3 Ways To Give Thanks


 It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is almost here! I think one of the most challenging things, with little ones, during this time of year is helping them what it truly means to be thankful. So I thought I’d share 3 fun and easy ways that you can do to give thanks this year. 1) I am Thankful Chart: Each day, work with your child to write out and/or draw the things they are grateful for (i.e. grandma, teddy, the sunshine!). What you’ll need: Paper Writing utensils, Crayons, pencils, etc… Something/somewhere to hang it! 2) Send a Picture: In the age of technology,…

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No, seriously, go outside and take a hike! Today, Tuesday, November 17th, is National Take a Hike Day, which is either about going for an invigorating walk or getting rid of someone who is no longer serving you in your life (and telling them to “get lost.”).  I actually think both are healthy options, so interpret as you will, but clearly I’m going with the physical fitness interpretation.  Can’t make it out for a full on hike? No worries! I’m sharing with you a fun and effective exercise you can do to enjoy TAKE A HIKE Day (or anytime for that matter). Yes, there are…

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It Does A Body Good . . . To Be Thankful

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This weekend I sat down to make a list of Thanksgiving traditions, as well as some new ideas, that I wanted to do with Landon this year. As I was writing them down, I realized that I really needed to do something for myself as well – an activity to remind me of who and/or what I’m thankful for. As I was brainstorming, I realized that what I never really do, nor do I see other people doing, is giving thanks for my body, or rather, for the things that my body does and has done for me. Yes, we are thankful…

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3 Tips for A Guilt-Free (Almost Healthy) Halloween

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I am by no means going to promise that I will succeed in perfectly accomplishing all the tips I’m offering you, but a lot of my friends have been asking about how to keep their kids from going nuts (with candy) on Halloween, so I thought I’d share them with you too.  Part of me feels like it’s one day of the year and who cares, right? Let the kiddos have fun! But I also know that can end in a disaster when your kids either sugar crash an hour into trick-or-treating, or worse yet, won’t go to bed at all. …

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Healthy Homemade Halloween Treat


It can be a little TRICKY to find a healthy TREAT among the Halloween festivities. Here’s a sweet go-to for when you’re craving the hard-to-resist peanut butter cups. What you’ll need – 5 medjool dates – 5 tbsp. almond butter Directions – Cut the dates in half – Spoon 1/2 tbsp of almond butter into each half Enjoy!

Traveling with Kids & More


Traveling with kids (under 5) is the worst, right? Well, actually I think the worst age is from the moment they walk until the moment they can play a game on an iPad, so somewhere in the 9 month to 36 month range. I definitely don’t have ALL the answers, but I do have a few suggestions. Since I’m traveling this week, I’m anticipating the torture, so I thought it would be a great topic for #MomTalkMondays on my Periscope broadcast at 4:44 pm PST this Monday. Please share with your mom friends and come join the conversation. I need some…

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Mommy Must-Haves!


The kids are back in school, which means now it’s time to take care of you. Check out my newest 2 minute YouTube video where I share some of my favorite items that I think you deserve. Take a peek and let me know if you’ve tried any of my faves, or feel free to even recommend ones of your own!

Come Chat & Workout With Me This Week!

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So, last week on Periscope was mostly a success. Let’s just say I tried my best.  The 4:44 pm PST times worked on beautifully. I think I’ll continue to have to play with the Tuesday/Thursday 12:12 PM PST time and perhaps eventually move them to 4:44 pm PST as well, but I’ll give it a few more weeks before I decide. If you were with me last week, I’d love to hear your feedback in the comment sections below. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, check out last week’s blog HERE, where I talk about why I love…

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I Have A Plan!


So yes, I’m feeling re-motivated!  Honestly, writing about it helped me sooo much, so thanks to all who read and supported my moment.  If anything, I’m more committed to finding ways I can do my work either when my kids are sleeping or involve them too. This is why one of my new loves is Persicope! Why? Because I can connect directly with all of you on a weekly basis, and frankly, because I don’t have to bother with all the editing you have to do on YouTube. That doesn’t mean I’m leaving YouTube.  Periscope is just a new and…

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Why Am I Doing This? Do You Ever Ask Yourself That?

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So, I’m sitting here tonight, after I put my kids to bed . . . and I started having those thoughts that every so often run through my head . . . “Why am I doing this?” (And by “this,” I mean working.) I just got back from almost 2 weeks of vacationing with my family – my husband, my four year old Landon, and my 15 month old Liam. I didn’t really have a break (from my kids) the entire time I was there, but I also barely did any work, with the exception of a few Periscopes (which was…

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