My Nest May be Empty, But My Kid Still Calls Me Mom

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ShiftCon: Small Steps to Better Health

ShiftCon: Small Steps to Better Health

By on Sep 27, 2015 in Blather, Food and Drink, Health and Fitness | 1 comment

Leah Segedie is a force of nature. After helping hundreds of women lose weight through her Mamavation website and programs, she decided to tackle the larger problem of toxins and other substances in our industrialized food chain. The result was the creation of the ShiftCon conference, which held its second annual gathering this past weekend in Manhattan Beach,...

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Fresh and Easy Holiday

Fresh and Easy Holiday

By on Dec 17, 2013 in Food and Drink | 2 comments

Why is this December different from the 15 previous holiday seasons I’ve experienced as a stay-at-home working mom? This year, I actually have a client with ongoing needs and guaranteed pay. And I could probably give them 60 hours a week if I didn’t have all those piddly household chores, pets, family… and the holidays getting in my way. Of course,...

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Home Alone with a Healthy Choice

Home Alone with a Healthy Choice

By on Oct 11, 2013 in Food and Drink, Sponsored | 0 comments

“Don’t forget – my friend’s mom is picking me up from school and taking us to that play tonight,” my daughter said this morning as she slammed my car door shut. I had forgotten. And now that she mentioned it, I realized that with my husband out of town this week, I am going to be alone until late tonight. What should I do about dinner?...

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Halloween Time at Disneyland — for Grown-Ups

Halloween Time at Disneyland — for Grown-Ups

By on Oct 6, 2013 in Food and Drink, Getting Old Sucks, SoCal Life, Travel | 1 comment

This post is a mushy love letter to the folks at Disneyland, whose kind invitation to their annual #Halloween Time Media Day allows me to bask in all my Disney dreams… despite the fact that my child is no longer a little kid. I am living proof that you don’t have to be a kid or have young children to have a good time at a Disney park. You can even be a...

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Making a Safe and Healthy Choice with 100% Naturals Cafe Steamers

Making a Safe and Healthy Choice with 100% Naturals Cafe Steamers

By on Sep 27, 2013 in Food and Drink, Sponsored | 0 comments

I’ve been even busier than usual this week: There have been conference calls and meetings and I have spent the last couple of days working on a new WordPress website. These are the kind of tasks that make me do the impossible: Forget to eat. I mean, almost forget to eat — because eventually, I realize I am hungry and that’s when my diet is in the...

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Hankering for Frozen Greek Yogurt

Hankering for Frozen Greek Yogurt

By on Sep 20, 2013 in Food and Drink, Health and Fitness, Sponsored | 0 comments

I have been on a self-improvement kick for… well, my entire adult life. And since I hit middle age, that has meant focusing on weight control and eating a healthy diet. Those two directives are not always the same thing. I lost 56 pounds a few years ago on an extremely restrictive diet that may actually have resulted in doing more damage to my metabolism than...

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