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  • Stop Picky Eating Virtual Workshop
    11/08/2020 - Danielle Shea Tan 1 Comment
    Stop Picky Eating Virtual Workshop

    You can enjoy family meals without the stress of picky eating! When unaddressed, picky eating can create major stress within a family. Unfortunately, strategies commonly used to encourage healthy eating such as “no thank you bites” or “dinner before dessert” eventually backfire and have been shown to create pickier eaters! Join this informative discussion to […]

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  • Let’s Put a Stop to Breastfeeding Inequality!
    03/08/2020 - healthymamasforhappyfamilies 0 Comments
    Let’s Put a Stop to Breastfeeding Inequality!

    Breastfeeding is healthy, natural, and a heck of a lot cheaper than formula. For some mamas, the practice comes easy, and they’re well on their way to a happy, healthy relationship with breastfeeding. Unfortunately, the story doesn’t end there. From a lack of maternity leave or pumping breaks to a lack of medical and personal […]

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  • Are You Struggling With Pregnancy Symptoms?
    29/07/2020 - healthymamasforhappyfamilies 0 Comments
    Are You Struggling With Pregnancy Symptoms?

    Join this special event, presented by four women’s health specialists, to learn holistic, effective solutions to your pregnancy conditions including morning sickness, reflux, back pain, incontinence and more. During this time it is challenging to solve common pregnancy related symptoms. Many of us are trying to address our symptoms from our own from homes – […]

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  • Boost Immunity In Pregnancy – Workshop
    29/07/2020 - healthymamasforhappyfamilies 0 Comments
    Boost Immunity In Pregnancy – Workshop

    Every pregnant mama (any trimester!) needs this program! Being pregnant during the pandemic is unlike giving birth in any other time in this century. Now is the time to become empowered in your mind and body for giving birth during this unprecedented health crisis and becoming a parent. In this complimentary session, we will cover […]

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  • Starting Solids – A Fun Family Activity!
    26/04/2020 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Starting Solids – A Fun Family Activity!

    Gain confidence and inspiration for transitioning your baby to solid food! Transitioning to solid foods is an exciting phase for families with babies. This new phase can take up to two years and with it can bring many questions for parents. In this family-friendly VIRTUAL workshop, I will cover which foods to introduce first and […]

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  • Thriving Through Pregnancy and Beyond
    24/04/2020 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Thriving Through Pregnancy and Beyond

    During this time we are all called upon to dig deep, reaffirm our commitment to self health and redefine our strategies to maintain health. This is particularly important for pregnant and new moms. I am excited to announce that I have collaborated with three other women’s health specialists to offer an 8 Week Virtual Program […]

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  • Immune Supports and COVID19
    13/04/2020 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Immune Supports and COVID19

    There are a lot of questions surrounding COVID-19 and many people are wondering what they can do to support their immune system. Well, I have some great news! What we put into our bodies plays a huge role in how our immune system is able to function. This helps keep us healthy & well physically, mentally, […]

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  • How Food Affects a Child’s Mood and What To Do About It
    17/12/2019 - healthymamasforhappyfamilies 0 Comments
    How Food Affects a Child’s Mood and What To Do About It

    Arm yourself with practical strategies to improve your child’s mood through food! We are excited to have Danielle Shea Tan, author of 52 Small Changes for the Family and Functional Family Nutritionist, back for another workshop! This workshop will teach parents the science-behind how food impacts mood and behavior in children and share simple strategies […]

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  • Winter Wellness For the Whole Family
    17/12/2019 - healthymamasforhappyfamilies 0 Comments
    Winter Wellness For the Whole Family

    Keep your family healthy this winter! Let’s face it – winter illnesses can really be a drag for both kids and adults. Strengthening your family’s immune system is one sure-fire way to ward off colds and flu this winter season. In this workshop, you’ll learn tried and true immune-boosting strategies from family chiropractor, Dr. Jamielee […]

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  • Boost Your Family’s Immunity This Winter
    17/12/2019 - healthymamasforhappyfamilies 0 Comments
    Boost Your Family’s Immunity This Winter

    Learn tried and true strategies to keep your family well this winter! Don’t let sick days get the best of your family! In this workshop, parents will learn how to boost the immune system naturally to reduce sick days and incidence of colds and flu. Danielle Shea Tan, Functional Family Nutritionist and author of 52 […]

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  • Post-baby Nutrition Tips FREE e-book!
    17/09/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Post-baby Nutrition Tips FREE e-book!

