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Gluten-Free on the Road

Following a gluten-free diet at home can feel like a challenge in and of itself, but hitting the road on a gluten-free diet can seem downright intimidating, especially when you are new to the gluten-free lifestyle. A little advanced planning and a few simple tips will allow you to conquer the roads with ease and confidence. Learning to live gluten free? Here is our Guide to Gluten-Free Living for beginners: Make a Plan. Just like you research the accommodations and attractions of the places you visit, spend a little time before…

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Do Real Women Make Good Cover Girls?

Have you heard about the latest dust up to rock the fashion industry? InStyle magazine had the temerity to put Amy Schumer—in a white swimsuit no less—on the cover of their beauty issue. And the kicker is…it’s a beautiful photo. The colors, the lighting, the makeup, the whole shebang, it’s stunning. In fact, they’ve released additional photos from the shoot, and in my opinion, those are also beautiful. “What’s good about not being a model is that it’s not the thing I trade on. Once I start looking older, that won’t affect me. I have…

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Diabetes: Beyond Type 1

“Don’t forget to take care of yourself,” is one of my favorite pieces of parenting advice given by other parents. The unexpected life that unfolds before you as a parent can be overwhelming, so every once in a while, it’s important to focus on your own wellness. However, I can’t help but laugh at the thought of NOT taking care of myself, simply because, if I stopped, I’d be dead. You see, I live with a chronic illness that doesn’t allow me to skip self-care. I have Type 1 diabetes,…

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Reconciling My Post-Baby Identity

In the prime of my selfish “pre-baby” days I got married. I moved across the country from Chicago to Philly…leaving behind the super success as a radio personality I worked so hard to achieve. And I had just turned thirty. I spent the summer without a job, but then got a great on-air position with a top-ranked radio station in Philly. Within the first week of my new job, I found out I was pregnant. I gained fifty pounds and forty-one weeks later popped out a bouncing baby boy, no…

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Big And Happy

I must have been ten years old when I overheard an older cousin of mine say “I bet Tova will struggle with her weight her entire life, just like her mother”. I had no idea what he meant obviously—as far as I was concerned, there was nothing wrong with my weight just like I didn’t see anything wrong with my mom’s either. I was just another average looking ten year old who loved skipping rope and playing hide and seek, as well as eating ice cream on hot days. But…

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