Shopping in NYC

After so many years on a tight budget, I’ve mastered the art of getting true pleasure from window shopping. The Hudson Yards shops did not disappoint. I could easily spend an entire afternoon — and at least $250k there (not kidding). Here are a few of my faves that I’ll be daydreaming about for the next few months! 1. Oliver Peoples Glasses // 2. Scanlan Theodore Top // 3. Loeffler Randall Slides // 4. Kate Spade Sweater  For any husbands or sons into skyscrapers being built, here are some shots Rory took during the construction of Hudson Yards!

How to Make Better Smoothies

Soooooo many of my clients drink smoothies for breakfast, but they’re doing it wrong. If you’re only adding almond milk, kale and a bunch of fruit it’s really just a cup o’ carbs.

My Favorite Beauty Products

In general, I’m super careful about what I put in my body and equally as careful about what I put on it. And when I’m pregnant I’m an absolute psycho about it. Sulfates and parabens (chemicals in a lot of products) aren’t proven safe and have actually been associated with birth defects in animal studies. I also read about a link to learning disabilities in toddlers whose moms used chemical-laden products during pregnancy. With food and beauty, if there’s ANY question that something isn’t safe, I won’t touch it. That said, after being pregnant, nursing or both for the past…

How I Manage Pregnancy Weight Gain

I had three babies in less than three years. I gained 27 pounds with my first, 25 with my second and 22 with my third.  Here’s how I did it… I don’t f$#! around I take nutrition very seriously (duh, I’m an RD), but when I’m pregnant I’m borderline psycho about it. I’m growing a PERSON. Everything I do affects their entire lives. That’s a gigantic responsibility. I’m conscious of every bite I take, every ingredient in the products I consume and I certainly don’t use pregnancy as an excuse to eat whatever I want. Quite the opposite, actually. I eat…

My Halloween Candy Plan

Yesterday a fellow mom reached out to ask how I deal with Halloween candy in my house since I’m a known anti-candy fanatic. Here’s what she asked and here are my answers: Do you let your kids eat the Halloween candy? Yep. It’s once a year so I don’t stress too much about it. I do try to slow them down, though, particularly when they first get home from trick-or-treating because we’re inching close to bedtime and I don’t want sugar interfering with their sleep (because it will). Once 5PM hits, they’re done for the day; we’ll have dinner (which…

Newborn Tips From a Mother of Three

After three newborns and countless compliments on “how well I’m doing,” (who knew!?) I figure I must be doing something right and my newfound knowledge is probably worth sharing. Obviously these tips are what I did and what worked for me so they may not all work for you, but they’re certainly worth a try since we have a three for three batting average. And of course there are a thousand other things I could talk about (like… WTF to do with the cord stump, circumcisions, baths, etc.), but these six are the big ones so I’ll start here. 1.…

How to Get More Willpower

If you’re convinced you’re not losing weight because you can’t control yourself in the presence of cupcakes or anywhere near a kitchen after dinner you’re probably just doing it wrong.

“Willpower is a limited resource. It’s a lot like a muscle: there are only so many reps it can do before it gives out.”