How I Got Pregnant the First Time I Tried (at age 36!)

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Chances are you’re reading this, rolling your eyes and maybe even thinking, “Great! Someone else is pregnant!” My goal in writing this piece is not about bragging or making anyone feel bad about their personal journey to motherhood, but to share the things that worked for me and helped me get pregnant right away. It’s my hope that it will help you too. That said I hope you’ll keep reading and learn how I got pregnant the first time I tried. Continue reading “How I Got Pregnant the First Time I Tried (at age 36!)”

Chocolate Chip No-Bake Almond Butter Bites

I have an obsession with cookies. To be honest, there’s rarely a week that goes by at our house when we don’t whip up a batch. Of course, we are subbing out the junky ingredients, like white flour, sugar, and more sugar, for healthy fats and protein-rich ingredients that keep us feeling great. That’s where these Chocolate Chip No Bake Almond Butter Bites come in… Continue reading “Chocolate Chip No-Bake Almond Butter Bites”

How to Avoid Phthalates

Last week, I taught you all about why phthalates are so dangerous. This week, I want to follow that post up with some very practical tips you can use to keep your family safe by teaching you how to avoid phthalatesContinue reading “How to Avoid Phthalates”

Healthy Food for Busy People

Can I be real with you in this post? Has anyone else reading this had a child and found themselves trying to figure out how to get back to “normal?”

In search of finding my new norm post-baby, I literally wrote out a plan. I would have work, parenting, exercise, meal planning, and cooking in perfect order by the time my kid hit six months old… okay, maybe a year. Continue reading “Healthy Food for Busy People”

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Avocado, and Lime

It’s that time of the year where my body seems to be craving anything green. I love Brussels sprouts and trying different recipes with them. That’s where this fun recipe for Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Avocado, and Lime came from. Continue reading “Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Avocado, and Lime”

Can Wine Be Healthy?

My husband and I enjoy wine. After a week of work, kids, cooking, laundry, and all of the craziness that life brings, we thoroughly enjoy our wine on the weekends! It has always been our healthy drink of celebration, and history agrees with us: for more than 8,000 years, wine has been a naturally made beverage and a symbol of celebration, culture, art, and even religion. Wine is especially toasted around the holidays with family and friends. Continue reading “Can Wine Be Healthy?”

7 Ways to Detox Naturally!

Anyone who thinks detox is unimportant or bogus  — ahem, much of the conventional medical community  — is not serving you or your body. It’s plain foolish to think you can sidestep or escape the 80,000 chemicals in our environment.
Continue reading “7 Ways to Detox Naturally!”

Shishito Peppers with Creamy Sriracha Sauce

This time of the year, there’s nothing like a spicy snack. Ok, maybe any time of the year 😉  I really enjoy foods with a kick.

I was pursuing the aisles of my favorite health food store, saw some shishitos, and thought of the delicious (but goodness what kind of scary ingredients are probably in them?) appetizers I’ve had, and thought….YES…I can do healthy, spicy, delicious shishito peppers with creamy sriracha sauce! Continue reading “Shishito Peppers with Creamy Sriracha Sauce”

The 4 Best Tips to Beat Your Sugar Cravings for Good!

I have a love/hate relationship with sugar! I love how it tastes, but hate that it is so harmful to my health.

I had been making healthy lifestyle adjustments for a couple of years before I was really able to give sugar the boot! Sugar was the hardest thing for me to stop consuming in my new healthy lifestyle. I already knew that it was making me tired and triggered my migraines, but for some reason, I couldn’t stop craving it! It was so frustrating. Can you relate? Continue reading “The 4 Best Tips to Beat Your Sugar Cravings for Good!”