Erin Slater spent years wondering about and searching for her birth mom. The Fishers, Ind. woman was adopted as a baby, but when she was just 5, her mother died in a car crash. Her dad died when she was 16, leaving a huge void in her life. Two years ago, the Indiana life coach was connected to her birth mom thanks to ancestry.com and a relative working on genealogy. "I always hoped and prayed, and in the back of my mind, I knew I'd see her again," said Laura Hernandez of Lathrop, Mo., who gave the baby up for adoption when she was 17. She'd become pregnant after being raped.
What does Earth Day have to do with pajamas? A lot, actually. We like to think of the fabric we discovered for our moisture-wicking pajamas as a win-win. A win for those us going through perimenopause and menopause, and a win for the environment. You see, we spent countless hours researching touching, testing and comparing fabrics for CoolRevolution sleepwear.
There’s not a playbook on what to do when you’re quarantined at home because of a pandemic. It’s OK to feel angry because your spring break trip was canceled. It’s OK to feel anxious not knowing what may happen tomorrow or next month. And, it’s OK if you’re euphoric that you don’t have a 45-minute commute, and love being home all the time.
Last summer we asked Sherri Strayer if she’d model PJs for a segment on a local TV program. She didn’t hesitate. “I’ve been on QVC.” What? Who goes on QVC, and why? We wanted to know the story. “It was so much stinking fun. It was something I’d never done before, most likely never do again,” she said. Here’s the thing you need to know about Sherri, she loves to work out. She got hooked on weightlifting while she was a pharmacy student at Purdue University. After college she joined a local gym, where she was surrounded by meatheads, who chewed on dog bones. No, really, they did.
Your kids might be home from school and you are also trying to work from home. Or you are just off balance in an ever-changing world. Stress and uncertainty are a part of the “new normal” we are all experiencing. Nutrition therapist Bev Rella gives tips on what to eat and foods that can help you reduce stress.