On Loving and Loathing Breastfeeding

I can’t think of anything else in my life that has had the power to wield within myself such huge feelings of both failure and of greatness, vacillating multiple times between the two emotions all within the course of a single day.  I’ve never before at times been so over something, yet found myself breaking […]

The Struggle Continues…

The struggle has continued for me lately to write and post with any regularity. The beginning of the year found me balancing an increased workload at the job with me also researching and finding a school for Lila (which felt like a part time job in and of itself). It was quite the arduous process […]

Things We’ve Tried This Week

The Cookie Edition In my quest for a healthy cookie, I’ve sadly come to the disappointing realization that there probably really is no such thing as a “healthy cookie”. At least, not in the sense that there’s a cookie out there that can claim to be good for you. The words healthy cookie are definitely […]

WOW Summit 2014 Day 2

After a breakfast that included cookies (it is also my vacation after all, but Mrs. Thinsters is still clean eating), the Day 2 session of the WOW Summit began with a cooking demonstration by Aviva Goldfarb of The Six O’Clock Scramble. She shared several healthy, wholesome meals that each took only about 5-10 minutes to prepare, […]

WOW Summit 2014 Day 1

“Motherhood is about progress, not perfection”. And so began the official first day of the WOW Summit 2014. The above statement by analyst Robyn O’Brien and her keynote address from which it came, sums up exactly why I was drawn to this conference in the first place. She spoke with us at length about how […]

I Can’t Believe Those Aren’t Pancakes!

Here’s a riddle for you: One Sunday morning a diabetic decided she wanted a stack of delicious, warm buttery pancakes. This diabetic knows that pancakes, with all their wheat and carbs, and syrup, with all its sugar and carbs, would send her blood sugar into a tailspin. So the diabetic instead makes a decision to eat…pancakes. […]

The Soda That Changed My Life

I’d be skinny if weren’t for soda. At least I think that I would be. It seems fairly safe to blame soda for many of the cushioned areas of my body. On average, my diet isn’t too bad. I naturally desire fruits and veggies and will always opt for them when available. The occasional chocolate […]