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Here’s What I Learned From Following the Whole30

This past December, I decided to try the Whole30 plan. I had first heard of the program years ago, but never seriously considered trying it. I’ve always cared about health and fitness and since my late teens, I’ve worked out consistently five to six days per week (with occasional mandatory hiatuses like during my twin […]

Health

How Yoga Changed My Life (Not Just My Pants)

  Yoga pants and moms have become a cliche. Something moms wear to pick up kids from school and swing through the Starbucks drive-through. In jokes and memes and occasionally maybe even in reality, yoga pants exist purely to collect baby spit up and as a napkin to collect potato chip grease. A recent Saturday […]

Health

You Haven’t Lived Until You’ve Rage Gardened

A few years ago, a friend told me a story about this woman out west who started a business after her husband cheated on her, then divorced her and left her broke. She was pissed off and who would blame her? She needed to vent in a rage-fueled, physical kind of way so she created […]

Parenting

Hey Mama, You Need to be a Little More Selfish

I had the most awkward conversation with a mom-friend the other day. Mentioning off-hand that I couldn’t wait to get in for my biweekly manicure. My nails were shot, and so was my emotional resolve. “Wait, you get your nails done every other weekend?” she asked, mouth agape. “With the kids, or…?” I explained that […]