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Katherine Andrew, MPH, RD, LDN

Basil Spinach Pesto

Katherine shares a simple basil spinach pesto recipe that makes adding a sauce or dip to dinner especially easy!

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 Kerry Jones, MPH, RDN, LDN

Taking Kids from Yuck to Yum: 5 Steps to Help Your Picky Eater

If you have a picky eater at home, you are not alone! In fact, it is estimated that 20-50% of children, especially toddlers & preschoolers, are selective eaters. Even though it’s very common it can still cause frustration and worry for parents. Follow these 5 steps to help selective eaters explore new foods.

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Charryse Johnson, LCMHC

Working Through Trauma & Pain In The Body

Charryse explains the benefits of moving out of our minds, where we ruminate on things, and dropping down into the body to find a place of calm and rest. Charryse takes you through a meditation using your senses to engage in working through anything you may be carrying.

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Emily Chaffee, Fertility and Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, Perinatal and Infant Massage Therapist

Informed Consent

As we navigate decisions associated with motherhood, we want to know that we are understanding what is being told to us in order to make an informed choice. However, it can be hard to know what to ask to be truly active in the consent process. As a fertility and birth doula, Emily shares ways that you can make an informed decision about a topic even if you are unfamiliar with it.

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Billie Karel, MPH, RD, LDN, CDCES

When Kids Gain Weight

As parents, it is our job to ground our children in a strong counter narrative: gaining weight is a normal part of growing up and being a human; kids’ bodies and adults’ bodies come in all different shapes and sizes, none inherently more valuable than the other; and our value as people does not depend on beauty, size, or health.

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Dr. Holly Durney, PT, OCS

What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?

Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) is a term used to describe a variety of disorders including pelvic pain and various types of incontinence or constipation. Postpartum pelvic floor dysfunction can result from both traumatic deliveries and from those free of complications. Pelvic floor physical therapy is an excellent resource for any postpartum mother, with or without dysfunction, to regain muscle strength and resume exercise without risk of injury.

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Nicole Wallace, LCMHC

The Power of Affirmations

As a therapist, Nicole’s job is to assist clients with interrupting negative patterns or thoughts that are not serving them well. The use of affirmations as a reframing tool can be powerful when trying to battle anxious thoughts or depressive symptoms. Nicole often encourages clients who are battling negative thought patterns to start purposefully inserting daily positive affirmations into their day.

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Joni J. Johnson, MD, NBC-HWC

Giving Yourself Permission

It is often difficult for adults, especially parents, to give themselves permission to prioritize themselves. Invest in yourself and give yourself permission to do whatever you feel is best for yourself, your health, and your wellbeing.

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Blair Cuneo, PA-C

Functional Fertility: Basics and Beyond for Preconception

Whether trying to conceive naturally or going through advanced reproductive options, there are lifestyle, nutritional, nutraceutical and botanical interventions to support optimal fertility.
We need balanced hormone communication and low levels of inflammation for a woman’s body to create and nourish new life.

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Dr. Lisa N. Folden, Licensed Physical Therapist, Mom-focused Wellness Coach and owner of Healthy Phit Physical Therapy and Wellness Consultants

Wellness Versus Diet Culture: How Do I Know What’s What?

Diet culture has long ruled over the fitness and health industry. So, how do you know which companies care about self-love, body positivity and acceptance and which ones are just trying to profit by making you feel unhealthy? Look for these telltale signs to determine if a company embraces wellness or if it’s rooted in diet culture.

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Paula Kettula, LCSW

3 Secrets to Peaceful Parenting

It‘s hard for parents to find any inner peace in the constantly shifting and changing world of childhood. As parents, we expect peace and harmony to come from outside of ourselves whereas, it really is a state we can create within. Paula shares three tips she feels will positively influence your parenting experience.

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