Growing up, I was incredibly shy. When I was 12, I was moved from private to public school and for the first time, since I was a toddler, had to make new friends. #ad While 8th grade prepared me a bit, high school was even harder since I only knew a handful of people there. I realized that in order to gain the confidence I was seriously lacking, I needed to become a part of something bigger than me. I tried out and made our high school’s dance team, the Titanaires, in 9th grade. Suddenly, that shy girl found herself. I continued to dance throughout high school and discovered the power of teamwork.  We all walked out onto that field the same, no matter how skilled we were, what we looked like or what our home life was like. We came together as a family and put on a show that always had the fans in the bleachers cheering. Being a Titanaire changed me. 20+ years later, I’m still really good friends with a number of my teammates. Now, as the Mother of three girls, I always encourage them to find something they love, practice and become a part of something that will change their lives as it did mine. Whether it’s volleyball, gymnastics, dance or soccer, I watch my girls transform each and every time they practice, perform or play. Did you know that between the ages of 12 and 13, the number of girls who say they’re afraid to fail increases by 150%? By age 14, girls drop out of sports at twice the rate of boys. That’s why @Athleta is committed to helping keep girls in the game. That’s the #PowerofShe.  #AthletaGirl #girlempowerment #girlsquad #girlsrock #womenathletes #womenempowered #womenempowerment #girlmama #girlmom #gymnastics #gymnasticslife #handstand #handstandpractice #novahighschool #novatitans #novatitanalumni #titanaire #letsgotitans

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Yesterday, I posted my deepest, darkest secret on my blog. It look me 24 hours to get the nerve to share it on here. I’ve been writing that post for a while. It probably didn’t go live the day I intended it to and it might disappear at some point. But enough is enough. Time for me to put my big girl panties on and stop lying to myself and everyone else. I hope you won’t think any different of me or judge me in any way. I’m still the same person, I’m just not pretending anymore. .
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How would you like to win FREE glasses for your entire family?* #sponsored We recently went to our local For Eyes for our annual vision exams and had the best experience. Dr. Hanna and the opticians really made us feel comfortable and at home, especially Falynn, who had never had an eye exam before. They helped us to find our new prescription and choose the frames that looked best on us. We also sat down with Dr. Hanna to learn more about the importance of annual eye exams and the dangers of blue light. Stay tuned for our IGTV interview later this week! Also, swipe to see the first photo that Falynn ever took by herself, with my camera. Great, right?  We’ve partnered with For Eyes to give you the opportunity to win up to 6 FREE eyeglasses or prescription sunglasses valued at up to $250 each. 
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As someone that has suffered with both anxiety and depression for many years, I can tell you that there are signs that your loved one is suffering. While not everyone who exhibits these characteristics is having mental health issues, it's quite possible that those who are, exhibit many symptoms as a result of their anxiety and/or depression. Today on the blog, I’m discussing those symptoms and what to look for if you suspect you or your loved one is suffering with anxiety and/or depression. .
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#ad Let’s get real for a moment. While they play a large part in us becoming Mothers, periods are no fun. They also weren’t something that I knew a whole lot about up until a couple of months ago, if I’m being honest. But results from a recent survey got my attention.  3 in 5 women surveyed reported at least one symptom of heavy periods – and among those respondents, over half had not discussed them with a doctor (57%) Why? Most women have resigned to heavy periods as their reality, with 43% saying “it’s just normal for me” and 36% saying “I’ve just learned to live with it.” Sound familiar? I must have said those exact statements plenty of times over the last 30 years. 
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In just about a month or so, we will start to look for our dream home. #ad I’m excited at the opportunities and better rates we can get because of the bump in my credit score. I’m so grateful for the @lendingtree app, which has helped me to monitor my credit score closely, so I know what needed to be improved. The LendingTree app provides all the tools you need for a better financial health. No matter where you are in your life or what big milestone is coming up, your credit is important and should always be a priority. The LendingTree app is free and signing up doesn’t affect your credit score. You can download it in the App Store (click on the #linkinbio and then on “LendingTree”). Why is your credit score important to you? .
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Thinking back to last month and our stay in that cute little airbnb, it makes me so grateful for the opportunity to blog full-time. Not only do I get to work closely with companies that I love, but occasionally I get the opportunity to take our family on a little, but much needed vacation. It really is the best job I’ve ever had. Today on the blog, I’m continuing my series for bloggers and influencers and discussing what might be the scariest part of this job… pitching companies and applying to campaigns. Head over and check out my suggestions to nail those pitches. I look forward to hearing your thoughts! .
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Today I had a plan. Wake up early, get the girls ready for their first day of school and then take the perfect first day of school picture to post on Instagram, where I would talk about how bittersweet it is to watch my girls grow up into these incredible young women. 
But things don’t always go as we plan. Instead, Falynn and Iyla woke up at 3:30am, got ready for school and then came downstairs at 5:00am to let us know they were ready. 5:00am... two and a half hours before they actually needed to be at school. I rolled myself out of bed at around 6:50am, Super Dad made me some coffee and I quickly shooed them outside so I could take a picture and realized that Falynn was in a long sleeved shirt, a jacket, jeans and old sneakers. I’m pretty sure her hair wasn’t brushed either. Lucia wasn’t awake yet so it would be the first year without a first day of school picture of all three of them. 😫 Whatever. I was tired. So I quickly took a picture (swipe to see) and got them off to school. Lucia woke up late and I couldn’t take a picture of her because my camera lens kept fogging up. When we walked back into the house, the dog escaped, making her even later. 🤦🏻‍♀️ And my coffee’s cold. Anyway, since I couldn’t get the perfect first day of school picture, I hope you enjoy this shot of the girls and Super Dad in their @swimzip.
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When it comes to my diet, I have no issues eating healthy, good for you dishes. My issues are a little more complex. First, I have a huge problem with choosing the right meal when we are at a restaurant. I think I’m choosing something healthy, when in fact, it’s packed with the very things I’m trying to avoid… I just wasn’t aware. My other problem, is finding new dishes that I can make at home. We seem to be stuck in a pattern, where we find one really great, healthy option and then repeat it so often that we get tired of it and resort back to the dishes that we know aren’t good for us. Just last month, I was telling Super Dad that we needed help! And like a wish that was instantly granted, we discovered HowUdish!

