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World gratitude day

Simple Ways to Celebrate World Gratitude Day

World Gratitude Day is September 21st. Wow. WORLD Gratitude Day. The idea that the whole world shares a day to celebrate all the amazing parts of life is pretty awesome. Merriam-Webster defines gratitude as being grateful or thankful. They define being grateful as "appreciative of benefits received" and "affording pleasure or contentment: pleasing." Whether it's [...]
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There is nothing certain, but the uncertain (1)

The Power of Uncertainty

As a mom, uncertainty is pretty much a given. Will my child like this. eat that, do well there? Am I doing this whole motherhood thing right? (Spoiler alert: if your child is fed and loved, you are!) And sometimes often we are faced with decisions that feel really difficult to make, with the answers […]

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Sandy Jones demonstrates modified side plank at 23 weeks pregnant with her second child.

Staying Core Fit While Pregnant

When our moms were pregnant with us, chances are that they were told to avoid exercise, but like other outdated parenting advice, such as putting a baby to sleep on their stomach, times have changed. Research has shown that exercise may help to reduce many maternal aches and pains, increase energy during pregnancy, and may speed [...]
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Tween Angst: How To Deal

A few days ago, my ten-year-old son came home from school in a mood. The vibe was borderline sour and definitely aloof. He dumped his book bag on the floor and headed straight for his headphones, shutting out the world and starting a show on his iPad. I approached him gingerly, rubbing his back lightly […]

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Family meal prep

Tips for Family Meal Prep at Home

After six years of cooking clients weekly meals as a personal chef, there are many ways I’ve found to shorten the time, expense, and effort involved in family meal prep. Each family is different, but there are a few core concepts that never change. If you’re interested in family meal prep in your home, here […]

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