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5 Day Low Carb Family Friendly Meal Plan

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I am so very excited to start sharing weekly meal plans for all of you busy mamas! One thing I know that I struggle with as a mom is coming up with meals that meet some very specific criteria.One: The meals must be quick and easy. As a mom I am usually making dinner while tending to my two young children. Anything that requires a lot of time or thought is a no go.Two: Healthy. I strive to feed my family healthy meals that meet their nutritional needs. I find it hard to find healthy meals that my kids will actually enjoy.Three: Kids will at least attempt to eat it. I usually know what my kids will attempt to eat and what they won’t be touching. However, I want to be sure to introduce them to healthy foods like fruits and vegetables. So, I usually have to get creative!Four: Variety. I often find myself making the same meals over and over again out of convenience. Sometimes, while making my grocery list, I honestly just cannot think of new meals to cook.Five: Frugal. It is easy to spend a fortune on groceries each week. As…

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Why You Need a Mommy Tribe

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Motherhood is not something we are meant to do alone. In fact, if you are doing motherhood alone, I’m going to go ahead and guess that you’re going crazy by now.We need other mamas. People who understand us. We need someone to cry to, someone to vent to, someone to ask questions of, and someone to just sit and hang out with us while we supervise our kids. Someone to text in the middle of the night when baby isn’t sleeping, just to chat. We need mamas who can recommend their favorite baby products that they just cannot live without.We need someone that can understand just by looking at one random Snapchat of our kids how it could make your heart beat outside of your chest. Someone that cares for our kids as they care for their own. Someone that can call you out when you’re being irrational, or tell you your kid will be fine when he has a scrape on his leg.Motherhood is not something we are meant to do alone. We need other mamas.Motherhood can be isolating. It can be lonely. Motherhood can be hard. But sometimes, all we…

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22 Non-Traditional Gifts That Keep on Giving + Free Christmas Shopping Checklist

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Alright everyone, I know Christmas is still a few months away, but if you are like me, you are already shopping! I personally prefer spreading out my spending on gifts over a few months time, rather than doing it all last minute.The other thing I LOVE to do is shop for all of my Christmas presents online. I never have to leave my house or step foot in a store with my kids in tow, trying to hide presents from them. They just show up at my door in a box, that I don’t open until the kids go to bed!I totally suggest getting a free trial membership to Amazon Prime for the holiday season. This was a life saver for me last year when I didn’t have to step foot into an actual store to buy Christmas presents. You can even find deals on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, without having to fight the crowds! Not to mention, everything is free two-day shipping!You can get your free trial membership to Amazon Prime here:Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial.Trust me, you won’t regret it!One last thing I LOVE doing…