Win: 28 Days of Be Mom Strong Virtual Gym


Sanitize your life before the summer sun hits! The Summer Sanitize Challenge Group starting May 4th and running until May 31st GIVEAWAY! Enter here. Last day to enter May 1st, 2014 Winner announced May 2nd, 2014 28-days of the Be Mom Strong Virtual Gym, which gives you 18 full-length, but under 30 minute workout videos […]

Confessions of a Mainstream Mom (Who Happened to Breastfeed)

photo: Daquella Manera

Guest Blogger: Megan Hartless I always knew I would breastfeed. It never occurred to me not to. It never occurred to me that there was some question, because everyone I knew did it. My mom did it. My sister did it. My friends did it. It made perfect sense to me that my body made […]

The Vaccination Wars. The Dos vs. The Do Nots.

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It used to be that getting a vaccination was a given, then it was in vogue not to for various reasons, now according to my Facebook feed, it’s cool to vaccinate… Somewhere down the line, however, things got ugly. Now it’s not uncommon that I see pictures like this: … “dead child” Now, I am […]

Dr. Meghana Gowda Joins Virginia Urology Women’s Health

Dr. Meghana Gowda urogynecologist at Virginia Urology Women's Health

If you’re suffering from incontinence, you might feel completely alone, but you most certainly aren’t. Research suggests that an estimated 21 million women in the United States suffer from incontinence and 1 in 3 women experience occasional bladder leakage.  The good news is, there are many non-surgical ways to fix this potentially embarrassing and certainly […]

High Energy Snacks for Busy Moms

Health Tips from Martins

Our busy schedules as Richmond Moms can easily interfere with our efforts to stay on a healthy meal schedule. Did you know that skipping meals or reaching for that sugary snack will actually lead to a low energy crash? Going too long without eating and high sugar snacks can make you feel tired, cranky and […]

YMCA Training Team: Making a Difference

Bill Johnson, Kim Cosby-Johnson, Trey Johnson

  Starting this week, you may see some additional foot traffic in and around the neighborhoods of Richmond.  Although the popular Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K race owned and operated by Sports Backers isn’t until 3/29/14, the YMCA Training Team for this event officially begins on Saturday, 1/18/14. They are welcoming all levels of walkers and […]

Get Healthier: Six Tips for a Healthy 2014


As we welcome in a new year, let’s remember that health is not merely the absence of disease, it’s a lifestyle. Whether it’s getting enough sleep, enjoying a hobby or learning to set limits with others in your life, it’s important to take time to be good to yourself. Take steps to balance work, home, […]

Lighten Up Your Holiday With These Tips From Martin’s Nutritionists

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It’s easy to get derailed on your healthy eating plan during the holidays.  Thankfully, the nutritionists at GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets gave us a few tips to make better-for-you choices, so you can still enjoy the holidays without any regret on January 1st. One of the most important things to remember is […]