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 ...

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. ...

35 Paleo Cookie Recipes for Easter


By Julianna Pacinhik When I think about Easter cookies a few things come to mind. Bunny cutouts for sure, but also certain flavors of spring like carrot cake, citrus, coconut and chocolate (always chocolate). Cookies are an easy dessert that doesn’t have to be formal. You can have several different flavors to please a variety ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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