Lifestyle

10 Ergonomics Tips for Musicians

Music can be relaxing, invigorating and it can leave us in a puddle of tears. If you play an instrument you know the hard work and dedication that it takes. It’s a perpetual regimen of practice, practice and more practice. “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” A man asked someone who was walking down…

Lifestyle

Sewing Skirts: Tiered Prairie Skirt Tutorial

Sewing skirts, especially prairie skirts with three or more levels of gathers is one of my favorite sewing projects. The Bernina #16 foot makes these skirts a breeze. If you don’t have a Bernina machine, gathering feet are made for Brother, Singer, Elna, and other beginners sewing machines, too. When I first learned to sew ,…

Reviews

Best Bath Toy Organizers

Children’s bath time sometimes become quiet chaotic, especially if you don’t have place to keep the wet toys that your child has used. These toys may cause an accident if everything lies on the floor of the bathroom. Besides if the toys are kept wet, they can easily grow mold. That is why it is…

Parenting

When to Introduce Cereal to a Baby

Starting solids is a huge milestone for your baby. But before you break out the pureed peas and sweet potatoes, make sure she’s ready and know which foods to offer her first. Here’s what to know before you start. When should my baby start solids? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends starting solids between…

Health

4 Paleo Myths Busted!

Since being slated as one of the hottest diets and food trends over the past few years, Paleo has earned more than its fair share of followers, bloggers, gripers and die hard converts. But as with any “diet” or perceived “trend”, there’s the reality of what it means to eat and live la vida Paleo,…

Health

What I Learned From Not Exercising

For the first two weeks of the month I did not exercise once. Two weeks is NOT LONG AT ALL in the grand scheme of things. In fact, I will be taking much more time than that off from running (update soon). But when you go from marathon training to literally nothing (and I mean…

Health

When Breastfeeding Hurts

If you’re having pain with breastfeeding, you are not alone. You may have heard breastfeeding is not supposed to hurt, and that’s true. However, sometimes just the thought of putting your baby on the breast can bring a new mother to tears. Here are some tips for pain-free breastfeeding. Nipple Pain When a baby sucks,…