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TICKS 101

Ticks Ticks Ticks… it seems to come up on the daily. I checked in with my favorite NP, you may have seen her Meet a Mom earlier this week. This is what she had to say on the Tick Topic: As the weather warms and we start to come out and be about, so do the bugs. Ugh! Sometimes they are just a nuisance and sometimes they can have serious health impacts. The incidence of tick borne illnesses has been increasing steadily. So what...

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Grapefruit Cocktails

Everyone is always asking what I have been craving. This time around the oddest craving has been grapefruit. I never buy them usually, but now they are taking up all the room in my fridge. My secret? (Don’t judge…) I sprinkle sugar on top of each half. What I am most excited for is to continue my grapefruit obsession well into the summer, post pregnancy. I’m thinking cocktails! Here are two refreshing grapefruit...

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Peach Cobbler

{INGREDIENTS} Two 15-ounce cans sliced peaches in syrup 1 stick of butter 1 cup of self rising flour (which can be made by mising- 1 cup all purpose flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, and 1/8 teaspoon salt) 1 cup sugar 1 cup milk     {INSTRUCTIONS} Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Drain 1 can of peaches; reserve the syrup from the other. Place the butter in a 9- by 12-inch ovenproof baking dish. Heat the butter on the...

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Weekend Roundup 6.15

It’s the weekend! With it being Father’s Day weekend, there are some great events in and around the area for you and your whole family. It’s looking like the perfect summer weekend for Dad. Enjoy! If you’re traveling, be safe and enjoy! Around town: There are plenty of events going on this weekend! Farmers markets in both Braintree and Hingham, head over to enjoy the fresh food and music. The Fresh Bite 5k...

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{Healthier} Sloppy Joes

{Ingredients} 1 lb of grass-fed ground beef (can use turkey, chicken too) 1/2 yellow onion, chopped 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped 1 garlic clove minced 1 cup of baby spinach (or more) 1/2 cup ketchup 1 tbs yellow mustard 1 tsp chili powder 1/4 cup honey (add more if you like it a little sweeter) 1 tbs worstechire  1/2 tsp smoked paprika 1 small can of tomato sauce salt and pepper to taste -serves 4-...

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Inspired Start

What is it? Inspired Start is the only baby food designed to introduce 8 common allergens. Allergenic foods can be introduced just like any other solid foods, around 4-6 months of age. For decades, pediatricians and other health experts argued that parents should delay a child’s exposure to allergenic foods such as peanuts, eggs, wheat and cow’s milk. But in recent years that belief has changed and now parents are looking for a simple...

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