Monthly Archives: March 2010

Good In Bed

Can plastic surgery enhance your sex life? By Shandley McMurray Ella Franklin* couldn’t recall the last time she felt sexy. A 29-year-old newlywed from Toronto, Franklin hated wearing lingerie and would do almost anything to avoid having sex with the … Continue reading

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Finally, mom to myself

A Mother’s Day tribute By Shandley McMurray As number seven of eight kids, I often found it hard to get my mother’s full attention. No matter how hard I tried, it frequently took a major act to really get noticed … Continue reading

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ADHD and your child

Symptoms, treatment and help Shandley McMurray Fran Parker always knew her son was different from other kids. “He could not sit still, was not cooperative, disrupted the class and was very immature,” says the Farmington Hills, Mich. mom. At six, … Continue reading

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Asthma guide

What every parent should know about asthma Shandley McMurray At 11, I coughed so badly that I broke a rib. It felt like someone was standing on my chest. Knowing this was far more than a run-of-the-mill virus, my mother … Continue reading

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The Raw Truth

Shandley McMurray A large white bowl of chickpeas sits on my kitchen counter. I’ve been rinsing and soaking them for three days and they’ve finally sprouted. When I dip my hand in they feel like the grape “eyeballs” that make … Continue reading

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Walking saved my life

Meet eight women who overcame injury, beat depression and connected with God – all by putting one foot in front of the other By Shandley McMurray It’s no secret that walking is good for your health. From building muscle to … Continue reading

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Sneaky Snacks

When it comes to making healthy food choices, looks can sometimes be deceiving. We’ve sleuthed out 12 tasty treats that are surprisingly good for you — and 12 that aren’t Shandley McMurray Think you’re scoring major nutrition points by giving … Continue reading

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Two Surnames, With Love: Choosing Your Child's Last Name(s)

What’s in a name? We asked parents with first-hand last name experience Shandley McMurray Meet the Thorson/Borons. They’re your typical nuclear family: one mom, one dad, a house and two kids. Dad, Robert Boron, works in marketing and mom, Stephanie … Continue reading

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Discipline After Divorce

Separation is stressful for kids, but there are ways to help keep them on track Shandley McMurray Whether they unleash their inner Picasso on your walls or purposely flush your watch down the toilet, kids will do the darndest things … Continue reading

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Best Pharmacies in NYC

These 10 drug stores go the extra mile to make little ones feel better Shandley McMurray If you’re anything like us, you’ve more than once questioned the service at this town’s chain drugstores: Will my child’s prescription get filled correctly? … Continue reading

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