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Erika Boom is a personal trainer, fitness entrepreneur, women’s advocate and mom to 3 yr old Olivier. Her fitness journey began more than 25 years ago. Being a very active person, she wanted to learn what she could do to stay in shape during her pregnancy. Her quest led her … Read More


Pre-Pregnancy Fitness: The Dos & Don’ts

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Many of us, if not all of us, struggle with a little demon called ‘The Scale’, deciding to start looking for a baby can therefore instill the fear of God in us…How much should we gain? What should we eat? How much should we be exercising? The list of questions … Read More

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Muddled Strawberries & Mint

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strawberry mojito

This recipe is an all around WINNER in my book, mainly because it serves many purposes. It is a GREAT base for mojitos, but can also be used as a dessert topping for cheesecake and/or ice cream. Additionally, it works wonders on fooling the preggo brain longing for a cocktail, … Read More

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Sure Tell Signs There’s a Toddler in your Life

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Looks can be deceiving

Oh toddlerhood, that wonderful, glorious stage in a mom’s life when your child pushes you to the point of full-blown tears on what seems to be a daily basis. It’s that time that so many people tell you to, “Cherish darling, it’ll go by in the blink of an eye.” … Read More

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Meal On The Go: Green Power Smoothie

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Spinach Smoothie

This is another go-to recipe in our house. I often make this on school days when my little one isn’t hungry (nor awake) enough to down a full breakfast before having to jet out the door. This smoothie is jam-packed with fruits, veg and protein and is VERY filling. I … Read More

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