Before we scheduled our trip, I made the mistake of asking people about their experience with @legolandflorida. {Hosted} I was told that it was small and more fun for toddlers. They said my 10 and 14 year old wouldn't really enjoy it. Even though Falynn was ecstatic about it, I was honestly expecting to be disappointed. I will be the first to admit that I was VERY wrong. We all loved it! There was something for each of us to enjoy and all three of my girls can't wait to go back! Our first trip to Legoland will definitely not be our last. Today on the blog, I’m talking about why we loved it even more than Disney! You can read all about it by clicking the link in our bio or swiping up in stories. .
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Before we scheduled our trip,...

Imagine being in your home, taking care of your baby and suddenly being ordered to leave. Imagine being told you could take only one small bag and everything else would be seized. Imagine being packed into a cattle car for days with no food or water or even room to move. Just a bucket in the corner, to be used as a bathroom and a tiny window for ventilation. Imagine people dying on that cattle car, right next to you. Imagine arriving at a concentration camp and immediately having your baby torn from your arms. Imagine having a number tattooed on your arm, to be used as your “identification”. Imagine finding out your Mother, husband and baby were killed for no reason at all,  aside from the fact that they were Jewish. No, this isn’t fiction. This is what it was like for my Auntie Rose and millions of other Jews during the Holocaust. Today on the blog, I’m talking about how it affected my family, both the survivors and those that were taken from us because they were too young, too old, too sick or too weak to work. January 27th is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Let’s use this day as a day to reflect on what happened, and remind ourselves that people are people, regardless of their religion, race, or beliefs and we should all treat each other with respect. Never again. .
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After yearsssssss of begging us to take her to @legolandflorida, we finally made it! {Hosted} This was Falynn’s 7th birthday trip. I have so much to say about our experience. But first, I have to go through over 1,000 photos 🤦🏻‍♀️. Does anyone else take way too many pictures on family vacations?
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After yearsssssss of begging us...

In 2017, tired of my debilitating anxiety disorder, I went to see a new doctor. She was sure my anxiety was the result of a medical condition. After routine bloodwork, I was told I had a vitamin D deficiency. But that’s it. I left without any more answers than I walked in with. It wasn’t until 2 years later when my friend DM’ed me to tell me that she and a friend (who both suffer from anxiety) had the same results, that I began thinking there must be a connection between anxiety and vitamin D deficiency. Today on the blog, I’m sharing why some studies show that a lack of vitamin D could be linked to anxiety and depression. I think what I found will surprise you. If you suffer from anxiety and/or depression, have you ever been told you’re vitamin d deficient? .
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In 2017, tired of my...

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” - Martin Luther King, Jr. 
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AD: January 20th is National Cheese Day! Do you have the perfect cheesy meal planned yet? Our family will be eating these incredible homemade enchiladas, filled and topped with the best cheese, @trulygrassfed Naturally Aged Cheddar! YUM! This cheese comes from the farms of Ireland, aged for 6+ months to a perfectly smooth and creamy consistency. It's truly delicious. Truly Grass Fed products are always non-GMO, growth hormone rBST-free, antibiotic free, 95% grass fed and imported from Ireland. When you choose Truly, you can be assured you're choosing products that adhere to the highest standards of nutrition, flavor and quality. Their dairy is minimally processed and as close to nature as it gets. BTW, their butter is the best we've ever tasted! #PairsWithYou #ChooseTruly https://lnk2.io/wSpWDmQ .
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Let’s talk about family vacations... #gifted I struggled for years with the amount of time it took to pack up to go back home. There were always dirty clothes all over the floor and while I tried to pack it all into those hotel provided plastic laundry bags, 1) they were plastic and we are trying our best to do better for our planet and 2) they rip so easily, so we often wound up with dirty clothes spilling out in the car (yuck). A couple of months ago, I was watching a friend’s Instagram stories and she was talking about the @swoopbags she uses for her son’s toys. I immediately had an idea and knew I had to get one. 
On our last vacation, I opened up my large swoop bag and left it flat in the corner of our hotel room. We used it as our “laundry corner”. We instructed the kids (and ourselves) to drop our dirty laundry in the middle of the flattened Swoop bag. When it was time to pack up, I just swooped the bag, tied it and voila… it literally saved me all of the aggravation of finding and picking up all of the clothes and trying to find something to carry it all in. Don’t forget to check out the blog for more family travel hacks and a quick video on how I fit all 5 of our clothing into one small suitcase! I put the link in my bio! .
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Anyone else super excited that today is National Dress Up Your Pet Day?! Elle will be going through a few wardrobe changes today. 🙈 What will your pet be wearing?
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As a family, we road trip quite a lot. It's a ton of fun, but also a lot of work (for me at least)! Over the years, I've found a variety of ways to save time and money and I'm finally sharing those family-friendly travel hacks with you on the blog today! Click on the link in my bio or swipe up in stories! How do you save time and money when you travel?
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Kids Fitness Can Be Fun

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It’s no secret that we are focusing on changing our lifestyle.  We are eating better, trying to exercising more and making our health a top priority.  Not just my husband and I, but our kids as well. I’m hoping that if we start this change in lifestyle now, they will carry it with them as they grow up. I want to make sure that we focused on our kids fitness level, making it fun and exciting for them.

