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Before I became pregnant I had never heard the word “doula,” but once I was expecting I was frequently asked if I’d be hiring one. DOULA: a woman who is trained to assist another woman during childbirth and who may...
A few years back, brewery hopping and tasting craft beer had become me and my husband's favorite weekend activity together. ‘Gluten free’ was not even a 'thing' yet. Then, I quit beer. I had to do it. I realized the...
Stress. Anxiety. Depression. Do you struggle with any of these issues? Whether the struggle is mild or severe, the reasons vary between difficult situations and chemical imbalance. However, this post is not about the hows, the whys, nor the whats....
Isn't everyone women's fairy tale, to eat whatever we want and not get fat?!? The problem with "dieting" is that food is DELICIOUS and temptations are everywhere! The trick to losing weight and keeping it off, is consistency and planning ahead!...
Shaken from my sleep, I could hear my husbands excited voice,  "I think we have to go." I looked out our bedroom window and could see flames directly upwind of our home, which is nestled down a private tree-lined...
Do you remember when frozen yogurt was the healthy alternative to ice-cream? I remember being part of the frozen yogurt frenzy in the, dare I admit, ahem... 80s. As San Diego became more health conscious, fruit smoothies evolved into our guilty pleasure. In...
We all have them, dirty little secrets, whether it's hiding from your kids so you can sneak in some alone time or wearing the same shirt two days in a row and not caring. My dirty little secret included a...
I love a good ORGANIC SALAD! And, I especially love it if I don't have to prepare it! Sometimes it can be a challenge to find one when I'm out, but I have locked down a few sure things in...
In this day and age, everyone is so focused on connecting through cell phones and social media, we sometimes fail to "connect" in real life. As a parent of teens who recently acquired cell phones, on top of the other devices...
Because, if you lean crunchy, I bet you already SHOP ORGANIC. We are super lucky in San Diego County to have a whole bunch of choices for purchasing organic, including produce grown locally.  I mention my favorite places to shop...
I tried hard to worship my baby bump body, and for the most part I did. For a girl who has struggled for years with poor body image, I applaud myself for embracing pregnancy and learning to love my new...
This comprehensive guide to Farmers Markets in San Diego for 2016 covers all parts of San Diego county. Every year there are new markets that pop up, and every year some markets close. We will do our best to keep this...

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