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Back To School Style for Mama

I am such a HUGE fan of Stitch Fix. Words really cannot even describe how much I love this company. When they first launched, I was one of the first in line waiting for my fix. It was like the night before Christmas. Then my fix came and it was justlike Christmas. I have gotten several boxes since then, whenever I can afford them or whenever I have enough credit…

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My New Office and Annie Sloan Paint Tutorial

My New Office and Annie Sloan Paint Tutorial 2

Back in March, I signed a lease and opened a little office in Jupiter, Florida, where my family and I moved last May, after living in Tallahassee, Florida for 14 years. It was really hard for me to leave my beloved Tallahassee, with all the huge Live Oak trees that were just as much my friends as my actual friends. In Tallahassee, I had a yoga studio and after I…

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My Almost Careers

When I look back I am amazed at all the different careers I almost had. Being multi-talented and multi-passionate has it’s perks for sure, but growing up and in my twenties, it was hard for me to figure out what exactly I was suppossed to do with my life. At 18, it became very clear that I was suppossed to be healer and work with women and children. That’s when…

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Walk, don’t run, towards a healthier you

No need run or jog. Just walk! A recent new study in the Journal of the American Heart Association, “Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology,” found that walking briskly can actually lower your risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes as much as (or maybe even more than!) running. Researchers studied the heart health of 33,060 runners and 15,045 walkers over a period of six years and found that…

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Pear Tree Greetings Giveaway!

  Maybe you are like me. Christmas card season simultaneously stresses me out beyond belief AND excites me so much I literally get giddy with anticipation. The whole process is stressful from planning and orchestrating the family portrait, to picking out the card and buying/getting them delivered in time for me to then send them right back out again. And I always have to update my address book too. It’s…

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How To Find Time To Read and Read Faster

How To Find Time To Read and Read Faster

I know lots of women love to read to learn or for pleasure, but once you become a mom it can be hard to find the time to read. So I thought I would share how I have been able to read about 2 to 3 books a week, sometimes more, pretty much since I was about 17. I don’t watch a lot of TV. This might kind of be…

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How to Make the Best of Cesarean Birth

How to Make the Best of Cesarean Birth

  The cesarean birth rate in our country is 32.8%. We as a country are ranked 47th in the world in maternal death rates and 34th in infant death rates. The cesarean birth rate has risen nearly 60% from the most recent low in 1996. Of course I appreciate modern medicine when truly needed and I love that cesarean births do save some babies and mothers. But a true cesarean…

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Morocco

In August of 2008, my husband and I took a trip to Morroco and it was a trip of a lifetime. I am having a serious case of wunderlust right now and have such a itch to get on a plane and explore another country and culture, but since I can’t do that right now and it will probably be several more months before we go on a big trip,…

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Is There a Healthy Way to Smoke?

Is There a Healthy Way to Smoke?

  Now don’t anybody go and stone me because what I am about to say is pretty radical. Y’all know I believe that everything in moderation is healthy. Even smoking. I’m talking nicotine here, I don’t really know anything about marijuana other than I really don’t like the feeling of being high, I didn’t like feeling out of control when I tried it in high school. My need for control…

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How I Almost Became The Smug Mom

How I Almost Became The Smug Mom

  My daughter was the perfect baby. She was born after an easy, drug-free, natural labor. She took to breastfeeding like a duck to water and consumed nothing but breastmilk for her first seven months. She didn’t even know that bottles existed. I practiced ecological breastfeeding and wasn’t separated from her for more than a few minutes for her entire first year. I made all of her baby food, cloth-diapered,…

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