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Privilege, Guilt and Envy

The other day I saw a post of a choir video. There were perhaps 100 kids singing the same song from their homes, stitched together into a...

Fertility Talk for College Girls

Several months back I gave a 2-hour talk for college girls, covering many factors in health and fertility, available on Podbean and Apple...

Low Carbs, Slow Metabolism?

I often get questions from young women who are working out hard and watching every bit and still can't lose weight. They might be putting...

Appreciation, and the Story of Job

The Book of Job is a fascinating exploration of the relationship between man and God under different circumstances. God and the Devil...

Teens and Crashing Blood Sugar

Does your teen forget to eat? Not want to stop what she's doing? While adults can often miss meals or restrict their eating and just...

What Fasting System Should I Use?

The short answer: It doesn't really matter. If you have extra weight or blood sugar problems, just pick something that works with your...

Picky Eating Teen Girls

Does your teen daughter wake up not hungry, or not knowing what she wants to eat? Does she just not have the brainpower to walk into the...

Kids and Anemia

Does your kid dawdle over his food? Does he cry about everything? Is he spacey and clumsy? Does your lean, active child get short of...

Simple Sleep

If you've ever looked for sleep advice online, you'll find tips like "turn off screens that emit blue light" and "exercise in the...

College Girls Health Talk

This is my first time linking to a podcast, so I hope it works. In addition to podbean, it's also on iTunes under Bright Families....

Thinking about Health Care Costs

The other morning my husband and I were discussing insurance costs. We participate in a health sharing ministry, and our monthly share...

Crossing the Threshold of Adulthood

As a kid I could tell that it was different to be an adult. Adults got headaches and seemed to find different things funny, and they...

Nursing and Fertility

What determines the return of fertility while nursing? If you read the older books about nursing and amenorrhea (such as Breastfeeding...

Better Periods

The basic advice I always give girls and women about their periods, to minimize PMS and cramps, is to 1) move 2) eat fiber 3) sleep, and...

Guest Post: Kids and Gratitude

Steph writes from a houseful of boys, and has been practicing gratitude with her family for many years. Not too long ago, I heard a story...

Guest Post: Helping Children Memorize

By Wendy-Irene Zepeda (Years ago, we had an Epiphany party with a short Nativity play. When we needed a narrator, Wendy's oldest child,...

How to be Fun in the Evenings

I'm a morning person. As a kid I would wake up so early there were only colored bars on my grandparents' TV, and I'd wait for Gilligan's...

Girls and Skin

My 12-year-old asked me to buy her a "custom" acne formula she'd seen advertised, and I said no. More specifically, I told her she could...