    I’m so excited to announce availability of a FREE e-book created to support mamas in the 6-months after they’ve had a baby. It is a quick guide so you can read it while feeding your baby! The guide contains: nutrition tips for healing my three favorite SUPER easy recipes, and simple strategies for self-care You […]

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  • Starting Solids with Confidence! (Plainville, MA)
    17/09/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Starting Solids with Confidence! (Plainville, MA)

    Gain confidence and inspiration for transitioning your baby to solid food! Transitioning to solid foods is an exciting phase for families with babies. This new phase can take up to two years and with it can bring many questions for parents. In this family-friendly workshop, Danielle will cover which foods to introduce first and why, […]

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  • Stop Picky Eating with Love, Patience and a Proven Approach (Plainville, MA)
    17/09/2019 - healthymamasforhappyfamilies 0 Comments
    Stop Picky Eating with Love, Patience and a Proven Approach (Plainville, MA)

    With a proven approach, you can help your child overcome picky eating! When unaddressed, picky eating can create major stress within a family. Unfortunately, strategies commonly used to encourage healthy eating such as “no thank you bites” or “dinner before dessert” eventually backfire and have been shown to create pickier eaters! Join this informative discussion […]

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  • How Food Affects a Child’s Mood and What to Do About it!
    17/09/2019 - healthymamasforhappyfamilies 0 Comments
    How Food Affects a Child’s Mood and What to Do About it!

    Learn simple strategies for fueling your family with food that promotes emotional balance and good health! What goes into your child’s body has a HUGE impact on his or her ability to thrive, sleep, manage big emotions and even transition from one activity to another or one place to another. If her diet is missing […]

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  • 7 Hacks for Making Cooking Easy & Fun
    08/05/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    7 Hacks for Making Cooking Easy & Fun

    At the end of a long day of work, caring for kids and keeping up with life, the idea of getting a hot, home-cooked dinner on the table and eating it together is enough to make many parents melt to the floor. There are plenty of statistics around the decline of the family dinner, and […]

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  • 5 Actions That Put You in Control of Your Family’s Health
    08/05/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    5 Actions That Put You in Control of Your Family’s Health

    Scheduling and attending health-related appointments, especially if you are a parent and coordinating for your children, can sometimes feel like a full-time job. If you’ve ever wondered why your family gets sick so often or when the last time you got your teeth cleaned, you’re in the right place to make some changes.  Taking charge […]

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  • 12 Things to Do for Screen Free Week
    17/04/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    12 Things to Do for Screen Free Week

    Screen Free Week begins on Monday, April 29th and I couldn’t be more excited. Getting rid of screens for a week opens up our time, our creativity and our ability to bond as a family. In fact, doing a screen detox is one of the strategies we recommend in 52 Small Changes for the Family […]

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  • How (and Why) to Create a Family Bucket List
    17/04/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    How (and Why) to Create a Family Bucket List

    Who among us doesn’t love to get the latest tech product, newest item of clothing, hottest toy? The pursuit of the latest material possession is a trap that kids and adults alike fall into. But studies show that if we are buying things, we might be putting our money in the wrong place. As time passes, […]

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  • Chuck the Chocolate Bunny: 10 Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas
    13/04/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Chuck the Chocolate Bunny: 10 Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas

    Spring has arrived, and so have the promises of that pesky little bunny with his eggs full of chocolate and jelly beans! Indulging in a few delicious seasonal treats is always fun (Cadbury Eggs, anyone?), but a basket of giant chocolate bunnies and bags of sugary candy + a kid usually doesn’t make for the […]

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  • 15 Ways to Teach Kids About Money at Any Age
    01/04/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    15 Ways to Teach Kids About Money at Any Age

    When we talk about health, financial responsibility might not be the first thing you think about. But in fact, studies have shown time and again that your financial health is directly tied to your physical health–and no wonder. Worrying about money can be a huge stressor.   It’s rare for a high school to require […]

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  • How Does Your Garden Grow? Our 7 Favorite Gardening Tools for Kids
    21/03/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    How Does Your Garden Grow? Our 7 Favorite Gardening Tools for Kids

    There are many ways you can cultivate a connection to farming and gardening within your family. Helping children to understand where their food comes from helps to shape them into more well-rounded and informed eaters as they grow. With the advent of local farmers’ markets and more awareness around sourcing, eating locally grown food has […]

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  • Book Launch! Five Favorite Tips from 52 Small Changes for the Family
    21/03/2019 - healthymamasforhappyfamilies 0 Comments
    Book Launch! Five Favorite Tips from 52 Small Changes for the Family

    I’m thrilled today to announce the launch of my new book, 52 Small Changes for the Family (available NOW on Amazon!).  This is my first book, and I teamed up with bestselling author Brett Blumenthal to add my family health expertise to her winning concept of making a small change each week to create a […]

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  • 10 Ways to Get Creative with Your Family This Weekend
    21/03/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    10 Ways to Get Creative with Your Family This Weekend

    Getting creative is a super important component of your family’s mental health. And if you’re like me, any tips from others on how to be creative with your kids is welcome! First, you don’t need to be an artist or musician in order to reap the benefits of regular creative pursuits. Researchers have reviewed studies that […]

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  • How to Become a Better Listener Through Active Listening
    21/03/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    How to Become a Better Listener Through Active Listening

    If you’ve lamented the loss of real conversation in your life, you wouldn’t be alone. Sherry Turkle, MIT communications professor and noted author, reminds us: “The world is more talkative now, but it’s at the expense of real conversation.” Cultivating real conversations within your family is essential for everyone’s happiness and for your children’s development. […]

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  • Get Organized and Reduce Clutter
    01/03/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Get Organized and Reduce Clutter

