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Third meal of the day. Can never have too much green. #eatclean #mommyfitness

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PM workout done. Didnt realize that 20 minutes could be so intense — d@$n!
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Late night munchies don’t have to be unhealthy. #veggies #eatclean #mommyfitness

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Vacation Diary - Hot Springs

What the heck is in Hot Springs, Arkansas anyway?

Seven kids, five adults, and two carloads of curiosity for a jam-packed family vacation.

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Our vacation crew. Hubbies are taking the pics.

My kids are quite easy to please. Through the years, vacations have been very simple. Since we live about 800 miles away from family, our usual vacation is a road trip visiting the family and attending camp. This…

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Somebody was very brave. Would not have been me under the guillotine! #vacation #ohohitsmagic

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Writing at the lake. #yes

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NEW YORK, July 23, 2014 New, nationally projectable survey results released today by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids confirmed a significant increase – a doubling – in the reported lifetime use of synthetic human growth hormone (hGH) among teens. According to the latest Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS), sponsored by MetLife Foundation, 11 percent of teens in grades 9-12 reported…

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Unemployment Gave Me Purpose (revisited)

Unemployment got me in 2010.

Before that time, I had worked since the age of 16. I am almost 40. My last stint as an educator lasted 10 years and burnout was well in my midst. In spite of the steady paychecks, summers off and decent work hours, I felt a desire to try something new. I enrolled in law school in the hopes of discovering a new destiny. So when…

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A Successful Doctor, Mom, Author, and Media Personality Had a Good Teacher

Roshini Raj, MD’s remarkable journey emulates a path previously forged by her determined mother. When Raj’s mother migrated from Sri Lanka to attend a medical residency in Brooklyn, she had no idea that she was setting a profound example for her unborn daughter. Raj’s mother was determined to pursue her professional goals…

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"Kiley’s Purple Hat," a Beautifully Handcrafted Children’s Book

A side-sewn picture book rekindling family story time, “Kiley’s Purple Hat” lets children discover colors, textures and creating something with their own hands; currently in production and will be available in time for the holidays.