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2 In Family

5 Simple Ways To Make Your Mornings Brighter

This post is sponsored by The Hillshire Brands Company. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Mornings with lots of little ones can be chaotic. Add homeschooling into that mix and chaos can easily reign over the day, if you let it. Over the years I have learned how important it is to have a solid morning routine that sets up your day for success. Of course, this doesn’t always go as planned, because I am a mom…

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9 In Food/ Healthy Living/ Ketogenic Lifestyle

5 High Fat Foods To Help You Lose Weight

We have heard it before: Gram for gram, fat has more than twice the calories of protein or carbohydrates, and eating too many calories leads to weight gain; therefore, people should eat less fat. Right? Not so fast. While reducing calories does work for short-term weight loss, sustainable, long-term weight loss is a bit more complicated. According to the The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, long-term weight loss depends on how the body processes and interacts with food and all its nutrients, not just its calories. How else could…

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12 In Food/ Healthy Living/ Ketogenic Lifestyle

Instant Pot Low Carb Beef Stew

Thank goodness for this Instant Pot beef stew recipe! After starting a Keto diet, I was missing my favorite comfort foods. Typically, beef stew consists of lots of carbs, which isn’t something you want to indulge in when trying to maintain ketosis. Thankfully, this beef stew allows me to indulge without feeling any guilt! A traditional beef stew, with fall-apart tender beef, vegetables, and rich broth, is almost impossible to pull off on a weeknight. It can take two to three…

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15 In Ketogenic Lifestyle

The Best Keto Thanksgiving Recipes

A Keto lifestyle during the holidays might seem daunting. But it can be done! You can enjoy the festivities of Thanksgiving while staying on the Keto diet and enjoying your food. “How is that possible?” you may ask. Well, with a little planning ahead and some delicious keto recipes that will trump all of the carb filled dishes that scatter the table. By surrounding yourself with healthier versions of your favorite keto holiday dishes, you will feel much better when…

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1 In Food

Halloween Night Chaos – My Secret Weapon

This post is sponsored by Red Baron but the content and all opinions expressed are my own. Moms, you know those nights. The ones where the kids are bouncing off the walls, you are exhausted, and everything seems to be going wrong? With seven kids, I have had more than my fair share of those nights. Halloween Night Chaos Without fail, one of those chaotic nights is Halloween night. While we don’t practice Halloween in the typical fashion, we do…

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5 In Ketogenic Lifestyle

Easy Keto Snacks, Ready in 5 Minutes or Less

If you are new to the Ketogenic lifestyle, you may be wondering about snacks. I know I get a lot of questions about what snacks are approved when following the Keto diet…and if snacking is even allowed, in general. Ideally, on the Ketogenic diet, you will not be snacking. You want to maximize the time between meals so your body will use your fat stores as fuel. This is especially true if you are practicing intermittent fasting. If you are…

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0 In Simplify The Season

Our Family Tradition For a No-Cook Christmas

It’s 5 a.m.  on Christmas morning and your little cherubs come racing into your bedroom, their tiny faces full of excitement. They jump into bed, and in the loudest whisper they can muster say “Mommy… wake up, Mommy! It’s Christmas, Mommy! Can we go open presents, Mommy? Mommy, are you awake Mommy?” If you’re lucky, this only happens to you a couple times a year. If you’re like me, though, this is your morning… every morning. Lol, but hey, it’s…

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9 In Simplify The Season

How To Take The Stress Out Of Holiday Baking

Holiday pageants, office parties, buying a tree, decorating said tree, shopping for presents, wrapping those presents, baking cookies… The Holiday to do list goes on and on. When it comes to the Holiday season it is easy to get overwhelmed and miss out on enjoying the little things. Simple things like baking cookies for your co-workers can very quickly turn into a chore instead of a nice gesture. This can leave you unmotivated and filled with resentment when half of…

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7 In Food

Apple Harvest Muffins

Apple Harvest Muffin recipe - fall recipes

I love the aroma of crisp apples baking in the oven. They fill the kitchen with the scent of fall. You can bake these Apple Harvest Muffins at any time of the year, but they’re really the best in fall, when apples are at their peak! My family goes apple picking every September and we stock up on apples! My kids can’t wait to bake these muffins when we get home. You can freeze these muffins to enjoy at a later time as…

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16 In Food

Watermelon Lime Sparkling Drink Recipe

Summer is coming to an end and kids are back to school. That happened fast, didn’t it? Thankfully, we are still experiencing nice weather and can spend most of our afternoons outside in the sunshine. I am still thinking of ways to make summer last a bit longer and enjoy the lazy, hot afternoons. One way we do that is with some special snacks after we finish our homeschooling for the day. Outshine Fruit Bars are a favorite snack around here,…

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