Category: Legumes

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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

One Simple Piece of Insight Every New/Soon-to-Be Parent Needs to Know

One Simple Piece of Insight Every New/Soon-to-Be Parent Needs to Know
Whether you’re family planning or about to become a parent the amount of questions you will ask yourself is unremitting. It doesn’t take long as a non-parent to find out what’s in store when you have children. You simply listen to friends who are parents or browse a satirical parenting website that discusses the trials... Read more »
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Tips for a Healthier You: Don’t Beat Yourself Up

Tips for a Healthier You: Don’t Beat Yourself Up
When it comes to healthy lifestyle tips don’t be an asshole to yourself is one of the most important. While your establishing any health-related goal there will be trials and tribulations, modifications, and exceptions. No one can abolish unhealthy habits established a lifetime, decade, or a few years ago, overnight. Saying you’ll cut out refined... Read more »

Nate's Top Baby Toys of 2015

Category: Multifaceted. Want a toy you can whip around at people but also destroy quickly & swiftly? Wrapping paper is where it's at. The best kind comes from wrapped presents but you can resort to a roll if that's all that is available.
My son Nate is trendsetting at the young age of nine months. When it comes to toys, he knows his shit. He was generous enough to collaborate with Legumes & Layettes to bring you his list of top toys for 2015. He agreed to participate in compiling a yearly roundup of the top toys in... Read more »

Tips for a Healthier You: Avoid a Laundry List of Resolutions Come New Year's Day

Tips for a Healthier You: Avoid a Laundry List of Resolutions Come New Year's Day
Google holiday stress, managing holiday stress or any variation and your computer might crash. The holidays are synonymous with wanting to bang your head against a wall. For most of us it’s a love hate relationship: you cannot wait for the holiday season to begin and suddenly you’re thrilled when it’s over! It’s easy to... Read more »
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Tips for a Healthier You: Less Terrifying Fast Food Options

Tips for a Healthier You: Less Terrifying Fast Food Options
We’re all aware of the “healthier” fast food trend. The McDonalds and Taco Bells of the world throw around the word fresca, add some parfaits or apple slices, and ta-da it’s healthy! I admire the concept but in practice it doesn’t translate properly. If you’re going to a McDonalds you’re going there specifically to get... Read more »