Category Archives: Health & Wellness

Grey Brain Matters

Monsanto is at it again and this time they are using what I call “academic influence” tactics I actually learned about as a young girl. This carefully orchestrated dance of discreetly hidden influence is the issue as I see it in the PR war on misinformation regarding GMOs. I consider myself an intelligent, free thinking…

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#MaM – The Beat Goes On

I wrote my first March Against Monsanto blog on the eve of the NYC event dedicated to fighting the dazzling array of disinformation that exists about GMOs and other world evils forced upon us by the agribusiness behemoth Monsanto and its allies. And truthfully, I am still on a high from the event that took…

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March Against Monsanto

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, by now most people have at least heard of Monsanto. It’s the company that went from producing Agent Orange in the late ‘60s-early ‘70s to creating GMOs and then patenting the seeds! And last, but not least, it’s the same company that makes the favorite household brand of…

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Prelude to Extreme Guide to Parenting

It seems appropriate that Andy (aka my honey) and I co-write a blog on the eve of the premier of Bravo’s Extreme Guide to Parenting. If you haven’t seen the tweets and posts splattered across my social media, we’re the first family seen on the series and along with Emma and Yonah, offer a non-traditional…

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Resistant Beloveds

There is nothing more frustrating than trying to help people you love when they are oppositional to what you are trying to offer. With all of my resistant beloveds, I find myself torn between wanting to be the loudest, most ardently persuasive and passionate force in their lives and the quietest, most detached and serene…

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Where I Need to Be

Three times a year we ask ourselves this highly charged question and wait, expectantly, for a resounding response from the Universe. New Years, birthdays and tax season. . . and the last two take place in the same spring month of April for me. Even if you don’t have an Aries birthday, you may agree,…

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I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar – Pt. 1

Without wishing to sound anything but grateful, today is literally the first day off I’ve had in a month, and I’m beside myself with glee. That reminds me, I have so many unwatched hours on my DVR I’m depressed thinking about how I’m going to find the time to catch up. I can’t remember the…

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Barter Bliss

For all of my new readers, people that are joining me here and have been following my new series on Working Mother Magazine – welcome.  I wish that this could be a longer, more profoundly detailed blog, but considering that I can’t see straight, every bone in my body is aching and I’m dreaming of my…

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The Pendulum Swings Again . . .

What are supposed to be normal experiences for a child aren’t absorbed or expressed in any predictable, cogent, peaceful way by my son. I pray one day this will all change, and the direction on the dizzying pendulum will move us to a place of peace, joy and laughter. Until then, someone please stop the ride. I want to get off.

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How Far Down the Rabbit Hole?

In my last posting, A Mother Cries…, I shared that I have begun a medication protocol for both of my children.  I am still not 100% at peace with this decision.  But once you begin down the rabbit hole, there is no choice but to keep tunneling forward.  At times the journey seems overwhelmingly dark…

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