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Can Parents Take a Child-Free Vacation without Guilt?

Can Parents Take a Child-Free Vacation without Guilt?

My husband and I just went on our first vacation together – without our daughter – in six years. The grandparents filled in, and we had five days of uninterrupted, tantrum-free, adult time. It was ...

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Eating Healthy When You Hate Cooking

Eating Healthy When You Hate Cooking

I don’t like cooking. I mean, REALLY don’t like cooking. Everything about it is stressful to me – looking up recipes, walking around with a list in the grocery store to locate ingredients, timing when to cook, ...

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Involving Kids in Family Fitness Activities

Involving Kids in Family Fitness Activities

Before my husband and I had our daughter, most of our relationship was built around fitness. We ran together, went to the gym together, biked together, played tennis together…I think you get what I mean. ...

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Supporting Aging Parents Through the Moving Process

Supporting Aging Parents Through the Moving Process

Last year my parents moved to an over 55 community and I’m often asked why and how our family made the choice to take that step. The answer is pretty easy – we didn’t have ...

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Our Simple April Vacation Getaway

Our Simple April Vacation Getaway

This past April vacation I decided, on a whim, to bring my daughter to Ogunquit, Maine for a three-day girls getaway. As usual, my lack of vacation/holiday planning had us potentially looking at a whole ...

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Tips for Mindfulness in the Workplace

Tips for Mindfulness in the Workplace

Since the beginning of the year, I’ve seen a lot of resolutions to “be more present” (mine included), but what does that really mean? Mindfulness is a trending topic. In fact the Huffington Post recently ...

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7 Playdate Tips and Ideas

7 Playdate Tips and Ideas

PLAY-DATE (noun): a time that parents arrange for their young children to play together The definition seems so simple! You email another parent, you set up a time to play, and voila – playdate! What I’m ...

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Sochi 2014: Media’s Portrayal of Olympic Athletes

Sochi 2014: Media’s Portrayal of Olympic Athletes

Right now is a special time. It’s the Winter Olympics and families all over the world are coming together to snuggle in front of the television to watch events and glimpse what a raw dream ...

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My Only Child Family

My Only Child Family

People often ask me when I plan to have another baby. When I let them know I’m really happy with my family the way it is – myself, my husband, my daughter, two dogs and ...

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Work/Life Balance Tips: 5 Tips for Adjusting to a Reduced Schedule

Work/Life Balance Tips: 5 Tips for Adjusting to a Reduced Schedule

I always see advice written for moms on re-entering the workforce after a maternity leave or extended time at home; but, I’m not sure I have read anything that offers guidance on how to navigate ...

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