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HowUdish is a one-of-a-kind mobile “dish discovery” app and social network that connects users to dishes based on their own nutritional lifestyle. Their focus on healthy living truly sets them apart from simple restaurant locators and makes sure that HowUdishers can eat out, have fun, and stay true to their healthy living lifestyle whether at home or on the go.

When you sign up for the app, you select what type of dietary restrictions you want. So, in my case, vegetarian, high fiber and low-carb. The app locates restaurants in your area and provides you with the items on their menu that best meet your criteria, along with the nutritional information. Plus, at the bottom, it includes a recipe to create a similar dish at home! Love a dish? Swipe right. Not a fan? Swipe left! It’s fun and helpful.

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Another part of the app I really love is Pro Dish Styles, which helps you find meals that fit within your favorite athletes diet. These Pro Dish Styles athletes all follow very specialized nutritional meal plans. So here’s your opportunity to eat like them, to achieve your goals! Whether you are looking to avoid red meat, sugar, carbs or inflammatory foods, HowUdish is confident that you will find that their athletes have a personalized meal plan that works for you and that you can easily draw inspiration from.

 

And they don’t stop there. You can also build a network of friends who share their favorite restaurants that match your nutritional lifestyles. With the app, you can chat and share the places you love to eat while discovering new favorites and find a meal that matches your lifestyle. It’s basically all you need to make the right decisions!

