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Five Mental Health-Caring Habits You Can Teach Your Kids

Taking care of your mental health is important in the best of times, but it feels doubly important when you’re a parent (which, incidentally, is…

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Three Tips for Getting Through Your First Pregnancy

I’ve been pregnant just once — but it was a twofer. I welcomed boy-girl twins in the sweltering mid-summer of 2014. At birth, they weighed…

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A Three-Course Watermelon Meal That Will Freshen Up Your Summer Dinner Table

For many years, my mom’s reliance on the Costco bulk fruit trays to liven up summertime meals meant I associated watermelon with pinkish, half-frozen lumps…

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Tips for Saving Your Skin From the Summer Sun

Summer is here and the sun is out! Whether you live in sunny SoCal or rainy Seattle, chances are you’re giving a little more thought…

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How to Prepare for Going Back to Work

Working from home has been the new reality for the past few months. COVID-19 has completely changed the way we do life, including our jobs. But…

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Four Vegan Salsa Recipes That Will Satisfy All of Your Snacking Needs

Snacks! Sometimes the only thing getting me out of bed in the morning is a good snack. In fact, a good snack is also the…

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Three Breathing Exercises That Will Help You Find Your Calm

This year has been overwhelming to the majority of the population, whether it’s due to being overworked, unusual sleeping patterns, a high level of stress,…

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Vegan Pizza Recipes That Will Make Your Belly Sing Hallelujah

Pizza is the queen-supreme comfort food. With endless topping varieties, you could eat pizza every single meal and up your happiness levels by 54%. It’s…

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Seven Resources for Talking to Kids About Race

Red fish, blue fish—let’s talk about color. It’s one of the first things kids name and recognize, and skin color is no exception. Kids aren’t…

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Five Reasons Breastfeeding Needs To Be Normalized

Your baby starts crying and isn’t tired or in need of a diaper change. You deduce that she is hungry, so you lift up your…

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There Are Many Reasons Why Pet Adoption Is Rewarding: Here Are Seven of Them

Name the most rewarding thing in your life right now. GO! Exactly – I heard us in unison say, “Bun-up-ty-ig.” Which as we all know…

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These Four Sorbet Recipes Will Keep You Cool All Summer Long

It’s getting to be my favorite time of year — when the setting of the sun has absolutely no effect on how hot it is…

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Make This Killer Vegan Pesto in Five Minutes Flat With a Surprising Ingredient

Pesto is a fabulously flavorful and endlessly versatile sauce to prep ahead and use on absolutely everything. But it is generally made with cheese, and…

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Four Vegan Salad Recipes Packed with Protein

Cooking isn’t easy. Plus, who has the time? Especially when, in the midst of lockdown, you just discovered there’s an entire channel dedicated to Gordon…

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Four Easy Tips on Combatting Fatigue

If all you want to do right now is lie down on the floor and give up on your to-do list—you are not alone. It…

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This Spicy Vegan Burger Recipe Will Have You Saying, ‘Meat? Don't Know Her’

The nation’s impending meat shortage aside, there are just about a gazillion reasons you might forgo animal protein. Chief among them is the fact that…

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A Step-by-Step Guide to the Perfect At-Home Manicure

Unless you live in a handful of states that have thrown caution to the wind and invited the walking ungroomed to make haste to their…

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Tips for Combatting Murder Hornets- Because What’s One More Thing to Worry About!

There's a lot to worry these days. A global pandemic is sweeping the planet. Your kids probably aren't learning anything with their online classes. Your…

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The Ultimate TikTok Dances to Learn With Your Partner

With everyone stuck at home and nowhere to go besides Trader Joe's, you've probably been finding yourself staring at your phone way more than normal…

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These Five Smoothies Will Ensure That You Get Your Daily Vitamins and Antioxidants

Lately it feels like all I do is cook and wash dishes from cooking. It’s gotten to the point where I’ve started just eating dinner…

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A Step-by-Step Guide for Daily Meditation

You’ve probably heard about the countless benefits meditation has to offer… but how do you do it? And can it be done without a light-filled…

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Five Exercises You Can Do with Your Partner

What exactly is it about spring and summer that is so motivating? There is something about the warm air that makes me want to eat…

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Yoga Poses That Will Help You Find Your Calm (When You’re Anything but Calm)

Remember when bumper-to-bumper traffic or perhaps contending with your little one’s sleep regression was your biggest headache? Aggravating everyday occurrences like those almost feel like…

