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Strange Shit I’ve Learned in Month 7

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!

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

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

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

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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How to get a spray tan while breastfeeding

The No-Fail Technique to getting 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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Thursday’s Workout-You’ve got 20 Minutes!

When you have kids it is hard to get to the gym some days.  When you’ve got kids, a husband, a job, 2 dogs, and a lawn that hasn’t been mowed in a week its even harder. But you still want to get a workout in. Well I’ve got a solution for you….. This 20…

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Strange Shit I have learned this month

As the month of May comes to a close I have a 6 month old on my hands.  A 6 MONTH OLD! Ok first of all where did the time go? And second of all I’m super proud of myself for keeping a tiny human alive for a whole 6 months.  Go me. Many of…

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