Keep Calm and Breastfeed

Three breastfeeding stints in and I’m still amazed over how something so natural does not always come so naturally. Breastfeeding is something that I have had to work hard at to maintain. It’s not always easy, but for me it has always been worth it. I think back on the struggles that I’ve had, and it’s […]

The Family Dinner Round Table

I did not grow up in a family that sat at the table and ate dinner together daily. I don’t know that there was any particular reason; it just wasn’t something that we did. And yet we are still very close with only the same reasonable level of dysfunction as any other family. So I’ll be […]

Things We’ve Tried This Week

The Cookie Edition In my quest for a healthy cookie I’ve sadly come to the stark realization that there 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. But the good news is that there […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

Arrival at the WOW Summit 2014

I’ve arrived in sunny Orlando for the Moms Meet Wow Summit 2014. I attended the inaugural conference last year in Philadelphia and enjoyed it so much that I wanted to experience it all again! I unfortunately did not blog about the experience last year so I’m excited this time around to share everything that I’ve […]

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. […]