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8 Healthy Crockpot Recipes To Warm Your Soul and Keep Your Skinny Jeans Fitting

It’s the time of year we all start craving warm soups, savory dishes and comfort food. The cold air, fall leaves and spices bring the strong feelings of family and eating. This can make it hard to keep up with your fitness goals and stay healthy, but thanks to all the amazing cooks out there, I’ve found some super yummy and cozy healthy crockpot recipes that will warm your soul. Crock Pot Low Carb Lasagna from Well Plated by Erin.  PALEO TURKEY CHILI by the Clean Eating Couple. WHOLE30 & PALEO POT ROAST by Noshtastic.  CREAMY SWEET POTATO BACON CHOWDER (DAIRY FREE) by Savory Lotus SPICY CROCKPOT PUMPKIN SOUP by Eat the Gains SLOW COOKER SAUSAGE, SPINACH AND WHITE BEAN SOUP by Damn Delicious SLOW COOKER SPAGHETTI SQUASH AND MEATBALLS by All Day I Dream About Food Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Potato Soup by A Spicy Perspective

Super Simple Halloween Cookies for Little Toddlers

Happy October! Halloween is coming fast, and we had some Halloween fun already making these super simple cookies. I’ve seen lots of cookies that look so awesome on Pinterest, yet I just don’t have the time to create them myself, and I prefer to have less-than perfect creations that I can make with my kids, so here’s some super simple ideas for you. First, we all know I’m not Betty Crocker here, so I started with some Oreo-like cookies, but the off-brand was on sale, so naturally I chose those. I chose these because they are sturdy, making them easier for the kids to frost. If you have soft cookies, they will break when the kids try to frost them. I also used large, square Marshmallows because they have a good base for mummies and monster heads. I also have little kids, so we can’t get too elaborate here. My…

Special Great Grains Ibotta Offer For Fall Breakfasts

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GreatGrainsGreatStart #CerealAnytime #CollectiveBias You can become a Great (Grains) Connoisseur starting this fall with the opportunity to earn $3.50 cash back on ibotta on the purchase of 2 Great Grains extra flaky, delicious cereals. Great Grains are made with delicious clusters, real fruits, wholesome nuts, and crunchy flakes. Good things come together to make one great thing. With several different flavors to choose from, you are set for a Great Start to any day or occasion! Make sure to cash in on this offer and try out Great Grains cereals. Follow #GreatGrainsGreatStart for delicious recipes featuring their products.

Tips To Help Daddy Bond With A Breastfeeding Baby

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SimplyBonding #CollectiveBias Breastfeeding a baby is such a special bond. Feeding a baby in general creates an important bond of trust and love, that I feel so blessed to have experienced now with three little ones. I am still breastfeeding my 10-month old baby, and I think it’s important not to leave Daddy out on all this special bonding time. For first-time parents, it can be difficult to allow daddy an opportunity to bond with the baby. I never had my husband do the middle-of-the-night feedings because he had to work. I just reasoned that only one of us should be in a zombie-like state, and we don’t need him functioning half awake while working, so these ideas are all great ways to have daddy bond with the baby, without having him wake…

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte + Cozy Coffee Bar For Simple Entertaining

It’s the glorious time of year when the infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte makes its return. Each year I long for the simple, sweet and spicy treat. It’s actually a very simple recipe, which I’ve made numerous times as an ex-barista. I actually love making coffee, and if I wasn’t a mom, I would probably still be a barista living off of tips because I love the job. Anyways, I have a heavenly pumpkin spice latte recipe that will seriously have your friends knocking at your door at 7 am. This post contains affiliate links.  I’ve also got a cute little coffee bar set up, which is easy to put together with items from the Target dollar spot, and great for hosting those cozy coffee mornings with friends. Why meet up at the local coffee shop and wait in line, when you can have your friends over for homemade treat at…

How To Get Your Kids To Leave You Alone

I am probably way behind on finally getting my kids to leave me alone, after almost 5 years of being a mother, but for some reason, I am just now figuring out some tricks to get my kids to leave me alone. Keeping up on cleaning, blogging, organizing, grocery shopping, paying bills…just life in general is IMPOSSIBLE when your kids won’t leave you alone to think. I still am struggling to get enough time alone, but I’ve now figured out a way to get them to leave me alone for a decent enough time to clean the kitchen, check some emails or brush my teeth and put some makeup on. This post contains affiliate links. In reality, it’s not much time. Maybe 30 minutes on a good day, so I don’t want you to think this will have your kids busy all day. Some days they are in a bad…

What I Love and Hate About Co-Sleeping + The Softest Nursing Bra

This post is sponsored by Bravado, but all opinions and thoughts are completely my own. I only accept sponsorship from products I know I love, and hope that you will too! #upliftingineveryway I wasn’t prepared for the tremendous sleep deprivation a newborn baby brings. There’s not really words to describe it. I remember it being worst with my first baby because I wasn’t used to it. I would try to sleep, then be jerked awake at the smallest sound of the baby making a noise. I also didn’t know how to get a baby on a sleeping schedule, without having him cry his lungs out, so it was a big mess of dark circles and zombie hair for the first few months. I was literally trying everything to get my new little bundle to sleep. A swing, crib, swaddling and bouncy chair. Nothing was working, and in pure desperation I…

Mom Survival Must-Haves for Traveling Alone With Kids

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc.. All opinions are mine alone. #ShineWithClearEyes #MyShiningMoment #CollectiveBias I’m feeling like a rock star today because I survived a red eye flight across country by myself. The trick is packing strategically. Moms on the go need to pack for survival both for themselves and their kids. Here’s what I brought with me that helped me fly solo with three kids under 5 and live to tell the tale! My first advice is to pack your own mom survival pack. The better mood you are in, the more fun and entertaining you’ll be able to do for your kids. They will feed off of your energy. Packing things to keep you comfortable and in a good mood is one of your biggest essentials. It will transform your experience, put everyone in a better mood, and you won’t spend a lot of money buying…

4 Super Simple & Giggly After-School Snacks To Make With Your Kids

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #AFreshIdeaForAfterSchool #CollectiveBias I am so excited I get to venture into the after-school snack territory this year. Its new territory, and I am finding that the more fun the snacks are, the more likely my boys are to eat them. Eating in general is not their strong point, unless it’s pure sugar. I am not super strict on sugar, because I want them to learn how to eat sugar in moderation. My boys love Coca-Cola™, and they get so excited to have a little bit with their after school snack. The Coca-Cola Mini Cans are great because the don’t drink that much. Boy do they feel special, and my husband loves a Coca-Cola, so they think they are big boys when I hand them their after-school treat. They get about half-way through, then I save the…

6 Awesome Apps For A Staycation That Will End The Summer Right

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #SummerIsForSavings #CollectiveBias #WFM4 Boohoo, the summer is almost over. It’s the last few long days, hot nights and lazy mornings, that I love so much. Summer is my all-time favorite season. I can get behind a good Halloween costume, eat my fair share of pumpkin pie and sing carol of the bells for weeks, but there’s nothing like the long, warm and lazy months of summer vacation. I believe in ending the summer right with some fun right in your home town. That saves time and money, but still gets you some adventure in. As you can tell, I’m holding onto summer as long as possible, and still enjoying some savings and fun with my my Walmart Family Mobile, powered by T-Mobile $49.88 TRULY Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data◊ ! The TRULY…