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Healthy Eating-What are you doing?
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Hi Mamas (and dads too)!After reading Lori's article about healthy eating, I thought it was a perfect start to a conversation. My kids are 8, 6, and 4 and I do everything I can to eat well and feed…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Sheila Hill Oct 11, 2011.

 

Welcome, Cristie Ritz King

Cristie Ritz King

I am a wife and mother of three from Red Bank.  
While studying to become a Doula, I decided what I really wanted to help empower whole families so they could live richer, healthier lives. So I combined my birth work with a certification in Holistic Health Counseling and at Real Life Wellness I help busy people make simple, easy changes to live their best lives from birth and beyond. 
You can also find me writing about my own adventures in parenting and wellness all around the internet. I am a founding editor of the Jersey Moms Blog and The Right Hand Mom Blog.  When I want to get all that done in 140 characters or less, I'm on twitter  @ritzking

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Beth Keklak commented on Cristie Ritz King's blog post Advice For New Moms-From A Mom Who Wishes She'd Taken More of It
"My pediatrician would always end the visit with a hand on my shoulder and say "you're doing a good job, Mom". I think he knew just how much new moms need to hear those words. The transition to parenthood is such a crazy time and it…"
Feb 19
Cristie Ritz King shared their blog post on Twitter
Feb 18
Sheila Hill commented on Cristie Ritz King's blog post Advice For New Moms-From A Mom Who Wishes She'd Taken More of It
"This is so beautiful. Makes me miss those baby days and how pure and organic parenting is in the first few years."
Feb 18
Cristie Ritz King commented on Cristie Ritz King's blog post Advice For New Moms-From A Mom Who Wishes She'd Taken More of It
"Thanks, Alix. I credit good, calming doctors.:) "
Feb 6
Alix Hayes commented on Cristie Ritz King's blog post Advice For New Moms-From A Mom Who Wishes She'd Taken More of It
"So true!  I think it's so hard to accept help and not just be like, "naw, no problem, I got it!!"  What a rock you must've been w/both kids having surgery! "
Feb 6
Meridian Health commented on Cristie Ritz King's blog post Advice For New Moms-From A Mom Who Wishes She'd Taken More of It
"What a beautiful post Cristie! "
Feb 5
Cristie Ritz King posted a blog post

Advice For New Moms-From A Mom Who Wishes She'd Taken More of It

A few years ago my oldest and youngest had surgery at the same time. One got ears tubes removed and one had tonsils and adenoids removed. It all went beautifully, but as a selfish mom, the best part might have been recovery for me. As my baby girl (who was eight!) slept in the recovery room, I jumped at the opportunity to just stare at her beautiful face. She was so quiet and still and it had been a very, very long time since I was able to just drink her in. It felt just like when she was an…See More
Feb 5
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Advice For New Moms-From A Mom Who Wishes She'd Taken More of It

A few years ago my oldest and youngest had surgery at the same time. One got ears tubes removed and one had tonsils and adenoids removed. It all went beautifully, but as a selfish mom, the best part might have been recovery for me. As my baby girl (who was eight!) slept in the recovery room, I jumped at the opportunity to just stare at her beautiful face. She was so quiet and still and it had been a very, very long time since I was able to just drink her in. It felt just like when she was an…See More
Feb 5
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Bullying and The Village Approach

A million years ago, when I was a teacher, I was on the school’s Behavior Management committee and we worked on a new school wide plan to curb some not so lovely behaviors. We didn’t call it anti-bullying and we didn’t purchase some published kit that costs thousands of dollars. We just set about creating standards and lessons that emphasized empathy, kindness and self-esteem and we did it in a way that encompassed the entire community in a uniform way. The expectations for behavior were clear…See More
Dec 30, 2013
Cristie Ritz King's blog post was featured

