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Episode 23: Double Date: Remerging Lifestyles After Remarriage with Melissa Joy Dobbins & Mark Buchmann

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It’s Taco and Mandy’s final double date of the season, and they’re ecstatic to finally have on fellow dietitian/podcaster Melissa Joy Dobbins and her husband Mark Buchmann. In their chat, they gab about the highs and occasional rocky roads of remarriage, what pushed Melissa to work in media, and how she wants people to take a “guilt free” apporach to eating and living well.


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Where Couples Spend the Holidays | Nutrition Nuptials | Mandy Enright MS RDN RYT

Couples vs Families: Determining Where To Spend the Holidays

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Holidays can be a challenge as relationships become more serious.  You would like to be together with your significant other, but also have family obligations.  Maybe you’ve never met your significant other’s family, and this could be the first opportunity to meet them.  Or now you’re married and need to determine who will get your attention for each holiday.  How do couples decide where to spend the holidays? Continue reading “Couples vs Families: Determining Where To Spend the Holidays”

still nourishing holiday grief | Nutrition Nuptials | Mandy Enright MS RDN RYT

Still Nourishing Grief 1 Year Later {Holiday Grief}

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WARNING: I get real and personal on today’s blog post. I promise witty charm and silly stories will be back in my next posts. But today is all about unleashing some grief.

Today marks an anniversary I hate that I have to acknowledge. One that I never thought would have to be put on my calendar. The reason it’s hard for me to feel thankful on Thanksgiving. Today is one year since my father passed away. Continue reading “Still Nourishing Grief 1 Year Later {Holiday Grief}”

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Nourishing Grief

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The holidays are intended to be a fun time for couples.  Buying presents for each other. Going to parties. And spending time with family. However, over the years, both Mr E and myself experienced holiday grief.  Two years ago, Mr E’s mom passed away a few days before Christmas, after losing his father 16 months prior.  And exactly 1 month ago today, I was forced to say an unexpected goodbye to my father a few days before Thanksgiving.  You know what’s not fun? Losing a parent right before a holiday, forced to celebrate the holiday, and then hold a funeral in the days after.  So what is the best way to nourish grief around the “happiest time of the year”? Continue reading “Nourishing Grief”

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Where to Spend the Holidays

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Holidays can be a challenge as relationships become more serious.  You would like to be together with your significant other, but also have family obligations.  Maybe you’ve never met your significant other’s family, and this could be the first opportunity to meet them.  Or now you’re married and need to determine who will get your attention for each holiday.  How do couples decide where to spend the holidays? Continue reading “Where to Spend the Holidays”

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Melting Food Culture Together in the Kitchen

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How many people do you know in relationships with someone who is the exact same cultural heritage as them?  I know zero. Which is interesting compared to how many friends I had growing up who were 100% Italian or Irish. According to the 2010 US Census, 9.5% of marriages in the US are inter-ethnic, and as you may guess, this number is growing. So how does you and your spouse’s ethnicities play a role when it comes to food in the home? Continue reading “Melting Food Culture Together in the Kitchen”

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Valentine’s Post-Mortem

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Another Valentine’s Day has come and gone.  You may assume that as someone who writes a blog dedicated to couples, I would be a big softy for Valentine’s Day.  The truth is, Valentine’s is super-low in my rankings when it comes to favorite holidays.  Part of it comes from being a jaded single high schooler.  And part of it comes from my lack of understanding why I have to be forced to tell the one I love that I’m supposed to love them extra special one day a year.

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