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7 Healthy Holiday Baking Tips

I love baking anytime of year, but during the holidays, it’s even more special. As a child, I have fond memories of making chocolate-coconut Christmas cookies and these Betty Crocker candy cane cookies with my own mom. Now that I have my own kids, I love holiday...

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10 Ways I’m Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

Between all the family dinners, holiday parties and special events, the 5 or so weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day are prime time for holiday weight gain. Surprisingly, most people gain only about a pound during the holiday season, which doesn’t sound like...

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8 Processed Foods I Feed My Kids

My kids eat a diet made up of mostly real, whole foods—the way food was meant to be consumed. Unlike processed foods that have artificial ingredients, additives, and preservatives, a ton of sodium, salt and saturated fat, are chemically engineered to appeal to kids’...

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How Not To Raise An Emotional Eater

I’ve been an emotional eater for as long as I can remember. It’s one of the reasons I started this blog. When you grow up in an Italian-American family like I did, it’s hard not to be an emotional eater and break many unhealthy eating habits. Food (and lots of it), is...

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How To Choose A Healthy Kids’ Yogurt

Whether you serve it for breakfast, as an after-school snack or add it to smoothies, yogurt can be a healthy food in your kid’s diet. Yogurt is an excellent source of protein, which promotes satiety and can prevent weight gain. It’s also a great source of calcium,...

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8 Tips For Teaching Kids How To Cook

One of the best ways to get your kids to eat healthy now and throughout their lives is to teach them how to cook healthy meals. My kids have been helping me in the kitchen since they were toddlers and we all have a lot of fun cooking and baking together. I don’t want...

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6 Subtle Signs of Postpartum Depression

Four years ago, I found myself in the office of a therapist who specialized in postpartum depression. My second child was already 18-months-old by that point and from what I had read and written about postpartum depression, there was no way I had it. I thought moms...

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How To Prevent Cavities At Halloween

There’s no getting around it: if your family celebrates Halloween, your kids will have candy— and lots of it. Between trick-or-treating, Halloween parties and school events, kids consume up to 3 cups of sugar, or a whopping 7,000 calories on Halloween, a poll by...

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