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Orange Theory Fitness Review

I just finished up two months of one of the newest fitness crazes: Orange Theory Fitness. You may have noticed this new franchise popping up all over the place and it almost reminds me of how Curves became so popular almost overnight and it was the hottest franchise around. Nowadays you hardly ever see a […]

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Beans, beans, the magical food…

Fall is the perfect time of year for beans! They work perfectly in a chili and one of my favorite things about them is that you can make them in a slow cooker so you can literally start them in the morning and forget about them all day!. Even better than how easy they are […]

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Tips and Questions to ask on School Tours

Fall is here! That means temperatures are dropping, the smell of pumpkin flavored everything is in the air and trick or treaters will soon be making their way to your door. If you’ve decided that your child is going to go to private school next fall this is also the season of school tours and […]

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Make Halloween Healthier for Trick or Treaters!

When you think of Halloween, the first thing that probably pops into your head is candy. Many of us don’t bat an eye at giving out cheap Halloween candy until we have children and realize that we don’t want our kids eating the stuff that we usually give out. With so many food allergies in […]

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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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