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One of our favorite new recipes that we found on HowUdish is this peanut butter sandwich from The Lemon Bowl. It’s so easy! Just slice up an apple, 1/4 inch slices, core it, top one side with peanut butter, place another slice on top and squeeze just enough for the peanut butter to ooze out of the sides just a bit. Then roll each sandwich in unsweetened shredded coconut. My kids are over the moon for this and have asked me to make it for them as an after school snack, every day this week. It’s a much healthier version of a kid friendly favorite!
A healthier alternative to the peanut butter sandwich. This features apples, peanut butter and unsweetened coconut. So good!
HowUdish has so many incredible features, including:
  • Chat with other Dishers to help you stay on track
  • Share recipes, dish and restaurant reviews & healthy eating tips
  • Subscribe to see dish choices from top professional athletes
  • Match with like-minded dishers
  • Meet new people and chat about food & restaurants
  • Share your tastes & favorite restaurants
  • Find nearby trending dishes
  • Browse trending dishes & view profiles
  • Select the types of dish styles you’re interested in
  • Choose from low carb dish styles, low calorie, vegetarian meal plans, gluten free, vegan & more
  • Discover restaurants nearby that serve meals fit for your tastes
  • Discover new places to eat tasty meals for any lifestyle

What are you waiting for? Download the app today and start dishing like a pro!

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#sponsored HowUdish is a one-of-a-kind mobile dish discovery app and social network that connects users to dishes based on their own nutritional lifestyle. #HowUdish #DishLikeaPro

*This post is sponsored by HowUdish, but all opinions are my own.
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  • chanell sinkfield
    May 22, 2019

    Wow, who would have thought?! I think i’ll definitely have to check this app out for sure!

  • Amanda
    May 22, 2019

    This sounds like such a great app for families like mine that are always on the go!

  • Cynthia Nicoletti
    May 22, 2019

    What a great app, will give it a try love it.

  • Aditi Wardhan Singh
    May 21, 2019

    This is such a great app. I think I would have great use for this. Thanks for letting me know.

  • Tasheena
    May 21, 2019

    Not sure how I never heard of this app before. I can’t wait to download it to my phone and check it out.

  • Reese Woods
    May 21, 2019

    I had never actually heard of this app before! Haha, it’s like the Tinder of healthy eating! I’ve used MyFitnessPal, but I’m honestly always looking for useful tools to help improve my diet or to recommend to my personal training clients to help support their nutrional goals!

  • Ray Dar
    May 21, 2019

    What a great app – thanks for sharing. Maybe this will be the thing that finally has the diet work when going out!

  • Lavern Moore
    May 13, 2019

    How U Dish seems like a great app to try that will help make meals easier.

  • Marysa
    May 12, 2019

    I can definitely use the help. This sounds like a great app, and that’s awesome to have this tool when it comes to healthier eating.

  • Megha
    May 12, 2019

    such a great app to maintain healthy lifestyle. i am downloading it right away!

  • Lynndee
    May 12, 2019

    I am doing my best to eat healthier and prepare something healthy for my boys. I’m def going to check that app.

  • shan
    May 12, 2019

    I’ll definitely be checking this app out. Thank you!!

  • aileen adalid
    May 12, 2019

    Such a great app. I need this in my life. this year my goal is to have a healthier life, and this app is definitely helpful for me.

  • Autumn Murray
    May 12, 2019

    There really is an app for everything! I need this app in my life as I need to be accountable for the food that I eat to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

  • Angela Milnes
    May 11, 2019

    That is something I would totally use! Food can actually be tricky to keep track of anymore!

  • Kristine Nicole Alessandra
    May 11, 2019

    I think this is a great app to have. I watch my diet not to lose weight but to keep my blood sugar levels in check. I love that this app would provide me choices for low glycemic index food. My husband would also benefit from this as he is trying to gain back the weight he lost post-surgery. He is supposed to have high protein meals to regain muscle mass. I am totally checking out this app.

  • Elizabeth L
    May 11, 2019

    What a great app, not only for people with dietary restrictions but for those trying to eat healthier too! I’ll definitely had to download and use it!

