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The Ultimate Free Nutrition Plan To Slim Down Fast & Lose The Baby Weight

Let’s be real. Losing weight is so hard because it happens to slowly. There isn’t the immediate gratification of losing a pound in a couple minutes, so it is extremely difficult to stick to a plan. Results are hard to see, and it ultimately comes down to your nutrition plan, followed by your workouts. Finding the right nutrition plan is super important. It can make or break your goals. I have a fabulous, free nutrition plan to help you get rid of the extra weight and start feeling your best. Remember, I am not a doctor or nutritionist, I am just a fitness enthusiast and mama of three boys, who’s lost the baby weight three times now. In this meal plan, we are keeping it as clean as possible with lots of fiber and protein. The key is to feel full. No one likes to feel hungry after they just…

Fall Crafting Fun Special for Scotch™ Thermal Laminators

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ScotchLaminators #CollectiveBias Can you believe the leaves are starting to turn colors and Fall is here? Let’s find some fun ways to share the fall colors and fun with our friends and family. The Scotch™ Thermal Laminator is a fun tool that can help you preserve the fall leaves, create placemats for your fall festivities or create posters to support your favorite team at your next tailgate. Your imagination is the limit!  Whether you are planning Halloween pumpkin carving contests, football watch parties or preparing trick or treat goodies and bags, let the Scotch™ Thermal Laminator help you go from bland to beautiful and amazing! Right now, they are on rollback for only $17.88 each at Walmart! We know how important it is to save money on fall crafts and projects, so be…

How To Transition Your Nursing Baby to Solid Foods

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Gerber® Pure®. All opinions are mine alone. #GerberPureWater #CollectiveBias This may seem like a simple topic, but with my first baby, I had no idea when to give him anything solid to eat. I mean, he was already so chubby. But, as he hit about 9 months or so, he was wanting to eat everything we were eating. My natural instincts told me that if he wanted some, give it to him. But, as a first-time mom, I was concerned my instincts were not instincts, but just guesses. If you are ever unsure on your mom instincts, trust your pediatrician for any advice! Fast-forward to baby number three, and now I am confident on transitioning babies from nursing to solid foods. I’m in the transition as we speak with my 10-month-old. He literally screams if he doesn’t get to eat…

Tips to Keep Your Home Clean When You’re The Worst Cleaner

I have to admit, I am a terrible cleaner. I “don’t have the eye” as my sister mentioned to me before. That’s the truth really. To be a great cleaner, you have to have an eye for the details. I do not focus on details. I think in large pictures, images and my brain jumps around a bit. I get overwhelmed with small tasks, and my mind goes off into a place of creativity, where I’m not even seeing what I’m doing. this post contains affiliate links.   As the women of the house, I’m in charge of cleaning, and my husband is a better cleaner than me. Shoot. So, I’ve learned to put my mind to work and clean better. I just don’t even notice things some other “cleaner” people do. On the other hand, I hate clutter and have a very minimal style. I can clean up clutter, and…

3 Tips To Manage Momlife Stress Like A Boss

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NatureMadeHeartHealth #CollectiveBias Stress is a major aspect of being a mom. It starts as soon as we are pulled out of bed by hungry and hyper children. Managing the stress is such a process in itself. Many of the experts advise on taking time to yourself. But, in my opinion, committing to time to myself is stressful. I don’t need time to myself, I need time to get some things done. Getting things done is what relieves stress in my world. But really, there’s always things to be done, and learning to manage our stress is the best direction we can take. Here are some tips that help me manage the stress in my life, and believe me, I have a lot. First, take Fish Oil: This is the simplest step you can…

The Butt Cream My Mom Advised to Eliminate Diaper Rash

Baby bottoms are the cutest. Red baby bottoms are not cute, and ultimately I cringe at the sight of any baby rash signs because I can’t stand the thought of my little angel red and hurting. I’ve tried all the diaper rash creams in my years of being a mom of little ones. My third baby is still in diapers (please send any potty training tips for one-year-olds my way!), and I’ve spent the last 4 years of my life with a child in diapers, so I’ve also slathered on lots of cream. With my first baby, I thought I had the right cream ready to go for my new baby. As the first onset of diaper rash set in, as it usually does at some point, I slathered on my cream and waited. The redness got worse. What?! Of course I called my mom. She asked if I had…

5 Fall Adventures You Can’t Miss This Year With Toddlers

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BornToShred #ShredTheDay #CollectiveBias 5 Fall Adventures You Can’t Miss This Year With Toddlers Fall is here in all its beautiful glory, and with that comes the cozy activities that brings us so much joy. Being from the Pacific Northwest, we have beautiful falls, and there are some fun adventures I look forward too every year. Having toddlers makes the adventures a bit more difficult at times. I remember trying to haul my toddler and a baby to a pumpkin patch, thinking it was going to be so fun, and it was just chaos. Strollers don’t go well in muddy patches. We start our adventures with a great breakfast, like the Post Shredded Wheat in flavors like Frosted Berry, S’mores and Cinnamon Roll. My kids are super picky, and sometimes it is so hard…

A Home Workout to Turn Up The Heat and Burn Off the Baby Weight

Burning calories is key to losing the baby weight. You want to get your metabolism running and burning as much as possible to shed those extra pounds. I have a go-to home workout that I use to achieve the cardio challenge I love when going on a run, while also strengthening my muscles. The key for me, is to have a workout that I know is challenging every time, I can do anywhere, and I breathe hard. Those are the essentials. This workout has you do the move for a period of time. I do this because you want to try and get more reps in each time you do the workout to ensure you are challenging yourself. This is a tough one. No laying around doing bridges while watching your favorite show. This is a sweat-tastic workout to torch those winter-food calories that are too sneaky. These moves are also…

5 Ways To Eat Healthier On The Go

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and the Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #NourishOnTheGo #CollectiveBias As moms, we are always on the go. Even in our own home we are running from dishes to wiping bottoms, to emails and back to dishes again. There’s a rare and sweet opportunity when we sneak off to our favorite hiding place, which lasts about 1 minute before we hear a disaster brewing. Eating healthy is difficult being so busy, so here are: 5 ways to eat healthier on the go: Focus on What You Can Grab: Fill your fridge with healthy items you can grab. These are things like fresh-cut fruit, protein shakes and juices, apples or cheese sticks. I personally love these Odwalla Juices, the Groovin Greens Fruite and Veggie drink because its straight up clean and pure. Drinking vitamins is one of your best choices for…

Super Fast Fuel for Busy Moms to Burn Fat All Day

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC., The Coca-Cola Company, and Conagra Brands all opinions are mine alone. #PowerfullySmart #CollectiveBias Burning fat isn’t just for the gym. You can eat the right fuel sources to burn fat after your meal and in between your workouts. With the proper nutrient combinations, you are giving your body the energy it needs to build muscle, rather than store calories. The problem most of us have is the time to make and prepare the meals we need. I know for myself, I don’t have time to chop up seven different stir fry vegetables. But, there is a solution of faster meal options for us moms that will help us continue achieving our fitness goals, rather than giving up to the bowls of macaroni and cheese or chicken nuggets. First, let’s talk about what type of meals burn fat. There’s a popular trend…