    Minimizing and organizing: they’re so hot right now. If you’ve been bingeing Marie Kondo and making your thrift store piles, or simply sighing every time you open that junk drawer because who has the time to binge TV right now, this post is for you. In my upcoming book, 52 Small Changes for the Family […]

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  • 8 Tips to Keep Your Family Healthy All Season Long
    19/02/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    8 Tips to Keep Your Family Healthy All Season Long

    Between daycare, holiday parties and brutal winter temps, it seems like someone in the house is always catching a cold. And before you know it, the entire family is hunkered in on the couch with a box of tissues. While flu season typically peaks between December and February, it can linger around until as late […]

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  • 10 Family-Friendly Recipes for Serving Whole Grains
    19/02/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    10 Family-Friendly Recipes for Serving Whole Grains

    Whole grains are the foundation of a healthy diet, but unfortunately are lacking in many of our kitchens today. In fact, according to a 2015 survey by the Whole Grains Council, only 31 percent of Americans always choose whole grains over unhealthy refined grain products. So what’s the fuss about, anyway? Unlike stripped down refined […]

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  • Stop Mealtime Meltdowns in Their Tracks
    19/02/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Stop Mealtime Meltdowns in Their Tracks

    If there’s any such thing as a universal parenting experience, mealtime meltdowns are it. Whether it’s a hangry kiddo who’s losing his mind faster than you can get food on the table, a child who absolutely refuses anything with nutritional value or one who suddenly strikes against food she once loved, we’ve all been there. […]

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  • Recipes for Eating the Rainbow
    05/02/2019 - healthymamasforhappyfamilies 0 Comments
    Recipes for Eating the Rainbow

    A study by the Centers for Disease Control shows that 60 percent of children and 18 percent of adults aren’t getting enough fruit each day, and worse: 93 percent of children and 83 percent of adults are deficient in veggies. According to new research, the USDA recommendation of four to six servings of produce each […]

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  • Most Delicious Grain-Free Flatbread Crust Ever!
    05/02/2019 - healthymamasforhappyfamilies 0 Comments
    Most Delicious Grain-Free Flatbread Crust Ever!

    This is the most delicious grain-free pizza crust!! Both gluten lovers and people who eat gluten-free love this pizza crust recipe. You can call it flatbread or pizza crust but no matter what you call it – it is delicious and loved by everyone that’s tasted it! Ingredients:  1.5 c tapioca starch1 c pumpkin seed […]

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  • No Sugar, Date-Sweetened Muffins
    24/01/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    No Sugar, Date-Sweetened Muffins

    Muffins are so easy for grab-n-go breakfasts or snacks. I love that I can pack them with nutritious ingredients without compromising on flavor, but I hate that the ones we love the most are loaded with sugar. For years, I scoured the web looking for a muffin recipe that used dates instead of sugar for […]

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  • 3-Minute Warming Seed + Honey Oatmeal
    24/01/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    3-Minute Warming Seed + Honey Oatmeal

    It’s time to toss the pre-packaged oatmeal for a healthier, more delicious option! Many people assume oatmeal takes too much time and requires cooking on the stovetop, but that’s not true! Making a delicious bowl or mason jar of oatmeal can be done in just 3 minutes! This is our favorite family recipe that can […]

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  • 10 Ways to Enjoy Nature in the Winter
    24/01/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    10 Ways to Enjoy Nature in the Winter

    In most parts of the country (especially here in the Northeast), winter isn’t a time that’s synonymous with the best time to get outside and explore. We long for warm summer or brisk fall days where we can enjoy all the natural beauty, and a grayer, leafless landscape often doesn’t appeal. But to slough off […]

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  • Create a Scent-Scape to Shift Your Mood
    17/01/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Create a Scent-Scape to Shift Your Mood

    Many of us have gotten a whiff of a scent and been transported back to a memory or moment in time – and the associated emotions. But have you ever thought about how you can create scent in your space that helps improve your mood. Many of us customize our homes or workspaces to be […]

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  • 08/01/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Winter Wellness For The Whole Family

    Keep your family healthy this winter! Let’s face it – winter illnesses can really be a drag for both kids and adults. Strengthening your family’s immune system is one sure-fire way to ward off colds and flu this winter season. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to care for yourself and your family using nourishing […]

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  • 10 Tools to Help Your Family Start Meditating
    08/01/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    10 Tools to Help Your Family Start Meditating

    It seems like every time a high-performing mogul recounts their daily routine lately, meditation is a part of it. Meditation has officially entered the mainstream, and proponents tout everything from increased focus and calm to a deeper feeling of well-being. Studies have shown that meditation is great for managing stress, to treat anxiety, depression and […]

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  • The Secret to Less Sugar: Crowd It Out
    30/12/2018 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    The Secret to Less Sugar: Crowd It Out

    If you’re a parent, you probably fight a daily battle with sugar. Most of us can attest to the noticeable effects of sugar on our kids’ behavior: “bouncing off the walls.” Study after study has demonstrated the negative side of added sugar: elevated cholesterol, liver inflammation and type 2 diabetes are on the rise among […]

