The Do’s & Don’ts of Coachella

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Do you have that one person in your life who makes you do stuff you would have never done on your own?  I do .  . . it’s my husband, Sean.  I owe him a shout out because at this point, in our 16 year relationship, I have numerous amazing memories because he “made me do it.”  And yes, I’m adding Coachella 2015 to that list. Going to Coachella was apparently on Sean’s bucket list. Although I didn’t really protest, I was definitely not super pumped about going. I’d been warned by some of my girlfriends that it was going to…

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DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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If you can’t tell by my recent videos (St. Patrick’s Day and Easter), I’m on a DIY kick!  Landon and I have so much fun working on crafts and gift ideas together, and I love sharing them with you. I don’t know about you, but I think the best gift to receive on Mother’s Day is one that your kids made themselves. So, if you get a chance, I suggest you show this video or blog to your husbands, dads, etc. so they can get some new ideas of what to give YOU for Mother’s Day. I think you’ll really love the…

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How Exercise Affects Milk Supply (and other breastfeeding tips)

I love breastfeeding. If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you probably know that. That said, nursing definitely comes with it’s own challenges. As I savor my final months of breastfeeding Liam, I thought I’d share with you my own experiences and tips on exercise, clogged ducts, nursing in public and dealing with “the gawkers,” when it comes to nursing. Check out this video from my What You Love Who You Love series. I’d love to hear what you think or any questions or comments you may have.  Feel free to leave them in the section below (or below the…

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I Hate Being a “Nagging Mom”

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Ugh… Please tell me you’ve been there.  I absolutely hate being a “nagging mom,” and as Landon approached 4 years old, I felt like I was being that annoying woman all the time. The funny thing is he hit 4 almost two weeks ago, and I swear it’s subsided some (not sure if I mean him or me). One of the preschool teachers at Landon’s school actually told me that might happen – that the few months leading up to 4 they seem to fight more for independence and when they turn 4, something just changes.  These teachers really seem to…

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A Few of My Favorite Things . . . about Landon

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On Saturday, March 21, 2015 I will officially be the mother of a four-year-old. I have no idea how this happened, or rather, how this happened so fast.  Though sadly, it means I’m also 4 years older, ironically, this amazing human being has made me feel younger in so many ways. Perhaps it’s because I’m happier than I’ve ever been, or perhaps it’s because having your own children often reminds us of what it’s like to be a kid again.  Whichever it is, I’m so excited to watch Mr. Landon John Broihier continue to mature and grow. I absolutely love the adventure he is taking…

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Who Motivates You?

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We went to Big Bear Mountain this weekend.  Yes, there was barely any snow on the ground.  Yes, it was 60 degrees.  Yes, it was kind of icy, sloppy, and muddy.  But you know what?  It was so much fun because I got to watch my three-year-old, Landon, learn to ski. I didn’t grow up skiing. In fact, I had never skied until my husband, Sean, forced me to go when we lived on the east coast. He grew up skiing, so it comes easy to him; he’s awesome at it, and he loves it. Let’s just say, when it…

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Love Your Mommy Tummy

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No, I’m not pregnant . . . but I’d understand why you might think that from the pic. My hands in a heart around my belly button represent not a baby currently inside but rather, where my babies came from. It’s the part of my body that I’m learning to love the most because it’s, let’s be honest, been through hell and back . . . twice now.  Valentine’s Day reminds us to tell those who mean most to us “I love you,” so I’m embracing my belly that is forever changed, and trying to say “I love you too.”  That’s what…

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Conversation Hearts

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Let’s talk crazy-fun for Valentine’s day with my Crazy (fun) Conversation Hearts Circuit.  You can do it on your own or encourage your little loved ones to join you! This festive routine combines both cardio and strength training.  The moves are named after the kitschy sayings on those little heart-shaped candies we all love so much, from the Love Bug Bounce to Soul Mate Squats. It’s the perfect way to share WHAT you love with WHO you love – and get in a great workout at the same time! Warm Up: LOVE BUG Bounce – Spend 2-3 minutes here (Examples: Simulated jump rope, dance,…

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Even Mommies Make Mistakes

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My almost 4-year-old, Landon, and I read this book once about how “even Mommies make mistakes.” Landon thought it was hilarious and now loves calling me out when I make a mistake. “Mommy, remember that time you made a mistake, and forgot to buckle me in?” “Yes, Landon, but that’s not really funny. It’s actually dangerous.” Luckily, he now reminds me, if I happen to forget, before I start driving away. And yes, that only started happening since Liam arrived. Don’t judge. So that leads into my most recent mistake: forgetting about Day 29 & 30 in my 30 Day #SayNoToCrunches Challenge. In…

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Grooves To Move You

Keep your stamina going strong as you make your way to the next reward with a playlist of songs that move you! These are the tunes that help me push through those tough intervals and keep my heart pumping. Pin it and share it with your friends!