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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

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

The Second Time Around

The Second Time Around

And then there were four. Two weeks ago my family threesome added one more to our ranks – a baby boy. Weighing in just a few ounces shy of 10 pounds and an inch under two feet long, this little guy is surely headed for big things. As with his sister, I delivered this baby … Continue reading

Protect Our Children by Building Community

No sooner had I posted last week that I was on a blog writing break, in part to look for inspiration, ugly inspiration came its way. Horrifying, heart-wrenching inspiration in the form of the Newtown massacre. Like many, my first reaction was to turn to the gun control issue – a topic our nation has long dragged … Continue reading

Seeing the People in Front of You

Being born in the last century, I have fond memories of meeting new people in ways that did not involve some form of technology. No handheld phones to keep me busy while, for example, waiting for a gym class to start. Instead, I chatted it up with the people next to me. We learned each … Continue reading

Creating a Village in Vienna

As the saying goes, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Well, what if your “village” is a few hundred miles away? As a transplanted New Yorker and new parent, I’m feeling now more than ever the distance between my family and me as we straddle two sides of the Mason-Dixon line. I wouldn’t … Continue reading