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  • Goal-Setting with Kids: How to Make It Work
    30/12/2018 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Goal-Setting with Kids: How to Make It Work

    With New Year’s fast approaching, many of us are thinking about the fresh start of New Year’s Resolutions. You’ve probably heard the statistic that about 80% of resolutions fail by the second week of February. Nonetheless, the new year is a great time to start talking to your kids about setting–and keeping–goals, and to allow […]

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  • Chocolatey Strawberry Smoothie
    18/12/2018 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Chocolatey Strawberry Smoothie

    This recipe is one of my favorite ways to add extra greens into my family’s diet!  Ingredients (serves 1): 4 frozen strawberries 2 TBS chocolate hazelnut butter 1 C coconut milk (unsweetened) 1/2 C frozen chopped spinach 1 tsp organic raw honey 1 C filtered water Directions: 1. Put all ingredients in a blender. Blend […]

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  • 18/12/2018 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Molasses Spiked Chia Oatmeal

    Here’s a super boost twist on traditional oatmeal: Ingredients (serves 1): 1/2 C rolled oats (I use gluten free) 1TBS chia seeds 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp organic blackstrap molasses optional: chopped nuts or seeds, hemp seeds, dried fruit such as organic raisins or currants Directions:  1. Mix all ingredients well. 2. Add hot/boiling water. 3. […]

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  • Kindness Challenge: 10 Acts of Kindness
    17/12/2018 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Kindness Challenge: 10 Acts of Kindness

    Being kind to others feels like a no-brainer, and research supports that instinct. Being kind doesn’t just feel good, it’s also good for your health. It has been shown to lower blood pressure, boost joyfulness, reduce pain, improve healing and increase acceptance by peers (otherwise known as popularity). Acts of kindness improve bonds and social […]

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  • Toxin-Free Stocking Stuffers
    11/12/2018 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Toxin-Free Stocking Stuffers

    Stumped for stocking stuffers this year? Don’t default to plastic toys, candy and run of the mill personal care products! These traditional stocking stuffers bring all kinds of toxins into your home. (Plus, who needs another piece of candy or plastic piece of junk around the house?) In my new book, 52 Small Changes for […]

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  • 11 Funny Books to Read with Your Family
    03/12/2018 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    11 Funny Books to Read with Your Family

    One of the easiest changes you can make when it comes to health and happiness with your family is laughing more. It costs nothing, takes little time, and who doesn’t love a good laugh? In my forthcoming book, 52 Small Changes for the Family , I’m talking about some of the changes you can make […]

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  • Stop Picky Eating With Love, Patience and A Proven Approach Online Workshop
    08/11/2018 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Stop Picky Eating With Love, Patience and A Proven Approach Online Workshop

    With a proven approach, you can help your child overcome picky eating! When unaddressed, picky eating can create major stress within a family. Unfortunately, strategies commonly used to encourage healthy eating such as “no thank you bites” or “dinner before dessert” eventually backfire and have been shown to create pickier eaters! Join this informative discussion […]

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  • Winter Wellness for Expecting Mamas and Young Families
    30/10/2018 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Winter Wellness for Expecting Mamas and Young Families

    Keep you and your young family healthy this winter! Staying healthy naturally during the Winter months is absolutely possible! Join us for an afternoon of learning how to stay well this weinter using food, herbs you keep in your kitchen, nutritional supplements and essential oils. Whether you’re pregnant, newly postpartum or have young kids, you […]

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  • Starting Solids and Introducing Allergens to Babies
    15/10/2018 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Starting Solids and Introducing Allergens to Babies

    Gain confidence and inspiration for transitioning your baby to solid food! Transitioning to solid foods is an exciting phase for families with babies. This new phase can take up to two years and with it can bring many questions for parents. In this workshop, Danielle Shea Tan, a functional family nutritionist for families at The […]

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  • Stop Picky Eating with Love, Patience and a Proven Approach
    15/10/2018 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Stop Picky Eating with Love, Patience and a Proven Approach

    With a proven approach, you can help your child overcome picky eating! When unaddressed, picky eating can create major stress within a family. Unfortunately, strategies commonly used to encourage healthy eating such as “no thank you bites” or “dinner before dessert” eventually backfire and have been shown to create pickier eaters! Join this informative discussion […]

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  • Secrets to Avoid Creating a Picky Eater
    15/10/2018 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Secrets to Avoid Creating a Picky Eater

    With a proven approach, you can avoid the stress of raising a picky eater! Feeding your family is one of the most important and stressful parenting jobs. Yet, strategies commonly used to encourage healthy eating such as “no thank you bites” or “dinner before dessert” actually backfire and create pickier eaters! Join this informative discussion […]

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  • Stop Picky Eating Now Workshop
    13/09/2018 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Stop Picky Eating Now Workshop

    Got Picky Eaters? Have a little one and want to avoid creating a picky eater?  When unaddressed, picky eating can create major stress within a family. Unfortunately, strategies commonly used to encourage healthy eating such as “no thank you bites” or “dinner before dessert” eventually backfire and have been shown to create pickier eaters! In […]

