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  1. Sneaky Ways to Be Active with a Sedentary Lifestyle

    One thing that changes when you move from NY to CA is that you drive, like everywhere. I knew I’d miss the effortlessly active lifestyle we left in New York. We didn’t have a car, we didn’t need a car – I could cover 5 to 10 miles in a day just with my work commute and errands without even feeling like I had “exercised.”   Since most of my… Read More

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  2. Lime, Mint and Avocado Popsicles / Smoothies

    These popsicles rule. They’re both kid and adult friendly and make the perfect cool treat on a hot summer day. Plus, they pack in glutathione-rich avocado, which helps your body naturally detoxify. We could all use a little more avocado in our lives.   Lime, Mint & Avocado Popsicles (or Smoothies) 2 limes, juiced ¼-½ cup mint leaves (to your taste, I like it super minty) 1 large avocado 1… Read More

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  3. Starting Solids

      When should you start? Around 4 months you can start giving little tastes of the foods you’re eating – a dab of your pasta sauce, a tiny taste of your oatmeal… just nothing that poses a choking hazard.   Which foods are best? Consistency is key. Steam or roast the veggies first. Start off with more runny purees and gradually make them thicker. Good first foods to puree include:… Read More

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  4. 8 Healthy (and fun!) School Lunch Ideas

    If your child is like mine, they’re more likely to taste something if it looks cool and is fun to eat. Joaquin is a bit of a grazer and prefers to eat things that are bite-sized, and since he’s 2 1/2 it’s all about him being in control. So I tend to do a lot of mini containers that he gets to choose in the order he prefers, so he… Read More

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  5. Tidying for a living

    This year is going to be a tough one for us. Javier started a one-year Master’s program in May, so the challenges of parenting two kids in NYC just went up, exponentially. Some days it’s just me holding down the fort. It’s only one year, and from a 30,000-foot view, it was the right decision. But some days, the endless tidying and to-dos make me want to throw a tantrum… Read More

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  6. No Fuss Road Trip Snacks

    I’m a great snack packer. Always have been. My mom calls me a squirrel, because I have something stored away in my bag at all times. You never know when you’ll get stranded underground in a hot subway car or stuck in traffic gridlock. And now that I have kids, I’m like the snack pack leader. Be prepared with these suggestions, fit to conquer any craving: crunchy veggies (for the… Read More

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  7. How to Get Your Toddler to Go the Bleep to Sleep

    Joaquin has been an amazing sleeper since around 18 months old – before that, it was a hellish 1 ½ years of playing paci-pong all night long, which is why I vowed not to make the same mistakes with Miguel and why I wrote my last post How to Get Your Baby to Go the Bleep to Sleep (through the night). It should be entitled How to Get Your Baby… Read More

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  8. How to Get Your Baby To Go the Bleep to Sleep (Through the Night)

    So here’s our story. We became addicted to the pacifier. I LOVE the pacifier. It’s my lifeline multiple times a day. But it was definitely a form of torture when I found myself nodding off and waking up in 10-minute intervals to shove the damn thing back into my son’s mouth. All. Night. Long. So after a few weeks of doing this and feeling like an actual zombie, I vowed… Read More

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  9. 21 things to pack when flying with kid(s)

    Keeping with my travel theme, I figured I’d share what has worked for me. To be prepared, you want to pack as light as possible, be hands free, and stay organized so when a meltdown happens, you can grab what you need in less than 3 seconds. For toddlers: pacifier (give during takeoff and landing to prevent ear aches) lollipop (cuz it works) LOTS of snacks: mini pretzels, frozen blueberries, cucumber… Read More

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  10. GreenBlender: Organic Smoothies Delivered

    I’ve been jones’ing for a tropical vacation, big time. So when this box of fresh fruits & veggies showed up at my door, it was just what I needed to lift me from my winter blues. Along with all the organic fruits & veggies you need (with the exception of a few conventional “non-organic” ingredients here and there), Green Blender includes recipes and “booster” ingredients for 5 smoothies (24 oz… Read More

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