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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…

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5 Ways to Work From Home and Make a Legitimate Income

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Yes, you read that right. Work from home and make a legitimate income as a stay-at-home mom. By legitimate, I don’t mean a few bucks here and there. I mean a part-time, or if you really know how to hustle, full-time income, from home.I cannot tell you how many moms I know that would love to be a stay at home mom or work from home, but don’t know how! If you are in that boat, I want to help you!If you aren’t sure if you are financially ready to live on one income check out my post on Living on One Income-Are You Financially Ready?Most moms who want to work from home want it to be easy and flexible. You want to be able to work during nap time or after the kids go to sleep. You want to be able to miss a day if you need to take care sick kiddos. Basically, you want to be your own boss and still reap the benefits.Here’s the catch. This is all possible, but it doesn’t mean you won’t have to work your tail off…

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Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

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Fall is just around the corner and I have to admit, I am a sucker for everything pumpkin spice. I think my brain has been re-wired to associate fall with pumpkin spice.The problem is, I am really trying to reduce the amount of sugar in my diet. So, that doesn’t really leave room for drinking 50g of sugar in one cup. (Well, maybe every once in a while…)Anyhow, I came up with this recipe that I don’t have to feel as guilty about drinking, but really do enjoy!I use my beloved Nespresso Machine to make my espresso. It comes with a handy milk frother, so I like to froth my pumpkin milk once I have mixed it all together. It is my absolute favorite! However, you can also make this recipe with regular coffee as well.  Healthy Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte 1 Cup Almond or Coconut Milk (You can use whatever type of milk you want)1/4 cup Espresso or Coffee3 tbsp Pumpkin Puree1 tbsp Vanilla Extract1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice1 tsp Stevia in the Raw ((Sweetner)) Warm the almond milk on the stove top on medium.Add the pumpkin puree…

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Cutest Baby and Toddler Halloween Costumes for under $30

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I don’t know about you but Halloween is not one of my favorite holidays. I always end up waiting until the last minute to get a costume. Not to mention, I really dislike spending money on something my kids will only wear once! Oh, and I am not one of those moms that can whip up a homemade costume either. So, if you are like me, I hope this can help you find a last minute costume at a good price! This post contains affiliate links. I will receive a small fee for anything purchased through these links at no extra cost to you! Noah’s Ark Lion Cub Romper Ages 12-18 MonthsHot Dog Toddler CostumeLittle Stripe Kitten Ages 12-24 MonthsNinja Turtle RomperLittle Red Riding Hood CostumeMuscle Chest Superman CostumeYoda 12-24 Months CostumeBaby Tiger 18 Months to 2TMischievous Monkey CostumeBaby’s Dinky Dino Dinosaur CostumeBaby’s Pink Elephant CostumeBaby’s Puppy Love CostumeBaby Girl’s Magical Unicorn Costume  Now, if you’re really excited about Halloween and don’t mind spending a few extra dollars, here are some other cute…