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  • Spring into Smoothies
    02/04/2015 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Spring into Smoothies

    Oh, how do I love you, smoothies. Let me count the ways. I love that I pack in nutrition even on picky eating days. I love the pretty colors of the yummy fruit and greens. And, that my family slurps them down while staying nice n’ lean.I love how my son wants to press the blender button.And, […]

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  • Ugh, The Dinosaur Camelbak Has To Go
    11/03/2015 - Danielle Shea Tan 33 Comments
    Ugh, The Dinosaur Camelbak Has To Go

    Latest studies show chemicals used to replace “BPA” are worse for our health than BPA. My friends over at Mommy Business alerted me to this news in a recent blog post and I had to share with you. While thankful for the critical information, I’m grumbling over what happens next – finding a suitable replacement […]

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  • Unhealthy ingredients in your “healthy” convenience foods
    19/02/2015 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Unhealthy ingredients in your “healthy” convenience foods

    I’m kind of a lunatic when I find a new REAL food that comes in a package a.k.a. convenience for a busy mama! Last week, at the grocery store, I discovered So Delicious pulled the carrageenan out of their coconut milk. Yahoo!!! You should have seen me. I literally screamed at the top of my’ lungs and catapulted into the […]

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  • What’s lurking in your pantry?
    12/02/2015 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    What’s lurking in your pantry?

    Do you cringe thinking about the ingredients in your family’s favorite packaged foods? With all the gory ingredients that food sleuths like Food Babe and Lisa Leake from 100 Days of Real Food are uncovering, it’s hard not to wonder what’s lurking in your pantry?Yet, we’re all guilty of convincing ourselves “everything in moderation”, right? Weeelll, moderation simply goes […]

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  • Fitting exercise into a busy family life
    14/01/2015 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Fitting exercise into a busy family life

    It’s the million dollar question for most moms, “How do I fit exercise into a busy family life?” I know you’re all begging to learn the secret trick that mamas who exercise aren’t sharing with you (those bitches…) For the love of god, where on earth do these moms find the time to run half […]

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  • 9 Fruits and Veggies A Day Makes for a Healthy Mama
    07/01/2015 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    9 Fruits and Veggies A Day Makes for a Healthy Mama

    However insane or ridiculous it might sound, it is possible to consume 9 servings of produce each day. Add kids, a job, hobbies and life to the mix and, well… it’s a bit more challenging, but still possible. You might be wondering “why on earth do I need NINE servings of produce daily?” I get it. […]

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  • New Year’s Resolutions With a Purpose
    30/12/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    New Year’s Resolutions With a Purpose

    We’re all guilty of it – setting resolutions for the New Year that we surely intend to accomplish. Buuuut, things get in the way like babies, kids’ activities, work deadlines or potty training. By the time NYE rolls around again, we’re hoping our glass of bubbly clouds feelings of defeat and disappointment. Cheers to a New […]

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  • Healthy Holiday Kid-Friendly Treats
    16/12/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Healthy Holiday Kid-Friendly Treats

    Growing up it was a tradition for extended family and friends to attend my nana’s annual Christmas Eve party. It’s hard to put words to the emotions that are tied to that experience for me, but it never quite felt like Christmas until after my nana’s party.  Her house was filled with gorgeous holiday decorations, celebratory food and […]

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  • Are you placating a picky eater?
    09/12/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Are you placating a picky eater?

    I have an important question for you. Do you ask your child what she wants to eat at meal times? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. You might feel that you have to offer the kinds of foods she wants because otherwise she’ll be undernourished and walk around feeling hungry all day – or […]

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  • 01/12/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Preparing for Healthy Holiday

    Happy Holidays. That’s a command – not a statement. “I love it when the holidays hit and I’m so stressed out from purchasing gifts, cleaning, decorating and cooking!” Said no mom. Ever. The holidays are supposed to be wondrous. Families gather, delicious food is shared and bountiful blessings are bestowed on those who seek the […]

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  • 24/11/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Bust Out of Bread Boredom

    What if I told you that shutting out the sandwich is actually a good thing? The truth is bread – in all its fluffiness and yumminess – is processed by the body like sugar. Yup. sugar. Those yummy little whole grains are pulverized into flour to make bread. And, flour is essentially sugar to the […]

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  • How Do You Track Down Your Turkey?
    17/11/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    How Do You Track Down Your Turkey?

    Thanksgiving is a holiday that centers mostly around grub, with all eyes on the tasty turkey towering over the fixings. But, if that turkey turns your tummy into a mess of bloating and nausea, and makes your body feel fatigued, you won’t be particularly thankful. A little secret that many of you mamas may not […]

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  • Positive Prenatal
    09/11/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Positive Prenatal

    You’re pregnant! Congratulations. This likely means you’re either glowing like the sun or riding the wave of morning sickness. Either way, now is the time to make those all-important nutritional decisions that will fuel your body and your baby’s mind. You’re a healthy mama already, so this isn’t going to be hard. But what you […]

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  • Pl. Eeeeeeeeeese. With a Cherry on Top?
    02/11/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Pl. Eeeeeeeeeese. With a Cherry on Top?

