I Need a Noisy Toy Apocalypse

I Need a Noisy Toy Apocalypse
It’s time for parenting realness. My kids are asleep which is usually a time when I tackle a boundless list of desirable things with no relation to childrearing. A recently used example: slothing. This is the word I use to describe my devotion to the couch after stay-at-home parenting two kids all day. Today is... Read more »

Your Running Routine Might Be Putting You in Danger

Your Running Routine Might Be Putting You in Danger
Investing time and effort into a healthy workout routine is one of the best things you can do for your body. Most avid runners practice smart workout habits such as wearing the proper footwear, warming up, cooling down, utilizing cross-training during injury, and resting when needed. There’s another risk lurking out there for female runners other... Read more »

Baby Girl, Don't Let Society Fool You

Baby Girl, Don't Let Society Fool You
When my daughter was born I felt an even greater level of responsibility, than I did with my son, to prepare her for life in the real world. It seems little girls need a bulkier handbook to help them thrive in our world than their male counterparts. Here’s a letter I wrote to my daughter... Read more »
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Tips for a Healthier You: Test Probiotic Supplement Viability

One of my first posts for Legumes & Layettes discussed the importance of supplements to your overall heath. I harp on the importance of one supplement in particular—the probiotic. I recommend a probiotic supplement to everyone; especially, those recently treated with an antibiotic in order to replace killed off beneficial bacteria. You can obtain healthy... Read more »

New SIDS Room-Sharing Recommendation: High in Potential Sleep Disruption, Low in Empirical Support

If you’ve never slept in the same room as a baby before it is difficult to describe just how detrimental to your sleep this little eight pound miracle can be. I’m not taking about the mandatory wake-up cries they signal out to indicate a poopy diaper or bottle hankering. I’m talking about sleep noises. When... Read more »

My Trip to the Maternity Store—Two Months Postpartum

One thing I eagerly anticipate after giving birth is not walking into a maternity store again for a very long time. When I was nine months pregnant with my daughter, Olivia, I shopped at the maternity store for tent-sized pajamas and I remember walking out in a state of euphoria. I figured that was my... Read more »
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You’re Poisoning Your Fetus

You’re Poisoning Your Fetus
My main take-away from articles on pregnancy nutrition: if you eat processed food, you’re poisoning your fetus. Whoever authored these articles never experienced a pregnancy. Or she purposely omitted all her pregnancy related food transgressions. At least that’s what I tell myself because achieving health nut status while my hormones seethed was often too herculean... Read more »

First Time Moms-Go Take a Shower!

I feel compelled to unload some unsolicited advice on first time moms. After Nate was born I loathed parents of multiple children who condescend me with all their brilliant wisdom on the subject of parenting. Feel free to stop reading if you’re already annoyed. I’m warning you-this is important stuff. If you’re a first time... Read more »

My List of Investments for a Healthier 2017

After a year filled with change I am ready for 2017 and awaiting a much needed break from new transitions. Although 2016 was filled with many blessings for my family (a new home in the suburbs and a new family member) the presence of ongoing change stifled some of my passions and left me feeling... Read more »
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10 Uses for Finger Foods (Other Than Eating Them) Guest Post By: Nate Fargano

10 Uses for Finger Foods (Other Than Eating Them) Guest Post By: Nate Fargano
Parents are naive. Watching a parent steam/dice up fruits and veggies for you to “eat” is a prime example. Give them a good dose of reality. You’re not going to actually eat those crappy finger foods but that doesn’t mean you have to sit and stare blankly from your high chair. The next time you’re... Read more »