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...
I really like to walk outside to get my daily exercise but, more often than not, it is too hot, too cold, or too dark to get outside for a walk that is long enough to burn a significant...
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....
Are you done hearing the term “self-care” because you are doing all the “things” but not really feeling any better? You choked down the green juice in the morning, downloaded your favorite meditation app, and scheduled your exercise. And...

Bonding Time!

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Labor Day weekend was a blast for my family! We took a trip to Disneyland with my parents, brother and sister-in-law, and some close family friends. For my mom's birthday she invited me to walk the Disneyland 1/2 Marathon....
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...
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...
It would be the understatement of the year to say that my family's life is a little crazy right now. I'm working full time and my husband is staying with my kids and finishing up school (graduation in one...
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...

25 Days of Self Care

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With the holiday season in the rearview mirror, and the world in the state that it's in, stress seems to still be lingering, and even compounding. We understand that real problems require real answers, and that a spa day...
Yoga and meditation have been popular in the wellness and fitness domain for quite some time for a very good reason. Yoga increases your strength, balance and flexibility and also does a world of good for your mental health...
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,...
Summertime in Phoenix is not my favorite. Every year I tell myself that summer isn't so bad, and then every year I complain all summer long. Now that I have little kids, I hate the desert heat even more....
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Summer Meal Prep Cooking

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Summer time cooking in Phoenix is tricky.  It's hot, like really hot, and the idea of even turning on the oven literally makes me want to just eat cold cereal until September. Lately, I have gotten really into cooking...
So, you're here. Reading this blurb about addiction and recovery and the 1000 foot view. Addiction in the 21st. Addiction in the time of a pandemic. Addiction as a mother/wife/friend/woman. I will give you a short brief about who...

Fundraiser: Walk 4 Water

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It’s getting hotter every day here in Phoenix…90s already? How did that happen? Makes me thirsty just thinking about the dry heat jokes that are about to become a daily occurrence.  Thankfully, I only have to walk to my...
As a chronic dieter and disordered eating recoverer, I know well how body weight and the scale can severely mess up your self-image. I used to step on that devilish little black box every single morning without fail to...
You Can Workout! Here's How ... I have a dream that tomorrow I will wake up at 5am, throw on some workout clothes, put my hair up, and run out the door for an hour long workout. Then I actually...

Girl, Wash Your Sheets

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I was recently sucked into a Self Magazine article, Here’s How Often You Should Really Be Washing Your Sheets. On one hand I was very curious, but on the other I wasn’t sure if I really wanted to know...
Oftentimes, we reach the holidays in a reflective mood: What went right or wrong this past year? What can we change for the better in the new year? Sometimes we reach December with lots of goals for January, and...
Summer is well underway and it’s that time, once again, to read all of the latest and greatest thing to do in Phoenix to keep kiddos and parents entertained. Let’s have some fun! Jaw-some July: Sharks Invade Odysea Aquarium All...
As moms, we’re all too familiar with feeling stressed out because April is National Stress Awareness Month, now is the time to get to the root of it. Stress can come from any event or thought that makes us...
The Yoga Hangout Yoga. I'm already rocking the pants on a regular basis, so might as well actually take a class, right? Okay, I have done yoga in the past but it's been a while. It can be tricky to fit...
Video Gaming Then & Now I remember when my family got our video gaming console in the 1980s. I grew up in a small town in Indiana, where summers were for running around outdoors, but the winters could be brutally...
In grade school, all of my friends' birthdays seemed to land in October and November.  My birthday is November 5th, so I had to be careful to try and plan my birthday party on a weekend with no other...

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