Toxins To Avoid: Phthalates, What Are They & Why”>

Having a child made me more anxious than I already was about everything especially food, plastics, household cleaners and my own cosmetics. I decided to do this series Toxins To Avoid because I was overwhelmed by the number of ingredients and products I felt I should be avoiding. First, I shared why you should avoid […]

Toxins To Avoid: What is BPA and How To Avoid It”>how

There are so many toxins out there to avoid. Some are for real dangerous, others are minimally so, the once in a blue moon minuscule amount you ingest it, you’re probably fine. It’s always about moderation but with some of these things, it’s hard to control your exposure. Like to BPAs. BPA is short for […]

Why the Washington Post says ‘Meat is Horrible’

“Meat is horrible.” That was the headline I saw all weekend on my iPhone News shortcuts screen. It was dated July 3rd but yet it remained well past that date for a couple of days. I found this odd since the headlines traditionally change hourly. Did Apple really want me to read this article? So, […]

Contest: Snacking Elevated – Transform Your Break Room

I’ve partnered with barkTHINS today to share a fun opportunity with you guys. First, barkThins are delicious Fair-Trade ingredient certified dark chocolate combined with non-GMO project verified ingredients like almonds, pretzels, toasted coconut and pumpkin seeds. Since I crave chocolate most hours of the day, it’s perfect for a little “something sweet” after a meal […]

What’s Up With All The 6-pack Pregnancy Bumpies?″>quiet

update 5/24 7 pm: After being contacted by the Instagram star mentioned in this post, I’ve decided to remove their photo and likeness out of respect. They were not aware of the PR company pitching them to new mom bloggers like myself and is embarrassed. This is a case of bad PR but I still […]

New Healthy Place to Eat: Juice Press in Chestnut Hill

After weeks of having to turn down work events, I finally said yes, “F’ it. I’m bringing my baby.” Of course with the OK from the agency… Still trying to figure out if I want to hire help or do this on my own, I’ve had to say no to more work events than I’d […]

We Survived Getting Our First Round of Shots

We survived getting our first round of shots today at Tommy’s 2 month appointment. I can now bring him out in public with a little less stress. He didn’t cry really at all and was smiling shortly after! Victory. The big boy weighed in just over 15 lbs and 24 inches long. He’s proudly in […]

Tropical Chia Overnight Oats – Vegan, Sugar + Gluten Free

Last year, we had to wait until May for the weather to hit 70F. According to the forecast, we are expected to hit it today – March 9th! It’s not even Spring yet. This kind of weather had me in the mood for something tropical for breakfast. I’ve been on a breakfast meal prep binge […]

My Postpartum Fitness Goal

When I first was asked to run the half marathon in San Francisco at 29 weeks pregnant, I googled every possible ‘running + pregnant + third trimester’ phrase. Then asked my doctor. I know it should have been the other way around. I completed the race, Tommy and Mommy were OK and the internet haters […]

How Much Weight Should You Gain During Pregnancy?

I was going to share a pregnancy update today but then decided to focus on a topic that I’ve wanted to address, apologize for and lastly celebrate – weight gain during pregnancy! Baby Update Baby is now the size of a cauliflower blossom, 4-6 lbs and 17-19 inches. His bones are hardening which I can […]