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about me and this blog

I tend to have a lot going on in my head. This blog is a way for me to get some of that stuff out.

But before you take it from me, get to know me a bit: After living in NYC for 10 years and having 2 babies there with my hubs JR, I moved to the ‘burbs and had another kid.  Now we have 12 year old boy N, 10 year old girl A, and our favorite (just kidding!), the baby JB who is now 5. Besides that full time job, I also work for a big global corporation in the employee benefits area (sounds snoozy, but really it’s very interesting! Plus, I get to do it from my home office) and I moonlight (literally by the light of the moon, after all these people are finally settled into bed) as a dietitian, my first career and lifelong passion.

With my Bachelor’s in Nutrition and Master of Public Health degree I’ve been able to work as a nutrition consultant for food companies and individuals, serving as an expert for the media, writing articles and columns for various publications, and speaking for professional and lay-public crowds. I’m was the Nutrition Advisor for HAPPY FAMILY, the organic food company, for more than 10 years and I contributed to their two books.

In my “spare” time I love to cook, read, scour Instagram for photos of beautiful rooms, and make to-do lists.  And, about 4 or 5 times a week you’ll find me at my local CrossFit gym, Immortal Fitness.

I definitely feel squeezed (get it?), but the longer I’m a mom the more I understand that that’s par for the course. I often reflect on the struggles I face as a working mom, but working moms don’t corner the market on the struggle to find work-life balance.  Most moms are like me: contented and torn, tired but resolute, struggling to stay organized and sane.

Come with me, fair reader. I hope you find something useful here.

Please be aware that the content provided in this blog is for informational purposes only and nothing said in this blog should be considered to be medical advice. I also can’t guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information found by following any link on this site. Please seek the individualized attention of a registered dietitian in your community if you are looking for specific nutrition advice for yourself and your family, particularly if anyone in your household has a medical or nutritional condition, food allergy, etc. Thank you!

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