So your kid spends all of their time watching other kids open toys, play video games or walk around aimlessly, talking about nothing? Sounds exactly like this girl. Every time I turn around, she is watching someone else’s family on YouTube. This year, I asked Falynn to create a gift guide with what she wants most for the holidays. I was NOT surprised that her list was full of things that she's seen or heard about on her favorite YouTube channels. She even used the word "merch" which totally cracked me up! MERCH! What 7 year old says that?! She has also asked that I figure out how to create a toy line with her face on the box. Those videos have her convinced that it's the natural next step for us and she's confused as to why it's taking me so long to get it done. 😒 Those YouTube families make it look so easy, don't they?! Anyway, instead of sharing a holiday gift guide for 7 year olds, I figured I would share the perfect holiday gift guide for all of you parents out there who have kids that are just as obsessed with @ryansworld, @tictactoyfamily,  @funnelvisionfam and all those other fun youtubers who are living our dream lives right now. Head to the blog and check it out! .
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Last month I wrote a “favorite things” blog post on a whim. It was fun to share the book I was reading, my favorite movie, podcast and tv series and other things I am currently loving. The response was great and I got so many messages from readers asking for more. So, I’m excited to announce the Super Mom’s Favorite Things will become a monthly series! AND volume 2 is up today. I even included our new favorite snack from @artisantropic! Sooooo yummy! Click on the link in my bio or swipe up in stories and let me know what categories you’d like to see me add in January!
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This week has been hard. Sunday would have been my Nana’s 95th birthday and it was also the first anniversary of the passing of one of my best friends, Brooke. 
This was the photo that hung in my Nana’s living room. She would show it to everyone that visited her.  She told me she would stare at it and smile every single day. She was so proud of all of her great-granddaughters. 🥰 I’m so grateful that my girls were able to know what an amazing woman she really was, even if she was taken from us a little earlier than expected. So while I try to reflect on the good times, I’m still trying to accept that she and my friend are both gone, too soon. It’s been a hard week, but I will get past this and keep living my best life... that’s what they would have wanted. How do you deal with grief?
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Happy National Cookie Day! Where are my caramel macchiato fans at?! Super Dad and I will rarely order anything else when visiting our favorite local coffee shops. So when we were trying to come up with the perfect cookie flavor to celebrate today, I had to try these caramel stuffed macchiato chocolate chip cookies. And let me tell you, they came out SO good. Head to the blog for the full recipe (link is in my bio or swipe up in stories). What kind of cookies are you celebrating with today?
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Let’s play a fun game, inspired by my cousin, Jenn… Guess what’s in the box. The funnier, the better... Let’s hear your guesses!
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I say it all the time. We may have rescued Elle from @bigdogranchrescue, but we needed her just as much, if not more, than she needed us. I can’t imagine our family without her. Does your family have any pets? I’d love to hear about them and how they changed your life. .
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We visited @treasurecoastsq last week to remind our girls that the true spirit of the holidays is about giving. #sponsored With their lists in hand, they went to their favorite stores (Claires, Spencer Gifts, Forever 21 and Justice), picking out the perfect gifts for their favorite people.They did such a great job of choosing each present without going over their budget and the only thing they got for themselves was hot cocoa and a snack from Starbucks! On our way out, we took some pictures by the Santa Photo Experience, located in the Old Navy Court and someone special snuck up behind them to get in the pictures. They had no idea that Santa was standing just a couple of feet behind them!  There’s something about the holiday decor at Treasure Coast Square that always gets us in the Christmas spirit. Our next trip will be to drop off some donated toys at The Salvation Army Angel Tree table! What is your favorite part of the holidays? #holidayatsimon

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Where are my Frozen fans at?! #ad My girls have been fans since day 1, so it’s not a shock that most of their Christmas wish list is Frozen themed. When we found this @HuffyBicycles Disney Frozen EZ Build Bike at Walmart, Falynn couldn’t "let it go" and she received a Christmas gift early! This bike has so many fun features! It even plays Frozen sounds! It’s available in 12” or 16” and features Elsa, Anna and Olaf. It’s perfect for young riders! Head to Walmart to purchase a Huffy bike for your little one this holiday season. They make the best big reveal gifts for the holidays and you’re sure to get tons of nice "warm hugs!" This bike is ON SALE now -- link in bio and stories to shop.  #GiveTheRide #LiveTheRide #AvailableAtWalmart .
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Traditions are a big part of our holiday season. We are so grateful to be working with @minted this year on one of the traditions I love the most, our annual holiday cards. Our daily lives can be hectic, but it’s a great way for us to stay connected to our family and friends. Minted made the process incredibly easy. They have a card template for everyone and they are completely customizable (greeting, colors, fonts, and more). And if you need help, Minted offers free card styling service. Just Text Your Photo to 22737 and a Minted stylist will text you back five holiday card designs, selected especially for and styled with your photo—for FREE. Import your address book and Minted will address the envelopes for you! Do you know how much time that saved me?! They even have the option to create your own stamps to match your cards! I can’t believe how easy it was and more importantly, how beautiful they turned out. We can’t wait to send them off to family and friends this week! Now through 11/29, Minted is offering 20% off all orders $150+ or 15% off all orders, plus free shipping with code BF2019. Have you ordered your holiday cards yet?
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Falynn has always been our little fashionista #ad But now that she's older, she's discovering her own sense of style. She prefers shorts to dresses, hats to headbands and would call her own style "swagalicious," if you ask her. She was super excited to receive this new #BMR1959 Ken doll! She must have spent 15 minutes describing each piece of his outfit. She really got a kick out of their matching hairdos! I love watching her enjoy @Barbie as much as I did as a kid! BMR1959™ is perfect for the holidays! These bold, fully posable dolls capture the diverse looks found in today’s streetwear culture. From high-low fashion mixes, re-imagined ‘90s gear to juxtaposed patterns, textures, and silhouettes, this curated ensemble is all about personal expression and style. Is #Barbie a staple in your home as well? .
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My Healthier Lifestyle – Month 2