    How many times has your toddler burst into a beg-whine only to have you, well, begging for some wine? Whining of any kind can grate on a mama’s nerves, but it’s the persistent whine after you’ve said no to a sweet treat that can really send the mellowest mama into orbit. Not that I’ve been […]
     

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  • Limiting Halloween Candy Isn’t Ghoulish
    29/10/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Limiting Halloween Candy Isn’t Ghoulish

    Eating candy is part of being a kid. At Halloween, I remember dragging pillowcases home FULL of candy! We had tons of fun sorting through the mountain of treats to find our favorites. In my house, you got to choose a handful of favorites and then your sugary loot was replaced with cold hard cash […]

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  • Halloween Haunt: When Gooey Candy Makes You Shudder
    19/10/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Halloween Haunt: When Gooey Candy Makes You Shudder

    October 31st is just around the corner. And if having all that candy around the house is a tad bit frightening, you’re not alone. You see statistics say that sugar is four times more addictive than cocaine. That’s pretty powerful stuff considering sugar is in everything from butternut squash to burritos. And the worst part […]

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  • Prevent sick days with food
    08/09/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Prevent sick days with food

    It’s back to school time! This year my son joins the ranks in elementary school. We’ve been so excited for this transition because my son loves his nature based school. But, like so many moms out there, I can’t help but dread the constant exposure to icky germs.Kids are so sweet. But, man do they spread […]

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  • Lactogenic foods to keep milk flowing…
    20/08/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Lactogenic foods to keep milk flowing…

    Got milk supply issues? I’ve been there one too many times. To get my milk flowing in the most precarious of situations (i.e., a gross regional airport bathroom), I’ve cycled through all the tricks in the book. I imagining the rushing water of Niagara Falls. Nothing. I envisioned the perfect stress free scene – me on […]

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  • Embracing the moments we have
    17/07/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Embracing the moments we have

    This week I am dedicating my post to a friend. I want to highlight the importance of being in the moment and really appreciating the people you care about. A friend and colleague recently lost her eight year old son unexpectedly. From the heart-felt stories at his celebration of life services, I learned that Josh […]

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  • Family-Friendly Strategies To Eat Healthy During Cookout Season
    03/07/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Family-Friendly Strategies To Eat Healthy During Cookout Season

    Cookout season brings a smile to my face. What’s not to love?  Hanging with good friends in the heat of the summer, listening to kids laughing and running in the sprinklers, and smelling the aromas of meat cooking on the grill. It transports me to the carefree days of childhood when summers were something we looked […]

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  • Two Key Strategies for Raising a Healthy Eater
    19/06/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Two Key Strategies for Raising a Healthy Eater

    As moms, we all know raising a healthy eater requires effort. But, it’s not the effort that’s the issue. It’s the consistency piece that gets us into trouble. Being consistent means no matter where we are or what else is going on, we MUST be consistent about how feed our children. Dinnertime is definitely one […]

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  • Magnesium: Because a kid has got to poop
    30/05/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Magnesium: Because a kid has got to poop

    Doesn’t it just break your heart when your little one can’t poop? Of course, it does! That’s why we do whatever it takes to remove the short term pain so our kids can have bowel movements. You’re probably familiar with Mirilax, Milk of magnesia, castor oil or colace. These are the most common stool softeners […]

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  • Celebrating healthy mamas everywhere
    12/05/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Celebrating healthy mamas everywhere

    Committing to raising a healthy family is a HUGE job! Like me, I’m sure you have a long list of actions you’re willing to take to raise a healthy family. For me, it means: Fewer vacations – Allocating less money to vacations and more money to fresh, organic foods and products for my family Less time – Spending extra time […]

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  • It’s A (Booby) Trap!: The Unexpected Benefits of Nursing a Toddler
    04/05/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    It’s A (Booby) Trap!: The Unexpected Benefits of Nursing a Toddler

    Is he off the boob yet? “Noooo, Dad. He’s still nursing.” This conversation has officially become the norm for my dad and me these days. I love my dad – he’s a wiseass and a teddy bear. While he’s half joking when he asks this question, I know he’s also judging. Actually, he’s more like […]

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  • A Healthy Way to Start Solids
    29/04/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    A Healthy Way to Start Solids

    Starting your infant on solid foods is a whole new journey that can bring mixed emotions. Fear. Excitement. Relief. Giddiness. Anxiety. What feelings do you associate with this experience? As a family nutrition coach, I was frantic to get it right! I read research studies, spoke with experts and scoured books to identify a handful of evidence-informed guidelines […]

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  • Homemade Almond Milk in Thirty Seconds
    23/04/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Homemade Almond Milk in Thirty Seconds

    ​​You might be wondering, why on earth would you make your own almond milk? Homemade almond is soooo delicious and tastes nothing like the boxed kind. Though I prefer homemade, it’s not the real reason behind my hunt for a simple, cheesecloth-free recipe for almond milk. The real reason is the BIG, UGLY word “CARRAGEENAN” that’s […]

