Coffee Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies With Almond Flour

Coffee Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

What’s better than a homemade cookie loaded with all the goods? A gluten-free cookie with crispy edges and a chewy center…loaded with all the goods. Which is just what my Coffee Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies With Almond Flour happen to be. With all the goodness and none of the grit we often associate with almond flour, these […]

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5 Reasons Why Pegan Is The New Keto

Pegan Diet - rainbow carrots

Move over Paleo, Whole 30, and Keto, there’s a new “healthiest diet ever” in town: The Pegan Diet. I should start by explaining that I don’t believe in diets. Here’s why: diets do not equal lifestyle changes, nor do they give us the tools to make healthier choices. So once we finish them, we tend […]

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City Guide: Downtown LA

Visit DTLA - Rooftop pool at Freehand LA

I worked in Downtown Los Angeles in 2004, back when it was basically Skid Row West. I remember staring out at the Art Deco facades and literally watching them crumble. This could be so beautiful! I thought. Nobody wanted to visit DTLA back then and truthfully, I was so skeeved out by it that I […]

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Sweat App: Why I Spent $120 On An iPhone Workout Subscription

Sweat App Logo

I’m a sucker for a sale. So when I signed up for a free trial of Kayla Itsines’ Sweat app and it offered me a year at half price, it took very little more to get me to click “buy.” Truth be told, I’d been mulling it over since Sweat launched in 2015. I had […]

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Bomb Pops: Homemade Red, White, And Blue Popsicles

Bomb Pops: Red, White, and Blue Popsicles

Of all my summer memories from childhood, one stands out above all others: the barefoot dash across the dew-slicked front lawn to catch the Good Humor ice cream truck. It usually came just as we were finishing dinner, so I had to be quick if I wanted to flag down the ice cream man as […]

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Three Cute + Functional Bathing Suits For Non-Frumpy Moms

Bathing Suit Shopping - my fave bikini

Like most mothers, shopping for clothes is a constant struggle. The pieces I love aren’t practical, and many often don’t fit. Finding the perfect “mom bathing suit” adds two more layers: modesty and body image. It seems that every trip to the dressing room ends up sparking an internal war between my shadow selves. In […]

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

Christine Tusher, Freelance Writer

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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