Kid-Friendly Meals: Green Oatmeal Pancakes

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Toddlerhood, that stage in life where going against the grain seems to be one’s sole purpose. With that comes certain staples like: never eating vegetables, doing the complete opposite of what’s asked of you, yelling…a lot, refusing to bathe and constantly asking to go to the bathroom at the most … Read More

StubbornTalesKid-Friendly Meals: Green Oatmeal Pancakes

Family Staycation = The Cardinal Sin of First Time Parents

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As parents we strive to make sound decisions when it comes to our children. Some seem like common sense: don’t give your child sugar before bed, always leave your house with a change of clothes, no running in parking lots, don’t take your child to a restaurant past 7pm, etc. … Read More

StubbornTalesFamily Staycation = The Cardinal Sin of First Time Parents

Mommy Skin Saver: Organic Face Mask

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The first time I tried this skin brightening face mask, I was not sold. Mainly because the thought of having to sit still for 15 uninterrupted minutes seemed like the most ludicrous thing to ask a mother of a two-year-old. Regardless, I gave myself the task of testing this recipe … Read More

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Double Duty Brew: Coffee Remedy for Under Bags

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Moms. By definition we are beings running on little to no sleep. In fact, as I sit here typing up this post I am baking cupcakes for my daughter’s 2nd birthday tomorrow. It is 10:30 pm, I still have 3 batches to go and I have to be up at … Read More

StubbornTalesDouble Duty Brew: Coffee Remedy for Under Bags


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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