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Andi LaBrune

Andi is all about having a joyous life, living in the present moments. Rocking it out on the homestead with her husband, 9 blessed children and some chickens and ducks, it's home for her in northern VA. She's the voice for Mompreneurs who want to get Sh!7 done! www.IAmCoachAndi.com.

Smokin’ The New Season of Grilling

If you think grilling is the “thing” to do this summer, think again! John McLemore, a southerner through-and-through, was born an entrepreneur and accidentally became a cook. While testing cooking products designed by Masterbuilt, his family business, John and his brother Don, realized they had created a simple style of cooking recipes that are normally considered difficult.

He is the author of “Dadgum That’s Good!” and he’s about to show you the fool-proof way of smoking that will have your grilling days long gone no matter what season it is! 

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To Nanny or Manny? That Is The Question

If you ever thought about hiring a nanny… think again. There are “Manny’s” out there too! Meet Florence Ann Romano, author of Nanny and Me, a literary depiction to help children and parents understand the difficult transition of hiring a nanny. Just ask the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge! They have their very own copy as this vital tool has been graciously accepted in households across the country and the world. During her whirlwind moments, Ms. Romano has discovered her lovely moments as an author after 15 years of being a nanny and caring for over 30 children! 

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GF, DF & SF – Clean Eating On The Go

Summertime simplicity doesn’t have to be complicated when you want to be gluten, dairy and soy free! Just ask culinary celebrity chef, Amie Valpone, from Manhattan, NYC; serving not only herself, but a clientele of celebrities and busy people on the go.

She’s the author of the book, Eating Clean and she’s the founder of The Healthy AppleIf you have a busy lifestyle or plan to be on the go this summer, be ready to enjoy healthy, organic whole foods quickly and simply. 

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Save Big $$$$ On Your Family Summer Getaway

She’s part foodie, part tech geek, part mom, and part traveler. When she’s not strolling through the shops of Manhattan or sitting poolside in Mexico, she hangs her hat in the burbs of Seattle, Washington at the intersection of travel, technology, and motherhood. Working side by side with Expedia, she’ll reveal to us the true savings from this popular online travel booking company. Get ready to save hundreds… even while traveling abroad AND with kids! 

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How Many Foster Kids Can You Help?

When your work is about motivating and maximizing a child’s potential, you just may be on to something greater outside of the typical family unit. As a mother of three herself, Dr. Laura Jana considered the essential needs of foster children – going beyond food and shelter by providing toys, books, and school supplies; all the things taken for granted when a child has to leave the home suddenly and unexpectedly. Dr. Jana is particularly focused on collective impact, technology-driven innovations in health and education, social impact finance, and fostering cross-collaborations to improve the well-being of children, families and communities.

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Celebrity Fitness Expert Brings You Yogalosophy

Meet the creator of the yoga-hybrid DVD Yogalosophy, Mandy Ingber. As popular as yoga is around the world, Yogalosophy is in a world of its own and it’s just in time for Mother’s Day. Her second book, Yogalosophy For Inner Strength: 12 Weeks to Heal Your Heart and Embrace Joy will be released May 10, 2016.  

Be prepared to conquer any doubts and apprehensions about your body since becoming a mom. As Mandy’s body changed, she too had to adjust to not being thin and in shape – leaving the body image she adored behind with only a 50 lb weight gain to comfort her – and no baby to show for it.

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Growing A Greener World Through Coffee

Organic gardening, environmental stewardship, canning and preserving the harvest – improving how we live on this planet is Joe Lamp’l’s biggest passion. Showcasing his passion through television, Growing A Greener World, is filled with stories of people across the country doing really good things for the planet, which has been broadcasted to millions with over 160 episodes in seven years. Despite this movement towards a greener world, convenience driven single serve coffee plastic cups in our landfills can circle the globe over 11 times! 

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6 Ways To Talk To Your Kids About Sexual Abuse

April: It’s not just about the thirst-quenching showers that bring about the blooming May flowers; no, it’s more profound than that. Most parents may be unaware that sexual violence is a very serious public health problem that affects millions of women and men. However, have you contemplated the research done by the Crimes Against Children Research Center? It shows that 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys is a victim of child sexual abuse.

