9 tricks to stay healthy while traveling: Part 1 of 2


Can you believe that it is almost labor day weekend? I mean seriously.  Is it just me or does time shift to fast forward when you have a kid?  Holy crap.

Pretty soon we’ll be packing away the swim suits and opting for snow boots..  Ughhh the thought of having to put Piper in a coat sounds awful.  Its hard enough getting a diaper on her, a coat is going to require a level of ninja skills that I haven’t mastered yet.

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20 Quick & Healthy Snack Ideas

20 Healthy SnackIdeas

Ever get bored with the food that you eat on a regular basis? I know I do. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of some awesome, healthy, snack ideas to help reduce your cravings for the sugar junk we all love. Good snacks are important in keeping helping you maintain your healthy lifestyle.  In between […]

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Strange Shit I’ve Learned in Month 7

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I have an 8 month old.  A crawling, standing, babbling 8 month old.  I know I say this a lot, but this really is the best stage yet.  She is so much fun, she is sleeping much better (most of the time), and she knows how to make me laughing.  I can’t just plop her […]

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How to Eat Healthy At the Iowa State Fair


The magical time of year is upon us. A time where the magical gems of society all congregate in one place.  There are mullets, there are gaps in mouths where teeth should be, and of course there are “get er done” t-shirts. What am I talking about? The Iowa State Fair of course.  Known in […]

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DIY Banana Bread Lara Bars-Perfect Paleo Snack!

homemade banana chips

Happy Hump Day!! Monday marked my first day of my paleo nutrition challenge.  Woah Woah Woah I’ve eaten mostly paleo for a few years now, I’d say about 80%.  I love it, I think its a super healthy way to eat, but I’ve always allowed myself a little bit of leaway to enjoy some grains […]

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Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon

Lake Okaboji

Happy Tuesday!!! How was everyone’s weekend? The family and I went with some friends to Lake Okaboji.  I was ready for a relaxing weekend of lounging, boating, and jet skiing.  While we had fun, relaxing is not an accurate way to describe it.  Apparently 8 month olds don’t like relaxing.  And THIS one really isn’t […]

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20 Minute No Equipment Track Workout

No Equipment Track Workout!

As I get ready to head out of town for vacation I REALLY didn’t want to pack any equipment. It’s hard enough leaving town with an infant (can you say pack and play, walker, high chair, diapers, and lord knows what else), there is no way I’m packing a kettlebell, dumbells, etc. We’ve all been […]

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Piper cooking

A low carb, gluten free, option for Pizza that is FULL of flavor (you don’t even know the crust is a vegetable.  Happy Tuesday! I’ve got a short week ahead before we head off for a family vacation in Okaboji. Can we say Boo-yah?? Except its a family vacation so there will be no sleeping […]

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The sneaky way to get your family to eat their greens


Most people don’t like green vegetables.  Spinach, kale, swiss chard just aren’t things that make it into the average American’s diet. Let’s be honest, they are kind of an acquired taste. But the thing is that your body is begging you for them.  Dark leafy greens like spinach and kale are loaded with vitamins and […]

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The No-Fail Technique to getting a spray tan while breastfeeding

How to get a spray tan while breastfeeding

There is something about having a spray tan that makes me feel like the hottest chick on the block.   I could literally do NOTHING different with my hair, makeup, or attitude but feel like a whole new woman once I’m tan. Does this make me shallow?  I’m not sure, and honestly I don’t even […]

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