alone....

So who’s your daddy? ..... Sometime around the 17th century in southern France, cabernet franc and sauvignon blanc go...

Easing Back to Work After Maternity Leave

02.15.22 06:00 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
Easing Back to Work After Maternity Leave




Deciding to go back to work after maternity leave can be downright nerve wracking. Some moms may decide to stay at home and others will decide to go back to work, either because, financially they don't have a choice, or they don't want to give up the career they spent the first part of their li...

Girl Drama and Bullies

02.08.22 05:09 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
Girl Drama and Bullies




……It’s so painful. As I watch my daughter and hear of her friends going through the rollercoaster of emotions with girlfriends, it brings back my own childhood memories...

How to Cope with the Angry Teen

02.01.22 11:31 AM By Lisa - Comment(s)
How to Cope with the Angry Teen

 

Sometimes I look back and think “Omg I must have made my parents INSANE!” I remember the screaming matches with my mom and the silent treatment I gave my dad (because we didn’t dare yell at dad without that death stare).

 

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