Back-to-School Breakfasts

Holy Moly! As much as I am looking forward to the return of a little structure and routine in our lives, I’m not looking forward to the hectic-ness that is a before-school-morning. And, as...

If You Give A Child A Cookie…

If you give a child a cookie, he’s going to ask for two. When you give him two, he’ll probably ask you for three. When you give him the stink eye, he’ll settle for two and...

Challenging Status Quo

My last few blog posts have had some contention and I wanted to bare a little of my soul with my readers. So why am I writing nutritional posts that can sometimes challenge the status...

I’m Going To Miss The Baby Stage

"It's your turn," I blearily mumble to my husband. Except, since I'm still exclusively breastfeeding my almost-6 month old, it's always my turn. There are times, of course, when she wakes up at night...

Leave Home Without Sunscreen

Before you slather yourself and your kids with sunscreen this summer, let’s talk about sunscreen. Sunscreen is a multi-billion-dollar industry, yet there are no studies that prove that the use of sunscreen protects us from...

10 Mom Skills I Never Knew I Had

c You know what I was just thinking…  What if I never became a Mom? Then I wouldn’t have known what I am made of. Because of my kids, I’m PROUD of who I am! The best animal...

5 Tips for Mindful Parenting At The Pool

Drowning is the #1 CAUSE of accidental death in children ages 1-4. Accidental. Preventable. It is essential to practice mindful parenting in and around any water. When we see unsafe behavior around the pool or any body...

Dear Son, What I Want You To Remember Me By

Hey There, My Favorite Little Buddy! As I write this from the reclining chair in the corner of your room, I can hear your breath begin to slow as you reluctantly drift off to sleep....

We Said “Bye” To The Pacifier, And I’m The One Who Cried

I cried today. I received a text from our daycare provider, and the tears came pouring: “When Jensen went to lay down at naptime he asked for his pacifier, and I told him I didn’t have...

Running The Marathon Of Life And Motherhood

I’ve been a runner for as long as I can remember. Not long after I turned 3, my mom signed me up for youth track and field in the small Massachusetts town where I...

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