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It’s hard to believe that February has come to an end and I’m 2 months into my new, healthier lifestyle.  I can’t say that this month has been easy. In fact, it was probably more difficult than I’d ever imagined.  If I’m being completely honest, my month was full of setbacks and disappointments.

Typically, when I start a diet, the 2nd month is usually the month that I give up; however, I haven’t and I’m not planning on it.  Instead, I’m going to use my failures to motivate me to keep going and to prove to myself that I can do this.

5 Changes in February:

  1. The Scale: I started off by weighing myself every morning. I was finding that my weight fluctuated so much, I was getting discouraged.  I found that on the days I would eat poorly, I would lose weight and the days that I would eat well and walked 3 miles, I would gain weight.  I have since decided to only weigh myself once a week and live by the “no news is good news” motto.
  2. Tracking Our Activity: My hubby and I received vivoactive 3 activity trackers from Garmin (stay tuned for our next blog post).  I’m finding that it’s really pushing me to reach my goals everyday.  It tracks not only our steps, but our stress level, our heart rate and more.  It’s an added accountability tool that I love.
  3. Period: One thing I learned in February was that vegan and vegetarians have irregular periods (at least at first).  Who knew that what we eat can affect our menstrual cycle.  It’s actually thrown me off completely.  I’m finding that I’m 1-2 weeks late, my periods aren’t as long as they used to be and I feel totally different before and during.
  4. Allowing Myself to Cheat: At first, I was very careful about what I ate, but then I realized that stopping myself from having dessert every now and then was actually hurting me.  In the past, if I deprived myself, I would binge at some point. So now, if I want a piece of chocolate or a cookie, I eat one.  I realized that it’s ok, as long as I don’t go overboard.  It makes me feel less like I’m being punished and more like I’m just eating better, with an occasional treat.
  5. Maintaining My Weight: While I didn’t lose any weight this month, I am also not gaining weight, which is good.  As my body adjusts to the changes, I hope the weight will eventually come off.

I appreciate you following my journey to a healthier lifestyle.   If you have any tips, I’d love to hear them in the comments below!

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  • Heather
    March 3, 2018

    I really like the idea of not weighing yourself daily. Although it’s a tough one to follow and one I currently cannot. I’m also trying to make some healthy changes and wish my body would get aligned with my goals faster! Keep it up.

  • Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place
    March 2, 2018

    Sounds like you’re doing amazing! I hope you continue on with your lifestyle. The weight eventually comes off too, so long as you don’t stray away from your activities and your diet.

  • Stephanie Pass
    March 2, 2018

    Setbacks seem like they are always inevitable. Congrats on maintaining your weight! That can be hard to do.

  • Joely Smith
    March 2, 2018

    I do think we have to allow ourselves to “cheat” although I do not consider it cheating really. It is good to allow ourselves indulgences with food or as you discovered we overdo it when we feel it is wrong. Congratulations on committing to a healthier lifestyle. It is about lifestyle and not a “diet”. I try to eat what is as natural as possible. Less foods that are prepared and more that can be consumed in their natural states such as fruits veggies and nuts.

  • Heather
    March 1, 2018

    I say if you feel healthier and you aren’t gaining weight, then you are doing good. Keep it up and try not to get discouraged. I agree only weigh yourself once a week and in the morning not in the evening.

  • GiGi Eats
    March 1, 2018

    I know so many people who are trying to adopt healthier means of living/eating and when they restrict TOO MUCH… They rebel and revert back to their own ways! Restriction is not always the right approach!

  • Sarah Bailey
    March 1, 2018

    It is really interesting to see how you are getting on with the changes you are making and the pitfalls, the challenges a real look at it.

  • Jennifer Van Huss
    March 1, 2018

    Congratulations for staying true to your healthy lifestyle! Its amazing how it affected your periods! I wish that happened for me!

  • Audrey
    March 1, 2018

    Awesome for you that you made it the second month into your diet! I’m glad that you’re staying the course, and taking what you’ve learned from your last attempts at dieting. We all have setbacks; it’s how we respond to them is what makes up our character!

  • Kathy Myers
    March 1, 2018

    This is the month I get serious about dropping a few pounds. I usually try tanning some to help motivate me for shorts! Great tips, thanks!!

  • Danielle Smith
    March 1, 2018

    Ugh! I know how you feel about the scale! I’ve noticed that even if I don’t lose a significant amount of weight from week to week, if my clothes are fitting better, then I don’t get too concerned. Kudos to you for keeping on task with your diet!

  • Stacie
    March 1, 2018

    I’m glad you figured out that cheating isn’t always bad! I used to stress out to the point of thinking my hair was going to fall out. Then I realized that every once in a while, a little cheat can help you maintain your sanity.

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