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  • No More Boring Oatmeal! My favorite oatmeal recipes

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    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough There’s one cookie that I can’t refuse: chocolate chip.  Now you can have the tempting dessert in the morning for breakfast.  Score! Ingredients 1 ½ cups water ½ cup old fashioned oats 1 tbs. brown sugar 1 tbs. milk chocolate chips ½ tbs. unsalted butter     Instructions Pour the water […]

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  • The Silver Lining of Gestational Diabetes

    I had to get Creative with Breakfast No cereal. No bagels. No oats. Just eggs and lots of plain yogurt.  Of course I ate more than that, but these were the main staples of my diet. Gestational diabetes affects 2-10% of pregnancies each year, according to WebMD.  There are factors that can make you more […]

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  • Staying Sane at Home with a Toddler

    I tried to do a variety of activities with my son: blocks, cars, coloring, reading, red light, green light, etc. Still seven hours seemed so long when each activity lasted ten minutes or so.  I scoured the internet for ideas.  I wondered what stay at home moms did. The most common suggestion was to get […]

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  • How to Cope When People Say Hurtful Things

    At one time or another most of us have encountered someone who is critical, judgmental, or just mean: a colleague, a loved one, a friend, or even a stranger. For a lot of us, what they say can make us defensive, perhaps angry, and often sad. How do you deal with their negativity?  I know […]

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  • What is Hypnosis Like? Your Questions Answered.

    Karen Gray, licensed nurse and hypnotist, invited me to learn about hypnosis.  Always fascinated by the brain and psychology, I jumped at the chance to learn how the procoess worked.  I thought back to the magic hypnotist shows and thought: Is it like that? What Does a Hypnosis Office Look Like? I arrived at her office […]

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  • 9 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day on a Budget

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    You don’t need to go all out to have fun and celebrate with the ones you love on Valentine’s Day. The trick to making the day special is to make it out of the ordinary – something different. It’s even better if you do something thoughtful that’s out of the ordinary too. Women weigh in […]

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  • Pregnancy Safe Workouts

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    I remember going to one of my first prenatal appointments and expressing my worry that if I jumped around during exercise it would jostle the baby too much.  Was there anything I shouldn’t be doing? She laughed and said to do whatever I wanted.  I was taken back by her flippant response. Really? Anything?  Turns out […]

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  • Best Pregnancy Workout Sites

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    I wanted to stay active while pregnant but I wanted some help and inspiration along the way.  Here are my favorites websites I visited while pregnant. Being Informed about Exercise During Pregnancy Not sure what you can and can’t do? Want to know the benefits of exercise while being pregnant? Be Fit Mom has great […]

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  • How to be More Organized

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    You know the quote by Benjamin Franklin: “A place for everything, everything in its place?”  Well, this is especially important when tackling being disorganized.  Everything needs to have a home.   How do you do that and stick to it? It’s all about routines!  Create a routine that works for you.  I always put my purse in the same spot, and my […]

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  • How to Not Procrastinate…and Get More Done.

    There are things in our lives that need to be done, but for whatever reason, we put it off.  Here are some ways to help you work through that, make progress, and move on. Determine What You Procrastinate For me I let the shredding pile build up.  Who wants to take time to shred ten […]