Book Giveaway! The Empowered Mama by Lisa Druxman

I’m SO excited for my friend and colleague Lisa Druxman! The founder of Fit4Mom and creator of Stroller Strides, Fit4Baby, and BodyBack programs has a new book out and it’s all about keeping your sense of self while raising a family. As someone who spent the last 20 years working on building a company that would allow her to work and be there for her family, while helping other moms to the same, Lisa is a professional I’ve looked up to for years. I’m proud to call her my friend.

Although I’m not technically a full-time mom, I will be one day I think it’s ridiculously smart to listen to those who’ve come before you. Listening to and reading about the struggles moms face every day is hard. It often leaves me wondering if I’ve got what takes to do the job.

I was originally planning to give away my copy of this book after I finished reading it, but once I dove in, I realized I didn’t want to give it up. There are so many useful pages to fill out and reflect on that I feel like I will NEED this book in my life down the road, perhaps to come back to time and again.  So I’ll be buying another copy and shipping it out to one of you!

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Giveaway ends at midnight December 7th!

If you want your own copy now, order it here & check out her podcast Motivating Mom

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Book Buzz: Salt Fat Acid Heat

I want to learn more about cooking. I want to understand the science behind it all so I can enjoy cooking more than I do. I’ve come a long way from frozen fish filets and canned green beans in college (when I thought I was something), but I still don’t feel totally comfortable in the kitchen. Sure, I can follow a recipe, but if I don’t have a recipe, I feel looooost. Enter Samin Nosrat and her amazing game-changer of a cook book, that’s better than a cook book: [Read more…]

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Book Buzz: Books That Were My Jam in 2016

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There’s the NPR list of the best books of 2016.

There’s the one from the New York Times. There’s also the Goodreads list.

And then there’s MINE. Of all the books I’ve finished this year, here are my top 6:

 

“The One That EVERYBODY Read So You Have To Too”  [Read more…]

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