Whole30 Prep- How to Make Your Meals Taste Ridiculously Good

One of the biggest concerns I’ve heard when someone is considering a Whole30 circuit is “how on earth will my food taste without using dairy/soy/butter?” and “but will I starve?” The truth is our food will taste  AWESOME and we absolutely will not starve. Though taking away typical seasonings and additions to food we add on a daily […]


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Whole30 Prep- What You Need to Know

Hi Guys, We are starting a Whole30 circuit on January 4th and I’m so excited! For those of you who aren’t sure what Whole30 is, you can refer to the Whole 30 Website to learn the general “rules” of the plan. Basically, it is a completely primal, non-processed diet that you follow in 30 day intervals. […]


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Elf on the Shelf Planning Calendar: Lazy Mom Edition

I’ve got another confession to make: I’m a lazy mom. Ok, maybe lazy isn’t the correct word…uninspired, non-creative, Left Brained….whatever it is, I’m TERRIBLE at Elf on the Shelf. I’m not the mom who spends all day coming up with delightfully creative schemes for the family elves to perform at night; I’m the mom who […]


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Why Old Friends are the Best Friends

They say that if you keep a friend for 7 years, you have a friend for life. In that case, I’m lucky enough to have a handful of lifelong friends. I just got back from the most revitalizing girl’s weekend with one of my oldest friends. We were in Charleston and got to see a […]


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A Letter to My Pre-Parent Self

Hi perfectly-manicured-well-rested-and-totally-in-control-self, It’s me, well you, urggh…it’s us. Just a slightly less know-it-all, slightly heavier you. I’m here to fill you with a little humor and a lot of truth as you embark on this parenting journey. But first, let me start by saying what your friends and family are too polite to say, “shut […]


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Cyber Monday Deals

I love Cyber Monday! I’ll be updating the list all day, but these are the deals I’ve run across so far! Happy Shopping! XOXO   Kids and Toys Wayfair Playroom Sale Amazon Toy Sale 50% OFF Everything Old Navy 20% OFF Smocked Auctions Home 30% Off Joss and Main Amazon Home and Kitchen Sale 50% off […]


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How to Curb Holiday Weight Gain

So, here’s the skinny on holiday weight gain: it sucks! Last year, I was fresh off of having a baby when the holidays rolled around. I’d lost 25lbs and only had 15 to go to be at pre-baby weight. By the time the holidays were over I had gained TWELVE of the 25 I’d lost. […]


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Holiday Travel with Toddlers

My general advice for traveling during the holidays with toddlers is simple: Don’t. Turn down all the party invites and social gathering requests that are more than 30 miles away from your home. Your children and your sanity cannot tolerate an excess amount of strangers, candy, or hotels for any extended amount of time. However, […]


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