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How I’m Doing It: Practicing Healthy Living to Enjoy the Gifts of Parenthood

How I’m Doing It: Practicing Healthy Living to Enjoy the Gifts of Parenthood

The following post first appeared in the How I’m Doing It blog for Experience Life magazine. Read my original April 2014 magazine article here, in the How I’m Doing It column. My How I’m Doing It article and series of blogs and podcast focus on the trifecta themes of celebrating health as a pregnant and new mom, approaches to raising healthy children, and refocusing … Continue reading

Podcast: Bringing Healthy Living to America’s Schools

Podcast: Bringing Healthy Living to America’s Schools

The following post and podcast first appeared in the How I’m Doing It blog for Experience Life magazine. Read my original April 2014 magazine article here, in the How I’m Doing It column. By Courtney Opdahl (@clewisopdahl) After reading Melanie Kadlic Meren’s story on how she’s working to integrate healthy living within her own family, I was curious to learn more about … Continue reading

How I’m Doing It: Raising Healthy Children

How I’m Doing It: Raising Healthy Children

The following post first appeared in the How I’m Doing It blog for Experience Life magazine. Read my original April 2014 magazine article here, in the How I’m Doing It column. “Eat good food. Exercise. Sleep.” This is how my 4-year-old describes the three things she needs to do to be healthy. Hearing her recite what I’ve taught her as … Continue reading

How I’m Doing It: Celebrating Healthy Parenthood

How I’m Doing It: Celebrating Healthy Parenthood

The following post first appeared in the How I’m Doing It blog for Experience Life magazine. Read my original April 2014 magazine article here, in the How I’m Doing It column. It is joyous to celebrate health. When you feel energized and are active and moving, feeling your muscles working to help you live your life, it’s amazing. After … Continue reading

Maxed Out in America: Can We Help Mom?

Maxed Out in America: Can We Help Mom?

Could our American culture maxing out us Moms? (And Dads?) Yup. It certainly is. And support for this stance can be found full throttle in the book, Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink. As a testament to the rising fever pitch of modern day challenges in raising children, Maxed Out joins the good company … Continue reading

You Look Like a Chef

You Look Like a Chef

If you’re a parent, you know you wear many hats. Do you ever think of a chef’s as one of them? Being the chef of your household is a big job. For women, it’s more likely that we are the ones who set the “food tone” when it comes to eating for our family, and … Continue reading

Shop Kids Consignment (Save Money for Food)

Shop Kids Consignment (Save Money for Food)

Are you constantly comparing prices on everything from food to babysitters to gas per gallon? Then you, my friend, would love the best consignment sale in our area that is happening this weekend, September 20-22. I keep thinking of those crazy couponers on reality TV who basically transfer the cost of getting free low-grade food … Continue reading