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Learning from other cultures

Learning from other cultures

Spring via Spain: Fresh Tastes with a Twist recipes by Eva Rawposa Looking to other countries is a great way to broaden your family’s palate! And kids of all ages love learning about new places. This month, take a trip to Spain – without leaving your home! To celebrate the season of growth, raw chef Eva Rawposa shares five recipes that give your usual dinnertime fare an international twist. Looking…

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Nourishing your Body and Soul with Juice

Nourishing your Body and Soul with Juice

an interview with wellness advocate Susan Cabana Name: Susan Cabana Occupation:  Owner of Nourish Your Soul Can you tell us a little about your journey to juice? After losing my husband 10 years ago, I healed myself through eating healthy and exercising. In 2009, I was laid off because of the economy from my job of 18 years at an investment firm. Once again something was taken away from me…

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Words of Wisdom from Kim John Payne

Words of Wisdom from Kim John Payne

As some of you may know, I am pretty passionate about Kim John Payne’s book, Simplicity Parenting. Each time I read it, new things stand out to me — after all simplifying is a daily practice. Things come into our lives, activities get added, and as simplifiers, we have to balance those things by letting go of other stuff and creating purposeful downtime for both us and our children. The…

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A Day in the Life of Nina Manolson Q&A

A Day in the Life of Nina Manolson Q&A

Mia: Can you tell me about a typical day — work, food, and exercise? Nina: Wake up and drink a big glass of water that my husband brings me: Before I even get dressed I do two yoga-breathing exercises that are kind of like my morning “coffee”. I do the breath of joy and big sun breaths. Then I step into clothes that make me feel feminine, powerful, and of…

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Meet Laura Fuentes of MOMables

Meet Laura Fuentes of MOMables

Advice from the founder of MOMables  on how to solve the daily lunchbox challenge   Planning bagged lunches every day of the school year can get a bit tiring – and if you have picky eaters, it can at times feel overwhelming. Laura Fuentes, “Chief MOM and CEO” of MOMables, comes to the rescue with her easy, quick, low-cost menu plans and great tips for taking the work out of…

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The Joy and Benefits of Sprouting

The Joy and Benefits of Sprouting

Why sprouts? “[Sprouts] carry plenty of vitamins, minerals, proteins, and enzymes, all necessary for the body to function optimally. In addition to providing the greatest amount of these nutrients, sprouts deliver them in a form that is easily digested and assimilated. In fact, they improve the efficiency of digestion. Sprouts are also deliciously fresh and colorful! "Sprouts are very inexpensive (even when organic), always fresh (they grow until you chew…

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Mom who wants to run a “healthy” ship

You know there is a better way than the Standard American Diet. You have heard so many different strategies — eat like a European, try paleo, go vegan, attempt to do GAPs. There are many people in your life who have no idea what you are talking about and would appreciate if you just ate their burgers and brownies, and left it at that. But you are drawn to a…

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Mom who is battling the baby bulge, even if your baby is 10…

Before you read on, I want to be clear that this site is for moms who want more than a diet. Diets may work when we are younger to get us into our wedding gown or to feel better in our bikinis, but they are not a long term solution. They just don’t work so well after a certain age and I also don’t think any mom should be regularly…

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Mom who is dealing with a food allergy or sensitivity…

As moms we get handed surprises all the time, but a food allergy is a tough one. We have to figure out how to get that food out of our child’s diet and with an allergy to dairy or gluten we quickly realize that they can be in just about anything. But we also have to deal with the bigger picture. It’s sad to think your kid can’t have what…

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