Make Your Own 3-Ingredient Energy Bars

I have always been a snacker and need a little pick-me-up mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Since doing the Whole30, I try to get more of my fill at mealtime, but I still find myself needing to space my meals to have 4 smaller ones throughout the day rather than just 3 larger ones. So I’m always looking for quick, easy options that are nutritious but still keep me full these energy bars are perfect for the job!

Need a quick, easy snack to give you a little pick-me-up? Try these 3-Ingredient Energy Bars for the perfect solution any time of day!

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Simple Health Solutions for Busy Moms

As moms we have a lot on our plates. Diaper changes, play dates, family meals, classroom meetings, job responsibilities…

You name it, we take care of it. And often that means we put ourselves and our own needs last. I quickly found, though, when I neglected myself and especially my nutrition, I didn’t have as much to give.

As busy moms we put our needs on the back burner, which only leaves us with less to give. Check out these simple health solutions for busy moms to help!

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Choosing A Unique Mother’s Day Gift

**This post is part of a campaign sponsored by JORD. All opinions expressed within are 100% mine.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve worn the same 3 pieces (or sets) of jewelry. My wedding rings, a pair of opal earrings, and a locket my husband gave me for our first Valentine’s Day that was his grandmother’s.

Want to make Mother's Day a bit more memorable this year? Check out my tips for choosing a unique Mother's Day gift that's sure to make her feel loved!

It’s not that I don’t like jewelry. I do. And truth be told, I’ve always wanted to be one of those girls who has the unique jewelry that perfectly accents each of her outfits. But I’m not, and I’ve finally come to terms with that because I’ve realized one thing… Continue reading

Nutrition to Thrive

If you’ve been around here very long, you know that nutrition is something I’ve struggled with for a long time…Before I was expecting my daughter, I’m not sure actual “nutrition” was even on my radar.

Sure, I had read all of the weight loss magazines and blogs about how to eat healthier and lose weight. But for me, it was always about that last piece – what I could do to lose weight.

You see, in middle and high school, I struggled with disordered eating, and while I was able to work through it with the support of my family and an effective workout plan and eating guide, I never really established a healthy relationship with food. I viewed it more as a means to an end rather than a life-giving substance.

But after the birth of my daughter, all of that changed. I knew I needed to learn and do better, not just for me but for her. I knew I needed to learn what nutrition actually looked and felt like so I could (1.) provide her with the nutrition she needed and (2.) help her develop a better understanding of and relationship with food than I had growing up.

As a new mom, choosing to breast or formula feed is a big one. Discover how I made the decision to focus on nutrition and how it affected our journey.

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