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The great sleep update

Hey, everybody. Hope you’re having a lovely morning! I’ve had requests to provide some details on the sleep “challenges” that we’ve worked through. Of course, it’s important to emphasize the fact that what works for one family or kid won’t work for another. Some things that we did with Liv are totally ineffective with P,…

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My new mid-morning routine

We all know that an early morning routine wasn’t for me. While I LOVE the idea of starting the day on such a peaceful note, I could imagine myself sitting and trying to meditate while it was still dark outside, with tears silently cascading down my cheeks. I hate the mornings and I hold onto…

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Deployment with two kids

This is my second to last deployment-related post! All we have left to share is a fun video. 😉 I had quite a few requests on how to juggle life with small kiddos while your partner is away on a deployment. Doing the solo parenting thing is no joke, but really once you find your…

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Getting back into a fitness routine

Lots of tips in this post for when you want to get back into a fitness routine after life events shake up your consistency. Hey, guys! How’s your morning going? P is home sick from school – she got a cold after a solid week of horrible sleep from failed sleep structure plans – so…

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Fitness trends and predictions for 2019

Hi friends! How are ya today? Hope you’re having a lovely morning! I’m catching a short Peloton class and we’re heading out on our trip. I’ll be sure to share lots of adventures on IG if you’d like to follow along the fun. In January, I always think about fitness trends and my personal predictions…

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Fitness and health gear to motivate you for the New Year

Sharing some of the best workout outfits, accessories, fitness gear, and healthy staples for the new year! Hi friends! Happy Monday! I feel like… next will will count as my first official week of 2019. Liv back in school, but P is still not feeling better. We were at urgent care last night and headed…

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How to create New Year’s Resolutions that actually stick

All this resolution talk over here! Happy 2019, friends. I always look forward to a bright, shiny new year and a chance to start over with a clean slate. There’s something magical about cracking open a new planner and filling it with ideas, events and goals for the upcoming year. I know many of us…

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Looking back on 2018 + my goals for 2019

Hiiiii friends! I can’t believe we’re already closing out 2018. What are you doing to celebrate? I’m looking forward to eating Indian food at my mom’s house, watching the cousins play together, and playing the Netflix New year’s countdown at 9pm. #parentlife I feel like 2018 was a good year for our family despite some…

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Finding time to work out with kids and a busy schedule

Hi friends! Happy Monday! I hope you enjoyed the weekend. We baked a ton of of cookies, met up with friends, and spent a lot of time at the park. It was a good one! When I posted my annual survey last week, I asked about your biggest fitness struggles. This helps me to get…

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my hormone testing and results

Hi friends! Hope you’re having a wonderful week so far. Keep those giveaway entries coming! I’ll have a new one up tomorrow. 🙂 For today, I thought I’d share the long hormone post I’ve been chipping away at for the past couple of weeks. This is a friendly reminder to keep in mind that I’m…

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Immune system boosters

This post is sponsored by Nature’s Way. With kids in school, we want to keep our family healthy during the winter season. I think of winter as the “eat more sugar, sleep less, experience more stress, and hide inside” season. These are some of the things that I try to remain mindful of as we…

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successful slackers

  Photo source My alarm goes off. I wake up, with half of my head on the pillow and half on the edge of the mattress, the end piece of “bread” to our P-Liv-Me sandwich. To our far left is 2/3 of a comfy king-sized bed. I just don’t understand.  I reach down and grab…

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