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Why I opted out of a Mammogram

Mammograms aren’t something that’s really on a woman’s radar when they’re in their 20’s or 30’s. We know the time will come when a doctor will send us for one and in the back of my mind I’ve known that I wouldn’t be getting one when that time came but it wasn’t something I really […]

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Make your fresh herbs last!

How many times have you bought delicious, fresh herbs only to use a tiny bit and end up tossing the rest out? Unfortunately it’s happened to me pretty often but the good news is there’s a way to keep them from going to waste. What you’ll need: Your favorite fresh herbs (rosemary, basil, parsley, mint, […]

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The Heartache of Moving

Somehow days, weeks and months have gone by since my last post and so much has happened since then. When I wrote my last post we were happily living in Portland, Oregon and my daughter had just started a preschool that she absolutely adored. We were settling into our life in Portland, going on hikes, […]

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How a Cookie Broke My Heart

I knew the time would come, that this would happen, that somehow food would cause a problem with my daughter. I just wish it wasn’t so soon.  I usually have plenty of gluten-free, organic snacks in my purse at any given time just in case we’re out somewhere and we need a snack. But on […]

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Why I’m Obsessed with Baby Carriers

New moms are quick to swap stories on breastfeeding, diaper changes, and lack of sleep, but not many discuss post-partum depression, or PPD. While some mothers sail right through the infant stage without an inkling of depression, according to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 15 percent of mothers suffer from PPD. The symptoms of […]

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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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An Angel Gets Her Wings

Back in 2006 while living in New York City and attending the Institute for Integrative Nutrition I met a girl named Jessica. She lived in Chicago but came into NYC on class weekends to attend IIN. There was a little group of us who sat next to each other, ate lunch together and bonded over […]

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Finger Lickin BBQ Sauce

We’ve been making the most of barbeque season this summer and before it comes to an end I want to share this great barbeque sauce recipe I created. I had never made it before and I searched the Internet for a recipe but low and behold I had very few of the ingredients that they […]

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Dinosaur Chicken!

Who doesn’t love chicken nuggets? I’m pretty sure all kids do – and most grown ups. We’ve tried the organic frozen Applegate nuggets from the store but they don’t really taste good and are still very highly processed, I haven’t found a good organic gluten free option and I’d much rather stay away from processed […]

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Asian Inspired Buckwheat Noodles

When I set out to make these buckwheat noodles I wasn’t really sure what I was going to make but somehow it all came together beautifully. This is a ridiculously easy recipe that everyone loved and I will make over and over. The beauty of it is that you don’t really need to measure anything, […]

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