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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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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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Clean Eating Pumpkin Cake

It’s no secret around here that I love my sweets, so when I got the idea to try a new recipe with my toddler each week…I was ALL for it! And of course we started with “treats,” but I want all of our recipes to be ones we can all enjoy. So I opted to try a clean eating pumpkin recipe, and it did NOT disappoint! This Clean Eating Pumpkin Cake was a hit with all of us (even if my little one chose to play outside with her daddy instead of bake with me).

Most sweets are full of sugar and junk! But this clean recipe gives you the best of both worlds! Try this Clean Eating Pumpkin Cake for a sweet alternative!

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