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  • Nutritious Bars for the Busy Family
    14/04/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Nutritious Bars for the Busy Family

    While I love to cook, as a busy mom I don’t have time to whip up every meal. Of course, it’s important to focus on whole foods prepared at home because they’re the most nutritious fuel for our bodies. But let’s get real – we all need those packaged foods we can turn to in […]

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  • Sleep Tips for the Busy Mom
    07/04/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Sleep Tips for the Busy Mom

    Sleep deprivation sucks. When I’m tired, I lose patience, have less mental clarity and overall I’m just not very fun. In 2010, a survey done in the UK revealed that parents lose an average of 6 months of sleep during the first 24 months of a child’s life. Woah – that’s a crazy amount of lost […]

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  • No Cow, No Problem: Dairy-Free Calcium Sources
    31/03/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    No Cow, No Problem: Dairy-Free Calcium Sources

    When deciding to write this post about dairy-free calcium sources, I immediately thought of a favorite children’s book by Sandra Boynton titled “Are You a Cow?” To most this is a silly question, but to certain nutrition experts this question is pertinent. There’s much debate over whether cow’s milk should be part of your diet […]

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  • 5 Simple, Frugal Ways to Pamper Yourself
    24/03/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    5 Simple, Frugal Ways to Pamper Yourself

    We go and go and go. Make breakfast. Pack lunch. Throw in laundry. Drop off the kids. Head to the office or back home. Prep dinner. Pick up the kids. Prep snack. Make snacks. Swap laundry. Play with kids. Cook dinner. Bath time. Bedtime routine.Clean kitchen. Pick up toys. Fold laundry. Rinse. Repeat. Sound like […]

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  • Homemade Hemp Milk in 60 Seconds
    04/03/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Homemade Hemp Milk in 60 Seconds

    Patchouli. Marijuana. Hemp clothing. The munchies. Before going dairy-free five years, that’s the extent of my knowledge of hemp. Even now the word hemp brings back memories of funky bright-colored clothing strewn about the entrance of a shop on Newbury St in Boston. The thick smell of patchouli took my breath away that I never […]

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  • Moms and heart disease
    24/02/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Moms and heart disease

    February, it’s the month of loooovvee and America’s Heart Month – two good reasons to consider the health of your heart. Like most Americans, I’ve thought of heart disease as a man’s disease. I often worried my mom may get diabetes or cancer as she aged, but I never considered the possibility that she’d get […]

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  • Make snack time matter
    10/02/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Make snack time matter

    Kids who eat in between meals consume an average of 1-3 snacks per day. That totals to almost 1100 snack times each year! Imagine which new foods you could introduce and what unhealthy habits you could break in that amount of time. Studies show it takes 10-15 introductions for a child to be comfortable with a […]

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  • Healthy Holiday giveaway
    06/12/2013 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Healthy Holiday giveaway

    Sometimes I love taking the kitchen by storm and whipping up something delicious for the fam. But, with the holidays just around the corner, I barely have enough minutes in the day to breathe let alone cook an A+ meal.That’s where this little lifesaver comes in! During an especially busy week, I’ll toss a couple […]

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  • Why do we stuff our faces on thanksgiving?
    21/11/2013 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Why do we stuff our faces on thanksgiving?

    Ever wonder why most of us overindulge on Thanksgiving? I know some of you are thinking  “we’re all just a bunch of gluttons at heart” while others (like my Uncle Mike) are cackling out loud “it’s fun to stuff ourselves on such a glorious holiday!” I can definitely agree with this thinking on some level […]

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  • Natural medicines – for tree-huggers, Moms or both? 
    23/10/2013 - Danielle Shea Tan 1 Comment
    Natural medicines – for tree-huggers, Moms or both?

    I grew up pretty skeptical of natural remedies. My doctor never recommended them and my parents weren’t exactly the earth-lovin’ hippie types that come to mind when you think of herbal medicine. It wasn’t until I faced Lyme disease and the resulting chronic GI & nervous system issues in 2006 that I finally gave natural […]

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  • Squash in a pancake??
    10/10/2013 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Squash in a pancake??

    Earlier this week, I posted a super yummy recipe for Roasted Sweet Squash Bites. I’m still on a squash kick this week, so here’s another one of my faves: Sweet Squash Pancakes!I wanted to create this recipe mainly for my son. He used to love squash, but he’s getting into a phase where he’s turning […]

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  • Roasted sweet squash bites
    07/10/2013 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Roasted sweet squash bites

    Fall is finally here! I’m so ready to go squash crazy in the kitchen this year. Butternut squash is one of my absolute favorite things to cook up in the fall. Like my hubby, it’s naturally sweet and nutritious – I can’t get enough of it! Unfortunately, it can be a real hassle to prepare. […]

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  • It’s Kale Season!
    24/09/2013 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    It’s Kale Season!

