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nicole-and-lucasIf you love tips, recipes, and ideas for raising healthy kids, and want to connect with your kids instead of yelling, you’ll feel right at home here.

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This is a sisterhood for health-conscious Mamas like you to find healthy recipes for the whole family (picky eaters included), as well as resources on attachment parenting and green living.

Speaking of resources, be sure to grab my 10 Kid-Friendly Healthy Meals (in under 10 Minutes). It’s the perfect resource when you’re in a pinch.

Since becoming a mom, this is my passion.

Before motherhood, I taught women how to lose weight and keep it off, even when nothing else had worked. I still do that on the side. I’ve crafted my own unique approach, and you can read inspiring success stories from other women. But everything else you’ll find here at Revitalize is focused on Mamas.

Grab a smoothie or kombucha, get comfy, and let’s dive in together. Browse your topics of interest here, or read my latest blog posts below. And please don’t hesitate to say hello! I’d love to hear from you.


An Ode to Mama Bodies (And a picture of our newest addition!)

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in Body Image | 0 comments

An Ode to Mama Bodies (And a picture of our newest addition!)

Here’s to the body that will never again be the same after growing and birthing another human being, that part of your soul that is outside of your body.

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No-Bake Energy Bites (Warning: Addictive – eat at your own risk!)

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in Sides, Snacks & Light Meals | 0 comments

No-Bake Energy Bites (Warning: Addictive – eat at your own risk!)

These are amazingly scrumptious. I can’t get enough. Nor can anyone else in my family, or the neighbor who kindly lent me her food processor when mine died mid-recipe. They’re a great replacement for energy or granola bars crammed with sugar – the only thing in here that isn’t a healthy simple ingredient is the the chocolate chips, and you can make your own if you’d like these to be 100% healthy! But I don’t mind cutting corners once in a while… 🙂

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Chia Pudding Recipe

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Desserts, Sides, Snacks & Light Meals | 0 comments

Chia Pudding Recipe

This new recipe has quickly become one of our favorites, whether for breakfast or dessert. With only a few ingredients, it’s easy to make – the hardest part it waiting the few hours for it to set in the fridge. 🙂

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Protein-Packed Mango Smoothie Recipe (Only 3 Ingredients!)

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Sides, Snacks & Light Meals | 0 comments

Protein-Packed Mango Smoothie Recipe (Only 3 Ingredients!)

This protein packed mango smoothie is rich, creamy, and perfectly delicious on a hot day.

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Grab my Sugar Detox Recipe Book (For a few days only)

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in Recipes | 0 comments

Grab my Sugar Detox Recipe Book (For a few days only)

Whether you’re looking for new recipe ideas or want to focus on healthier food, I’ve got a must-have resource for you: my Sugar Detox Recipe Book!

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I Want YOUR Opinion!

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Mindset | 0 comments

I Want YOUR Opinion!

For 2 minutes of your time with this QUICK survey, I’ll send YOU my Healthy Snack Cheat Sheet! (A list of healthy ways to satisfy “unhealthy” cravings.)

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Our Family Has a BIG Surprise to Share…

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Parenting | 10 comments

Our Family Has a BIG Surprise to Share…

Our son Lucas says it so well, so I’ll let him do the talking…

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Tropical Green Smoothie *Recipe* – Inspired by Vitamix

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Sides, Snacks & Light Meals | 0 comments

Tropical Green Smoothie *Recipe* – Inspired by Vitamix

The Vitamix is a very nice machine – but you don’t have to pay $100’s to make great smoothies at home. This topical smoothie recipe works for ANY blender.

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How to Support Your Child’s Emotional Awareness (& prevent emotional eating later in life)

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Parenting | 2 comments

How to Support Your Child’s Emotional Awareness (& prevent emotional eating later in life)

We need to feel our emotions. Reactions are human, natural, and normal. Denying them is to deny ourselves. It leads to emotional eating, among other problems.
This lesson is important not only for us, but for our kids too. How do we teach this lesson to our children?

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Is This You? – “I don’t have a reaction. I have a bag of chips.”

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Parenting | 2 comments

Is This You? – “I don’t have a reaction. I have a bag of chips.”

If you’re labeling thoughts or feelings as wrong, you’re putting yourself in the wrong for having those thoughts or feelings. The natural reaction is to “stuff” the bad thought or feeling. Bury it deep, pretend it doesn’t exist. But this can lead to a lifetime of struggling with emotional eating.

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