Beach Body 21 Day Fix: Week 1 Recap

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I just wrapped up my first week of the 21 Day Fix with Beachbody. I am really happy with how the program is going, and the ease my week had with the organized prepped meals. On some days I found myself more hungry than others. While reading through the private Facebook support group, I found I …
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11 Real Mom Rules for Introducing Solids

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With my first child, I was really excited to start solids. So excited in fact that I even read a book about how I was going to do it. The big 6-month mark came. I threw some avocado on her tray --- and nothing happened. She wasn't coordinated enough to really do much with it. Spooning it to her …
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Beachbody 21 Day Fix: Food Prep for a Week Is WORK!

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I have said it many times throughout my weight-loss and maintenance phases and then post-baby (both times): when it comes to eating, meal planning is key. After kids I’ve learned that meal planning is not only necessary but a means to survival! Like many mamas, I often forget to eat and remember …
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Eating Well: A Survey of Working Moms

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Once upon a time, I'd feel guilty for the occasional frozen pizza. Now? Not as much. Because as much as I'd like to cook homemade meals from scratch every night, it's just not feasible. Plus, I know that serving my family healthier meals most of the time means that the occasional pizza or …
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My Kiddo’s Sick, But My Stress Eating Isn’t Helping Anyone

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It's been awhile since I've written here, but it's been a rough 2015 so far. My son, who has epilepsy, has been in the ER eight times, admitted to the hospital on three occasions and has been for nine ambulance rides, and it's only February! As I write this, we're on our fourth day in the hospital …
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Eating Healthy on a Budget

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Registered dietitians and nutritionists McKenzie Hall and Lisa Samuel, co-founders of Nourish RDs, recently shared their top tips for how to eat healthy on a budget over on Fit Bottomed Eats. We know every dollar counts when you're trying to feed a family, so we're sharing a few of our favorites …
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How I Make My Kids Eat Their Veggies

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I wouldn't call my kids picky eaters necessarily. But they are quirky eaters, as I think most kids are. Some days they eat more than others, and they definitely have their preferences. Sandwiches are never eaten as intended, for example; instead they are dissected and eaten as parts. Sauce is often …
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Fitness and Food Trends: Test Your Trend Knowledge!

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When it comes to fitness and food, are you trendy? For me, I might try the new trend, but I usually stick with what I like, regardless of if it's trendy or not. According to this food and fitness infographic from MyFitnessPal, Zumba has trended down in popularity while SoulCycle and wearable fitness …
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Denise Austin’s Skinny Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

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Last week, we shared a skinny enchilada soup recipe with you, and this week? It's the whole enchilada! Fitness guru Denise Austin is sharing her Skinny Enchiladas recipe with us. So next time you want to add a little Mexican flare to your weeknight, consider pulling this recipe out. You'll likely …
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