32 Last Minute Holiday Party Recipes

Recipes - Appetizers, Recipes - Gluten-Free, Recipes - Tips & Tricks December 17, 2018

Over the weekend, I hosted the PTA Board for a little holiday get together. A few blissful hours where tired moms could eat, drink, and have an actual conversation without someone tugging on their shirt sleeves. As I was trying to decide what snacks and drinks to serve these distinguished guests, I asked my fellow dietitians for their suggestions. I got so many great ones to choose from that I…

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6 Things Saving My Life Right Now

Life July 16, 2018

For our family, summer means baseball games, exploring new cities, and living in a tiny apartment. My husband is a professional baseball coach, and from April to August, the kids and I leave our home in Texas to spend the summer wherever he’s coaching that year. This is our third summer in Visalia, California, the “gateway to the Sequoias.” Visalia can get hot and dusty, but we love being able to…

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Random Thoughts on My Birthday

Life July 2, 2018

As I step into the final year of my thirties, I sit here and think about all the things I’ve been marinating on lately. My brain never fully stops, especially these days with a crazy news cycle, social media, and kids entering their tween years. And friends, I’m tired. So instead of trying to pull everything I’ve been learning into a nice neat package for you, I thought I would…

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5 Tips for Hosting a Guest with Dietary Restrictions

Celiac Disease, Life May 11, 2018
5 Tips for Hosting a Guest with Dietary Restrictions

Six years ago I was diagnosed with celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that causes damage to the small intestine when you ingest gluten. Even the tiniest amount of gluten, a mere crumb, can make me sick for weeks. Not surprisingly, since my diagnosis, I haven’t been invited to many dinner parties. It’s just too hard to figure out how to safely feed someone like me. But here’s the thing I…

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21 Movies to Watch As a Family

Family, Life February 9, 2018

The first haircut. The last day of preschool. The first loose tooth. Moments when we sigh to ourselves and say, “Our babies aren’t babies anymore.” And while I have grieved the passage of time and the fact that it truly does go by too fast, I have also allowed myself to enjoy this new stage of life. A stage where I can tell my kids to go take a shower, everyone is…

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5 Tips for Ethical Fashion

Life November 13, 2017
5 Tips for Ethical Fashion

A few years ago I started making a conscious effort towards making more ethical fashion choices. I started by cleaning out my closet and designing my first capsule wardrobe. I’ve gotten a little off track lately, and I currently have WAY too much in my closet, so I asked Erin from Minimalist RD to help me (and you) get back into better sustainable shopping habits. Take it away, Erin! *****…

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10 hot drinks for a cold day

Life, Recipes, Recipes - Tips & Tricks November 10, 2017
10 Hot Drinks for a Cold Day

When we lived in Arizona, winter was by far our favorite season. The time of year when it was finally cool enough to open the windows and wear jeans, even if only in the morning. We loved spending time outdoors, breathing in the fresh crisp(ish) December air. Then a few years ago, we moved to North Texas. Here we have fickle winter weather, hot one day, freezing cold the next.…

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