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The Best Watermelon Pizza with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Glaze

This watermelon pizza is so good, and so perfect for your Fourth of July festivities. It was husband and kid-approved, which actually means a lot in our house hold because everyone is picky. The watermelon salad is also super, super simple! The hardest part is cutting up the watermelon. I really don’t like to cut watermelon up. It is just hard and messy. The other wonderful thing about this watermelon pizza is that it is super healthy!! Literally all super foods, full of amazing ingredients to have you feeling light and fresh on your holiday. Watermelon is full of water, which will help you flush out any of the extra calories, sugar or alcohol that may or may not be consumed underneath the fireworks.Β  Let’s get into how to create this magic, which doesn’t take much at all: Here’s what you need: 1 watermelon (small or medium) makes 5-6 pizzas…

The Best Bagel Breakfast Sandwich To Take To The Beach

It’s no secret we visit the beach weekly, and sometimes it is easier to pack a bagel breakfast sandwich and eat it there, rather than spending a lot of time cooking, eating and cleaning breakfast in the morning. We would rather hurry and get to the beach to enjoy our breakfast there. So, I created a yummy little breakfast sandwich that we can wrap up and take in our picnic basket. These are super simple too, with things you will have on hand. Nothing too fancy. Just yummy and filling for long days of sand castles and swimming. David loves this sandwich, and my husband ate two this morning. If he approves, you know they are good. Here is what you need to make TWO of the sandwiches. Make extra πŸ™‚ 2 bagels pre-sliced (keep it easy) 2 eggs 2 TBSP butter Two slices of Mozzarella cheese (any cheese works…

5 Ways To Nourish Your Toddler’s Brain Development

I received product and compensation from Mead Johnson Nutrition to create this post written by me. All experiences and opinions expressed in this post are my own and not those of Mead Johnson Nutrition. You can contact Mead Johnson Nutrition with product related questions or comments toll free at 1-800-BABY-123 (1-800-222-9123). There is a critical time period between 1 and 3 years, when your baby’s brain is growing and developing. They are soaking in all the feels and emotions with their parents and primary caregivers, developing language skills, learning important lessons and so much more. The brain is undergoing massive transformation and development, and there are ways you can nourish and encourage this important growth period. Here are 5 ways you can help cultivate and nourish your toddler’s brain development during this crucial time: First, Nutrition Is Key: I know for me, with an 18-month old, I am trying to…

8 Nifty Hacks + Things To Road Trip With Kids Like a Boss

It is the season for road trips, which can be a nightmare for families with small children, who can only sit for so long. BUT, I found some amazing hacks to make summer road trips smooth and painless…even fun for everyone, including the parents! First, we can’t deny the benefits of electronic entertainment, and if your car doesn’t have a DVD/ movie system, YOU CAN BUY THEM CHEAP!! They are on Amazon, and you just hook it up. So awesome. This one is only $130, the one pictured, and there are some options under $100 out there. A cereal box used as a garbage can. This is so wonderful because of all the trash that adds up with snacks. You can also grab one of these trash/water bottle holder containers on Amazon, which I like for more organized storage. Next, your kids can play on their own car seat tray,…

The 13 Best Beach Hacks and Tips For The Smoothest Family Beach Day Ever

These are the beach hacks and tips that actually work for me and my kiddos, and we go to the beach weekly all year! I’m a beach-mom veteran now, and I’ve experienced all sorts of beach situations, leaving me to learn what I actually need, and what I don’t. One thing to remember is you can always vaccuum out the car. The end of the beach trip can be the most stressful because everyone is tired and sandy. Clean up the best you can, get everyone home and rested, then clean the car. It makes for a positive ending πŸ™‚ Baby Powder to Remove Sand: This is a popular trick that actually works to help the sand come off! We’ve tested it, and I was happy with how well it brushed the sand off their hands, especially for eating a quick snack! Baby Pool: Babies are often scared of…

Skinny Tropical Pink Summer Protein Shake for Breastfeeding Mamas

Yes summer is here, and the pressure for mama to lose the baby weight is a little more intense. I have a yummy, pink and tropical protein shake that will keep your milk flowin, while helping your body to burn fat and continue letting go of the baby weight. The reason this is so wonderful for your milk supply is because I use this protein powder. I talk about it way too much, but it is a staple for me and keeping my supply up while working out. It offers me the protein I need, PLUS greens and fruits and all kinds of wonderful things including digestive enzymes. It is clean and safe for mamas and babies, and tastes wonderful! You can read more on the ingredients and benefits, or get straight to the recipe!! INGREDIENTS: 1 cup frozen pineapple 5 BIG frozen strawberries or 5 fresh (because it is…

14-Day, Clean Eating Challenge for Breastfeeding + Postpartum Mamas

This 14-day, cleaning eating challenge for breastfeeding and postpartum mamas is meant to help you jump start your weight loss, while still giving your body a lot of nutrients to produce a healthy milk supply. Losing your milk does not need to happen with weight loss. If you properly nourish your body, then it will function optimally. There are no calorie restrictions in this challenge. I have you focusing on pure, highly-nutritious foods that promote breast milk and weight loss at the same time. If you are struggling to lose the baby weight, I have a Β little program, where I go over how to lose the baby weight, specifically for breastfeeding mamas. I have meal plans, healing foods, milk-boosting supplements, recipes, shopping lists and a private Facebook group for support. I walk you through healing your core,Β  strengthening your pelvic floor, Pilates and cardio workouts and so much more.Β Β If you…

Unicorn Lactation Smoothie Packed With Protein

This lactation smoothie is a magical protein shake created just for breastfeeding mamas who want to keep up their milk supply, while also giving their body the proper nutrients it needs to let go of fat. This shake is so yummy, and it is a combination of three shake recipes, all of them lactation protein shakes to really give your body a milk boost. I specifically add extra protein in this shake with my favorite protein powder. It is amazing for breastfeeding mamas because of all the wonderful nutrients, and it tastes delicious. The unicorn of protein powders in my opinion. If you want to know more about what is in it, read this post. It is completely pure, free of fillers, chemicals and artificial sweeteners. Created by an amazing company, and full of nutritious flavor. I also have a video of me talking about it at the end of…

Purple Postpartum Protein Shake for Boosting Milk Supply

This lactation protein shake is totally amazing, both in taste and for postpartum mamas, who are concerned with keeping up their milk supply while working on losing the baby weight. They key with keeping your supply up is the amount of nutrients you give to your body. This lactation shake is full of awesome nutrients! The protein powder I use is absolutely, hands-down amazing because it is full of super foods, veggies, fruits and even tumeric. All of which aid your body in milk production. Your body is also way more willing to let go of fat when you give it enough nutrition. I don’t know about you, but I’m not going to blend kale, broccoli, cranberries, tumeric and all sorts of other amazing foods in one smoothie. I think I would just gag. But, this protein powder is full of what you need, in addition to having DIGESTIVE ENZYMES!!…

How I Stopped Peeing My Pants While Running Postpartum

I had an embarrassing moment the other day, after a hard run, and I decided to share it on my Instagram stories because I knew there were probably many other moms experiencing the same thing. After running a few miles and doing some sprints at the end, I totally peed my pants. It wasn’t just a small leak, I full on, let it go experience, with no control. I realized how much work my core and pelvis really needed, despite all the time I’ve spent getting back in shape. I’ve talked about my Diastasis Recti and small umbilical hernia, and my plan to repair it without surgery. It was from my Insta strories that Amanda at Empower Your Pelvis reached out to me with her program. Read on to learn about the program, and save the code: JOY20 for 20% if you think it is a good fit for you!Β …