Archive for November 2017

If you were born before 1980, you probably have one of these

Believe it or not, kids, there was a time when Pinterest didn’t exist. A time when google meant the googly-eyes you stuck to a fuzzy pencil topper. A time when you couldn’t ask Alexa how to make buttercream frosting. If you wanted a recipe you had limited options… 1. call mom 2. buy a cookbook... Read more »

What Can You Make with Leftover Mashed Potatoes: simple homemade gnocchi

Mashed potatoes are, without a doubt, my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner. You can keep your gravy too. I’ll take mine with a little ranch dressing and cheese (yes, I put it on my turkey too but that’s a post for a different day). Though my mom’s rule of thumb for making mashed potatoes was... Read more »

3 reasons why you need to buy a whole pomegranate, not just the seeds

You’ve probably heard about the incredible health benefits of pomegranates: loaded with antioxidants, high in fiber, high in Vitamin C, and a great source of Vitamin A. While the majority of all of the nutrients are found in the seeds, there’s good reason to buy the whole fruit. Technically a berry, pomegranates are in season... Read more »

Can I recycle this? An expert tells us on America Recycles Day

In recognition of #AmericaRecyclesDay, it seems fitting to discover what truly is and isn’t acceptable for your curbside recycling bin. For the past 20 years, America Recycles Day has brought awareness to the importance of recycling and choosing upcycled products…and an effort to Keep America Clean. It’s easy to overlook our contribution to waste, though,... Read more »

Hey busy moms, they're targeting you

Because we, as moms, need one more thing to worry about. Because we, as busy moms, need one more thing on our plate. The good news is that companies recognize that life is hectic for parents. The bad news, they’re preying on a need for convenience and forgetting about our health. And the health of... Read more »

What to Expect at Your First Massage: A Massage Therapist Answers Your Questions

In the seventeen years that I’ve been a licensed massage therapist I’ve realized three things: 1- there is no “typical” body type, 2- women apologize for their bodies far too often, and 3- there is still much confusion over what to expect at your first massage session: how far to undress, do you tip, is... Read more »

My favorite parenting sound isn't my baby's laugh anymore

There’s nothing quite like the sound of a baby’s laugh. That pure, contagious belly laugh you think you’ll long to hear after your kids have grown. There are specific sounds we associate with our kids…feet too large for the body running up the stairs, the “I’m trying to be quiet” rattle of the cookie jar,... Read more »

7 Habits To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

The November through December holiday season can feel a little like freshman year of college. Between the excitement, stress, planning, and partying, before you know it those jeans are a little tough to zip. How can we think about eating healthy when there’s cookies, stuffing, pies, and endless comfort food, right? Wrong! The problem, though,... Read more »