More Tradition, Less Obligation

I had a conversation with several of the mamas in my local moms group a few days ago revolving around our likes and dislikes of the holiday season. And during that conversation the idea of tradition came up…

Now, I’ll be honest. I’ve worked pretty hard in an attempt to establish some fun (mostly) and meaningful traditions for our family during the Christmas season. But the more we discussed, the more I realized that much of what I viewed as tradition have actually become obligations…A need to do more, to be more, to have more this time of year.

Feeling a little overwhelmed by the holiday season? Check out my suggestions for a Christmas with more tradition and less obligation.

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Superfoods Peppermint Patties

There are few things I find more festive than peppermint and chocolate at Christmas time! There is just something about that flavor that I love! Instead of reaching for the traditional option, though, I decided to whip up this Superfoods Peppermint Patties! They still give me the yummy flavor I’m looking for, but they’re also full of all the good stuff my body needs. So I can stop at just one instead of eating the whole bag of chocolate!

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3 Tips to Be More Intentional

**In my pursuit of living intentional, I’ve come across some great tools that have made a world of difference for me. I’ve shared them in my tips below and included affiliate links where applicable. All that means is that if you think you’ll love one of these tools as much as I do and decide to purchase through the link, I’ll get a small commission at no extra cost to you.

There is no two ways about it. I’ve always been more of a “get things done” rather than “go with the flow” kind of person. I have a tendency to overfill my plate and stretch myself too thin. But I’m currently in a season where I feel like God is telling me cut the excess, slow down, and just really dig in to intentional living. And you know what? I actually feel like I can breathe.

Are you too busy, overwhelmed, stressed...? Then it's time to be more intentional. Discover three simple ways you can cultivate intentional living.

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Clean Eating French Toast

If you’ve been around here long, you know I love all things sweet. But what you may not know is that I also love all things breakfast. In fact, I can still remember Saturday mornings when my dad would get up before the rest of us and fix a big breakfast, and to this day, I still love when we’re visiting for the weekend and my dad makes one of his breakfasts. So what is my favorite? You may have already guessed…French toast!

Looking for a healthier alternative to the typical Saturday morning breakfast? Try this Clean Eating French Toast recipe for the perfect solution!

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Happy, Healthy Halloween

As we rounded the bend to yet another display and another handful of candy, one of the “treaters” said to me…”It’s your favorite night of the year, right?” As we laughed knowing that she was being sarcastic and making light of the fact that we typically try to keep our candy and namely sugar intake to a minimum, it made me think. I don’t necessarily love the onslaught of candy that the Halloween is known for, but truth be told, because our focus is balance, I don’t mind the occasional treat (or trick) here or there. I do try to do my best to keep it all in moderation, though, so I thought I’d share a few of my tips for enjoying a healthy and Happy Halloween!

Halloween can be the start of a downward spiral. Use these tips to have a happy, healthy Halloween and set the path for success for the holiday season.

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