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Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

This year, the holiday season is just a little bit sweeter than all the rest. After several months of Jack being away for college, the whole family is under one roof again. This isn’t the first time he’s come home, but it’s a much longer stay than he had during Thanksgiving. And for that I’m … Continued

How to Give Back All Year

How to Give Back All Year

‘Tis the season for giving back. Every holiday season, from Thanksgiving through New Years, it seems like everyone is looking for places to volunteer and ways to give back to others. I’m all for giving back, but it shouldn’t be something we only do this time of year. Giving year-round will make the most impact … Continued

Maintenance Wins and Fails After the Ultimate Reset

Maintenance Wins and Fails After the Ultimate Reset

When you go through a program to reset your health and nutrition, it’s important to hold onto those new healthy habits afterward. When I finished the Ultimate Reset, the last thing I wanted to do was to fall back into the regular day-to-day and gain the bloat and weight back that I had lost. When … Continued

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Have a Healthy Thanksgiving

Have a Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving (and the holidays in general) can be tough to get through for anyone watching what they’re eating. Whole foods often make way to recipes heavy on the sugar and processed carbohydrates. If you’re hosting or bringing a dish, you can control some of what ends up on your plate by choosing healthier Thanksgiving recipes. … Continued

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How to Not Overindulge During the Holidays

How to Not Overindulge During the Holidays

I read an article recently about how Halloween is the start of overindulging season in the U.S. It’s not far from the truth. There’s so many sweets and treats and so much alcohol and partying between October 31 and January 1, it’s no wonder that people start every year giving up all of the above. … Continued

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Making Memories – One Kid at a Time

Making Memories – One Kid at a Time

With the kids getting older, Jack moving away and the other kids having their own activities and schedules, family vacations are looking a bit different. This year for fall break, Jack was away and Lucy was on a cruise with a good friend and her family. So Jeff and I packed ourselves up and brought … Continued

London Fog Tea Latte

London Fog Tea Latte

When I went on my Ultimate Reset journey, I needed to give up my coffee for three weeks. Since then, I’ve stayed away, sipping on this delicious treat instead. Print Pin London Fog Tea Latte Ingredients8 oz black tea or chai tea, loose leaf, etc.2 oz oat milk1/2 cap sugar free vanilla syrup or to … Continued

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How to Move More

How to Move More

No matter what your health and fitness goals, nearly everyone could find ways to move more. So many of us are stuck behind a computer for hours on end every day, only to go home and sit on the couch. The inactivity is costing us our health, but it’s actually really easy to start moving … Continued

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Flourless Brownie Muffins

Flourless Brownie Muffins

My family isn’t gluten-free, however we do try to eat a little better now and then. We love our sweets (myself included) but I know that quality whole foods are better for all of us (and our waistlines). Just a few of the benefits of cutting back on gluten (and flour) include: Better digestive health … Continued

Middle Age Mamas: Get Unstuck

Middle Age Mamas: Get Unstuck

If you’re in the over-40 crowd, you probably know what it’s like to feel stuck in the weight loss process. As we age, our metabolism slows thanks to changing hormones. What we used to do to lose weight no longer works like it used to, causing progress to slow or stall out completely. I know … Continued