9 Dirty Secrets of Post-Partum Recovery No One Talks About

9 Dirty Secrets of Post Partum Recovery No One Talks About

There are so many things that are still taboo I this day and age. You would think with this “open mind” “being real” world that there wouldn’t be, but there is. People will only be real with as comfortable as they are with sharing their lives. I an effort to be more open with you and to help you not feel alone I the struggle of being a Mama, I’ve decided that since I just had baby number 7, maybe it was time for me to share some of my 9 Dirty Secrets of Post-Partum Recovery No One Talks…

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Stay at Home Moms Thriving Not Just Surviving

Stay at Home Moms Thriving Not Just Surviving

When I began my blog a year ago I kind of knew where I wanted it to go, but nothing was solid. I wondered around writing about things that interested me, but nothing stuck. A few months ago, I worked through a workbook that helped me define my passion and purpose. My passion and purpose came down to ONE THING, helping stay at home moms. You, who are reading this right now, my passion, my purpose is to help YOU. This is why I created a Facebook group just with YOU in mind. It is called Stay At Home…

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14 Frugal Healthy Snacks that Fit in Your Budget

14 Frugal Healthy Snacks that Fit in Your Budget

Snacking is where I always go wrong with losing weight. I tend to grab whatever is easy and appealing now. This leads me to emotional eating and that is NEVER a good thing. In my quest to keep my weight gain at a minimum during my pregnancy and to be as frugal as possible, I went to Pinterest. I was only looking for 14 recipes that I loved, this way I know exactly what is being made and I don’t have to think about what to make. I have variety without going overboard. Here are the new 14 Frugal…

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How to Love Yourself When You Are Desperate

How to Love Yourself When You Are Desperate

I used to think that positive people were born that way. Those people were the blessed few who knew how not only to be positive towards others but themselves. They had the elusive self-confidence that seemed to evade the rest of the world. They were the chosen ones, while I was left lacking. I’ve never been a positive person, but I found myself almost clinging to positive people hoping they would rub off on me. It was even worse after I had children. I would say the most horrible things to myself, destroying any hope of ever loving myself….

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4 Amazingly Simple Tips to Lose Weight

4 Amazingly Simple Tips to Lose Weight

I don’t know many women who don’t want to lose weight. The amount depends on the woman, but we all want to fit into that seeming mythical size 6. Ok so maybe it isn’t mythical, but I haven’t been a size 6 since grade school, so it just seems that way. I’ve always been the kind of mom to either eat what I fixed my kids or nothing at all. While it works fine for children with high metabolisms, it’s not so hot for an adult. I knew I needed a change, and here are the 4 Amazingly Simple Tips to…

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Planning to Achieve Your Goals: Write it Down

Planning to Achieve Your Goals: Write It Down

You can set goals, resolutions or dreams all day long, but unless you have a plan on how to achieve them, you won’t go anywhere. How do I know this? Because I did it for YEARS! I would never make my goals and would consider myself a failure. I didn’t ask for help, I didn’t even know what to ask, honestly. Now that I’m older, have bigger goals, and I’ve learned I need Planning to Achieve Your Goals Write it Down!Planning to Achieve Your Goals: Write It Down

These things never work out.

You…

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Self Care Saturday Challenge Plan Your Self Care

Self Care Saturday Challenge Plan Your Self Care

It is hard to believe that we have come to the end of 2016. So many things happened this year, good and bad. This isn’t just a time to remember what has passed, but to think about and plan next year. In your planning process, you need to plan to take care of yourself. As I’ve talked about for the past several weeks, self care isn’t selfish, but vital to your survival. So for this weekend, when you are setting resolutions I want you to think about this Self Care Saturday Challenge Plan Your Self Care!

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22 Easy Crowd Pleasing New Year’s Eve Savory Appetizers

22 Easy Crowd Pleasing New Year's Eve Savory Appetizers

I enjoy Thanksgiving food, but it is the time of giving thanks that means so much. I love the Christmas cookies and candies, but it watching my children open just the right gift that makes all the difference in the world to me. Now the food at New Years is by far my favorite. I LOVE appetizers. The idea of eating snacks, playing games, laughing, enjoying my family all night is just the BEST. In my search for food for Saturday, here are 22 Easy Crowd Pleasing New Year’s Eve Savory Appetizers, I thought I would share…

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Self Care Saturday Challenge Meditation

Self Care Saturday Challenge Meditation

To say we are always busy, would be an understatement. I’ve been working hard to get up early so I have time for myself, but the past 2 weeks, my youngest 3 seem to think they should get up with me. If they do, there is no peace, there is no quiet. Once the others are up, there is always someone who wants or needs to talk to me. I don’t get a moments peace, not even in the bathroom. This is why I’m doing Self Care Saturday Challenge Meditation!Self Care Saturday Challenge Meditation

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Self Care Saturday Challenge Date Your Spouse

Self care Saturday Challenge Date Your Spouse

This is one of those things that if you don’t plan for, it will never happen. Life is busy as it is, but during the holidays it can be intensely insane. It is starting to get cold, the kids are finishing up school, and everyone has cabin fever. During this time is when you need the connection to your spouse the most. So I’m challenging you with a Self Care Saturday Challenge Date Your Spouse.Self Care Saturday Challenge Date Your Spouse

I don’t have time

When it comes to doing hard things, this is…

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