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Q+A with McCall McPhearson About Going Gluten Free

When I was deciding to eliminate gluten from my diet for a week, I knew I needed some help. Aside from my doctor, I also reached out to my nutritionist who gave me an incredible insight into gluten and why a gluten-free diet could benefit my health.  When I asked her about trying a week without gluten, she both encouraged and supported me in doing so, and stated that there

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My Gluten Free Menu

Here is a menu I created for my family.  I’m lucky enough to live in Austin, Tx, home of the original Whole Foods, so, I’m lucky to have a grocery store with a ton of options. And because I live in a city, I have lot of great food sources.  If you live in a place where it’s difficult to find some of these ingredients, I’ve found Thrive Market to be

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What the Gluten

I’m not one to give into fads of any kind.  I find that when something is gaining a lot of chatter it usually makes me question the validity of it.  I’m also not one to jump on the band wagon with everyone else, because I believe diets are designed to fail.  If everyone is veering left, I usually end up going right. I kinda have a bit of a rebellious

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Odette’s Milestones and The Simple Schedule

In the last 5 years there have been such a parade of emotional moments on this parenting roller coaster.  My first born started kindergarten this year and my second is now riding a bike!   And Odette, not to be overshadowed by her big brothers, is trucking along fast and furiously on the trail paved before her.   She was just a sweet, cozy, immobile little being, then she smiled and

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#NaturallyInspired Skincare

When I am in nature, I am at my best. I’m inspired by the trees, the water, the almost-ripe tomato hanging off the vine, the smell of nature makes me happy. I love the beauty of the earth, and I love bringing that beauty into my home. That’s why I adore Tom’s of Maine’s new line of natural body wash and beauty bars that leave me feeling in tune with

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Life Plus Three

All moms are unique and all moms fall into motherhood in their own way. For me it was a very thought out and planned decision; one that I took (and take) very seriously. I try and parent with as much thought and heart as I can dole out.  But because I am a parent to more than one child, it often means that I have to spread my love among

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Acupuncture for Birth and Beyond

Six years ago when I first embarked on my birthing journey, I realized how important it was to surround myself with a good support team. Not only was it important to have a great midwife (or doctor) and a compassionate and helpful partner or spouse, but I quickly discovered that it was also equally important to surround myself with a doula, friends, and anyone else who would encourage me, empower

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Texas Chiller Frozen Margaritas

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Summer is always hot in Austin, and the margaritas are always flowing.  When I am out and about, I am a big fan of an ice cold margarita on the rocks with salt. It’s my go to sipper with chips and a taco!  However, when I am home, I love a freshly blended, cold glass of frozen margarita.  I have the perfect recipe and just a warning – it ain’t

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My Go-To Skin Routine with Elemis (Plus Giveaway Inside!)

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Being the mom of three means that my time is precious. It ALSO means that time for myself is almost non-existent.  During the summer months, life gets pretty crazy with the kids being out of school and going full throttle into their summer freedom. So at the moment, my self care and beauty routine has to fit into my busy life and be uncomplicated which is why I love ELEMIS.

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A Letter to My Kids by Jared Padalecki

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Around Father’s Day, Jared wrote a letter to our children. It’s one of the most beautiful and special letters I have read, so I just had to share. The kids may be a little too young to fully appreciate it, but one day I hope they read this and know what a great dad they have. When it comes to being a father, Jared has found his calling.

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