On being the magic maker

This Christmas, for whatever reason, I’ve been putting extra pressure on myself to make the season truly magical for my children. Maybe it’s because they’re getting older. Maybe it’s because we’re going on vacation right before Christmas and there will be fewer presents under the tree. Maybe it’s because I finished my clinical a month … Continue reading On being the magic maker

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17 Easy swaps to make your diet more Weight Watchers-friendly

My beautiful, sweet, amazing friend just told me she joined Weight Watchers, and I found myself wanting to do everything I could to help her make the most of it. Having to completely overhaul your diet can be so discouraging, especially if you’re someone who thought she already ate pretty well, like I was. So … Continue reading 17 Easy swaps to make your diet more Weight Watchers-friendly

The only Puppy Chow recipe you’ll ever need

Growing up I did swim team in the summers, and for every meet one of the mothers would make puppy chow. I remember eating it from fold-top plastic baggies in the hot afternoon sun, licking my fingers after the chocolate melted and then jumping in the pool to cool off. This snack is connected with some of … Continue reading The only Puppy Chow recipe you’ll ever need

What I’ve been eating this week: Many things

Well people, I’ve had kind of an off week. I did a lot of cooking, but I didn’t do any bloggy things like take pictures of what I made. I was kind of sick; my almost two-year-old has a cold so I thought I was getting it too, but when I whined to my husband … Continue reading What I’ve been eating this week: Many things

I need to emotionally eat

I wanted to take some time to talk about the pleasure I derive from eating, and whether or not that pleasure can be measured against the pleasure I derive from looking in the mirror and feeling satisfied with what I see. I wonder though, is satisfaction with our figures even quantifiable? There will always be … Continue reading I need to emotionally eat

What I’ve been eating this week: Desserts

It’s no secret that I like my sweets. One of the biggest reasons I chose Weight Watchers was because I knew I could still eat my beloved chocolate—I just had to eat less than I normally would. And I have to say, moderation is the biggest thing I’ve learned on this diet. In the past, … Continue reading What I’ve been eating this week: Desserts