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10 In Healthy Living/ Ketogenic Lifestyle

5 Reasons To Get Healthy Now

It’s that time of year when everyone starts thinking about summer…and shorts…and bathing suits. People start going on crash diets and gyms start filling to capacity. But what about the rest of the year? The benefits of being healthy don’t stop at your ability to fit in your bathing suit or at the number on the scale. Regular exercise and a healthy amount of weight loss can positively impact your overall health and well being. If you are a mom,…

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2 In Healthy Living/ Ketogenic Lifestyle

Ketogenic Diet 101

KETO…it’s a thing, isn’t it? Everyone is talking about Keto, and you may be wondering why? What is the deal with the Ketogenic diet and how does it work? First, you should know that I don’t consider the Ketogenic diet an actual diet…I don’t diet. Diets are temporary and often don’t teach what really needs to be taught. This is a lifestyle. It is the way our ancestors ate and a way we should go back to. A ketogenic diet…

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6 In Food

Balsamic Glazed Salmon With Sauteed Spinach

I could literally eat salmon every day of my life and be a perfectly happy woman. Unfortunately, my family doesn’t agree with my love affair, so I have to be content with having salmon a few times a month. One thing I have converted my family to is a Ketogenic lifestyle. In simple terms, this mean we eat a high fat, low carb diet. People often raise their eyebrows when I tell them this, especially if it is a new…

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0 In Food

Maple Chai Roasted Chickpeas

If you think chickpeas are only for hummus, think again! Chickpeas are loaded with protein and fiber and easily used in so many recipes. We use them in salads, soups, stews, and hummus, of course. But they are also great as a high protein snack for the whole family. This Maple Chai Roasted Chickpea recipe will convince you that they can also be an a simple, crunchy snack. Think of them as a healthy, protein-packed chip substitute that’ll power you through your…

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20 In Food

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls

NO BAKE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BALLS Need a quick, healthy snack for the kiddos? My kids love these and I feel good about giving them! You can substitute almond/cashew/sunflower butter for the peanut butter, and raisins or dried cherries or cranberries for the dates. INGREDIENTS: 2 cups of old fashioned rolled oats ½ cup of ground flax seed 1 tablespoon of black chia seeds 1 teaspoon of cinnamon ¾ cup of dried pitted dates ½ cup of peanut butter 1…

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8 In Homemaking

A New Favorite For My Home | Chesapeake Bay Candles

Home decor is not my strong suit. I like to keep a clean, semi organized home so my family feels comfortable, but that is where I tend to stop. I look at all these images of beautifully decorated homes, and think…maybe someday. When my kids are all grown! However, there are a few things that I do love having in our home that makes me feel like I am decorating. I love big, cozy blankets, pictures of our family, and…

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14 In Food/ Healthy Living

Cilantro Inspired Breakfast Hash

If you are looking for a quick, easy breakfast recipe that your whole family will love, I have got you covered! This Cilantro inspired Breakfast Hash is seriously so delicious I could eat it every day! And I have a feeling (most) of my family wouldn’t complain… During this past pregnancy, the only craving I really had was for Mexican type burrito bowls and apparently that craving has continued even now that the baby is here! (Check out my Instagram…

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1 In Homemaking/ Motherhood/ Simplify The Season

Simple Crafts to Entertain Children During The Holidays

It is hard to believe that the Christmas season is here already. The older I get, the faster the months go by! Although to be fair, I did just have my 7th baby in November, so that month was a blur! We are just starting to get back into a routine now, but it is still slow going. I am soaking up all the baby snuggles I can get! With the holiday season here already, many people are feeling the…

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Simplify The Holiday Season

It is hard to believe, but our Simplify The Season Holiday Party has come to an end! Is it just me or did November fly by? November was a hectic month for me and my family. We moved at the beginning of the month and I had our 7th baby in the middle of the month. These posts in our Holiday Party truly blessed me during a trying season in my life! I have a feeling I will be going…

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0 In Simplify The Season

Simple Tips To Make The Most Of Your Baby’s First Christmas

Christmas is a magical time of the year, and a baby’s first Christmas makes the season even more special. Instead of getting caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season, use these tips to be intentional, simplify, and truly enjoy your baby’s first Christmas.   Don’t overschedule   Parties, programs, and friends are all vying for your attention during the Christmas season. But listen to me closely: it’s okay to say no.   There will be things that…

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