Operation School Bell

In 1958, a teacher in California noticed children from one large family never came to school all at once.  She never saw all of them together.  It turns out the children were taking turns wearing the few pieces of clothing the family had. The teacher, Ruth Ann Montgomery, decided she couldn't let a lack of clothing keep her students…

Weight Loss – What Works?

I gained 50 pounds with each of my pregnancies. The first time around, chocolate enrobed mini Krispy Kreme donuts were my downfall. The second time I vowed to be more careful, but after gaining 30 pounds by the fifth month, I threw in the towel. Yes, of course I took my vitamins and ate my veggies, but I also…

Catch A Spark

My friend Fabi Preslar was recently honored by Morton's here in Charlotte as part of their Celebration of Women Entrepreneurs. Dozens of women – and two brave men – enjoyed a great lunch and an inspiring presentation. Fabi (right) is the president of Spark Publications and the force of nature behind my book, I Can't Cook,…

Calendar Confusion

Couple of weeks into the school year and we are off and running!  Girl scouts, tennis lessons, before-school activities, religious school and on and on.  The kids are busy and Slade and I each have our own crazy schedules. My calendar is crumbling under the pressure. Make that calendars.   I have three right now. I've used a paper datebook…

He Got Sand In His What??

We take a family vacation to the beach at least once a year. Sand and surf mean taking some care with Benny's insulin pump, but we've been doing this since 2007.  By now, we've got the beach time under control, right?.  Well, diabetes is just full of surprises. Last month was our annual visit to Isle of Palms, SC and we hit the…

Glug, Glug, Glug

A bunch of folks in Charlotte, including me, are starting a challenge today.  We're trying to drink more water. A lot more water! It's called 60 in 60.  It starts today and you can get all the info here at NoFizzCLT. In a nut shell, they're asking us to drink 60 ounces of water every day for…

Spectrum of Hope

Eye opening event last Friday.  I was asked to emcee the Spectrum of Hope luncheon for the Autism Services of Mecklenburg County.  As the host of  Heath Headlines: The Show I get to interview many experts about many different medical topics, but so often we just skim the surface.  This was a chance to really learn…