Thursday, November 3, 2016

Riding around in the Chevy

I was selected as one of three to drive a Chevy Traverse for the month of November. Along with Heather at Mile 26 and More and Sheila at Ma Vie Folle we get to ride around in this awesome SUV and blog about our trips.

This is just the beginning! Follow us on our journey to explore the Chevy Traverse both here and on Gotta Love Chevy NEO and don't forget to enter the sweepstakes to win a trip to Orlando.

The Girls On The Go campaign is being sponsored by Southern Chevy Dealers who gave the chosen bloggers a 2016 Chevy Traverse to test drive for one month and blog about our experiences using the vehicle.  Girlfriend giveaway have given us some fun projects to do and will be providing us with gift cards to allow us to do this.  

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Mom Brain Grows After Childbirth

Research from Yale University shows that within months of childbirth the mom's brain grows. The growth is said to be related to hormone changes the female body experiences after birth. The areas of the brain affected are those associated with behavior and motivation.
Mothers that were excited and overwhelmed about their new baby had more growth than those that were more reserved. A mother's craving to look after her baby, according to the Yale study, is driven more by active brain building than instinct.
Neuroscientist Pilyoung Kim compared the MRI brain images of 19 women. The first images were taken two to three weeks after birth, then followed with another set of images three to four months after. The women were about 33 years old and all breast feeding. There were no signs of postpartum depression and about half had other children.
Brain scans showed a small yet significant increase in gray matter volume in different parts of the brain; areas affected were associated with maternal motivation, reward and emotion processing, and reasoning and judgment.
Because of hormonal changes that occur immediately after birth, this makes a new mother's brain more susceptible to growth in response to her infant, according to the researchers.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Morning Sickness: A Link To A Healthy Pregnancy

Researchers at the University of North Carolina have stated that morning sickness is an indication of a healthy pregnancy. Pregnant women who suffered through morning sickness were less likely to miscarry. This study included 2,400 women across America. The triggers of nausea and sickness were considered indicators for pregnant women to improve their diets.

For those mothers who went through bouts of queasiness and vomiting chances of miscarriage lessened. This illness is another way the body prepares itself for pregnancy. The research further shows that the longer you suffer from morning sickness the better your chances are to carry your pregnancy to term.

Women age 35 and more who didn't suffer from morning sickness risks of miscarriage are 12-fold. There is however, no indication that absence of morning sickness increases with age.

Some helpful morning sickness tips:

*Eat smaller meals more frequently
*Drink fluids and sip throughout the day
*Snack on crackers
*Avoid foods that trigger sickness
*Use peppermints or lemonhead candy

More information found at Fox 21


Friday, October 22, 2010

Ugly Meter App Rates Your Beauty

The Ugly Meter app for the iPhone is designed to scan your photo and then measure your level of beauty. The rating scale results are numbered from one to ten with ten being the ugliest. The app even comments on the results. The thought that this deserved media attention is insane. iPhone users have already downloaded this 99-cent app over 20,000 times.
What about the woman who has already constantly obsessed over her body image? Now they have something that will tear her even further apart. Drive her to plastic surgery or to starvation thinking her face is too fat.
Who set the criteria and determined what's considered beautiful? We've all heard the statement that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Well now it's in the hands of the next iPhone carrier. Mothers will be forced to console their daughters after some student cruelly uses this app to poke fun. Life isn't a Snow White fairytale and there's no magic mirror on the wall. I'd like a chance to rate the creators.
Where do we as consumers draw the line? Why is there a need to have such malicious things in our possession? As long as people buy the apps, they'll continue to offer them. This app's creator maintains that this was only done in fun. However, the reality is that people will use this for malicious purposes. I was also astounded to find that the app has to be purchased directly from The Ugly Meter will probably make them some exuberant amount of money.
What we as women have to remember is that we're in control of our destiny. If you feel it, believe it, and don't let something like this app bring you down.
Article first published as Ugly Meter App Rates Your Beauty on Technorati.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Whip My Hair

I'm a get more shine than a little bit 
Soon as I hit the stage applause I'm hearing it 
whether it's black stars black cars I'm feeling it 
but can't none of them whip it like I do 
I, gets it in mmmm yea I go hard 
when they see me pull up I whip it real hard 
I whip it real hard,real hard, I whip it real hard 
Don't let haters keep me off my grind 
Keep my head up I know I'll be fine 
Keep fighting until I get there 
When i'm down and I feel like giving up 

I whip my hair back and forth 
I whip my hair back and forth (just whip it) 
I whip my hair back and forth

Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith has always been one of my favorite Hollywood couples. They are very talented and you can't underscore their accomplishments as business savvy entrepreneurs. The way they have taken their talents and coupled them with smart career decisions is amazing. Their children have taken to the acting and musical talents of mom and dad and are making a lasting impression.  Willow Smith has turned my house into a dance scene. This almost 10 year old has everyone singing her tune. The chorus is so catchy you can't help but sing along.

Jaden showed is true acting abilities in Karate Kid. The control and concentration that were involved learning karate are not something most children his age could handle. Living in China and learning new cultures, I'm sure was hard on him too. However, Jaden managed all this and the movie was pretty good.

I enjoyed watching Willow and her Mohawk, liveliness and creativity. How many nine years old young ladies would dare to cut their hair drastically? Actually, how many mothers would even agree to let them? She has embraced her own style and is loving her uniqueness. The video is well done, and I love how she whips her hair and colors the room. She is definitely a character, and I can't wait to see what her family has planned next.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Children Allergies During Halloween

There are ways for children to have fun during halloween even if they have allergies. The excitement of wearing costumes and having a party are a thrill. Following safety tips and being prepared will help children with allergies.

Check out my article on safety tips during Halloween.

Friday, October 8, 2010

My Mom Network News

This blog was created to post news for mothers & women who support them to share about pregnancy, parenting & life. News and reviews will be posted by Monday.