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Puppy Love: Follow these tips for a healthy and happy fur baby

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When you walk into our SmartyPants headquarters in LA, you’re bound to get barked at, wagged at or slobbered on. That’s because our dogs mean the world to us. In fact, there’s only one thing we love more than dogs and that’s...PUPPIES! So in celebration of National Dog Day on Aug. 26, we’re showing you ways to keep your newest—and furriest!—four-legged addition healthy and yappy, er, happy.   Visit the vet, stat The good news? Puppies have a natural immunity from their mothers. The bad news? By the time you take them home (around 8 weeks), they start becoming vulnerable...

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11 Things I Wish I’d Known While Pregnant

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Mary Ellen Phipps is proof that you can have it all. She’s a doting mother of two, a loving wife, a registered dietitian (MPH, RDN, LD), type 1 diabetic, and the brains behind Milk & Honey Nutrition. When she’s not developing recipes that will literally blow your taste bud’s mind, she’s encouraging people to take a proactive approach to health and nutrition by sharing her thoughts on her blog.  Hindsight is 20/20, right? Well, that’s especially true when you’re pregnant. It seems I learned all the ins and outs of pregnancy only after I had that (not so) little nine-pound...

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5 Tips to Help You Survive the Holiday Hustle

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Meredith Masony is the witty voice and personality behind the blog That’s Inappropriate. She openly shares about life, marriage, motherhood, and her quest to be the best, most authentic person she can be. I was sitting on the couch after the kids went to bed the other night and it hit me. It’s been a long day. All I wanted to do was sit with my feet up and look at the Christmas Tree. There is something special about staring at the Christmas Tree, glowing with lights and sparkling with tinsel and ornaments. It makes me feel calm. These past...

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15 Things Moms are Thankful For

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Meredith Masony is the witty voice and personality behind the blog That’s Inappropriate. She openly shares about life, marriage, motherhood, and her quest to be the best, most authentic person she can be. Thanksgiving really gets the short end of the stick. As soon as all the Halloween candy has been passed out, it’s Christmas this, Hanukkah that. Michael Bublé infiltrates our airwaves with his soulful tunes. Elf on the Shelf seems to have made its way onto every literal shelf in America. It’s like Thanksgiving has been all but forgotten. But then it’s here, much to your surprise, and...

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How to be "Crunchy" in Colorado

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Crunchy. Typically, this adjective is used to describe a certain texture of food, but, in Colorado, it’s often associated with a certain kind of person. According to Urban Dictionary, “crunchy” persons are those who have altered their lifestyle for environmental reasons. Localvores, eco-tarians, nature enthusiasts, people who wear socks with sandals. Basically, being “crunchy” is prioritizing a healthy body, a healthy mind, and a healthy environment, and we are SO down with that. To help you get a little more granola, here are five crunchy things to do when in Colorado. GO BAREFOOT (SORT OF)  Part of being in touch...

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