Adventures in Potty Training

So we started potty training our almost-three-year-old and I wanted to share a few things that worked and didn't work for us, just in case you or someone you know are in the same boat. We did our own version of the "3 day potty training" method. I have no idea why, but for the first time since becoming a parent (including my entire pregnancy), for whatever reason, I did not run out and buy a book on this topic. This time, I went to the real experts: other moms, and Google. 

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Prepare for a Pampered Period

There are actually four phases of our moon cycle, or menstrual cycle, each month, and if you’re not using hormonal birth control, you probably are aware of some of them. Each phase can affect our mood, energy, libido, appetite, and metabolism, as well as our focus and mental energy. Here is some advice for navigating your month holistically and practically so you can feel your best and know what to expect.

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Why I'm Still Mourning the Loss of Anthony Bourdain

I may live under a rock some of the time (ok, a lot of the time) due to anxiety and my inability to accept the crazy world we live in, but sometimes, certain news stories or celebrity gossip makes its way to me and I pay attention. A few weeks ago, the world (not just the food world, or the travel world, but the world) lost someone very special.

And I'm sad about it.

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Tricky, "Healthy" Foods that aren't as Healthy as You Think

Many people are starting to become more aware of the marketing claims and labeling that stretch the truth about our foods and food product. Some of these foods are simply not good for us and some of them have better alternatives that are just as easy to choose. Below are a few to pay close attention to. 

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Nicole Answers: What's a Health Coach?

There's nothing that makes me look in the mirror and ask myself some deep questions about how I'm representing my business and what I offer more than having people (like, people who are very close to me) ask me what I do. So here's a breakdown about what a health coach is, why I'm so passionate about it, and how exactly I help people with their health and wellness goals. 

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What To Eat During Your Family's Nonstop Summer

For many parents, summer tends to be a time of baseball tournaments, soccer camps, vacations, and playdates. Although it sounds like this could be a more relaxing time of year for a lot of families, most of my clients find this season to be quiet the opposite. Here are a few ideas for packing up healthy meals while out and about.

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Why the New Moon is the Perfect Time for Something New

Sometimes shit just gets weird in your life. You may feel off, you may think that everyone around you is off, and you wonder, what is with everyone today? The push and pull of the new moon and the full moon may very well be related to the energies you have on any given week in your mind, your home, or your workplace.

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Juice, Blending + Protein Powders, oh my...

Knowing and understanding the benefits and differences between blending your favorite ingredients into a smoothie or juicing fresh vegetables and fruits for optimal absorption is a confusing topic these days. Here’s a breakdown as to what you’ll really want to know.

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