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HEALTHY TIPS More Articles

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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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Enjoy Vacation AND Stay Healthy!

Summertime is vacation time – from road trips and family reunions to long flights, making healthy food choices can sometimes seem impossible. But by following a few guidelines and doing a little bit of prep work, you can easily make healthy choices on even the most exotic vacation. Fill your suitcase The last thing you […]

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LIFE AS MOM More Articles

" 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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Mommy and Daughter Facials!

Let me start by saying that in no way, shape or form do I think that children need ‘beauty treatments’ or facials. However, having a 4 year old daughter I do know that little girls like to do what mommy does. On the rare occasion that I put on nail polish Annabelle wants it too, when […]

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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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NOURISH YOUR SOUL More Articles

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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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RECIPES More Articles

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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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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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