Busy summer days call for easy, healthy snacks and add-ins — you know, healthy goodies that are easy to grab when you’ve got one foot out the door, or toss into yogurt or a salad when you want a little extra nutrition but don’t have the time to do a bunch of chopping. Happily, I’ve had a few tasty options cross my desk in recent weeks, so although I can’t actually share my snacks, I can share the deets on the treats I’ve been noshing on. Barùkas: Supernuts of the Savannah Want a snack that’s not just good for you,…

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There are things I truly dig about living in Florida — like the fact that I can pop over to the beach just about any time I want, whether it’s because I’m meeting friends for happy hour after work or want to do an outdoor workout while watching for dolphins. One of the downsides to living here, though, is the fact that we don’t have basements — and homes in my area don’t come with a ton of extra space or storage. So, while some of my friends in other parts of the country have all kinds of cool exercise…

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Sex positivity (meaning that sex, as long as it’s healthy and truly consensual, is a good thing) is something I think about a lot. Maybe not as much as body positivity, or busting diet culture, or, you know, tacos — but, well, I’m in the midst of writing a romance novel, and as I’ve delved further and further into that world, I’ve become far more aware of how sex and self-confidence and feminism intersect. I’ve also realized how often love scenes either a) use humor as a vehicle to show a character making safe sex a priority, b) make the…

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When you’re getting ready to welcome a new baby into the world, it’s easy to focus on what the newest member of your family will need. From the diapers to the bottles to the clothes to the cute nursery design — it can actually be pretty fun to nest. And I have been doing a lot of that (see here). But, if there’s one thing I learned last time (besides this, of course), it’s that you don’t just want to be ready to bring that new person home; you also need to be as stocked up as you can be…

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Joining a wine club can seem like a no-brainer for those who believe that the only thing better than getting a fun package in the mail is discovering a fantastic new wine. But the traditional wine club — like the ones you join at a winery — hasn’t necessarily been quite right for everyone. Maybe you haven’t had a chance to visit wine country, so you don’t even know which winery you’d want to receive a regular shipment from. Perhaps you’re interested in a wider variety than a single winery tends to offer. Or you might have really specific tastes,…

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I’m almost too nervous to type it in case we’re forgetting something major, but — aside from buying a minivan and investing in a double jogging stroller — I think we are pretty set up for the twin girls to arrive! My husband and I have spent the last couple of months turning what was a tiny playroom into the nursery, and I gotta say, that I’m very pleased with how it turned out. It’s cozy and functional, but we squeezed all of the most-important things in there! There were a few things that we knew were a MUST from…

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Summer weather have you craving more fun, outdoor activities? We hear that! via GIPHY Now, there are loads of things we stock up on this time of year — sunscreen, hats, towels, snacks (of course) — but we’ve had a few other super cool products sent our way for review recently that we just had to share. (Note: So much so that we’re affiliates for some of the items you see below. Thanks for helping to support the site!) Brush on Block Protective Lip Oil SPF 32 I’m a lip gloss and lip balm fiend. And while I do like…

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When I wander into the kitchen for a snack these days, the questions running through my mind tend to be of the, “I wonder if that Greek yogurt I bought has turned,” variety. But, when you’re in a serious training cycle and you’re focusing on food as fuel that helps you perform at your highest level, your questions tend to get a little deeper. And those are just the questions being answered in the new Sports Nutrition Handbook by Justyna Mizera and Krzysztof Mizera. While the answers and explanations are backed with science, they’re explained in a straightforward manner that you…

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CSAs are awesome. (Not sure what a CSA is? Check out our primer here.) And if you ever wished your CSA included more protein — specifically sustainable fish that you can feel really good about eating — then we have the perfect idea for you: a Community Supported Fishery (CSF)! I honestly didn’t know about this whole concept until Sitka Salmon Shares sent me a box to try, and, well, it was love at first open. Filled with wild-caught fish from Southeast Alaska (harvested using hook-and-line methods to minimize negative ecological impact) that’s blast-frozen (to -50 degrees F at peak…

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My whole family has summer vibes going right now. Not only are we excitedly expecting twins this summer (!), but after a long winter, the promise of regular pool time, sunshine, and in-season watermelon is giving us serious heart eyes. via GIPHY Because the summer weather is here. It’s finally here! via GIPHY And here are some new finds that are pairing SUPER well with sunshine — for the whole fam. My Audio Pets Splash Everything is better with good tunes, and these wireless Bluetooth speakers aren’t just adorable and kid-friendly — they’re also waterproof! Meaning you can take them…

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