My girls have been dancers for years so when they suddenly stopped dancing last year, we found that they would come home from school and spend 90% of their time either watching television or on their phones or tablets.  I knew we needed to change their lifestyle quickly while introducing something that will be just as fun and something they wouldn’t get tired of quickly.

And almost like our prayers had been answered, I was contacted by Garmin who wanted the girls to try their vívofit jr. 2 .  It’s exactly what they needed!

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The girls chose their favorite design and when they arrived, they couldn’t rip the package open fast enough.  They didn’t even give me a chance to connect them to the app before they were running around the house and trying to get the highest number of steps. It was like an instant competition.

It was the first time, in a long time, that I actually couldn’t get them to sit down.  They instantly wanted to go outside. They wanted to walk around the neighborhood. They wanted to exercise.  And every few minutes, they would compare numbers.  It was mind blowing.

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We got them set up on the app fairly quickly.  It was an extremely easy process!  Parents are able to use the free mobile app to manage their vívofit jr. 2 activity tracker(s). From the app, I was able to add profiles for all three girls to keep track of their steps, sleep, daily activities and set chores.  Once they complete their goals, or tasks, they are rewarded with in-app coins which the girls can redeem for rewards at a later date.

While I love that they are using their new vívofit jr. 2 to get fit, I also love that we can assign chores and schedule alerts from the app. These can be set up to recur weekly or even daily — perfect for children who need reminders.  If your kids are anything like mine, then you will love the alerts you can set, to remind them to finish their homework, brush their teeth and more. It’s all in this one really cool looking band!

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Now that the girls have had their vívofit jr. 2 for a few weeks I can tell you that they have not gotten tired of them yet! And when you are a 5, 8 or 12 year old girl, that’s some sort of miracle… at least in my house.  They are still competing daily, jumping off of the bus from school to compare numbers.  They run in to tell me when they have achieved a new goal and how long they have until they achieve the next.  Iyla wears hers everywhere, including to sleep and even in the bath (they are totally swim-friendly).

If you have kids in your household that love competition, love rewards or just love a challenge, you need to check out the vívofit jr. 2. They are really reasonably priced and the perfect tool for a more healthy lifestyle!

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What type of things do you incorporate into your kids day that keep fitness fun? Comment below and tell us about it!

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  • Cyn Gagen
    January 17, 2018

    Such a great way to get kids excited about being active! My mom has a Garmin device and she loves it. It keeps her moving on those tough days.

  • Ada
    January 17, 2018

    How cute are those kid fitness trackers? Such a great idea.

  • Terri Beavers
    January 17, 2018

    Those really are some cool looking bands. What a fun way to get kids started on a fitness routine that could last a lifetime.

  • Melissa Dixon
    January 17, 2018

    Fitness can be fun and for me it has to be. I love playing tennis and other sports to work out rather than running. It’s so much fun!

  • Tami
    January 17, 2018

    Garmin makes a kid version? Awesome! My son will be getting one to encourage him to stay active.

  • Marysa
    January 17, 2018

    Those are super cute devices for kids! My kids need some motivation when it comes to getting active. It is so easy for them to come home and spend hours laying around the house.

  • Rose Ann SAles
    January 17, 2018

    Inspiring! I think it’s a good idea to start teaching kids how to be physically active, and its a great way to promote it because its an app and I think they’ll be very interested.

  • stephanie parrell
    January 17, 2018

    This is such a great idea for kiddos. Fun and interactive and because it is an app it might actually make them want to be more active. So cool!

  • Jenn @ EngineerMommy
    January 16, 2018

    My daughter notices that I have an activity tracker so I think she would love one of her own. I have to look into this product for sure.

  • Marcie W.
    January 16, 2018

    Way a wonderful way to promote physical activity in kids! The designs are awesome and I appreciate that the battery never has to be recharged.

  • Jennifer Van Huss
    January 16, 2018

    That sounds like a great device. My kids are very similar. They are so attracted to technology and they can get lost in it for hours. This is a great way to allow them to have their electronics and exercise too!

  • Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    January 16, 2018

    I love this so much! The biggest roadblock to getting kids to stay active is how boring it can be for them. This is a great idea.

  • Roch
    January 15, 2018

    Such great designs! This can encourage more kids to track their fitness. It’s also a plus that it can be used while swimming, so other water sports and activities can be monitored as well.

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