Food Guilt in the Dairy Aisle: Is Store Brand Milk Okay?

Is it okay to just pick up a gallon of the store brand milk, or should I be buying the more expensive milk? Hmmm.. there it is… Food Guilt in the dairy aisle.  This isn’t guilt over eating something you know isn’t good for you.  No, this is the guilt placed on you by the…

This iPhone App Could Save Your Life!

Would you know what to do if you had a life-threatening injury? A man injured in the Haiti earthquake saved his own life using Pocket First Aid from the American Heart Association Whether you’re at home, on the road, or in the woods, the American Heart Association’s Pocket First Aid & CPR application is at…

Who is @mpaynknoper and why should she be Mashable’s Twitter User of the Year?

In the midst of a Brazillian pop star, a rock band, a musician, a Hollywood star, stands a Twitter User most people wouldn’t recognize, @mpaynknoper. Who? Mashable, The Social Media Guide, announced the nominees for the 2009 Open Web Awards today and Certified Speaking Professional Michele Payn-Knoper was one of the top five nominees for Twitter…

The Soul of Farming: Busy Woman’s Guide to Eating Better

Ever wonder where you milk comes from? I got a chance to find out last week when I visited a dairy farm in Western Wisconsin and met 100 hard working dairy farming women. Having only the media view of “factory” farming,  I was firmly on the organic/free range/family farm side of the argument. I have…

Do something fun: Busy Woman’s Guide to Stress Management

When was the last time you did something fun? Something silly, out of character, or just plain goofy? I watched my husband and daughter have a “hat fight” at the mall recently. After whacking each other with their baseball caps for a while, Gracie declared, “Bad parenting!” and laughed wildly (so did Clay!) Laughter is…

Say No and Jump In!

Finding life to harried to do the things you enjoy or spend time with the people you love? The Queen of Adultitis Prevention and new mom Kim Kotecki posted an article about the challenges of balancing 6-month-old Lucy and the demands of the outside world. It’s a common problem – there is always something you…

What about family history? Busy Woman’s Guide answers your questions

The men in my family all have heart disease and high blood pressure, but the women are all healthy. I’m safe, right? Sorry, I’m afraid not. Taking all other risk factors into account, if you have a close family member with heart disease, your risk nearly doubles. ALL family members, both male and female, factor…