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One of my fave pics -- s ... by Melissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating One of my fave pics -- strangers at a party that asked to hold Maya. She was adored by all I’ve been to El Salvador a ton of times while my [Salvadoran-born] hus ... Read on »
Making Do by Melissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating For as spacey as I feel sometimes lately, I have to say, I am pretty darn proud of myself for becoming so resourceful and adaptable as a new mom. This weekend, while ... Read on »
Warm and Fuzzy…now go to sleep! by Melissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Lately bed-time has been a challenge. Maya, who used to just go in her crib and lay and talk and sleep within a few minutes now is at that lovely stage where she wants ... Read on »
Rejected by Melissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Everyone experiences rejection — it’s a fact of life. But I don’t handle rejection well. When, in sixth grade, I found out that my crush liked me a lot … but only as a ... Read on »
Falling Into Place … Sort of by Melissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Do you ever have one of those days where everything seems to fall into place? You wake happy and well-rested, have a decent hair day, like your outfit, the weather is good ... Read on »
When words just won’t do by Melissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I had all these grandiose ideas for blog topics this week running through my head as we went about town today. I couldn’t wait to get home and get blogging. Then on our wa ... Read on »
Pass it On by Melissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating My best friend sent me this card a few months ago (love you, BFF!) and it’s proudly [and prominently] displayed on my desk at work. The words epitomize motherhood to ... Read on »
The Littlest Firecracker by Melissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Happy Fourth of July! I can’t believe how bad I’ve been about 1) blogging and 2) holding to my own “commitments.” Despite my best efforts, I discovered that AM w ... Read on »
How to Talk to Little Girls by Melissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating A  friend posted this article, “How to Talk to Little Girls” on Facebook yesterday, which talks about NOT praising little girls on their appearances but rather on who ... Read on »
Making Commitments by Melissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I’m rarely late. Anyone that knows me knows that, even with a baby in tow, I’m rarely late. [When I am, it's usually because my lovely HUSBAND is running late ... not me]. ... Read on »
Post-Partum Bellies DO Look Like Preggo Bellies!! by Melissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating How refreshing to see this pic of Pink — known for her kick-ass persona and rock-hard abs — walking on the beach with her husband and five-day-old baby, Willow. This st ... Read on »
“What’s the Worst That Could Happen?” by Melissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating For as much as I’m the eternal optimist, I also tend to be a worry-wart : hoping for the best, but freaking out about the (potential for the) worst. I blame my dad for thi ... Read on »
Don’t Compare … Um, OK … But Then What?! by Melissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Everyone says not to compare your child to other kids; all kids develop differently physically and intellectually and emotionally. Yadda, yadda, yadda. Rationally, ... Read on »
Breastfeeding ROI by Melissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating If my breasts were a business, any financial analyst would have recommended I close shop a long time ago. My ROI (return on investment) sucks. You see, I pump all day ... Read on »
Little Wonders by Melissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Our sweet little Maya turns six months old a week from today, and I’m beside myself with bewilderment. Where did the time go? I know all parents (new and old) feel t ... Read on »
Where’s My Megaphone?! by Melissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I’ve been really good about not letting the scale impact my life recently … and, in fact, have been so good that I’ve avoiding it completely! Truth be told, I j ... Read on »
My Therapy by Melissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Though I was an early talker (are you surprised?!) and still love to talk, writing has always been the most therapeutic form of self-help for me. I began journaling in ... Read on »
Welcome to the Sick House by Melissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating We are what you might call “a mess.” This weekend my parents came to visit (yay!!!) and we all got sick in one way or another. It started with Maya. While she was a ... Read on »
The Squiggly Black Line by Melissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Over the past five months, the squiggly black line (known as linea negra) that stretched as my belly grew and then shrank post-partum has now nearly completely disappeared ... Read on »
Reasons to Smile by Melissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I haven’t been blogging a lot lately because I just don’t have much to say, except that I love this little girl more than life itself!!!!! (But you already knew that ... Read on »