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3 Reasons I Don't Diet

  I don’t diet. Never have; never will. Dictionary.com has several definitions for the word “diet,” and this one happens to really get under my foodie skin:   Such a selection or a limitation on the amount a person eats for reducing weight: No pie for me, I’m on a diet.   I know many chronic dieters. The ones who find some sort of new trend to follow every year: pills, cleanses, all protein, no fat, Paleo, going gluten-free, and many, many others. Some adopt a new diet program for health reasons, and others in a desperate (and hopefully easy) attempt to…

9 Things You Need To Know Before Becoming A Dance Mom

If you’d have told me five years ago that I’d be a dance mom, I’d have given you side-eyes with a firm, “You’ve got to be kidding me.” It’s funny how unexpected things end up happening in life. Fifteen competitions, dozens of tights, countless dance shoes, bun after bun after bun, and many pointed toes later, I am officially a dance mom. Me. The ungraceful, only-took-dance-in-kindergarten, no-time-for-drama, foodie, writer, social media geek. A. Dance. Mom. I’ll tell you what. I’ve learned something over the past five years about dance moms, dance studios, and dance companies. The biggest lesson being this:…