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Let’s Talk About Mass Shootings–How An Unexpected News Report Started Important Conversation

Reports of mass shootings or mass attacks, many involving guns and explosions, are increasing difficult to shield my young children from. We recently visited my brother-in-law in Barcelona, just days before an attack in Las Ramblas. Thirteen people were killed and 130 injured, on the streets where we shopped just days before. It was hard […]

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Mama, Put Down The Diet Coke: Health Threats Of Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners are ubiquitous in our food system. Food manufacturers add them to sodas, energy and sports drinks, protein powders, health bars, yogurt, gum, candy, and pharmaceuticals (including syrups and antibiotics for children). Artificial sweeteners are the food industry’s way of harmonizing our cravings for sweet things with our concern for calories. The appeal is […]

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5 Snarky Responses to the Most Awkward and Inappropriate Comments Every Mom Hears

We’ve all been there. You’re walking through the supermarket and you’re hit: BAM! 11 o’clock, a well-meaning stranger hurls a completely annoying and/or inappropriate comment your way. Whether you haven’t slept since 2009 or your cart is filled to the brim with [insert kids’ favorite sugary and shunned-by-Gwyneth snack here], we’ve all wished we had […]

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