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I know a LOT of people are doing the 21 Day Fix program. It’s a GREAT program with an emphasis on eating healthy as well as working out. It was designed by Autumn Calabrese, a celebrity fitness trainer and bikini competition competitor. The program uses a container system to help you measure out how much food you should be eating. It teaches clean eating and portion control. It is a nutrition program that you can maintain long term, not just a crash diet. I LOVE how much food I get to eat with this program. Because I’m nursing,...

One of the question I get more than anything else is “Is it safe to workout and eat healthy while I’m nursing?” I know, most people think that just by nursing you can lose all your baby weight. NOT TRUE. At least not for me. I’m not a doctor, so you should for sure consult with one before doing anything but… studies have shown that it is very much safe to workout and eat healthy while nursing. BUT you don’t want to:  – follow a super restrictive calorie diet. In fact, you need an extra...

We have made a goal to pay off all of our student loans in two and a half years. We currently have a little over $40,000 in loans. When we first started looking at that number and how we would possibly be able to pay it off in 2.5 years, we were EXTREMELY overwhelmed and pretty sure it was impossible. BUT. We want those loans paid off before we buy a house. We want to be completely out of debt before we add mountains of debt from a mortgage. So, we started looking at numbers and doing some math. Right now, my husband makes a little less...

It’s been a little while since I talked about cloth diapers. I did a series on it awhile ago. I know that cloth diapering is really popular right now for many reasons. Some switch to cloth because it’s cute, some because it’s economical, and other because it’s cheap. I personally started because it’s cheaper than using disposable diapers. I was looking for a way to save money. However, like many other people who cloth diaper, I got sucked into all the cute prints and different types of cloth diapers that...

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about parenting. The responsibility we have as parents to raise our children well. We are given this huge task of molding minds and souls into the people our children will inevitably grow up to be. As parents, we are making PEOPLE. It’s such a huge task, and just about anyone can do it. Sixteen year old kids can create people. It such a common occurrence, I think, that people like to believe that it is common. But it’s not! Having a baby is a beautiful thing. It’s wonderfully awfully...

It can be hard work getting two kids to sleep in the same room. Add in the fact that my kids are both under 3 years old, the chore gets even harder. I wrote a post awhile back with tips and tricks to getting kids to sleep in the same room, and I really have had some great success. We’re in a house now where my kids could have separate rooms if we wanted them to, but decided to leave them in the same room for now. But, I have to say, there are some nights that I regret that decision. When one kid has a hard time falling asleep, the...

Happy Sunday Everyone! I have to say, Sunday’s can be pretty packed and intense, but they are still definitely my favorite day of the week. I get to get dressed up, my husband wears a suit that makes him look like James Bond,we dress up the kiddos, and all go to church, as a family. We get to learn and teach and spend time focusing on what is most important in out lives. Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ and our Forever Family. I recently heard about, and didn’t really want to chose not to read an article about a lady who pretty...

There is so much pressure to give your husband/significant other an awesome gift on Valentine’s Day. I am all for expressing love, but really, is it necessary to spend tons of money on a gift to express that love? Does buying THINGS really express love anyway? I feel like there are better ways to express love than buying a gift. Not that buying gifts are bad if they are thoughtful gifts given in love, but I really think that Valentine’s Day gift giving is just a little over rated. Also it’s late at night when I’m...

Every other week, I’m going to try and do a round up of posts I liked from the last two lovely ladies link ups. I will try and pick a theme each time I do it and feature a few of my favorites. This gives you even MORE exposure from the party so be sure and link up each week! This week, I decided to do a round up of all the great goal setting, organization, & New Years resolution posts that have been linked up the last two weeks. I love how the New Year brings a determined resolution for everyone!    Money Saving Challenge...

I had a friend email me about getting a new camera and if I had any ideas on how to get better with her camera and learn some things without spending a lot! The internet is such a wealth of knowledge, and there ARE actually a few places I have learned some photography tips from, and I am excited to share them with you! If you DID happen to get a new camera for Christmas {or recently!} I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU! *hehe* {Note: I will include links in this post. They are NOT however affiliate related whatsoever. Just places I have used and...

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