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How to Bake the Perfect Potato Bread

As lockdowns continue and whispers spread about e-learning extending through the fall, it always helps to turn to the most basic forms of comfort known…

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What Being a Team With Your Partner Looks Like After Kids

When my husband and I got married, we thought we were a pretty good team. We had been through a lot already: cancer, moving, unemployment,…

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Five Vegan Tacos You’ll Want to Eat Until You Pass Out

Here’s the tricky thing about tacos: they do not have an obvious stopping point. I’ve always been a burrito person myself, in part because when…

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Six Tips for Working from Home When Kids Are Around

It's been a while since I trekked home with the kids from school, only to be told to never come back. Well, not never, but…

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This Incredible Vegan Chili Recipe Taught Me How To Improvise in the Kitchen

You’re busy, I’m busy, we’re all busy! Cooking every night can get a little exhausting, but meal prep can be daunting when you’re first getting…

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Sick of Watching ‘Frozen 2’ for the 8th Time Today? Try These Ten Throwback Movies

Being a parent is hard work and nothing is harder on the adult psyche than having to watch the same movie over and over and…

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Eight Things That Will Be Difficult as Hell to Adjust to Once We’re Out of Quarantine

While everyone has their own unique way of coping with the global pandemic, there’s one thing most of us agree on: every day has felt…

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Five Totally Not Depressing Ways to Celebrate a Birthday During Quarantine

It’s a major bummer when your birthday falls during a global pandemic. But don’t despair! You can still have a totally not depressing birthday, all…

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Who Needs A Gym When You Have These Household Items?

As many of us are in our second month of self-quarantine, we're quickly finding out that staying home isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.…

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Four Vegan Meals That Say, ‘Yes, I Stockpiled 25 Pounds of Dry Beans and Need to Use Them Somehow!’

OK, so I maybe got a little salty when people started buying huge quantities of beans over the last month. Don’t get me wrong: I…

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Seven Virtual Friend Dates That Aren’t Your Average Zoom Happy Hour

Let’s be honest: you can’t afford to let your friends slip away during this quarantine. Can you imagine having to deal with returning to normal…

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What I Learned About Myself While Practicing Social Distancing

There are many things that can cause someone to turn inwards in search of finding themselves. An emotional event, an epiphany of some sort, or…

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Matching Hairstyles You Can Really, Totally Rock With Your Kids

Because twinning (and embarrassing your little) is winning! We all know that #twinning is #winning. Who better to twin with than your kids? There is…

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Perfect Picnic Recipes That Make Carnivores Go, ‘Wait, This is Vegan?’

Chocolate included. Obviously. So you’re vegan. Ninety-nine percent of the time you’re cool about veganism and your friends love you. You also know how annoyed…

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This Is What Moms Really Want for Mother’s Day

Hint: it’s not macaroni art. I remember asking my mom every year what she wanted for Mother’s Day. She would always answer something like, “I…

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The Importance of Creating a Zen Space in a Less Than Zen Home

Being a parent can be tough. Sometimes you feel like everything is magical and it’s a miracle that you’ve brought new life into the world.…

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This Vegan Cashew Mac and Cheese Recipe Will Knock Your Socks Off

The perfect vegan mac and cheese DOES exist! The ultimate comfort food, hands down, is mac and cheese. You know, the creamy, gooey deliciousness you…

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Haters Gon’ Hate: So Here Are 3 Tips for Handling Mommy Shamers

Much is made of the mixed bag of advantages and drawbacks that comes from waiting until you’re of “advanced maternal age” to have kids. Older…

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Meet the “Unadoptable” Rescue Pets of Instagram!

Adopt, don’t shop! Do you live for rescue pet pics on Instagram? If so, these 10 accounts are ones you need to follow, stat. Rescue…

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How to Combat Your Inner Critic by Cultivating Your Inner Animal

Battling procrastination and perfectionism one baby hippo at a time. Last year, I was assigned a big project for a job. I had a few…

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How to Battle the Aches and Pains of Postpartum Life

Giving birth is nothing short of a magical experience, and by that I mean you’ll feel like a magician’s assistant who’s been sawed in half.…

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At-Home Dates That Are Really, Totally Achievable With a Baby in the House

Because nothing says romance like spit-up running from your hair to your tit. Having a baby changes your relationship in ways you can’t even imagine.…

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