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Family, Health, Nutrition

How to Build a Balanced Plant Based Diet – Part One

Time and time again, inquiring minds ask, how can I assure I am getting all that I need while consuming a plant based diet? This includes macronutrients, micronutrients, fats, etc. I think one challenge that most of us have is that although we know the truth (at least somewhat) about what types of food we… Continue reading How to Build a Balanced Plant Based Diet – Part One

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Family, Parenting

Happy Anniversary!… Now Help Me with the Kids

Parenting has challenges, but it also has life lessons that are invaluable. As a parent, you appreciate the ups and the downs, the unplanned, and at the end of the day you look back and smile because witnessing these tiny humans grow and learn is magical. Now throw a couple bulldogs, a random spider and some crayons into the mix to make life really interesting...

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Family, Parenting, Uncategorized

A Day in the Life of a Stay at Home Mom

Motherhood is not for the faint of heart. It takes patience, planning, and carrying on when you want to shut down. Yet, I wouldn't have it any other way. Two kids is hard work, but overall they make caring for another human being the most valuable lesson in life.

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Nutrition, Uncategorized

Protein – How Much Do We Need and What is the Best Source?

How much protein do we need on a plant based, vegan or vegetarian diet/lifestyle? What type of protein is best? Is animal protein healthier than plant protein? All these questions and more are answered here.

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Family, Parenting, Social Media

Why I Use Caution Posting Photos of My Family Online

The topic of posting photos of our family, especially our children, online is always under scrutiny. Here are my thoughts on why we should be cautious when exposing our children on the world wide web.

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Family, Nutrition, Oxidative Stress, Pregnancy, Uncategorized

A Pregnancy Regimen for Keeping Mom Healthy

Pregnancy is a sacred time, a time to care for one's body, as it is now nourishing two. Here's a look inside my nutrient regimen while I was pregnant with baby number two.

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Nutrition, Parenting, Travel

Baby Sprinkle in Honor of Expected Baby Number Two

With baby number two on the way, this magical sprinkle was an immeasurable reminder of the genuine people surrounding us. Great people and delicious food - what more could I ask for!?

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Nutrition, Oxidative Stress, Skin

Nutrition and Skin Health

What is affecting how our skin looks, and even how it feels? The food we eat. Some people are blessed with beautiful skin, no matter what they eat. I am not one of those people.