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Originally posted on A Taste of Wellness:
hat’s your Saturday morning ritual? C’mon, we know you have one. Our theory is that Saturday mornings are universally regarded as the time to take stock in the things we love most. They’re reserved for the things that make us really happy. Taking long walks. Reading to our…

Your toddler doesn't care if you're on your period, and here's why you shouldn't either.

Of all the character traits that don’t serve me well as a parent, my reluctance to take myself less seriously is probably the worst. I had had a pretty crappy day. I overslept a few minutes, I ran into traffic on my way to work, and within an hour, I could tell that it was going to take […]

10 cakes

So, today is my birthday. I’m pretty excited that I made it to 33, and I’m going to be celebrating with B by taking a staycation in Memphis sans C this weekend. Tomorrow, we’re going to an animal mummies exhibit. Obviously. I usually write thoughtful, pensive blog posts on my birthday. If you’d like to […]

Parenthood it Doesn't

There is this interesting phenomena that occurs about six months into your stint as a parent. You’ll be sitting there, covered in spittup and running on the fumes of a microwaved cup of coffee that you made last Tuesday. You’ll reflect on the fact that you no longer bat an eye at the idea of […]

She was a baby when we moved this summer, but now she's a doctor, so I *guess* she can move upstairs.

So I did some math this morning. Don’t worry; I didn’t sprain my brain too badly. I got out the ol’ abacus AKA my fingers and determined that since it is now 2015 and I graduated from high school at the age of 18 in 2000, I have now been an adult for 15 years. […]


“Mommy, put your phone down. Pway with me.” Those were the words that made me reassess who I am to my daughter. When I first moved to Chicago ten years ago, I remember reading an article in the back of O Magazine* where Oprah, while shopping, recalled overhearing a kid repeatedly ask her mother to […]

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Originally posted on A Taste of Wellness:
his holiday, we want you to get stuffed. Your stocking? We hope it gets stuffed with all the things that make you happy. Your belly? We hope it gets (moderately) stuffed with all the delicious treats that make the season bright. Since it’s the season of stuffing, today…


“How’s the book coming along?,” I asked my friend Kelly over Skype about nine months ago. I looked forward to talking with my blogging-buddy-turned-real-friend over the ol’ Skype like nothing else back when I was at home full time with C. We talked blogging, writing, motherhood, and life. I didn’t have to apologize when the, […]

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Originally posted on A Taste of Wellness:
id you make it through Thanksgiving? We hope you enjoyed the holiday with family, friends, relaxation, and (of course!) healthy and delicious dishes. We are so thankful for everyone who tried out our recipes for Green Bean Casserole and Butter Pecan Mashed Sweet Potatoes and told us how much they…

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Originally posted on A Taste of Wellness:
appy Thanksgiving week! We know you’ve got the turkey, the pumpkin pie, and the cranberry sauce covered for your feast this week. Those recipes are sacred, and every family has their own delicious takes on them. But consider adding our recipe for Green Bean Casserole to your table this holiday.…


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