moms health

This Simple Change Will Instantly Make Your Family Healthier and Happier

August 5, 2016
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I recently went to see Bad Moms, a movie about a stressed-out mom who gives up on both her jobs as a professional and a mom. I don’t want to give it away if you haven’t seen it, but it’s the movie’s message I want to talk about. There is a point in the movie […]




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7 Ways I Maintain Health When Life Gets Crazy

June 9, 2016
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Over the past month or so it’s been a bit hectic here. First, is the realization my kids are going to be out of school in early June and my next book is not even close to done yet. So I’ve been working extra hard, waking up before 5 and going all day. Then there’s […]

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5 Empowering Words that Will Instantly Boost Your Well Being

October 14, 2015
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When I was in my twenties consistently eating healthy was a struggle for me. I always tried to avoid sweet and indulgent foods, only to eventually overindulge in them. Then out of nowhere something strange began to happen: I gave myself permission to eat what I truly wanted. And you know what happened? I didn’t […]

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Book Review & Giveaway: No Sweat

June 12, 2015
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Before I started Raise Healthy Eaters I briefly had a website called Do it Yourself Nutrition. While searching for article ideas, I ran across a study examining what motivates women to maintain exercise. I interviewed the author of the study, Michelle Segar, PhD, and we’ve been in contact ever since. She feels the same way […]




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The Gift Every Mom Should Give Herself this Mother’s Day

May 8, 2015
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This is an updated post from 2010  Sunday we celebrate moms. You might get flowers, a gift certificate or even a home cooked meal. But the absolute best gift you’ll get this Mother’s Day is the one you give to yourself. While being a mom is incredibly rewarding, it’s easy to lose some of yourself […]




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5 Popular Pieces of Nutrition Advice that Fall Short

January 29, 2015
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Pick up a popular health magazine and you’ll find the same nutrition advice recycled over and over. This advice is so ingrained, I often hear people recite it back to me verbatim. But I have a problem with this typical advice because it can be limiting and even backfire in certain cases. Let me show […]




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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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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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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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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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