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Tips for Navigating a Sane Back to School Week

Tips for Navigating a Sane Back to School Week

As moms to elementary-aged children, we are hopeful and eager for a great first week back to school (and back to routine). Our fingers are crossed that the children can return to some normalcy, in a healthy way, and our work-life balance will resume shortly thereafter.   Tonight we asked Mary and Tiffany to share their mom hacks to keep your first week sane and as easy as possible.  1. Bedtime and Wake up: Two days before school starts, go ahead and start the bedtime and wake up times that you will need to use for school days. That means negotiating...

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The Importance of Nutrition for our 4-legged family members.

The Importance of Nutrition for our 4-legged family members.

  Two of my life’s greatest joys include good food and my sweet pup, Odie (as pictured above). Over the past several months, I have been on a quest to combine my love for all things food with my (slight) obsession for dogs. My belief about food can be summed up in the following statement: Eat a large variety of fruits, vegetables, and lean meats, some starches, and little added sugars. I have come to realize that if I choose to live by this mantra, then I should also base my dog’s diet around very similar guidelines. After all, dogs...

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Client Spotlight: LaBrandon Dates

Client Spotlight: LaBrandon Dates

July Client Spotlight: LaBrandon Dates 1.     What is a day or week like in the life of LaBrandon Dates?I’m a marketing professional and also microblog about my love of travel, style, faith, and personal growth. During the week, my life is pretty routine. I live and work in downtown Birmingham, so I’m in the office by 9 and back home by 5. I keep weeknights simple to make sure that I stay rested for the work week. On the weekends, you’ll find me catching up with friends over brunch, creating content for my personal brand, or traveling to...

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Show Your Gut Some Love by Kensie Campbell

Show Your Gut Some Love by Kensie Campbell

  Let’s talk about gut health! Gut health is a term that a lot of people toss around casually without ever really knowing what a healthy gut actually entails. So, in today’s blog, we are going to uncover how to show your gut some love by incorporating certain foods into your weekly regimen, and how doing so can benefit your overall health. When we refer to gut health, we are talking about our microbiome, which consists of millions of bacteria, fungi, and other pathogenic organisms. The status of our microbiomes is partially influenced by our genetic makeup and other environmental...

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The ‘Not so Ugly’ Truth About Starchy Vegetables by Kensie Campbell

The ‘Not so Ugly’ Truth About Starchy Vegetables by Kensie Campbell

  White potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, beets, peas, corn, pumpkin, winter squash… the list goes on. What do all of these have in common? They are all classified as starchy vegetables. Are they good? Bad? Should we avoid them altogether, or include them at every meal? In this blog, we want to uncover the full truth about starchy vegetables, while debunking all of those myths that we have heard and read for far too long. Starchy vegetables often get a bad rap for a couple of reasons. Many people mistakenly believe that eating starchy veggies will spike their blood sugar...

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