moms health

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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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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5 Super Fast Lunches for Busy Moms

March 30, 2012

Both of my kids are in preschool two days a week, which means I get to each lunch all by myself. While I like eating with my kids, I have to admit I enjoy the break. But I have a lot to do when they are gone and have found that on some days my […]




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How to Encourage Healthy Habits in Your Spouse

October 4, 2010
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It can be frustrating watching a loved one make choices that don’t support their health and well being.  From counseling people over the years, I understand that no one can make anyone do anything they don’t want to — and that includes taking care of their health.  My guest post over at Simple Marriage, discusses positive ways […]




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