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Top Pick San Gabriel Valley Restaurants

Having spent 9 months living in Californias San Gabriel Valley I must admit I’ve don’t my fair share of research about restaurants in the area. To be totally honest we picked where we wanted to live based on proximity to restaurants that fit my picky criteria. I know, I know it sounds totally crazy but […]

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Seasonal Eating Simplified

One of the simplest things you can do to improve your health is to eat seasonally. Eat what is grown when it is fresh in your area of the planet. Is sounds incredible simple but for some its not all that simple. After all, with supermarkets we can buy almost anything we want, at any […]

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My Crunchy First Aid Kit – for my purse!

When Annabelle was a baby I always carried around a diaper bag packed with anything and everything. As she’s gotten older the diaper bag has disappeared as we’ve needed fewer, and fewer things (I’ve learned the hard way to always keep an extra change of clothes in the car because you just never know when […]

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Cleaning Sticky Fingerprints Naturally

What could be more fun than having a child that LOVES to put their sticky little fingers all over your stainless steel refrigerator? I mean after all it’s like a work of art right? We spend time tracing their little hands, dipping them in paint to capture their absolute perfection but when it comes to […]

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" A Good Example Is The Best Sermon " Written On A Blackboard

Be the Ultimate Role Model

A parents we’re the first, and most important, role models for our children. It’s easy to forget but our kids are always watching us, listening, and then modeling our behavior. Your self-talk can become their self-talk so always be kind to yourself because at the end of the day you want your child to love […]

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Making Meditation a Part of Your Life

Meditation. It’s something I’ve wanted to incorporate into my daily life for as long as I can remember. I’ve flirted with it for years, meditating and then stopping and this summer I finally started making it a daily ritual, waking up at 5am to meditate every day. And then we moved from Oregon to California […]

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Taking Care of YOU!

The way you take care of yourself is what many of us health counselors refer to as primary care. It’s about taking care of you, helping you relax, nourishing the the things that make you smile. Basically doing the things that many women stop doing once they become mothers. I’m totally guilty of this. The […]

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Cool Down with a Popsicle

There’s nothing like a popsicle to cool you down on a hot summer day. But most store brands are loaded with sugar, artificial ingredients and food dyes.Save your health, and some money this summer by making your very own popsicles at home. You can either use a Popsicle mold or Dixie cups with Popsicle sticks. […]

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Summer Salads Kids will LOVE!

Summer is a great time of year for picnics, barbeques and light salads. Over the years I’ve learned that salads don’t have to be made of boring lettuce. The more texture and variety they have, the more likely children are to love them. Here are some great ones to add to your summer menus. Broccoli […]

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Greens and Eggs

Eggs are one of my very favorite breakfasts. I personally think that a warm breakfast is the very best way to start the day- it helps wake your body up and gets digestion going. The great thing about eggs is that they’re so darn versatile and they taste wonderful on top of greens. I prefer […]

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