For Moms

Why Exercise is Important to Me

December 12, 2014
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I rush to get to kick boxing class at 9:30. Heidi, the teacher, keeps our heart rate up for an hour and she fits in strength training exercises. On the days I can’t make it to class, I run or go to the gym.  Saturdays, I meet a friend at the nearby lake and we […]

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Transform Your Relationship with Food by Doing This One Simple Thing

October 14, 2014
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There’s a package of chocolate chip cookies sitting on the table at work. Six different people have six different thoughts about it. Person A, who is trying to avoid gluten to lose weight, thinks of how every food on earth must have gluten. Person B, who is watching fat, tries to guess how many grams […]

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How I’m Learning to Love My Imperfect Body

June 9, 2014
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I’d love to tell my daughter that I have always loved my body. That I have never abused it to lose a few pounds. That health has always taken a front seat to vanity. I’m not going to tell this lie to her. At age 7, she is still pretty innocent about body image and […]

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10 Ways Moms Can Stay Healthy and Happy

May 9, 2014
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With Mother’s Day around the corner, what better time to have a frank talk about the health and well being of moms.  I feel the need to remind moms (myself too!) because they do so much for others, they often forget to take care of themselves. So for my annual Mother’s Day post, I wanted […]

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When Feeding Becomes a Source of Guilt, Make Sure You Do This

October 4, 2013
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I was visiting a new food blog with a mom cooking some amazing gourmet meals when the guilty thoughts started to flood in: “I need to spend more time in the kitchen,” “I should really try more recipes.” But then I notice those thoughts turn to: “I’ll never be a good cook, I am a…” […]

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5 Myths that Keep Moms from Being Happy

May 10, 2013
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Like a lot of moms, I want to be happy. I want to live a purposeful, fun and satisfying life. But I’m learning that happiness is not going to come from what I do, get or accomplish from being a mom, but rather, from how I approach this crazy life. With Mother’s Day upon us, […]

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Making the Resolution to Meditate Every Day in 2013

January 19, 2013
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When I educate patients every week, many who have just had their first heart attack, the story is eerily familiar. They say they eat pretty healthily and try to exercise but then I find mentally they aren’t doing too hot: little sleep, lots of stress and pressures and not a lot of true self care […]

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5 Ways Parenthood Can Transform Your Health

December 26, 2012
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With the New Year approaching, it’s the perfect time to assess where you are in terms of healthy habits, and where you want to go.  If you are a parent it’s likely you are struggling in the time department — wanting to lead a healthy lifestyle with the reality of a packed life getting in […]

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Why Moms Need Other Moms

May 11, 2012
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I lived in Los Angeles when Big A was born and all my friends weren’t moms yet. I didn’t realize how much I’d need other moms until I became one. I still joke with my friends how I used to try and pick up moms in coffee shops. I’d slyly ask “How old is your […]

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What New Moms Really Need to Keep Breastfeeding

April 17, 2012
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I wrote this essay over 4 years ago chronicling my difficulty breastfeeding Big A — and what I learned in the process. During this time there just happened to be government-sponsored TV ads geared toward getting more women to breastfeed. While Fearless Feeding will not cover breastfeeding, it helps prepare parents for all the potential […]

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