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  1. 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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  2. How to lose the pooch (post-baby bump)

    Full disclosure, I still have a pooch. (That’s a stock image of a woman who I’m guessing never had any children.) After delivering a 10 pounder, I’ve come to terms with the fact that my stomach may never be the same (sigh). Thankfully, boxy shirts and one-piece suits are in style. (I’m loving the ruching and slenderizing dark charcoal color of my J. Crew mom-suit.) But that doesn’t mean I’m… Read More

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  3. The Best Foods to Eat During Pregnancy

    Check out my article on what to eat when you’re expecting, which was published on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics site. Click here. .  

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  4. 7 Foods to Spring Clean Your Diet

      Spring is in the air, and I feel the urge to clean. After a long, cold and dry winter, our apartment isn’t the only thing in need of a little facelift. My skin and hair are feeling a bit sluggish and dull. (Apparently my twice-a-year facial isn’t cutting it.) And in chasing my 2-year old, I’ve noticed my energy levels have started to fizzle. I picked up some not-so-great… Read More

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. GMOs – What You Need To Know

    Here’s the low down on GMOs, AKA “genetically modified organisms.” GMOs are a relatively new type of biotechnology that does things like “gene splicing,” where scientists take pieces of DNA from one species and transplant it into the DNA of the same species (or sometimes a completely different species. You know, Spiderman style). This isn’t the same as selective breeding, where you plant the seeds of just the biggest tomatoes… Read More

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  8. How To Lose the Baby Weight

    Witnessing your waistline stretch and expand in ways you never imagined and seeing those numbers climb higher than they’ve ever been before can be tough. Especially if you’re someone who’s worked hard to maintain a healthy physique all your life. But remember, you’re having a baby. You’re literally growing life. Try to embrace the changes and have faith that you will be able to get back to a body you’re… 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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