To Flu or Not to Flu, That is the Question

“Do you want to give your child the flu shot today?” This is the inevitable final question at many of my office visits during the fall and winter season. It seems like an innocuous question. However, as more and more parents are joining in on the trend of refusing to vaccinate, this question has become more complicated. For those of us who have been unfortunate enough to get the flu, we know how miserable it can be. The symptoms typically include severe muscle aches, fatigue, fever,... read more

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A Little Holiday Family Fun

So, we’re doing the whole Elf on the Shelf thing in our household this year for the first time. I’m not sure who’s enjoying it more – my kids, my husband and I, or the friends and family we send … read more

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Eat, Drink & Be Merry Over the Holidays – Guilt and Stress Free: Teleclass Re-cap

‘Tis the season for crowded stores, present wrapping, guests, and a whole lot of stress. This week, we held an important and enlightening teleclass, expertly facilitated by Mareya Ibrahim, The Fit Foodie and Founder of, and generously sponsored by … read more

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Holidays and Due Dates Do NOT Equal Induction

We are already well past Thanksgiving. The streets are crowded with Christmas tree vendors, the sound of the Salvation Army bells echo in subway entrances, and holiday lights are glittering in the night sky. This is the beginning of holiday … read more

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Be a Great Parent AND Get Your Needs Met

But what about me?! I recently had the opportunity to hold an open forum discussion about parenting. Folks came and asked parenting questions that they had on their minds. One thing that struck me was how many times parents would … read more

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Preparing Yourself to Have Children

If you are expecting your first baby in the near future, you may be excited about the prospect of meeting your child for the first time. Many expectant mothers also have numerous fears and anxieties. These may relate to the … read more

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Always-There-For-You Friends

This is dedicated to anyone who has the “always-there-for-you-I-knew-you-when” type of friends described in Kate Bailey’s article. Because here’s the thing about true friends: they show up. In good times and bad times and everything in-between. They show up. So … read more

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Rustic Blueberry Muffins with Avocado Oil

Are you looking for healthy muffin recipe? These muffins are perfect for a cold fall or winter morning or as an afternoon snack! The muffins are low fat and are full of nutritious ingredients. They are delicious by themselves or … read more

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