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Cultivating a healthy relationship with food

Earlier today in stories I shared how I just completed a 36-hour fast. It was my first “fast”, and I had a great experience.  I gave it a try for a lot of reasons – but mostly because I needed to make a “shift” mentally and physically, and it did just that.   But regardless of

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letting our kids orbit around us

A few weeks ago, as we were approaching the start of e-learning, I found myself second-guessing my parenting.  Second-guessing our choice to keep our kiddos home, and had a swirl of anxiety around our decision.   It was hard to pinpoint “why” at first because of a mix of emotions.  But I knew it had nothing

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Easy way to make a homemade birthday cake

Ok you guys, so here’s the thing, I am NOT a baker.  Like really not a bake. But my kiddos love homemade birthday cakes. There’s something really special about someone baking you a birthday cake from scratch. You just feel important. So with Frankie’s birthday this week, the kids and I wanted to do something

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How to help reset your mind this September

I think it’s safe to say that there’s been a lot of anxiety leading up to this month. Like a lot. For all of us. Wondering if kids are going back to school? What it will look like? How will it go? So many unknowns and strange “firsts” as we all transition into this next

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Blueberry galette

One of my very very favorite things about the warmer summer months is shopping at local Farmer’s markets. I feel so blessed that here in Chicago we have an amazing market, the Green City Market.  The market was founded in 1998, has over 175,000 visitors a year and is widely considered one of the best

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5 ways to help shift your mood

….to find more JOY! More happy. More peace. I pride myself on being a girl who is usually pretty optimistic and happy. I can almost always see the glass as half full. But with everything that has been happening in our world the past six months, I found myself really struggling. My “tools” that previously

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little eyes watching

Whether we’re ready for it or not, in the next several weeks as school begins to resume (either virtually, in person, or a hybrid of both), we will be entering the next chapter of this wild ride we’re calling 2020.  And as we all stumble along trying to figure out our “new normal”, we are

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