A Mom’s (Tongue-In-Cheek) Guide To A Dinner Party

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Count the number of chairs around your table. Subtract 1 or 2 (single mom or partnered-up). Now, quick-think of that many of your favorite friends. 2. Don’t pause. Just text or email a date...

Outside-the-Box Conversation Starters for Your Next Girls’ Night

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I’m a firm believer that few things are more important for a mom’s happiness and mental health than a well-timed, fun-filled Girls' Night Out. Motherhood isn’t easy, and we moms need the support and...

Brain Basics #3: Rhythm

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Last time, I talked about the Four Fs: Fight/Flight/Freeze/Fawn, how we all experience them in response to stress, and how they can get out of control when we are chronically stressed.  For this post,...

American Flag Etiquette

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Every day after school I would watch in amazement as the K-5 students at my son's school lowered the flag, cared for it, folded it and then stored it away to signal the end...

How Integrative Medicine Saved My Life: My Personal Experience

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Integrative Medicine engages both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership that addresses the root cause of disease or imbalance in the body; taking into account bio-individuality. Meaning no two people, and no two...

Hey, Mama! This Summer, Just Say “NO” To Diets

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It never fails. Another summer, another season of obtrusive ads and messages from the diet industry to get a  “bikini body” or “lose weight and feel great.” These messages lie.  They promise that diets will lead to...

Offbeat Summer Reads

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As an avid reader, I constantly pester my female friends and peruse reading lists searching for my next favorite book. Often, the recommendations I get are beautifully written, uplifting and emotional stories that have...

Summertime Breakfast Recipes

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I have vivid memories of summer days, filled with fresh fruit and veggies and anything my family could throw on the grill. I don't have a lot of memories of summertime breakfasts -- partly because,...

We Bought a Bigger Home….Then Backed Out

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I told my husband, Zane, that we were pregnant with kiddo number two. After his initial happiness he looked me right in the eye and said, "We need a bigger house." Personally I didn't agree....

Summer Crafting: Beating Those Dog Days Of Summer The Crafty Way

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Summer usually starts out with a bang – full of great plans and even greater intentions. But what’s a parent to do when the plans have been used up and the heat outside makes...