  • Erin
    May 11, 2019

    This app sounds like a fantastic resource! I totally understand that rut. We have a few dishes we eat almost each week since I know how to quickly make them and that they are mostly healthy. I’m starting to get a little tired of them though, and this app sounds like a convenient solution for introducing new meal ideas to us. Thanks so much for sharing this!

  • Denay DeGuzman
    May 11, 2019

    This is the helpful app I’ve been waiting for! I love all the fabulous features!

  • Celebrate Woman Today
    May 11, 2019

    So many ways to find our favorite ingredients and recipes these days. It really comes to the personal preferences and how well they are served by such apps.

  • Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place
    May 11, 2019

    Sounds like a great app! This might work for my low carb dieting 🙂

  • Rachel
    May 11, 2019

    This sounds like a “sandwich” that would be right up my alley. I eat bananas with peanut butter and coconut often.

    • Heather
      May 11, 2019

      That sounds SOOO yummy too!

  • Rosey
    May 11, 2019

    That does sound helpful. We’re having a meal tonight and I’m not sure what’s on the menu. It’s a place I have never been. I’ll have to check the app before I go.

  • artchee
    May 11, 2019

    I like to test out different apps. HowUDish looks like a great app for me who’s trying to cook.

  • Catalina
    May 11, 2019

    Healthy life style is a priority in our house! I should try this app too!

  • Stefani Tolson
    May 11, 2019

    Sounds like an app I should have on my phone. Anything to help make life easier.

  • Lia Mae
    May 10, 2019

    That’s a great app, I am all about health and wellness. Keeping a healthy diet is sometimes challenging so this app is definitely useful.

  • Jenny
    May 10, 2019

    I really love that this app is like multiple apps in one. The fact that you can sort based off of food restrictions AND chat with other Dishers is great!

  • Jenny
    May 10, 2019

    This is like an all in one app….I love that there is also a social aspect of this app. I can search for my dietary restriction and talk to other dishers!

  • Brianne Tursi Manz
    May 10, 2019

    HowUdish sounds like an awesome app! I like that you can search for your style of food or dietary needs. I love when apps like this are designed to make our life a lot easier.

  • Sue Reddel
    May 10, 2019

    You win the interwebs today. I’ve never heard of this app before. I’ll definitely check it out and recommend it to friends. Thanks!

  • Krista
    May 10, 2019

    This would be a great tool for those nights that I am running behind and don’t have time to make what I planned. Every time that happens I usually resort to something unhealthy.

  • Monica Y
    May 10, 2019

    Sounds like an app we need in my home, it is is hard to know what to order when eating out. Will check it out

  • Jeanette
    May 10, 2019

    I am very interested in this app. I am always looking to see how healthy something is. Some of the stuff is not as obvious as other So an app like this is perfect.

  • Vicky
    May 10, 2019

    What a great idea for an app! I am always looking to make the best choices when out and about but often don’t know what places offer them. This would really help me stay on track when dining out.

  • Marta Rivera
    May 10, 2019

    It’s amazing that there’s an app for everything. It makes life so much easier.

  • Tara Pittman
    May 10, 2019

    This would be so helpful for my friend. She is trying to eat more heathy foods.

  • Amber Myers
    May 10, 2019

    I will have to check out this app. I probably should try to eat a little more healthier. I am always open to trying new places to eat.

  • Jamie H
    May 10, 2019

    I definitely can relate about being stuck in a pattern of making the same things over and over! I’ll have to check out this app and see if it will help us get out of our dinner rut!

  • Theresa
    May 10, 2019

    This sounds like an app I need in my life. I am always trying to live my best and healthiest life, so this is going to help me do that!

  • Cait
    May 10, 2019

    This is such a great app! Whenever I’m stuck and unsure of how to make something healthier I will definitely turn to this part do you spell tips and tricks !

  • Terri Steffes
    May 10, 2019

    What an interesting app! I love that we have such good apps to help us live our healthiest. I am definitely going to check this out.

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