Bring On The Flavor! Positive aspects of a varied diet during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

One of the best ways we can expose our children to a variety of healthy foods is by eating them during pregnancy as well as while breastfeeding. Julie Mennella, a biopsychologist at Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philidellphia, has been one of the leading researchers investigating the effect of early exposures on the development of taste . Since 1991, she has published a range of studies from the affects of maternal garlic intake on breast […]

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Music Fun!

Here are some musical activities to keep in your tool bag to pull when you see the crankys setting in with your children. (and yourself!) 1. Have some plastic food storage containers, big plastic or wooden spoons, plastic ice trays… handy in your kitchen for the children to play on while you sing or listen to music in the kitchen. 2. Put them on your lap and bounce and sway while you sing songs like […]

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Why I Talk with My Kids About Race

What do white folks mean when we say we “don’t see color” when it comes to race? Or when we tell our kids “we are all the same”? I can recall these sorts of proclamations made by the adults in my life—parents, teachers, family friends—and how they quickly taught me to pretend not to see what I was really seeing about others, as well as what I was internalizing about my own whiteness. The silence […]

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Can We Slow Down Time?

Recently I have been noticing a trend on social media that has been making me wonder. I see photos with a hashtag; slow down and many versions of this: #slowdownbaby, #slowdownlittleone #slowdowntime.  I was thinking it was appearing a lot and thought well before I write about this let me see, I was shocked with a very quick search when I found over 30 different versions of this hashtag on Instagram, with quick math of […]

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Working with our Energetic System

Would you like to feel more grounded and confident, healthy, vibrant, open and loving, joyful, empowered, present, clear of purpose, spirituality aware and connected? Learning to work with and bring balance to your own energy system can enhance your well-bring on so many levels! When our energy is moving freely, like water rushing in a stream, it’s flow is steady, balanced, and unhindered in it’s forward progress, and so too, are we. But when our […]

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Three Ways to Be a Better Parent

It’s a fact: parenting is hard work. Whether you’ve been doing it for decades or days you’ve probably already been turned on to the fact that this is one of the most difficult, if not the most difficult, jobs you’ve ever had to do. The long hours, the demands, the pressure of making the right decisions for your precious little humans – it’s a lot! If you’re like the rest of us, your patience can […]

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Nia: Your Body, Your Life!

Nia is for everyBODY, and is a wonderful combination of Dance, Martial Arts and Somatic Healing practices. Each Nia routine is specifically designed with it’s own focus and intent. Our music is fabulous. Performed barefoot, we practice three levels of fitness which welcome all body types. By embracing the body’s way, you can make adjustments accordingly!. This is a great class for total fitness and for new Mothers wanting to get back in touch with […]

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A memorable Valentine’s Day does three things.

A memorable Valentine’s Day does three things. It connects. It encourages. And tastes amazing. When we make these treats with our kids, our partner or our friends we can connect over a beautiful bowl of brightly colored goodness. We can encourage with our words and by building confidence in our kids- they can measure, dump, mix and stir. And the taste— I’ll let you be the judge of that. These Valentine Macaroons are a big […]

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Dancing for Birth is it for you?

Dancing For Birth is it for you? Take this quiz and find out. • Have you thought about carving out a special time to honor your changing body? • Is it time to get more information about pregnancy and the labor process? • Are you tired of feeling rushed when seeking information? Are you ready to feel respected when asking questions? • Do you want a natural birth, but are not sure how to make […]

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Winter

One of the foundations of Chinese Medical theory is the concept of human beings living their lives in harmony with the seasons. Each season corresponds to specific organs and tissues and their function within the human body. Since we are now deep into Winter, I would like to share the principle thoughts relating to this cold, quiet season. Winter is a time for rest. Just as the trees and plants are dormant and conserving their […]

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