Category Archives: Family

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Easy, Healthy Summer Dinner with Squash and Sausage

Y’all! It is definitely that time of year when I just don’t want to spend any more time in the kitchen (or on anything really) than I have to! I don’t want to sacrifice on my nutrition goals, though, so I’m wracking my brain for all the EASY but healthy summer dinner options I can think of!

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Naptime Retreat with Easy Home Teeth Whitening

*I received a free home teeth whitening system from Smile Brilliant to try and share with you. All of the opinions expressed below are my own! (Spoiler alert…I loved it!)

We hear it all the time. ”Sleep when the baby sleeps.” Or maybe it’s, “Rest when she (or he) does.” No matter how it is delivered, the package is the same…Take some time for YOU while your baby naps. But while the concept seems nice, how many of us actually do it?

Treat yourself to a little self-care during your child's naptime with an easy home teeth whitening system you can count on!

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Avocado and Tomato Summer Salad

With summer quickly approaching and the temperature rising outside (and in), I’ve found myself wanting simple dishes! And let’s be honest, I just don’t want to cook when I could be outside playing! So I’ve put my thinking cap on to come up with a few new summer recipes to add to the the mix, and this Avocado and Tomato Summer Salad is a real winner!

Does summer have you wanting easy, no-cook recipes? Then give this light and refreshing Avocado and Tomato Summer Salad a try!

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Learning to Prioritize Me as a New Mom

I still remember those days as a new mom SO well. After bringing my sweet little girl home and spending the first few weeks in utter disbelief that she was finally here and I was actually a mom, real life started setting in.

The reality of having a tiny person constantly attached to me (literally she nursed ALL.the.time!) and the responsibility of taking care of not only myself but another precious life sank in. In the early days, it didn’t seem like that big of a deal. My husband was still home on paternity leave, and we had family in and out. So I had extra hands to hold her so I could do things like going to the bathroom, changing clothes, and maybe eating a snack hands-free.

As a new mom, it is so hard to prioritize self-care. Learn a few of the ways I used to prioritize me even as a brand new mom!

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Chicken and Broccoli Chinese Fakeout

Chinese has always been one of those foods that I’d gorge myself on and then hate myself afterward. Literally, it’s like I just can’t control myself when there are crab rangoons involved. 🙅🏼

So instead of giving in to temptation, I whipped up a little “Chinese Fakeout” instead! I got the same flavors without all of the added fat and carbs. (Minus the rangoons, of course. I’ll save those for a day when I’m planning a cheat.)

Struggle with wanting to eat healthier but still loving some of your favorites? Enjoy a little Chinese Fakeout with this easy recipe!

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