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This Blog Is A Work In Progress

As I said in my last post, I'm working on getting back into blogging after so much time off. Because of my other commitments, I'm doing this slowly, so please be patient. I'm working on a whole lot of research, including the benefits of bone broth and "superfood" smoothies, how to heal diastasis recti, more… Continue reading This Blog Is A Work In Progress

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Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, Part 1: Where I’ve Been the Past (Almost) Year

As you may already know, a fact which I certainly have admitted to before is this: When I get pregnant, I get really sick. Last November, I learned that I had, indeed, become pregnant with our third baby and went through the usual long-lasting nausea that accompanies my being with child.   What we didn't… Continue reading Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, Part 1: Where I’ve Been the Past (Almost) Year

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The True Confessions of A Sugar Addict, Part 3: Your Diet Affects Everything

I just heard you groan. You're thinking, But you just told me that dieting does not necessarily help me lose (or gain) weight. Yes, yes I did. Dieting does not help maintain healthy body weight. In fact, more and more research suggests that dieting actually harms your basal metabolic state, making you prone to regaining even more… Continue reading The True Confessions of A Sugar Addict, Part 3: Your Diet Affects Everything

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Matcha: One Amazing Tea

I bet you think I've forgotten about my Confessions of a Sugar Addict thread, but I promise I have not! I simply am working my way through a ton of research, theory, and practical personal application to find what methods work well (for myself, but hopefully also for you). Stick with me because I'm coming… Continue reading Matcha: One Amazing Tea

Babies and Children, Exercise, Holistic Practices, Personal, Personal Experience, Pilates, Self-Help, Yoga

Working Out with Toddlers

A lot of us have been there, are there, or will be there. We're trying to be healthy and exercise...and we've got littles running around, climbing on you or something else, and it's really, really hard to focus or get a full set of reps in when you're constantly jumping up to handle some situation. Some… Continue reading Working Out with Toddlers

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The True Confessions of a Sugar Addict, Part 1: The Reality with Food

Sugar. I've talked about it before, sometimes at length. But it's also my guilty little secret--I love sugar A LOT. And when I start eating it, I have a hard time stopping. It's a vicious cycle and it's one I really want to stop.   I had been thinking about the reality of sugar addiction… Continue reading The True Confessions of a Sugar Addict, Part 1: The Reality with Food

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Share Your Thoughts and Opinions with Me!

I have completely fallen off the blogging bandwagon since January. Let me tell you, I've thought about you and this blog many times, but transitioning out of the military, being a mom, and finding work (and working my Jamberry Nails business) have really consumed my every waking moment. Regardless, I am extremely thrilled to be… Continue reading Share Your Thoughts and Opinions with Me!

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May 2016 Bring You Joy!

First off, Happy New Year! I hope that you find much joy in it. When things get hard, think about how far you've come instead of focusing on where things went wrong!   Second, I know I promised a third part to my major articles and links series in December, but life ate me. Seriously.… Continue reading May 2016 Bring You Joy!

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Where In the World Have I Been? (Articles & Recipes, Part 1)

I haven't been on hardly at all lately. I've been caught between three giants that are taking all of my time: My family, because that's just where it's at 🙂 Getting ready to move to MI in December--this is fast approaching! National Novel Writing Month because it's awesome! I suppose I should add Jamberry onto… Continue reading Where In the World Have I Been? (Articles & Recipes, Part 1)

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How to Change Your Health without Spending Money

This is probably not the typical money-saving post you'll read on health. I'm not a proponent of specialty diets or supplements. They work for some people, but not for everyone...and if you choose to do one, you tend to have to go through a trial and error period of time until you find what works… Continue reading How to Change Your Health without Spending Money