Plant Based Week Meal Plan

I am not 100% vegan or plant based, but I try to always stray closer to this way of eating than any other! Especially when pregnant! So I took the liberty of planning out a weeks worth of meals on a spreadsheet instead of on paper. This is what it looked like.  This contained my…

I Don’t Want To ‘MOM’ Today!

You have those days…. the ones where you DON’T want to SHOW UP!!!  Today is that day for me!  My kids are fighting, my kids have totally turned off their ‘listening ears.’  It is time to stop giving in.  It is time to throw out the responsibilities… it is time to just chill and watch…

Self – Reliance Doesn’t Mean You ONLY Rely on YOURSELF!

  It took me a LONG time to learn what Self-Reliance actually meant.  Society paints a picture that we need to be totally independent, and asking others for help shows weakness!  NOT. THE. CASE! Being Self-Reliant means knowing yourself well enough to know your limits. It means knowing what you need to regain balance. It…

Happy 1st Birthday to Baby Number 5!

I wrote this post on another blog about a year ago, right after the birth of my FIFTH baby! She turned ONE today, and this last year flew by faster than ANY OTHER one of my children’s first year.  I suppose it is because she has been such a HUGE blessing (all of my children…

5 Activities for Young Children To Do While YOU Workout!

I have been working out at home since I had children, and it hasn’t always been easy… nor is it always a breeze even at this point!  We have been through many stages of toddlerhood with varying personalities to add to the mix. I have had to rearrange my workout areas to make it easier…

MOTHERHOOD SERIES: Accepting Your Child’s Different Needs

Some children you just need to snuggle more. Some need more hand holding, some need more physical affection.  Some will be just fine being sleep trained, being taught the routine, and some will have anxiety over being forced into a routine.  Of course structure is important, but sometimes creativity is required. In deciding what approach…

Mark’s 10 Minute AMRAP – As Many Reps As Possible

AMRAP – As Many Reps As Possible Courtesy of Mark at http://blackjackwannabe.tumblr.com/ The point of this workout is to complete as many rounds as possible within the time limit. In this case, each round will consist of 4 exercises, and they should be completed as many times as possible within 10 minutes. TIME: 10 minutes Exercises: Pushups x5…

MOTHERHOOD SERIES: The NEW You!

Whether you work, stay at home, are single or married, being a mom to young children and babies is hard work.  When I hear older, more seasoned moms tell me it’s worth it, all I can think about is how I will NOT miss the tantrums, the blowouts, the lack of sleep, the endless games…

EAT MORE PLANTS TO IMPROVE YOUR LIFE

  We have ALL heard that we need to eat more FRESH and CLEAN foods… but why does that sound like we need to walk around with a bag of carrots and celery and deal with a grumbling stomach all day, only to sabotage all efforts by eating a HEAVY dinner because we just can’t…

GREEN SMOOTHIES

I have had A LOT of questions lately about WHY I am promoting green smoothies…
I have nothing to gain by you drinking them…. except…