Blue Apron Review: From a Certified Health Coach & Busy Mom

Blue Apron Review: From a Certified Health Coach & Busy Mom

"My parents are new empty nesters and LOVE Blue Apron - LOVE. It. But I was curious how it would work out for a busy family with young children. We have tried Blue Apron in our home for a total of six meals, and I'm here to give you my take on it - as a busy mom and Certified Family Health Coach."

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An Olive Branch For My Excluded Sisters

An Olive Branch For My Excluded Sisters

"I want to say I'm sorry to the women who didn't feel represented, and who felt left out. Indeed, I can't speak for all women or the groups who organized the Women's March, but I respect you. And, while our beliefs might be different, I stand for you..."

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The Most Underrated Player in the Produce Department

The Most Underrated Player in the Produce Department

"The labels on our fruits and vegetables tell us how the farmer grew the food. Conventional, Organic, Non-GMO and Greenhouse Grown are the common phrases we see while shopping. So what do these words mean to us as shoppers?"

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Kitchen Equipment MUST HAVES to up Your Healthy Cooking Game

Kitchen Equipment MUST HAVES to up Your Healthy Cooking Game

"All you have to do is walk by a Bed, Bath, & Beyond or William-Sonoma to get sucked into the land of novelty kitchenware. There is a gadget for everything. Some are more worth it than other's, and some can help you get healthier by creating convenience in your life."

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Self Love: The Answer to Increasing Your Productivity

Self Love: The Answer to Increasing Your Productivity

"As I weighed priorities and the week's schedules in my mind, my eye drifted to an empty puzzle box, a ball, dog hair tumbleweeds, and three unrecognizable pieces of - something?  I glanced around at the current state of the house. It wasn't terrible. If you didn't count the scene under the furniture. It wasn't great either."

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A Certified Health Coach's 7 Must Have Freezer Staples

A Certified Health Coach's 7 Must Have Freezer Staples

"Your chances of eating healthier and preparing healthier food for your family is going to be largely dependent on what you keep in your home. Life get's crazy, and we often find ourselves in a pinch about what to prepare for a meal. I know the scene. You get home, and you are hangry."

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Does My Kid Really Need Vitamins? 4 Supplements That Are Worth Your Money & Why

Does My Kid Really Need Vitamins? 4 Supplements That Are Worth Your Money & Why

"Think of a car. A synthetic supplement is like giving someone a set of four wheels. That's great and all, but you can't drive anywhere with just four wheels. You need the whole car to get anywhere! A whole food supplement is like giving someone an entire car, rather than fragmented parts."

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Honor For Orlando: The Pulse Shooting Through The Eyes of a Law Enforcement Daughter and Orlando Local

Honor For Orlando: The Pulse Shooting Through The Eyes of a Law Enforcement Daughter and Orlando Local

"I didn't know Cory personally. But I didn't have to. I feel the pang of his loss, and I have cried many tears for him today. His spirit was gracious, and my trips at Publix were better because of him. As a mother, I can't imagine the grief felt by his family, and it's important that I honor him."

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Third Trimester Comfort Measures: 4 Ways to Stay Comfortable During Pregnancy

Third Trimester Comfort Measures: 4 Ways to Stay Comfortable During Pregnancy

"I think for more women than not; pregnancy can be a challenging time especially toward the end. And with perfect reason!  One of my favorite quotes about pregnancy is by Suzanne Finnamore, "You are the closest I will ever come to magic".

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For The Love of Vacation: Why We Make Vacation Happen Despite Having Kids

For The Love of Vacation: Why We Make Vacation Happen Despite Having Kids

"For that's the only moment we're guaranteed on a trip - especially if traveling with children. Often uncertain waters of illness, bickering, or arrangements going array are peppered with laughter, bonding, and moments of peace like little islands of refuge."

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To Wean or Not To Wean, 3 Things to Consider

To Wean or Not To Wean, 3 Things to Consider

"As with all things parenthood, there is no black and white solution or method for weaning. These key points will help you sort out whether or not weaning is right for you and your toddler/baby."

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A is for Attitude: What Mindfulness is, Plus 3 Ways We Practice it in Our Home

A is for Attitude: What Mindfulness is, Plus 3 Ways We Practice it in Our Home

"Imagine what an incredible opportunity it is for our youth to learn mindfulness and become skilled in managing their attitude early in life! It sets the tone for everything they do and empowers them in every facet."

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Breastfeeding: What it Should and Should Not Feel Like, Plus 5 Ways To Troubleshoot A Challenging Feeding

Breastfeeding: What it Should and Should Not Feel Like, Plus 5 Ways To Troubleshoot A Challenging Feeding

"Having to unlatch and redirect feedings is not an indicator of your ability or success as a mother, or regarding breastfeeding. It's normal! While it can be frustrating, it will also be incredibly rewarding when the two of you have mastered this dance together." 

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Self Love: The Ultimate Motherhood Challenge

Self Love: The Ultimate Motherhood Challenge

"A study conducted in 2009 by Berger, E.M, Spiess, C.K, found that maternal life satisfaction was a significant factor in whether or not children were happy. According to the study her overall happiness is more important to the social and emotional skills of her kids than her education level, income, whether she has a job, and how much time the child spent in day care. That's huge!"

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