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Sunday Brunch Series: Eggs on Toast with Prosciutto, Roasted Asparagus and Caramelized Tomatoes

Since this month we’re talking about body positivity and what makes us feel good, here’s one thing I always look forward to: Sunday brunch. Not only is the food delicious, but it feeds the soul to catch up with family and friends. Life is a balancing act, and it’s important to splurge and find the positivity in things that make you happy. That leads me to today’s Sunday Brunch Series,

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Mindful Movement: The Workouts I Swear By

Exercise is one of the things I always carve out time for, because I feel like a better person—for my husband, my kids and myself!—when I’m able to work out on the regular. Yes, I work out to keep my body in shape, but I also workout for my sanity. Being a mom of three kids under six, exercise has become an incredible stress release. One of the added stresses

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Love, Gen: Let’s Celebrate Body Positivity This May

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My hands and my breasts. They’re the two parts of my body that—even on mornings when I look like garbage and the kids are throwing tantrums—I can say without an ounce of hesitation that I love. It’s taken me a long time to get there, but it’s because my hands remind me of the three babies I’ve held, of holding Jared’s hands on our wedding day, of the meals I’ve

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My At-Home Spa Day

When you’re a mom, it’s often hard to find peace, and with 3 kids, the juggle and hustle required can make me ache for quiet time. There are days when I do get lucky. Now that Tom is in elementary school and Shep is in preschool, me-time has become more of a possibility. When it’s just Odette and me, I can sometimes sneak off during her naptime for a short,

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Treating Our World With Little Acts of Love on Earth Day

Seven years ago, my world changed forever.  Having Thomas, our first baby, made me more aware of my relationship to our world, and how our beautiful planet would need to not only provide for our children, but for our children’s children. Having kids made me aware of everything around me from the products I used in our home to the way we looked at consumption, our use of plastics, and

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Happy International Women’s Day! | VLOG: Reflections on the Women’s March

As you know, it’s International Women’s Day. I filmed a very personal vlog in January as I got to be included in one of the most powerful movements in history: The Women’s March. I was so proud to be walking among strong, underrepresented heroes that came out to march. We marched through the wet streets of Vancouver; no drop of rain could stop us. How lucky and grateful am I

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Sunday Brunch Series: Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and Strawberry Mimosas

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Starting today, I will be hosting a brunch blog every 1st Sunday of the month. Excited? I am! The blog will be led by and feature recipes from one of my favorite friends and foodies Lindsey Johnson! I met Lindsey when she came to visit my apartment roommate while I was a freshman in college. We became fast friends. Though we live in different parts of the country (she lives

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Gen’s Lit List: March Faves

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It’s the beginning of the month which means it’s time to gather up some of my favorite new reads. This month I am tackling cookbooks. I love being in my kitchen and trying out new recipes.  One of my absolute favorite things to do is scour pages of cookbooks for inspiration. I love cookbooks because I feel they are a small (or big–depending!) window into the life of a chef. With beautiful

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It’s Sweater Weather!

It’s February, which means the weather is chilly, but the mood is warm. If you’ve been following along, you know I spent all of January in Vancouver with a handful of weekend trips to Whistler. Every day, it felt like I was reaching into my closet for another sweater to add to my rotation! Soft, cozy sweaters weather cools down sweaters (especially paired with some jeans) are my uniform of

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