Get Your List of 18 Swaps for 2018!

How are your New Year’s resolutions coming along? Do you even think about them anymore? Did you even make any? Or were your resolutions just too big, and you didn’t know where to start? I hear you. I feel you. And I know tons of other people do too – they’ve told me in my…

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3 Fun Easter Activities

Whether or not you celebrate Easter religiously, it can be a fun time of year to do some festive activities with the kids. Here are a few of my favorites that I’ve been doing since Landon was little (There’s also a video you can watch below if you prefer the visual.). Easter Nest Wait, what?…

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6 Ways To Stop Being a Water Waster

Happy World Water Day! Jenn Rose Baker is taking over on the blog to share how she and her family work to conserve water on a daily basis.  Clean & safe drinking water is precious and undeniably the most important resource in the world. The trouble is only .3% of the world’s water is freshwater…

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My 7 Favorite Things I LOVE About Landon

  Landon turns 7 years old today. Yes, I have a 7-year-old. Landon’s birthday is always such a reminder of so many things – most importantly, how he changed my life for the better when he showed up 10 days past his due date. But besides just becoming a mother for the first time in…

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Get Relaxed for Self-Care

The medical definition of self-care is “to care for oneself.” There are lots of definitions for relax but I like “to cast off social restraint, nervous tension, or anxiety.” Now ask yourself how often you do either one. I challenge you to schedule (yes, put it in a calendar) a relaxing self-care appointment 1-2 times…

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Get Reading for Self-Care

I used to be an avid reader, and it’s gotten farther and farther away from me over the years. Reading one book a month was on my personal self-care New Year’s Resolution list, and I have to say I’m pretty proud of myself – I’ve read two books in their entirety since the start of…

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Get Open for Self-Care

If you haven’t been stretching lately, you are not alone. Even if we are actually fitting a workout into our busy schedules, more often than not, most of us trade working on our flexibility for burning more calories.  Remind yourself how open and free your body (and sometimes your mind too) feels after a great stretch…

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Get Passionate for Self-Care

Self-care is about doing something that makes you happy. Having something that you truly love doing (outside of your job, friends and family) is the essence of self-care. So if you don’t have any hobbies, passions, or interests that immediately come to mind, here’s a list of 25 different things you could explore. Pick a…

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Get Strong for Self-Care

If you’re needing some instant gratification, I can almost guarantee you that a strength training workout session will do the trick. I love how just 30 minutes of lifting weights can make me feel stronger inside and out. Plus, this form of self-care can have some long-lasting results as well, especially if you’re willing to pick…

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Get Green for Self-Care

“Eat your veggies!” How many times have you said this to your kid? Or how many times do you remember your parents saying this to you? There are so many forms of self-care that we do for our kids on a regular basis that we seem to neglect for ourselves. I know for me, just…

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