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Making a S.M.A.R.T. Resolution

Prior to becoming a stay-at-home mom I worked in a Preventive Cardiology clinic where day in and day out I helped patients set goals to better their own health. The typical method I used when helping people set goals was to make a S.M.A.R.T goal. To explain this further, here is the product of taking […]

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Winning the Fruit and Vegetable Battle

Winning the Fruit and Vegetable Battle

“Eat your broccoli… eat your peppers… eat your banana…”  The struggle to get kids to eat their fruits and vegetables (F & V) is constant.  We recently asked our pediatrician to get in the battle, asking him to very clearly point out how important fruits and vegetables are to eat.  While his recommendation helped, ultimately it is still […]

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The Teal Pumpkin Project

Keeping Halloween Safe What’s the first thing you think about when you think Halloween? Pumpkins? Costumes? Trick-or-Treating? Candy? What if your child couldn’t eat candy? That would take away a HUGE chunk of Halloween. This was the problem Becky Basalone, a mom in Tennessee, faced in 2012. At a local Trunk-or-Treat event sponsored by her […]

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I Wear Pink for Her

I Wear Pink for Her

Pink is my favorite color. Especially in October, but this wasn’t always the case. 8 years ago, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. The following months and year are, truthfully, a blur to me. I lived every day in fear. I am fortunate to have an extremely close relationship with my mom. She is […]

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My Weight Loss Journey

My Weight Loss Journey

Currently I am on a weight loss journey with my best friend, my husband, Kevin. We have been married for 18 years and have been through many ups and downs in our marriage including the ups and down of our weight. We both have decided separately that we need to be healthier for ourselves and, […]

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