Our culture has terms for the beginning (pubescence) and the end (menopause) of a woman's reproductive life, but the transition to motherhood, matrescence, has been largely ignored. The anthropologist Dana Raphael first coined this term in the 70's and...
Somehow it has been a year since I did what once seemed one of the most impossible items on my Bucket List... I ran the New York City Marathon and became a Marathon Mama. While I wrote down some...
Well, it has happened. We’ve crossed into the horrifying 110+ degree weather. And let’s be real if you want to be an active mama that probably means things have to change in order for you to keep your workout...
Puberty is an awkward phase for most, what with the bleeding, the acne, the self-doubt, the fear. But with attention to a few simple guidelines and tips up your sleeve, you can help your daughters whether the storm a...
The weather is about to cool down! Yay! This is the time of year we live for in Phoenix and makes the summers worth the heat. One of our favorite things to do when the weather is nice is...
Maybe you are like most of us that make New Year's resolutions or goals and then by the time March hits, maybe even sooner, they have been forgotten. I know I super indulged over spring break with our eating...
Keeping your skin hydrated during the summer doesn’t have to be a lot of work. Once the 90-degree (plus) temperatures hit, staying consistent is key to avoiding dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles and a dull complexion. There are...
When you’re running around all morning, getting the kids ready for school, and trying to get yourself going as well, what’s your morning fuel? Smoothies are a great meal-on-the-go for kids and moms. Today we are sharing two nutritious...
The kids are back to school and the temps are kind of cooling down (hooray for making it through the long, hot summer), but now we have to worry about all the germs and the real possibility that our...
I was thrilled when I found out I was pregnant with my son – thrilled – and absolutely petrified. I was so terrified that I would do something wrong that I sat on my seat for the first trimester....
We are all in a heightened state of alert during the COVID-19 pandemic. We should be. Concerns about masks and hand sanitizers and social distancing and quarantine are real and necessary. Do all the things, they make a difference. What...
Ugh, choosing a place to eat out with the fam. I'll admit, as a nutritionist, I'm pickier than most moms because I'm often on the hunt for places that serve something other than macaroni and cheese and chicken nuggets....
As a parent, I wish for nothing more than my children to never have to go through anything trying or challenging.  I naturally want them to have more than I have, I don’t want them to have to struggle...
"I want a second opinion"... Then get one!!! Have you ever gone to a doctors office and left thinking “I want a second opinion?” Maybe it was something you heard or felt. It could be that you didn’t feel heard....
New Baby, New Body All you have to do is type #postpartum or #postpartumbody and be prepared for the onslaught of images of the remarkable weight loss body comparison pictures. It leaves me to wonder, are all of these images...
Last month's topic of matresence, the transition to motherhood that women experience upon having a child, leads nicely into the topic of postpartum health and wellness, another area that is often ignored in medicine. Even without much planning, the...
School is back in full force and kids are bouncing off the walls, literally.  I'm running out of time in a day to accomplish tasks while on mom duty.  My kids are smart, but bored if I'm not entertaining...
I can remember the last time I exercised regularly and had a solid fitness routine… it was about eight years ago (pre-kids.) Once the third baby came (not to mention the extra pounds from three pregnancies) I decided it...
Valentine's Day is approaching and we are neck-deep in the candy-laden holidays that began way back on Halloween. While your kids might have visions of chalky conversation hearts dancing in their heads, I want to chat about a sweet...
Gyms are promoted as being great places to work out, get fit, and stay healthy. And of course, they are. Most gyms these days are loaded to the brim with all kinds of exercise equipment. From stair-climbers to free...
The pressures of the idealized beauty standards are everywhere these days, making it difficult to maintain a positive body image when comparison is inevitable. This can especially be the case when living with a visible skin condition that society...
There is crispness in the air as I step out of my car on a sunny fall day in Arizona. I lace up my dirty hiking boots, throw on my CamelBak, and put my ear buds in. I tuck...
A common question many parents have is when should your child start seeing the dentist? Every child develops at different rates, but most children typically start getting teeth between the ages of 6-8 months. Surprisingly, cavities can be detected in...
Having a baby is a really beautiful journey. From hearing the heartbeat for the first time to finally holding your beautiful baby after nine long months, it's magical. But then, the baby is born and we begin the postpartum recovery period....
These days, with the impact of Covid-19 on our socializing IRL, many are turning more than ever to social media. These platforms can be a great way to stay in touch with friends and family and learn about cooking,...

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