Archive for November, 2015

A Busy Mom’s Guide to Eating Well: Step Two

A Busy Mom’s Guide to Eating Well: Step Two

Step Two: Avoid eating meals that consist solely of refined carbohydrates, and understand the importance of including protein and fiber in our meals. Sugar and carbohydrates are plentiful in our meals and snacks. If we eat the foods that make up our Standard American Breakfast (like bagels, muffins, pancakes, toast, and waffles), we are eating pure carbs. When we snack on…
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Make Yourself One Promise over the Next Six Weeks

Make Yourself One Promise over the Next Six Weeks

For many of us the holidays hold such wonderful memories, such great expectations and a lot of responsibilities.  We have meals to prepare, cookies to bake, cards to write, envelops to address, presents to buy or make, gifts to wrap, decorations to put up, parties to go to … much of which is joyful and some of which is stressful. …
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Surviving Sleep Deprivation

Surviving Sleep Deprivation

Writing a blog post about surviving sleep deprivation is one part real strategies and solutions and one part pep talk.  Whether we are up at night feeding a growing and hungry baby, negotiating the transition from a crib to a big-kid bed, or caring for a sick toddler, we have to dig deep — dig deep within ourselves for the…
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Feel Free to Feel

Feel Free to Feel

I’d rather feel silly, excited or glad, Than cranky or grumpy, discouraged or sad. But moods are just something that happen each day, Whatever I’m feeling inside is okay! -Jamie Lee Curtis My mom gave my daughter a book a few years back called Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods that Make my Day.  When I read it to her, I'm reminded how much I…
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The Mom of Three who Stopped for a Coffee

The Mom of Three who Stopped for a Coffee

My husband and I took our children to soccer practice last weekend. The town we live in offers a youth soccer club for children of all ages.  Our four-year-old son’s practice starts at 8am on Saturday mornings, and our six-year-old daughter’s practice starts at 8:30.  The temperature outside that morning was in the 30’s, and there was a thin layer…
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