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Will You Be My Valenslime?

I’m incredibly excited to share our first guest blogger post, written by my incredibly awesome friend, Amy! Amy is the Mama behind Pippy & Lolo on Instagram! I love all things crafty and creative.  We are known for going over the top in this house when it comes to holidays and crafts.  There is one......
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Vegan Zucchini Bacon

Before we decided to cut meat from our diet, we, like most people, LOVED bacon.  We would eat it as often as we could.  Whether it was for breakfast, in a sandwich or even in ice cream, we never passed up an opportunity.  So when we decided to transition into this new healthier lifestyle, we......
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A Letter to My Oldest Daughter

It was an afternoon in February, 13 years ago and I had just taken a pregnancy test.  Your Dad and I knew we were ready to be parents, but we didn’t realize just how fast our dreams would become a reality.  As he walked through the door that evening, from work, I remember looking up......
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Germs vs. Probiotics

*While we were compensated for this post, all opinions are my own. Germs.  When you’re a parent, they are literally everywhere.  In our home, we are lucky if we can go a full month without one of the kids bringing home some sort of illness.  So where do we turn? How do we stay healthy?......
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Healthier Choices with Silk Almond Cashewmilk

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ProgressIsPerfection #CBias #CollectiveBias Now that we’ve found a few smoothies we love, we decided to kick it up a notch, adding fresh fruit and other fun toppings.  Smoothie bowls, where have you been all my life?  My kids......
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Easy Vegan Granola Recipe

Easy Vegan Granola Recipe We are constantly looking for yummy, good-for-you snacks.  Our family recently discovered that we all really love granola! I mean, what’s not to love?  Oats, nuts, dried fruits, maple syrup, all baked until it’s toasted and golden brown.  Drooling yet?  While store bought granola is good, there is nothing quite like......
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This Nokia Body + Scale Is Off The Charts

I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with scales.  Years ago, there were many times, pre-kids, when I would step on a scale and rejoice.  Now, since I’ve had kids, I’ve wanted to throw our scales across the room.  I’ve returned more than I care to admit because I was convinced that they were broken.  Why......
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My Healthier Lifestyle – Month 1

Do you have a specific weight in mind that absolutely terrifies you?  I did and in early December, I stepped on the scale and I had surpassed that frightening number.  I remember staring at the scale, with tears in my eyes, realizing that I had officially lost control of my body, but most of all,......
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5 Myths About Working From Home

When people hear me say that I work from home, I think they misunderstand what exactly that means.  Do they picture me lounging on the couch with a drink in one hand and the remote in the other, surfing Netflix and waiting for the phone to ring so I can hear the latest gossip? Do......
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Dairy Free Mango Coconut Green Smoothie

Searching for the Unicorn of Green Smoothies I was given a challenge by my kids… find a green smoothie that doesn’t taste like a green smoothie.  Confused? Yep… I was too.  I personally love green smoothies and green juices but I know that when it comes to kids, their taste buds want sweet, yummy and......
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Clothes Shopping on a Budget – 4 Outfits for $20

What would you say if I told you that I was able to get outfits for my husband and three kids for under $20 total?  One store.  One twenty dollar bill.  It was a challenge that we decided to take on and we totally crushed it. The Store. I’ve always been a deal lover, but......
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Vegan Banana Bread with Nuts + Chocolate Chips

What do you do when your 8 year old tells you that she wants to try vegan banana bread? Well, if you’re me,  you run to the store, buy all of the ingredients and you bake one with her immediately before she changes her mind. Banana bread is one of those things that you don’t......
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