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LIFE AS MOM

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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Home made School Lunches Simplified!

Chances are that if you follow my blog or have met me you know how passionate I am about children’s health. Us grownups have the ability to make our own informed decisions about what we feed ourselves but our kids don’t have the same power. They rely on us to make the best decisions for […]

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3 Super-foods for Moms

Becoming a mom can be stressful, exhausting and exciting all at the same time. Now is the time to focus all your energy on getting to know your new bundle of joy. Eating nutrient-rich foods will not only maximize your energy but also ensure that both you and baby are getting plenty of nutrients. If […]

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Coconut Oil: The Motherhood Super Power

If I could have a superpower it would probably be to have coconut oil wherever, whenever, as much as I want, on command. If I had the time, and the energy, I might stand outside of OBGYN office and preach about why every mother needs to have coconut oil in her kitchen, medicine cabinet, shower, bathroom, […]

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Saying Goodbye to the Pacifier

My daughter recently got rid of her pacifier, lovingly referred to as “mima”. I’ve wanted to toss it for a long time but I knew that it would be a rough transition not only for her but also for all of us. She hasn’t napped since she transitioned into her big girl bed when she […]

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Valentines Day Candy Debacle

Another year, another valentines day. You might know by know that food holidays are not one favorites. I’m not a fan of schools, preschools or daycares having food themed parties that are centered around, candy, junk food and chemical and dye filled foods. Why can’t kids make hearts out of salt dough and decorate them […]

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Avoiding the Snack Time Battle

I’m not sure how or why it happened but sometime a few months ago I noticed that my toddler started equating “snack” with something that comes out of the pantry. We’d be at home and it would be snack time and I’d offer her some fruit or veggies or something equally healthy and she’d say […]

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The Baby Weight Struggle

Don’t be fooled by what you hear about burning off all your pregnancy weight by breastfeeding. While some moms will, others, like me, will still be struggling with baby weight almost three years later. Sadly the struggles of pregnancy weight aren’t talked about as often by the moms struggling as the moms who nursed it […]

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