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Healthy Pan Seared Salmon
June 21, 2016 | No Comments

Ah, summer. Kids are home. It is relatively hot. This salmon  technique is easy on the oven and quick to make. I am a huge fan of marinades and crock pot recipes that I can do a little on through the day, but high quality rubs are a close third. The beauty of a base recipe like […]

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“Mom hacks” for new mamas
June 20, 2016 | No Comments

Motherhood can be utterly overwhelming.  In addition to being responsible for a new human and dealing with physical and emotional changes, everyone feels compelled to give his/her opinions on how to handle the new reality. Now, a mother of three, I look back at some of my decisions/thoughts based on all of that unsalted advice with my first child […]

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Delicious Protein Smoothie Recipes
June 15, 2016 | No Comments

    Let me be upfront–I am a busy working mom making steps for a healthier life. Right now, I am looking for a healthy, quick way to take away hunger pains and start the day on the right track. My goal is to have more energy, improve my mood (thanks to fluctuating hormones) and eventually give some […]

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Italian soda
June 11, 2016 | 2 Comments

I discovered Italian sodas when I was pregnant with my third child. I thought it was a pregnancy craving, but the craving has transcended pregnancy, so it really must be good. This is the perfect non-alcoholic summer beverage for any summer get together. Syrups and berries can be mixed and matched and matched per preference. Italian sodas […]

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Refreshing Quinoa and Cucumber Salad
April 27, 2016 | No Comments

It is April in Colorado , so maybe…just maybe… we are almost out of accumulating snow season This year I find myself celebrating the seemingly out of reach spring thaw any time we get a hint of warm weather. What better way to celebrate this festive occasion than with a light, healthy side that goes great with nearly any protein main […]

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3 Restorative Yoga Positions for the 3rd Trimester
April 24, 2016 | No Comments

The third trimester of pregnancy is a roller coaster.The physical stress on one’s body with all of the sudden changes can be quite uncomfortable and even painful at times. This, along with the emotional webs and flows, can make this three month stretch feel like an eternity. As mothers, we have an innate desire to put others […]

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To my soon to be middle child…
April 22, 2016 | No Comments

As I sit here, watching you watch a movie, I realize that there is some truth to the plight of being the middle child. You have to get all of your sister’s hand-me-downs, but the tearful “this is the last time I am going to do this” buys I have made during this pregnancy I […]

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Homemade Sunscreen-How and Why?
April 17, 2016 | No Comments

In recent years, commercial sunscreens, particularly for children, have come under fire due to safety concerns. Spray lotions have even been pulled off shelves due to the concerns while the FDA investigates. The reason? There is some evidence indicating that they may trigger allergies. Further, Consumer Reports has found that sunscreens containing titanium dioxide and zinc […]

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Chicken Saltimbocca
April 10, 2016 | 1 Comment

Alright folks, let’s face it. Seasoned chicken, cheese, prosciutto and a rich sauce is a practically no-fail winner. This is my husband’s favorite dish and is my go-to recipe for guests. Added bonus-my kids love it, too! Admittedly, I have deviated from the classic saltimbocca, but this is the version that has been a hit with my […]

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The Best Pancakes
April 10, 2016 | No Comments

My oldest daughter is a pancake connoisseur. When I first began making homemade, from scratch pancakes she was not shy about telling me they did not look or taste like Mimi’s. I knew I had finally found the right combination and technique when she finally said to me, “Don’t tell Mimi, but I like your […]

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