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Why I can’t Wait to Celebrate the Holidays with My New Baby

December 21, 2016

Being a new mom is amazing! There are so many exciting “firsts” that you are experiencing.  So many ups and quite a few downs but ultimately a very rewarding experience.  I am a lucky mom of an adorable little four-month-old baby boy, and over the past few weeks I have been so excited for the holidays…

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Last Minute Christmas Gifts

December 19, 2016

Its almost the end of December, your tree is up, Christmas music is playing, everyone is in the giving spirit…. But whoops what do you have to give? Many times the holiday season sneaks up on us and before we know it Christmas is tomorrow (or really, six days!!) and you’re stuck giving a not so desirable gift. But even in the midnight hour you can give fantastic last minute gifts! Here are a few inexpensive and easy last minute gift ideas

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Stocking Stuffers for Healthy and Active Kiddos

December 16, 2016

Christmas is less than 10 days away and sometimes Santa needs help with fun ideas to stuff stockings! Here are 12 ideas for healthy, active kids. Great for days at home and adventures outside.

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What to Eat Before Coming to Swim Lessons

December 14, 2016

So you have registered your children for swim lessons and find your kids acting differently on various weeks. The food they eat before lessons may be affecting them! Here are a few tips on what they should eat, foods to avoid, and things to nutrition ideas to consider:

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Holiday Traditions - Friends, Family and Leftovers

December 07, 2016

leftover recipes.jpgAhhh…. The sweet smell of sugary desserts, the laughter and joy as family members catch up, the loud chatter over the game… You know what time it is - you’ve got it, it’s the holiday season! Whether you are cooking up a Thanksgiving feast, decorating the tree, watching the parade, wrapping the gifts or just soaking it all up - the holidays are the most fun and festive times of the year. What makes these moments so special; family and food!

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A Little Grace, Mammas

December 05, 2016

I don’t always know what to blog about.  Yesterday one of my moms asked me to write about stress during the Holidays.  I told her I didn’t know what she was talking about! What stress? . . . And then a memory of the night before flashed back to my mind; right there and then, I had to dig deep, but the more I thought about stress, the more I remembered.  I let go of my facade . . . only briefly mind you, to let in a distant memory of stress.  Shortly thereafter I put myself right back together, somewhat forcing the image of having it ALL together!  So, I will try to tell you about my brief and unbelievably rare memory of stress.

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How to Keep your Busy Morning Happy, Healthy, and Easy!

December 02, 2016

Breakfast - The Most Important Part of the Day! Study after study has shown breakfast to be linked to your best health! And Monday after Monday has proved that it’s the easiest meal for us to run out of the house without. Busy lives are interfering with a chance at better memory and concentration, a healthy heart, and maintaining fit, happy bodies. Breakfast helps to replenish low blood sugars first thing in the morning, and skipping the A.M. meal means that your body may not have the energy it needs to help your brain and muscles work their best. It’s also very likely that if we don’t get in some vital nutrients first thing, we’ll not be able to consume the recommended daily allowance of vitamins, minerals and nutrients throughout the day that bodies need…meaning that often we’re far more likely to overeat the wrong foods later in the day.

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