Health and Wellness

How to Avoid Getting Sick During this Season

Avoid close contact with people who are sick. If you around people that are sick wear a mask. Stay home when you are sick. And keep your children home from school when they are sick. Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Clean your hands. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Especially when are in public places. Clean the handles of shopping carts at the grocery

Suicide Prevention Around the Dinner Table

“He was happy, popular, athletic, all A honor roll” “She was always there for anyone who needed her. She had never met a stranger.” “He never said anything about being depressed. As far as we knew, everything was fine!”   These are words said by parents and loved ones following the suicide of their middle school, high school, even elementary school students. I know, it seems unfathomable to think about.

Is Your House Ready For Halloween Visitors?

One of the best parts of celebrating Halloween is welcoming adorable “trick-or-treating” kids. To make it the best night for everyone, there are several things you can do to be a safe, fun house for those special guests: Make sure your house is well-lit and free of trip hazards. If you plan to give out treats, make sure your home has plenty of lighting so that children and parents or

Domestic Violence: A Story of Freedom

Note from the Growing Up Maury Team: The author of this article has chosen to withhold her name for reasons of safety and privacy. Those reasons are clear to all who have known anyone who has dealt with domestic violence.  If you personally know this  author, please do not mention her name in any of the comments or shares.  She is brave and amazing, and we are so thankful she

Breastfeeding Advice From An Expert

We have all probably heard that breastfeeding is the “Gold Standard of infant feeding.” This statement is backed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, World Health Organizations, and National Institute of Health, among many other supporters. The benefits of breastfeeding are countless for both mother and baby. So why does it have to be so hard? This is a question I asked myself a lot in the first few days

A Breast Cancer Journey

I am Jennifer and I am one of the founders and owners of Growing Up Maury.  Next month is breast cancer awareness month and I wanted to share a little with you about breast cancer awareness month in my life. For me this month has always meant pink Campbell soup labels, donating money to my friends who run for Susan G. Komen, the overly bright fuchsia towels NFL players use

My Local CSA

By Jennifer Arnwine When I tell you that I love my CSA I am not kidding. I love Allenbrooke Farms. What is a CSA you might ask? A CSA is a community supported agriculture system of growing local herbs, fruits, vegetables, plants and sometimes they supply meat and meat products. There are several CSAs in Maury County and the surrounding areas. One of the reason that I love Allenbrooke Farms