Archive | August, 2012

Ditch the sugar!

I’m a girl who loves sugar and all things delicious.  If you were to crack open a dictionary (do people still use those? :)) or Google the definition of “sweet tooth” you’d see a big blazing photo of yours truly.  It wasn’t until I learned, or should I say my figure learned, that sugar may […]

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The pacifier, a parent’s lifesaver

Bink, pacifier, binky, paci, plug.  Call it what you may, no matter the name they all have the same end result… sweet quiet serenity. The pacifier godsend can sooth a baby to sleep or it can give you a few moments of quiet until your baby discovers that the bink is not the real deal. […]

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A Healthy Body Image: Kid Edition

It breaks my heart to hear stories in the news of children bullying one another, especially when the source of the relentless cruelty is attributed to a child’s weight, something I know a thing or two about.  It’s easy to say to our babies, “Honey, I love you just the way you are.  Those kids […]

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Back to School

I remember the first day I started college at the University of Utah. (Go Utes!)   I printed out my class schedule, mapped out the most efficient paths to each of my classrooms, bought new notebooks for each of my classes, had a fresh pack of pens and pencils and of course got my black […]

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Like My Mama Always Said…

“There’s nothing funny about safety.” The same phrase that drove me crazy as a kid is now my mantra. Looking back on all the  painful sunburns, stitches, and close calls; I don’t know why my mother ever let me out of the house. We give our kids rules ranging from wearing helmets/pads, putting on sunscreen, […]

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