    Maybe I’m a dorky health nut, but I love kale season! When the crisp fall air rolls in all I think about is the abundance of kale arriving in my CSA box. Kale wasn’t something we ate growing up. We obviously missed the nutrition message in those reruns of Popeye because leafy greens just weren’t […]

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  • hello cauliflower, welcome to my life
    25/08/2013 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    hello cauliflower, welcome to my life

    Like green beans, cauliflower has never been a preferred veggie in my diet. It’s bland and doesn’t exactly scream “eat me!” with its pasty white color. In fact, the ONLY time you’ll find me gnawing on a dry floret of cauliflower is at a social outing when I forgot to bring snacks and the only […]

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  • Not all green beans taste like rubber
    25/07/2013 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Not all green beans taste like rubber

    Sometimes green beans make me gag. Seriously. They were a staple of my Nana’s Thanksgiving menu growing up. My Nana was spunky, stylish and a fabulous cook. So, as a kid, I had no idea why she continued to serve these bland, rubbery green sticks. Given that she lived a long, mostly healthy life, I […]

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  • It’s Like Christmas for Healthy Home Cooks
    17/06/2013 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    It’s Like Christmas for Healthy Home Cooks

    Oooo, I’m amped up with excitement. It’s like Christmas for chefs, foodies & healthy home cooks alike. The energy buzz is palpable. For the past few weeks, whenever I see friends and fellow members around town, we flash tooth-filled smiles and remind each other that summer’s about to start. Last week, our summer CSA started! […]

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  • 5 Simple Tips to Avoid Post Vacation Exhaustion
    24/04/2013 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    5 Simple Tips to Avoid Post Vacation Exhaustion

    Sand? Trees? Snow? Whatever you fancy, vacations are supposed to be fabulous. When I have a vacation to look forward to, I just have much more pep in my step. Don’t you? The only problem is all too often, I hear my clients say “I need a vacation from my vacation.” What?! That doesn’t make […]

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  • Can You Really Bedazzle Water?
    18/04/2013 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Can You Really Bedazzle Water?

    I know. I know. You saw the title of this post & thought, water, again? #@!!%  I’m thinking the same thing as you, Mama. In the past two days alone, I’ve read over 20 articles & book chapters by medical professionals about resolving specific health concerns (e.g., rosacea, high blood pressure, IBS, GERD, arthritis) by simply drinking more water. We’ve […]

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  • A Delicious Solution to Migraines
    15/04/2013 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    A Delicious Solution to Migraines

    Migraines just plain SUCK. Apologies for the foul language I’m normally not so crude  (Ha! Just checking to see if you’re really paying attention). No, but really, they are just plain horrible. I remember the first time I ever experienced a migraine. Winter 2006, 9pm, Chicago, IL. Yup. That darn thing knocked me d-o-w-n.Until recently, […]

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  • Dairy-Free Tzatziki Sauce, Is It Possible?
    11/04/2013 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Dairy-Free Tzatziki Sauce, Is It Possible?

    Last night was an “oh sheister, what are we having for dinner” night. (Sheister is a new word I use to avoid having my son’s first word be S-H-I-T. Have I mentioned I don’t prefer foul language?). This is pretty rare in our house because as my Healthy Mamas clients know, I have menu planning down pat. Luckily, […]

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  • Baby-Led Weaning Saves Time!
    04/03/2013 - Danielle Shea Tan 1 Comment
    Baby-Led Weaning Saves Time!

    We’ve hit another fun stage with my 6-month old son, Evren. It’s time for REAL FOOD. Yahoo! He’s been sitting up for awhile & regularly grabbing for our food. Plus, have I mentioned that he is a moose? At 6 months, he weighed in at 21 lbs! So, all signs point to food introduction and […]

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  • We’re Doing Something Crazy… Who’s In?
    18/02/2013 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    We’re Doing Something Crazy… Who’s In?

    So, my husband & I are about to do something CRAZY!  I mean really crazy. A family with a new 6-month old living in New England during a particularly snowy winter just does not do this. When I told my parents of our plans, I thought my mom was going to have a heart attack. […]

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  • Demoting The Dishes, The Dog & The Laundry
    23/01/2013 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Demoting The Dishes, The Dog & The Laundry

    First, let me start by saying that I love my husband, Erol, dearly. He is an amazing, smart man and a true partner in life and at home (thanks to my MIL, we usually have a 50/50 share of household responsibilities). So, the other day, my hubby had an epiphany. Okay, maybe it wasn’t quite […]

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  • So You’re Sick, Now What?
    16/01/2013 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    So You’re Sick, Now What?

    Since writing my first blog post, I’ve received several questions on what to do if prevention tactics fail and you’re infected with the cold or flu. With a history of asthma and Lyme disease, this mama is all about warding off sickness ASAP, so I’m happy to elaborate. Though I’d love to start this post by […]

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  • How to Skip The Sudafed, Mama
    07/01/2013 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    How to Skip The Sudafed, Mama

    Mommy & daddy are frickin’ sick. Yes, after maybe 3+ years of not catching a cold or flu in the winter, I’m sick and I’m pissed about it. I broke two of my own golden rules of staying healthy (see Tip #1 and #4) and ran myself into illness.  As much as I love Charlie Brown, […]

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