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Text4Baby! posted on Sep 3

Join Text4Baby! Are you pregnant and looking for support during your pregnancy and your baby’s first year of life? Text4baby is a FREE text messaging program which sends messages to your phone about prenatal care, baby health, parenting and much more! Signing up is easy.   …Continue Reading Text4Baby!

Blueberries for All!

Blueberries for All! posted on Jul 22

July is National Blueberry Month! Since the entire month is dedicated to blueberries, this is a great time to remind ourselves how healthy blueberries are, as well as learn about the different ways we can enjoy them. These delicious berries are low in calories and   …Continue Reading Blueberries for All!

Give Peas a Chance!

Give Peas a Chance! posted on Jun 3

Before introducing solids to my baby, I imagined it would be exciting to watch her try new foods and enjoy the flavors. Don’t get me wrong, I knew there would be some foods that she didn’t like and a mess would certainly be made. But,   …Continue Reading Give Peas a Chance!

Ready, Set, Grill!

Ready, Set, Grill! posted on May 27

Ready, Set, Grill! While many folks, celebrated Memorial Day as the unofficial beginning of summer, it certainly marks the official beginning of grilling season! Typical grill fare such as hamburgers, hot dogs, mayo-rich potato or macaroni salad can be high in fat and calories. But   …Continue Reading Ready, Set, Grill!

Pumping and Working!

Pumping and Working! posted on Apr 28

Going back to work after having your little one is certainly a transition period for many reasons. Having been in this situation very recently, I wanted to write a blog that would be helpful and include advice for pumping. I found it useful to become   …Continue Reading Pumping and Working!

Seeing Green on Your Plate!

Seeing Green on Your Plate! posted on Mar 18

We are all seeing more green lately—shamrocks and leprechauns are appearing on St. Patrick’s Day!  Adding “green” to your plate, in the form of vegetables, is a way to keep you feeling full and staying healthy…and dare we say lucky?!   Green vegetables in season during   …Continue Reading Seeing Green on Your Plate!

Happy National Nutrition Month!

Happy National Nutrition Month! posted on Feb 28

National Nutrition Month kicks off on March 1st with the theme, “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.” This theme recognizes that there are many influences that play a role in what we eat every day. While social, emotional, and health factors play a part in   …Continue Reading Happy National Nutrition Month!

Score Big with this Superbowl Healthy Recipe!

Score Big with this Superbowl Healthy Recipe! posted on Jan 28

Super Bowl Sunday is not all about the game—it’s about the tasty food too! Kick off Super Bowl XLVII with some fun, festive, and nutritious foods to keep you focused. They say that defense wins games, so why not plan a successful defense against the   …Continue Reading Score Big with this Superbowl Healthy Recipe!

Wintertime Entertainment

Wintertime Entertainment posted on Dec 10

While the winter season may bring cold and frosty weather, there is no reason to stay indoors until the spring. Truthfully, winter is a great time to enjoy outdoor fun.  The snow does more than just make everything sparkle… it creates many options for activities   …Continue Reading Wintertime Entertainment

Healthy Pregnancy!

Healthy Pregnancy! posted on Sep 10

Being pregnant for the first time, I am always trying to make the best choices about what I am eating. I am sure all of you mothers out there felt the same way, right? We all want a healthy pregnancy and the best for our   …Continue Reading Healthy Pregnancy!