Making Strides: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and if this disease doesn’t bring a shiver down your spine, consider yourself lucky. It does not discriminate against who it effects. There is little known about what causes it and roughly 12% of women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. On Sunday, I joined 40,000 people […]

Toxins To Avoid: Phthalates, What Are They & Why

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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 […]

Chopped Greek Salad for the Beach

I’m on vacation this week and have a guest post for you guys from Ally Milligan, a Boston-based multimedia producer and salad-obsessive at Loveleaf Co., a site encouraging health and mindfulness through the simple habit of eating one salad a day. See how easy it is to incorporate this healthy practice into your life by […]

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, […]

My 5 Go To Breakfasts As a New Mom

I can remember having a 100 calorie English muffin for breakfast with spray butter at 22 years of age. Oh how the times have changed. My breakfasts are now at least 250 calories and made up of nutrient dense foods. Still breastfeeding Tommy in the middle of the night, I wake up starving! On top […]

The Body Nourishing Mama Smoothie

I’m lucky that I enjoy how most healthy foods taste but there are a few that I detest. One of them is turmeric. Unfortunately for me, it is traditionally used by breastfeeding women. One of my favorite ways to mask the flavor of turmeric is in smoothies. I created this smoothie recipe to help nourish […]

10 Things I Didn’t Know About Being a Mom

Every week I’m blown away by my son. He is not a prodigy, though he is large, but the daily developments are incredible to watch first hand. Just this morning, I marveled at his ability to get almost his entire foot in his mouth on the changing table. Such a talented yogi already demonstrating “Happy […]

Dairy Free Food Hack To Remove 775 calories From Your Diet

Long before I had any dairy reservations, I was intrigued by unsweetened almond milk because it had a lot less calories than skim milk. For example, Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk has 30 calories vs 90 calories per cup in skim milk. These days, skim is OUT and whole is in, so your smartest dairy […]

A Frozen Treat Everyone Can Eat

I’ve made it a point not to label my diet. I’m not a vegetarian, I eat dairy and gluten right now but sometimes, I don’t. I go in phases where I do avoid certain foods but I try not to make declarations against them, because I often return to them, like beef and coffee. I […]

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 […]