baby steps | give (and receive) thanks

Thanks. It’s one of those words we automatically drop. So this month—appropriately the month many of us celebrate Thanksgiving and post about gratitude on social media, your baby step to…

baby steps | sleep hygiene

Sleep hygiene: it’s a thing. What’s one of the first questions every new parent is asked? That’s right: “Is the baby a good sleeper?” And one of the first pieces of…

baby steps | inner voice(s)

Your inner voices. Call them what you will: The voices in your head The crazy aunt in the attic (thanks to Geneen Roth for that) Your itty-bitty sh!tty committee We…

baby steps | portion awareness

As with “meal plan,” the words “portion control” can strike panic in anyone on a health journey. It brings up visions of weighing and measuring every BLT (bite-lick-taste) that goes…

baby steps | meal plan

Quick! What comes to mind when you hear me say, “meal plan?” If your mind immediately goes to a carefully laid-out grid showing a week’s worth of breakfasts, lunches, dinners,…

baby steps | eat your veggies

Happy Springgg! Let’s talk about veggies. How are you doing with our Baby Steps to Health challenge? If you’re just tuning in, you can find the first three challenges here:…

baby steps | DGLs + PFCs

Hey hey—it’s already March?!? Before we dig into DGLS and PFCs, how are you doing with our Baby Steps to Health challenge? If you’re just tuning in, you can find…

baby steps | just. breath.

Since the murder of George Floyd, I’ve been especially aware of telling people to “just breathe.” Breathing is NOT a privilege—it’s a right, and yet so many in our country…

winter menus

It seems that winter has finally arrived in Michigan, and on my 57th birthday, we had a gorgeous, cold, snowy day with a few moments where the sun peeked through…

baby steps | hydrate or die

Yes, hydrate: this is step one in our Baby Steps to Health series for 2022. It may sound overly simple—bear with me. My daughter and I have a saying, “Hydrate…