Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Mug Cake

This mug cake was inspired by a pregnant friend of mine who introduced me to the wonderful world of mug cakes by informing me that she was making one for dinner and the only food group missing from her meal was wine.  I figured that if mug cakes were that crave-worthy, then I had to […]

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Three Ways To Beat The Common Cold

My son has been sick almost every week since Christmas. First it was a double ear infection, then it was one cold after another thanks to the petri dish that is preschool. Meanwhile my husband was in bed with the flu for a week. And yes, he had a flu shot. But as for me, […]

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Paleo Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chili

Making chili the day after Super Bowl might seem counterintuitive, but my Monday playbook calls for a quick and easy dinner after a weekend when I didn’t meal prep. And when our family is in the mood for an uncomplicated, comforting bowl of healthy food, chili scores big every time. Simple doesn’t have to mean basic, though; […]

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The Secret To Longer Nails: Collagen

For as long as I can remember, my nails have peeled. I tried everything to keep them strong: I wore yellow latex gloves when washing dishes, plastered them with any potion my manicurist recommended, and moisturized my cuticles regularly. But it was all just a waste of time; my nails would inevitably peel down to […]

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Moonstruck

My son doesn’t need a Super Blue Blood Moon to make an event out of a moonrise. Any given evening can find him with his nose pressed up against the back door, his hot breath fogging the glass as he shouts “Mommy, Mommy look at the moon!” I can see him from where I’m standing […]

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I invested in a cleansing balm and it changed my life

While my title may be a tad dramatic, a single jar of Neal’s Yard Wild Rose Beauty Balm has convinced me never to go back to traditional cleansing methods. Finding a gentle yet effective cleanser for my sensitive skin has been a challenge for me. Foam cleansers and bars often leave my face feeling dry […]

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Meal Prep Part III: Plan B

While getting your prep done in 90 minutes sounds totally doable, there are going to be some weeks when you don’t have that much time. That’s when Plan B comes in handy. Plan B: Prep While You Cook If you’ve been following my meal prep guide, then you know that the key is multitasking. So […]

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