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3 Tips to Make Hosting Thanksgiving Easier!

Who doesn’t love Thanksgiving? Family and loved ones gather around, we get to celebrate all the wonderful things we’re thankful for, and we get to feast on lots of yummy food! Food-centric holidays can be tough in many ways, but they don’t HAVE to be. If you’re having the family over to your place this […]

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Is A Fixed Mindset Keeping You Stuck?

Researcher Carol Dweck first introduced the concept of a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. Much of her research is on how this pertains to children, and their ability to learn. The idea has far-reaching implications though, and while it certainly applies to teaching kids (about anything, not just school subjects), it applies to us […]

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Exercise is NOT Punishment for Eating

Raise your hand if you’ve ever uttered a version of this at some point: “I’m gonna have to spend all day on the treadmill to burn off that cheesecake!” (Raises hand. Yup, me too.) It’s become second nature to link our exercise to our food choices. We say it partially in jest, but underneath, we’re kind of […]

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What WE can learn in this Week Of The Young Child

This week is “The Week Of The Young Child,” which is something I hadn’t heard about until this year, but I like it! It is sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and was started back in 1971, as a way to recognize kids’ early years (age 0-8) lay the […]

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98 Non-food Easter Basket Ideas Kids Will Love!

Happy (almost) Easter! There’s something nostalgic about this time of year… the egg hunts, the dressy clothes, the ham dinner, and the epic basket of Easter goodies! Now, I’m all for including some type of treat in the Easter basket (peanut butter eggs in mine, please!) It’s part of a moderate approach to treats that […]

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How to Make Homemade Baby Food

In keeping with my judgement-free zone that we’ve got going on here, let me first say that I am not of the opinion that you must make your own baby food. You should know by now that I’m not the dogmatic type, right?  Things are very rarely all-or-nothing. So, that being said, if you want […]

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Want to be Healthy and Still Have a Social Life?

I had a client email me recently about how she was “trying to figure out how my social life and my health goals can live in harmony.” Wow. How much do I LOVE that phrasing!? That’s pretty much THE ideal goal, right? We’ve been told for so long that social occasions are huge obstacles to […]

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How to Make Fitness Fun! (Plus a peek at my “routine”)

As of today, I will be at a conference called The Women’s Fitness Summit. I already know many of the amazing women who will be there, or who will be presenting, even though this will be my first time at the event. So I’m really excited. It’s going to be an awesome time! In honor […]

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Getting Your Spouse On Board With Healthy Eating

You made a choice to start eating healthier. You planned out a shopping list, bought some nice healthy ingredients, and are all set to cook a fabulous dinner when your spouse comes in, sees the veggies on the counter, makes a face, and says he’s ordering pizza. It doesn’t take much to derail our efforts. […]

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