Health

The Mommy Files: Activities for Screen-Free Week

May 2, 2021

So screen-free week is upon us … and that means it’s time to turn off and tune out for an entire week! Is your family participating? First, it might be good to know why screen-free is important … so read up on these statistics … it will help you understand the motivation behind the movement.

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Site Spotlight: Earth Easy

April 25, 2021

With Earth Day having just passed us by and Spring in the air I’ve been on the lookout for great resources that provide information on the topic of sustainability, lessening my overall environmental “footprint” and ways to remove some of the toxic chemicals that come into our home through cleaning supplies. Well, Eartheasy is a [...]

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The Mommy Files: Feeding a Family of Four with $100 per Week

April 25, 2021

As many of you know, we are big budgeters. We used the Dave Ramsey plan to get out of debt, we like to eat relatively “clean,” and I’ve recently discovered that we need to trim our grocery budget. When we sat down recently, we realized that we’re spending nearly $200/week on food! I nearly had [...]

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The Mommy Files: Affordable (and Yummy) Summer Drinks!

April 21, 2021

I’m a big coffee drinker … and in the summer, that means iced coffee. My husband is an iced mocha kind of guy. And my daughters both love anything fruity and slushy. Sound familiar? What if you could make iced summer drinks at home, for far less money? Hmmm???

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Truly Healthy Snacks

April 20, 2021

Aside from the fact that the name of these chips is awesome (!), they taste good, can be used as crackers, too, and are indeed healthy. Food Should Taste Good. I mean, what else do you need to know? For one, they have sweet potato, salt and vinegar, olive, white cheddar, blue corn, lime, cantina…the [...]

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Take a Happiness Sabbatical

April 20, 2021

“The baby across from me is clapping to the soundtrack in my earphones,” my friend writes. She’s in a cafe working, or should I say absorbing the present around her. And twittering. It reminds me of an article I read recently about sabbaticals and the power of removing yourself from your daily routine in order [...]

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What’s in Your Product?

April 19, 2021

I just had a facial at La Petit Rose Spa, thanks to my good friend Michelle, and I feel all glowy and amazing. Only, I’m a little frightened, too. You know that part in a facial where the bright light comes out and your pores get uber-inspected? Well, as Michelle was doing this, she asked [...]

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A Healthier You: Which Yoga Fits You Best?

April 18, 2021

The benefits of Yoga have been hailed all over. It’s relaxing and does wonders for the core strength of your body. According to the Traditional Yoga Association, yoga is: …a practice, a philosophy and a science that can enable the autonomous individual to attain a state of universal consciousness in which the true self is [...]

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Kids and Good Health: How to Have Both

April 16, 2021

Lots of things happen when you have kids. Your waistline expands, you lose sleep, you’re stressed out, and you’re sick all the time. Ugh. It makes you wonder why we started this adventure in the first place, doesn’t it? So, is there anything you can do to prevent some of these horrible side effects of [...]

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The Mommy Files: Earth Day Activities

April 14, 2021

Earth Day has really evolved … remember when it used to be simply about planting a tree? Or maybe that’s Arbor Day. It’s no secret that our natural resources are getting scarce. What’s more, with an increase in food recalls, there’s been a renewed interesting in backyard gardening, farmers’ markets, and the local food movement. [...]

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Don’t Get My Kid Sick!

April 13, 2021

I’m a firm believer that the more germs my kid picks up now, the better prepared she’ll be when she heads to germ-infested kindergarten. Yes, she’s vaccinated, and no, I don’t tell her to lick shopping carts … but if she does, I don’t freak out about it. However, I have a friend that is [...]

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Site Spotlight: The Gluten Free Girl and the Chef

April 6, 2021

Recently, I wrote a post - The Quick and Dirty on Gluten Allergies and Celiac Disease. I wrote the post because recently several friends have adapted their diets to accommodate gluten-free for the sake of one of their children - each for their own personal reasons. The difficult part about something that is relatively new [...]

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Navigating A High Risk Pregnancy

April 6, 2021

It’s a thing most moms do: telling their birth story. Like an initiation ritual, or a right of passage. I was sharing mine with my daughter’s preschool teacher, going on about giving birth in a teaching hospital and the veritable audience in attendance when she told me she was in the hospital for 4 months. [...]

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