The Best Baby & Kids Music That Won’t Make You Go Insane

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When I think about all the music I received as a first-time mom, most of it made me go absolutely insane. In the same note, one of the things you quickly realize as a parent is that Guns ‘N Roses “One in a Million” or Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” is no longer appropriate to blast in your car, well at least until you hear from the backseat “Mommy, what does ____ mean?” So as someone that’s pretty obsessed with music, here are a few of our current favorites for kids of all ages that you will quickly find yourself singing, even…

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3 Things You Should Never Do . . . If You Just Had a Baby

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Yes, the reason I know NOT to do these things is because I did them . . . the first time around. But I’ll tell you this much . . . I didn’t do them the second time, and I won’t ever do them again. Why? Because they end up making you just feel SHITTY.  There’s enough stuff that’s going to make you feel defeated as a new mom, so just take my word for it and avoid these . . . More importantly, these things do NOT matter, especially early on, so take a few minutes and hear me…

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A Thankful Body is a Healthier Body

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It’s been heavy on my heart lately how much glorification I’ve seen of superficial health and fitness goals on social media – the “six-pack abs,” “thigh gaps” and quotes insinuating “what’s your excuse?”  These types of posts that claim to be motivating, often leave those of us wanting to be inspired feeling hopeless or depressed instead. I thought why not remind everyone, especially during this time of the year, what we should really be celebrating and sharing. Let’s share more authentic fitness and wellness goals that focus on being thankful for what our bodies actually DO for us rather than what…

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How To Successfully Dress Your Mummy Tummy

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Do I have six-pack abs? I’m guessing that you might think I do . . . but I don’t. My stomach definitely looks better than in this early postnatal recovery pic above, but the reality is since baby #2 and developing a diastasis recti my days of flat abs, let alone a six-pack, are far and few in between. But Sara you say . . . you look so great in your Instagram photos! Here’s the deal – not only do I know how to find the right angles in the few selfies that I do take but I’ve found…

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Halloween Core Workout

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As promised, here are some Halloween core exercises for you. Your kids will have a ton of fun with these as well. Do the three exercises back to back three times through. There is a PDF/JPG at the bottom so you can print out the workout or save it to your phone. It’s also available on Pinterest HERE if you want to pin it or share it. Witches Brew 1) Begin by sitting on your knees with your gluts touching your heels. Clasp your hands together as if you were holding a large wooden spoon. 2) Slowly raise your gluts up and off…

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FREE FUN FALL WORKOUT

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Fall is here but it definitely doesn’t feel like it here in Santa Monica! Even though the leaves aren’t falling, I’m reminded of my favorite fall activities growing up in the midwest. I created these exercises when I was living in Chicago and pregnant with my oldest, Landon. Hence, my sister modeling all the exercises. I decided this fall to put them into a full workout for you.  There is a PDF/JPG at the bottom so you can print out the workout or save it to your phone. It’s also available on Pinterest HERE if you want to pin it…

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Best Time-Saving Websites (Apps) . . . Especially for Moms

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I’ll be honest. One of my least favorite things to do with my kids is to go shopping. Yes of course because you never know what might happen but moreover, because there are so many things I’d rather be doing with or without my kids. That’s why I swear by these websites, which are also apps. So if you’re looking for some ways to be more time efficient, not have to take a single step into a store, and still find what you want (and maybe even save some money), I recommend giving these a try. Instacart   Instacart is the shopping site…

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Why You Should Eat More Watermelon

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So yes today is National Watermelon Day, but really it’s just an excuse for me to share a fun recipe and some health facts with you. Watermelon Slushie Recipe First off, I don’t know about you all, but sometimes, especially during the summer, I’ll buy and cut up an entire watermelon, but won’t finish it in time (mostly because I forget about it). So the other day, when I realized our watermelon was looking a bit mushy, I took all of our left-over watermelon (probably at least 2 cups), a handful of mint & a cup, of ice, blended it all…

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I Will Miss My Friend

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I was going to go to yoga tonight. Yoga has become my therapy, but I was pretty sure I would start bawling my eyes out in class . . . I decided to write instead. I wrote an article on my blog about two years ago where I interviewed my friend Paula Hess who was a mom surviving with terminal cancer. Paula passed today, August 2, 2016. I’ll be honest, I’ve been sitting here for the past hour rereading the blog I wrote, or rather she wrote, where she shares her cancer journey, what happened, how she mothered through it…

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Stressing Over Traveling with Kids?

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Some of us shudder when we think about traveling with our kids and, for others, it’s no big thing… I think I probably fall somewhere in between. I will say that, as with anything, planning is key to traveling (a little less) pain-free. From in the airport to on the plane, I’m here to offer you some tips to help your trip go as smoothly as it possibly can and relieve a little of the anticipation you might be feeling. In the Airport: Bring transportation. This is going to sound totally crazy but taking the scooter to the airport has SAVED…

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