These children who are the victims of prolonged sexual abuse usually develop low self-esteem, a feeling of worthlessness and an abnormal or distorted view of sex. The child may also become withdrawn and mistrustful of adults. During Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, Krav Maga Worldwide, a leading self-defense organization, is offering parents tips on what to teach their children if they are involved in an attack and also tips for preventing attacks.

As uncomfortable as this topic may be, here are some tips to take to heart to protect your children starting as young as two years old. 

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How Olympians Handle Parenthood

Can you imagine the publicity, the rush of adrenaline, the excitement and the terror of competing in the Olympics? That is exactly what Kikkan Randall felt as she became the first ever female to score a World Cup victory in cross-country skiing.

As exciting as that was, her focus is now on her next venture – motherhood. Since this is no small feat for her, she is one woman who relies on wild seafood to fuel her pregnancy health that will not only take her to the finish line, but her unborn child is in the race too… and it’s a great start!

Join in on this exciting venture: interviewing Kikkan on her triumphs and why she has chosen seafood to fuel her next goal: a healthy pregnancy and baby.

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New Infertility Treatments For Women 35-45

New Infertility Treatments For Women 35-45

What if there was another way to address your infertility instead of going through the status quo of treatment? Instead of relying on the “standard treatments” of hormone injections, pills, scheduled sex, not to mention the escalating roller coaster and crash effects you feel with your moods… would you like to know that there are other treatments?

Meet Dr. Janelle Luk from New York. She understands you and who you are. Why? Because she’ll take the time to sit with you, listen to you and work with YOU instead of working the treatment protocol on another body. You are her focus, not the infertility or the treatments. Join in on the interview about how she conducts her passionate business in servicing women by a woman.

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3 Reasons to Keep a Trampoline…Year Round

Think your kids don’t get out enough? It’s probably true! Imagine watching your children develop and explore their talents through tricks and flips you may have thought were only reserved for the professionals. Every one of those “professionals” had to start somewhere.

Got sharing issues among your children? Get a trampoline. Worried your homeschooler isn’t “socializing”? Get a trampoline. Want to help your child with balance and confidence? Get a trampoline. Plus, mom and dad can use it and lead by example, becoming your child’s hero (and giving you a bit of exercise too)!

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Closing the Teen-Parent Communication Gap

Got A Teen-Parent Communication Gap? 

Twitter, Instagram, FaceBook, YouTube, SnapChat, Messenger, AGHGH! How can a parent compete? Good news. You don’t. Here’s a powerful realization for you: You are the parent. You are the sole ‘owner’ of your child. Though those other applications may hinder your communication with your teen, they can’t completely replace you; and guess what? Your teen really doesn’t want them to. To them, those “distractions” are simply a temporary filler until you are available. With these tips, you can help develop and keep a healthy, stable and relaxed communication link with your teens despite social influences.

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3 Easy Home Remedies – Save Time and Your Sanity!

When it comes to the sniffles or the common cold, you may not necessarily have to immediately start making appointments. Look no further than your kitchen to get your family back on their feet without the worry and stress! This way you can also avoid over-the-counter medicines that children have been known to have negative reactions to. Use these 3 simple remedies at home while saving yourself the hassle of appointment scheduling, drive time, time off work and school, and let’s not forget the stress!

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3 Ways to Enjoy Holiday Parties with Food Sensitivities

It can be daunting to think of all the food pushed at you, enticing you to take at least a bite of everything in sight this holiday season. However, you know what will happen if you indulge. The cramping, the aching, the bloating and then just plain discomfort for the next 24 hours to name just a few of the possible symptoms.

That’s no way to spend the holiday season when all you want to do is enjoy the food, the company and, oh yeah… the food! Whether or not you have sensitivities to gluten (what’s found in wheat products), eggs, nuts or dairy you can avoid the discomfort and completely savor every holiday morsel you desire! Here are three ways to enjoy the holidays, even if you have food sensitivities. 

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