18 quick & easy ideas for daily ME time

I wrote this blog post as part of a movement by Weight Watchers to encourage people to remember that loving yourself starts with taking care of your health everyday. Though I was compensated for my time and commitment, all views, positive and negative, are my own.

You guys. I lost myself about… 4 years ago. Yea, just about when my son was born. You really have no idea how much your life is about to change once you have kids until they’re here. Of course I wouldn’t have it any other way! But my

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Workouts to do with your kids!

One of my goals for 2014 is to lose about 5 to 10 pounds. After 2 babies, I’m still about that far away from my pre-pregnancy weight and our youngest turns TWO next month! I think I’ve held onto the baby weight long enough. Time to say goodbye!

We have a gym membership and I need to start going more often (with help from these motivational quotes!) I also want to improve our meal planning. When meals are planned each week, I snack less. I also plan healthier meals

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Mom’s Moments: fun at Moms.com!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Moms.com. The opinions and text are all mine.

When I had Ryan (our first–now nearly 4 years old) none of my friends had any kids yet. That was hard… motherhood is a complete 180 in your lifestyle and it’s definitely an adjustment. It can be very difficult to do alone. You have a million questions, you’re always wondering if you’re doing the right thing, you crave support and you reach out to other moms. I was very thankful for the internet and found

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Ju-Ju-Be Earth Leather Behave bag (giveaway)

Ju-Ju-Be Earth Leather Behave bag

I looove Ju-Ju-Be and their bags (smart bags for smart people!) and am thrilled to be reviewing the Behave bag from the Earth Leather line. Ju-Ju-Be has a super cute fall line… fun prints in gorgeous styles! There are lots I like (Platinum Petals!) and it was hard to choose, but I went with an Earth Leather bag for a few reasons…

eco-friendly & animal-free alternative leather still machine washable like other Ju-Ju-Be bags looks awesome (with fun prints on the inside)

I

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Before I was a mom, I’d never be THAT mom

You know all those things you said before you ever actually became a mom… you walked around and watched other moms at the grocery store or at a restaurant and you’d think to yourself, “I will NEVER be THAT Mom!” My kids will never behave that way. MY kids will listen to me. I will never let my kids do that. Right?!

Ohhh, lady. Just wait 😉

I wrote a post a loooong time ago (May 2011) called “Before I was a Mom…” and that was back when I only had one

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for the moms that try to do it all

Really, this post is a letter to myself. I am that mom that is trying to do it all–and this post is a necessary reminder to take a break. To step back, gain some perspective, reorganize my priorities, and spend more time with the kids.

There have been a lot of things lately that brought me to this post. Things I’ve noticed for awhile, but have denied or avoided. I love my blog… I love blogging… I love reviewing products… I love getting paid for doing what I love. It’s all win-win-win.

Except

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Wordless Wednesday: life of a WAHM (work at home mom)

Also? This is why moms hate the phone, work-at-home-mom or not!!!