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This Is How You Say, "Yum!"

One of our young leaders, Raven, doesn't want you to eat just any old chili this fall season. She wants you to take healthy living to the max. That's why she called her mom and pulled out the cookbooks to come up with this delicious but healthy twist on an American favorite that will have you saying, "yum!"

Check out her recipe now.  more

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First Foods

To celebrate our daughter's 6 months on this Earth, her father and I decided to give her the gift of solid food. I had been simultaneously nervous and excited about this day. Food is my favorite and while it significantly increases the level of difficulty at mealtime, I’ve been excited to show her what she’s been missing out on. more

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Positivity to the Max

Normally, we'd save something like this for Coach Tony Van D's running blog, but it's just too darn inspirational not to post on our blog. 

Meet Blake Leeper and how he thinks the power of positivity can go a long way.  more

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Around the World in a Day

While I love my life as a work-at-home mom, it is my civic duty to inform you that it's not a walk in the park. There is a misconception that staying home with the kiddies is easier than working outside of the home.

 

 

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Guess Who Made the 20 Under 40...

These are all 20 young leaders with pretty impressive futures ahead of them, but you'll have to scroll through this article to see which Y Alumni is making a difference in the community. more

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New York Marathon's Men's Field is Loaded

The 2014 TCS New York City Marathon is the last major marathon of the fall. Despite Berlin boasting a world record performance from Dennis Kimetto and his training partner Eliud Kipchoge brilliantly winning Chicago, New York has the deepest field of them all, featuring Wilson Kipsang, Geoffrey Mutai, Stephen Kiprotich and Meb! more

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What You Must Know If You Have Baby Fever

Have you been sucked in by all of the adorable babies in your Facebook feed? Do you coo at every infant you see in the grocery store? You may not be able to contain your throbbing ovaries much longer, the baby fever is coming for you!  more

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Back to the Basics

Parenting is the hardest job around.  Most parents would agree that this is a true statement.  As a parent of four, I find it to be the hardest yet most fascinating position I have ever held.   A typical parenting challenge can be anything from potty training to understanding teen behavior, however one very common daily challenge is one that parents and nonparents, alike, can agree they often agonize over … what do we eat for dinner?   more

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