Celebrating the Holidays while Grieving Loss of a Loved One
holidays while grieving
          Celebrating during the holidays while grieving the loss of a loved one is tough! You want to just crawl back into bed and pull the covers over your head and sleep. The pain becomes exponential especially during this time because a lot of the holiday traditions are based around family time and being together. The Hallmark movies and cards don't really help much either! Don't you hate it when you're just not feelin'it and can't...

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Easy Leek, corn and cannellini bean recipe
vegetarian meal
On the lookout for a quick and easy recipe that is full of flavor and your family will love? This easy leek recipe will satisfy your family as a main dish or as a side. Life is busy and not all of us have time to stand in the kitchen for hours preparing a meal.  Finding quick and easy recipes is important.  Making sure we feed our family healthy real food recipes is also important to us. I have been...

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19 Printables to Motivate your Morning
19 Free Printables to Motivate your Morning
Need some motivation for your morning? Maximizing your mornings leads to a productive and less stressful day in the life of a business owner. Choose your favorites and display these motivational printables where you see them in the morning. It can be challenging to put on your happy and face the world when you're sad, frustrated, or just plain tired. Mornings are so important and they set the tone for the rest of our day. I have this quote on...

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Hawaii 5-OH!: Reconnect in your Relationship on Vacation
Vacation = Food, drinks, beach, sex. Food, drinks, beach, sex. Repeat. Now that I've got your attention... There's nothing like a vacation in Hawaii to take a break and reconnect in your relationship. Low on moolah? You'd be surprised how much a staycation at a local hotel with a pool can do for your relationship. Point is to change scenery and step away from the day to day stresses. LIFE is Stressful We're a blended family and my girls were...

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Start Each Morning with Total Body Stretches
Early Morning Total Body Stretches
Do you ever feel like just getting out of the bed in the morning is a chore?! Start your day with these Total Body Stretches to wake up your body and your mind! Stretching your body first thing in the morning increases the blood flow to your muscles that have been still all night. It also increases the blood flow to your brain, making you feel more alert and shake off those morning mental cobwebs. Want to work out more...

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Wanna Fit into that Skinny Black Dress?
Wanna fit back into that skinny black dress hanging in your closet? Well what are your waiting for? It's calling your name and begging to be worn! I get it. I'm also a busy wife and mom and the year gets hectic. Before you know it summer's come and gone (and so has your plan to confidently sport a bikini again) and school's started and holidays are here. START NOW! Nothing like TODAY to start towards a happier, healthier, sexier...

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19 Printables to Motivate the Busy Business Owner’s Morning
Need some motivation for your morning? Maximizing your mornings leads to a productive and less stressful day in the life of a business owner. Choose your favorites and display these motivational printables where you see them in the morning. It can be challenging to put on your happy and face the world when you're sad, frustrated, or just plain tired. Mornings are so important and they set the tone for the rest of our day. I have this quote on...

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How Sky Diving Made me a Better MOM
how skydiving made me a better mom
Be a Better MOM How could sky diving from a perfectly good plane make me a better MOM? I'm a wonderful mom and do everything for my girls and put them first. I'm one of the best moms going! Or so I thought. Everyone tells me this, including my husband, but they couldn't see the struggle behind the surface. Homeschooling, constantly running girls around here and there and everywhere, months without a break for even a simple manicure or dinner...

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Menopausal Women: Do This Before You Take the Meds Your Doctor Prescribed
Menopausal Women: Do This Before You Take the Meds Your Doctor Prescribed Listen to what your doctor says AND also to your body.  We both know that what you eat and how you move can make a HUGE improvement in some of the symptoms of menopause.  Not to mention how common it is for ladies to gain weight at this time of life. (Ugh!) And as we both know eating better and moving more can help you stave off other issues...

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Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals
Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals I recently returned from my first trip to Hawaii for my anniversary and went to a luau. Amazing! I wanted to sample everything on the tables for the full effect. I tried it all but strategized so I didn't leave with a bloated belly and feeling sick. Who wants that while on vacay and sporting a bikini? Holidays are similar and it's not just the abundance of delicious food but also the people,...

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