Bullying and The Village Approach

A million years ago, when I was a teacher, I was on the school’s Behavior Management committee and we worked on a new school wide plan to curb some not so lovely behaviors. We didn’t call it anti-bullying and we didn’t purchase some published kit that costs thousands of dollars. We just set about creating standards and lessons that emphasized empathy, kindness and self-esteem and we did it in a way that encompassed the entire community in a uniform way. The expectations for behavior were clear…See More
Dec 30, 2013
Cristie Ritz King's blog post was featured

Late Santas

In my house, we are late Santa’s. Every year, since we’ve started a cash-only life, we start Christmas shopping as soon as the second check of the month hits. Some years it’s been in the teens and others pay day has been dangerously close to the 25th. It always works out though and everyone gets most of what they want Christmas Day.I’ll admit, in the past I got a little frantic when I was…See More
Dec 24, 2013
Cristie Ritz King posted a blog post

Late Santas

In my house, we are late Santa’s. Every year, since we’ve started a cash-only life, we start Christmas shopping as soon as the second check of the month hits. Some years it’s been in the teens and others pay day has been dangerously close to the 25th. It always works out though and everyone gets most of what they want Christmas Day.I’ll admit, in the past I got a little frantic when I was…See More
Dec 24, 2013
Cristie Ritz King is now friends with Rita P. Cheng and Claudia Krusch
Dec 22, 2013
Alix Hayes commented on Cristie Ritz King's blog post Apple Crumble Recipe Just in Time for Fall
"may have to try! just tried a friend's apple pie -- made w/tapioca -- which apparently turns it more thick than runny (gelatin)... who knew???!! "
Sep 19, 2013
Cristie Ritz King commented on Chrissy Soffer MacCarrick's blog post Work-Life Balance--Is there such a thing?
"The ipod app? No idea! Thank you! I'm in EXACTLY the same boat except a week behind and haven't gotten my sh** together yet.;) I have a menu plan program that I'm trying but other than that I'm a chicken with my head cut off.…"
Sep 19, 2013
Cristie Ritz King commented on Cristie Ritz King's blog post Apple Crumble Recipe Just in Time for Fall
"It is soooo good. If I do say so myself.;) "
Sep 19, 2013

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Advice For New Moms-From A Mom Who Wishes She'd Taken More of It

A few years ago my oldest and youngest had surgery at the same time. One got ears tubes removed and one had tonsils and adenoids removed. It all went beautifully, but as a selfish mom, the best part might have been recovery for me. As my baby girl (who was eight!) slept in the recovery room, I jumped at the opportunity to just stare at her beautiful face. She was so quiet and still and it had been a very, very long time since I was able to just drink her in. It felt just like when she was…
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Posted on February 5, 2014 at 11:11am — 5 Comments

Late Santas

dgtree In my house, we are late Santa’s. Every year, since we’ve started a cash-only life, we start Christmas shopping as soon as the second check of the month hits. Some years it’s been in the teens and others pay day has been dangerously close to the 25th. It always works out though and everyone gets most of what they want Christmas Day.

I’ll admit, in the past I got a little…

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Posted on December 22, 2013 at 1:09pm

Bullying and The Village Approach

A million years ago, when I was a teacher, I was on the school’s Behavior Management committee and we worked on a new school wide plan to curb some not so lovely behaviors. We didn’t call it anti-bullying and we didn’t purchase some published kit that costs thousands of dollars. We just set about creating standards and lessons that emphasized empathy, kindness and self-esteem and we did it in a way that encompassed the entire community in a uniform way. The expectations for behavior were…

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Posted on December 22, 2013 at 12:58pm

Apple Crumble Recipe Just in Time for Fall

It's that time of year again. I'm not sure if it's everywhere, but I know that in Jersey, people go crazy for apple picking. If you're anything like us, when you take the kids to the orchards you might get a little crazy with the abundance of fruit. Then you get home and think, what the heck am I going to do with all these apples? Well, I'm here to…

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Posted on September 12, 2013 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

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