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Staying Active in the Fall, and Together Counts

Staying Active in the Fall, and Together Counts

| October 12, 2012 | 2 Comments

You know what I love about fall? It’s a mix of so many great things — warm sunlight, crisp temperatures and breezes, sweet apples and carving big pumpkins, to name a few. And it has Halloween — one of my very favorite days of the year. Yes, it’s a pretty awesome time. And although we […]

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Raising Healthy Kids and Thoughts on Libby’s Single Fruit Cups

Raising Healthy Kids and Thoughts on Libby’s Single Fruit Cups

| October 12, 2012 | 2 Comments

We’re into the swing of things now. School started in late August, and we’ve acclimated to the waking up thing. We’ve also found a new flow with the new (later) bus pick up times. Well, mostly. Packing lunches? Got it! I have a flow to things. Will gets a main item — a sandwich or […]

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Easy Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Easy Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

| October 10, 2012 | 3 Comments

Most weekday mornings go something like this: The kids wake up. I wake up — either thanks to the kids, my alarm or Snoopy trying to convince me to let him out. I drag out of bed. Get the kids breakfast (note to self: it might be time to empower them to get their own […]

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A Chat with Liz Vaccariello about The Digest Diet

A Chat with Liz Vaccariello about The Digest Diet

| September 13, 2012 | 1 Comment

Over the past few years, I have been pretty open with my struggle to achieve permanent weight loss. I’ve had good results at times, and then bad results. This year in particular has been my biggest struggle yet. I’ve joined a gym and I’ve tried to clean up my eating. But every day is still […]

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My Favorite Park: Kent Falls State Park

My Favorite Park: Kent Falls State Park

| June 13, 2012 | 3 Comments

Last summer, the kids and I met friends at Kent Falls State Park in Kent, Connecticut, for a picnic and hiking. Though we’d been there before, it was the first time that the kids and I did the full falls hike, which is a majestic climb. Recently, when the topic of my favorite park came […]

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Do You Talk Around the Dinner Table?

Do You Talk Around the Dinner Table?

| March 8, 2012 | 8 Comments

Let’s talk dinnertime conversations: Do you talk around the dinner table? Share your day? Ask your kids about theirs? In a Family Meals Survey that I conducted in 2010, 76.6 percent of respondents said that personal news was their favorite dinnertime conversation. Another 73.4 percent said family news and 72.3 percent said what’s happening at […]

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Breakfast in Bed (Eat. Live. Be. Reboot)

Breakfast in Bed (Eat. Live. Be. Reboot)

| January 26, 2012 | 7 Comments

When I was making my bed recently, I noticed how the morning sunlight was streaming through the windows onto my bed. It fell in lines of light and shadow, coming through the bed frame and the window. The beauty caught my eye — It seemed to be begging to be photographed. So, I quickly whipped […]

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Review: Why Women Need Fat

Review: Why Women Need Fat

| January 12, 2012 | 13 Comments

Healthy living is and has been for a long time a big goal of mine. I aim to cook real food as much as possible and we shop mostly at farmers markets in the summertime. But I am not without flaw. Put a bag of barbecue potato chips in front of me and I can’t […]

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Eat. Live. Be. Reboot: Outdoor Living

Eat. Live. Be. Reboot: Outdoor Living

| December 28, 2011 | 5 Comments

Christmas this weekend was magical. Our family had such a wonderful day filled with presents, family, play and good food. Just as it should be. One of my favorite moments was finding my kids huddled in the second floor hallway of my parents house, playing with their new toys. It was just so adorable — […]

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Eat. Live. Be. Reboot: Reflecting

Eat. Live. Be. Reboot: Reflecting

| December 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

It shouldn’t be a big surprise that improving eating and living habits is really challenging during the holidays. I mean it’s almost crazy that I thought for one second I could trim down while baking like a madwoman. Seriously, did anyone expect me not to indulge? Besides me, of course. Because I did think that […]

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