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I’ve always been a little jealous of the confident ones. You know her…The room mom every year. The president of all the clubs. The mom who could work a room just from second nature. It just never came that easy for me.  It wasn’t her fault! Secretly, I wanted to be her best friend –…

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Destination: Healthy Travel

I love to travel, but I don’t love the idea of gaining weight after I’ve indulged a little too much! So over the years, I’ve developed some healthy travel tips that I’m sure have saved me pounds. Plan your trip around some activity. Luckily, I’m also our family’s “travel agent”, which means I research where…

By Bridget Swinney, MS RD |
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It’s OKAY To Be Happy Right Where You Are! 

Like many people, I’m all about growing and changing and self-improvement.  A video from Trent Shelton gets me so pumped up that I feel like I can do anything!  A motivational message from Tony Robbins will have me shouting “Amen!” at the top of my lungs! Rachel Hollis doing one of her dances on stage? …

By Wendy Perry |
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Echoes of the Past

In my heart lives a wanderlust spirit that longs to explore, to travel. It started when I was born into a military family where with each move, acceptance and change was just part of life.  I truly believe the experiences we have echo back into our lives leaving a mark and add to who and…

By Deb Kreimborg |
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How I Went From Dreading Every Morning, To Rocking My Motherhood

Have you ever felt like you were just a “crappy mom”? Chances are if you are a mom in any capacity, you’ve felt this at one time or another. I used to be a “crappy mom,” too! In the first 2 years of my business I was consumed with my work, uninterruptible, and ALWAYS on…

By Makayla Ervin |

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My Library

I have a library of women I can call on. With each turn of the page, their words console me. We have a lifetime of stories to draw from as we have shared secrets and tears along with laughter that fills our world with each prank, joke, or just plain fun. The cool part is,…

By Deb Kreimborg |
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My Go-To Parenting Books

As a writer and author, and a friend to many authors, you could say I’m “into” books! While I read mostly on my Kindle these days, there are still plenty of books that still grace my shelves—most of them parenting books and cookbooks! With some books, you’ve just got to be able to hold it…

By Bridget Swinney, MS RD |
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Spice It Up!

When it comes to the power of spices, you can’t argue with history! As early as 1555 BC, coriander, fennel, cumin, garlic and thyme were noted as health promoting spices. In Greece, Hippocrates used 400 different medicinal herbs—200 of which are still used today. Today, we are no different than ancient Romans, who drank spice-flavored…

By Bridget Swinney, MS RD |
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Relationships Are A Curious Thing

Relationships are a curious thing, whether friendships, family, or lovers. They are never the same. They are never easy. They take work and sometimes lead to feelings no one wants to face. But we still crave them. We so desire a community, a tribe, that we are willing to go through the pain and heartache…

By Carol Leeth |