It's picturesque in my head. The kids are napping and my husband and I steal away to the bedroom for some alone time. I lock the door just in case. Anticipation fills my heart and my head. It's a...
As we wrapped up a decade, I decided to look back on 2019's greatest purchases and discoveries to round up my list of favorite things. I crowdsourced my Facebook friends to see if they had anything to add and...

Mourning Your Hysterectomy

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When I was young and naive, I thought ladies like my grandmother were the only women who had hysterectomies. With all due respect, I believed these women were past their prime and having a hysterectomy was just par for...
How many times a day do you hear, "Life is just crazy right now" or "I feel like I'm always running!"? We live in a society that is over-scheduled, over-committed, and chronically fatigued. It is not popular to have...
When I discovered over a year ago that I was intolerant to seemingly every good food known to man, I asked a nutritionist friend for recommendations on where to find recipes to accommodate my needs. She’s known me since...
For the past 10 years, I've been on a journey to find the best eating style for myself and now my family of four. I've tried everything from Paleo to Mediterranean to Keto. I don't believe there is a...
Since I was in tenth grade, I have been on the merry-go-round of health goals and dieting. There weren't many years that I did not spend New Year's Eve thinking, “In six months, I’ll look like…” Atkins, South Beach,...
It’s 9pm on a Thursday, I’m scrolling through Pinterest, and a slight pain flits across my upper abdomen. I hop up to the search bar and start typing, “heart attack symptoms in wom —” then stop, shake my head,...
Several years ago, a friend posted a flowchart he had made describing how to tell if you’ve got a “beach-ready” body. The premise is simple: Do you have a body? Yes. Are you at the beach? Yes. Then you’ve got a “beach-ready” body. It’s a...
Believe it or not, parenthood doesn’t have to be all dino nuggets and macaroni! Although I’ve been a pretty healthy eater most of my adult life, food allergies and intolerances have forced my family to change what and how...

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Supporting Local Small Businesses While Social Distancing

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In the past few weeks we have entered into completely unexpected and uncharted territory as Americans. In the interest of "flattening the curve" or...