I recently had the opportunity to try out a new set of resistance bands and I was a HUGE fan. I received this product for free, but all opinions are my own.     I received this set of bands for free to review. Honestly, I was skeptical. I didn’t know how good a set of resistance bands could be when the handle is being switched out.  I was happily surprised by these bands. The tubing is very strong, the clasps that hold them together are well built, and they really do get the job done.  I love the convenience...

You know how bedtime is torture with toddlers? The screaming, the excuses, the whining ahhhhh I get anxious just thinking about it. Okay, maybe it’s not like that at your house. But let’s pretend like it is.  My daughter routinely fell asleep in places other than her bed after a long fight with me and herself before she finally fell asleep. Exhibit A. Let’s pretend like even when you do the vitamins-brush teeth-pajamas-stories-kisses-prayers-tuck you in routine, it is still torture. You’ve bought night lights,...

I know one of the hardest things about the 21 Day Fix is coming up with a meal plan and sticking to it. I know this from experience! I always say I’ll figure it out as the day goes and it never ends up working out.  So yesterday I sat down and figured out a meal plan for this next week. It’s simple and easy and if I follow it, I know I’ll have a successful week.  If you want to check out the meal plan, click here.  Share Share this:Print Pin ItEmailMoreDiggPocketShare on Tumblr...

If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you know it’s changed dramatically over the last 2.5 years. I didn’t really have a plan for what this blog was going to be, honestly because I didn’t have a plan for what I was going to be.  I started this blog as a way to document some family recipes. My goal was 100. I honestly don’t know if I’ve reached that goal or not. Not long into it, I realized that this blog could be an awesome way to connect with other moms in my same walk of life,...

I have a LOT of goals in my life right now. I’m SUPER good at making goals, and even writing them down. Where I lack is the follow through!  It’s easy to dream about all the amazing things you want to get done. It’s quite another thing to actually have the discipline to DO them.  I sat down a little while ago and came up with five ways that I could become more consistent with my own goals, and I figured that I’m not the only one with this problem, right?? Please tell me I’m not the only one!  Anyway,...

So this one time, I decided to be crazy BRAVE, and fly with my three kids, aged 3, 2, and 11 months, by myself to visit my family. I live a 15 hours car drive away from them, so driving was out of the question. My husband doesn’t get much time off from work, so if I want to see them, I gotta go on my own. So, flying is the best option.  We live about 3 hours from the airport, it’s a two and a half hour flight, and the another 3 hour drive to my parents. I knew it was going to be a LONG trip, but we decided to...

I’ve heard that phrase a lot – you reap what you sow. I always assumed it meant “you get what’s coming to you,” as in, you get what you deserve. I never really thought about a deeper meaning than that until I read the last chapter in John C. Maxwell’s book The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth.  The last chapter is about The Law of Contribution. It talks about the fact that in order to grow, you must give. Maxwell quotes Andrew Carnegie’s “Gospel of Wealth” and says something about...

Soooo… I decided to take a shot at the 3 Day Refresh. What is the 3 Day Refresh, you ask? It’s a 3 day gentle cleanse that allows your body to detox without starving. It’s a straightforward program to lose weight, get a clean break from bad nutrition habits and feel immediately cleaner, lighter and more healthy‚Ķwithout starving! I was skeptic about trying it for a few reasons.  It seemed like a “quick fix” and I’m not into those kinds of things.  It SAYS you won’t be hungry...

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I feel like I do a pretty good job of showing all the high lights of my life. I share all my successes and all the fun things I do with my kids.  I try hard to show the REAL picture. I want to inspire people. I want to show them that it is POSSIBLE to feel good, to be productive, to workout, keep a (mostly) clean house, whatever it is that they WANT to do, it’s possible.  But it’s hard to show an accurate picture of that without staging things too much. I’d been thinking for awhile of HOW to do it.  Then...

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