Want To Be A Freelance Writer? 10 Pro Tips You Need To Know

I’ve been working as a freelance writer, editor, and content creator for almost 10 years. When I tell people what I do, they often either assume that a) I have a fascinating, glamorous job that I can do in my PJ’s for just a few hours a day or b) that I’m a bored housewife […]

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Paleo English Butter Toffee

Photo of my Paleo English Butter Toffee

It seems like everyone has a dietary restriction these days, which can make bringing hostess gifts tricky. Bring a bottle of wine, and you’ll arrive to find the family is doing a cleanse. A box of brownies yields the discovery that Dad is gluten-free. And let’s not even get started on dairy or nuts! That’s […]

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5 Summer Activities For Preschoolers With Not-So-Crafty Moms

One of my summer activities for preschoolers - boy painting rock

Don’t let the pretty pictures of toast fool you: I’m by no means crafty. Sure, I know my way around the kitchen, but when it comes to sequins and glue, they’re more likely to stick to me than to the art project. But with school over, I had a minor panic attack as I searched […]

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Hotel San Cristobal: A Destination Worth The Detour

The entry lobby at Hotel San Cristobal

I’ll never forget the first time I visited Hotel San Cristobal. I was hosting girlfriends at our home in San Jose del Cabo and we decided to make a day trip to Todos Santos. On the way there, our rental car broke down, stranding us at a random ATV place in the middle of the […]

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Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet With Almond Meal

IMG: Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet With Almond Meal

I don’t often eat dessert, so when I do, it had better be damn delicious and contain only the best ingredients. My Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet With Almond Meal checks both categories thanks to nutrient-rich almond meal and grass-fed brown butter ghee.  My husband, Scott, has a short attention span when it comes […]

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Why You Need To Make Homemade Ghee

Homemade ghee and brown butter ghee, side by side

While ghee it’s one of my favorite cooking fats, its high cost can be tough to swallow. That motivated me to start making homemade ghee. I tried two different methods and when I botched one, I came upon one of my happiest cooking accidents: brown butter ghee. This is the story of my journey into […]

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5 Steps To Help Your Child Overcome A Fear Of Water

A toddler with no fear of water

Toddler fears can be tricky, but a fear of water can be scary for parents, too. It was a cloudless, 90 degree May day in Mexico. The rectangular infinity pool in the back yard sparkled, a turquoise oasis offering an escape from the desert heat. I stood under an umbrella lathering myself with sunscreen, dying […]

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Save Money On Healthy Food: Clean Eating For Less

  I love creating wholesome, beautiful food to share on Instagram, but most people are looking to save money on healthy food, not take pretty pictures. And not only do I have a Whole Foods budget, but I get products for free. The average person doesn’t have those luxuries. My goal is to inspire others […]

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Paleo Coconut Coffee Cake

If you’ve been bookmarking my recipes (which I hope you have) but haven’t had the time to make one yet, then drop everything, preheat your oven to 350, and make this Paleo Coconut Coffee Cake! It’s rich. It’s toasty. It demands to be eaten with a fork and a hot beverage. And it’s probably the best […]

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How Does Exercise Affect The Brain?

I was walking into the gym yesterday when I suddenly realized how good I felt. My feet felt firm and strong on the pavement as I took sure strides across the parking lot, my posture was erect, and I felt calm, but energized and purposeful. I also noticed a sense of confidence within myself — of […]

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