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What I Learned During My First Year of Working From Home

Five years ago, I was a stay at home mom of my two girls and I was feeling stuck.

 

Maybe you have felt that way before too??

 

I loved being home with my girls! I had a 3 year old and a 6 month old. I just wasn’t ready to go back to work, but our budget kept getting tighter and tighter.

 

What could we do? 

 

Adam had a great job but couldn’t really increase his income at work, so he was throwing around the idea of taking on another job just to give up some extra room to be able to give more to our church and save for a vacation. read more

6 MUST Haves for New Moms [+ One Week Post Partum Update]

I can’t believe my little guy is a week old already!

I didn’t really think about the fact that having a baby over 5 years from my last would mean some different products and options would be out there. I wanted to share some of my FAVORITE things that I didn’t have during my last delivery that made so much difference this time!

Here’s My Top 6 Picks for New Mommies!

 

Here’s The Breakdown!

 

6 Must Have Items for New Mommies

 

 

After Ease Supplement: Helps naturally manage your afterbirth pains. I had a lot of afterbirth pain with my second baby, so I wanted to try something this time for it. This made SO MUCH difference! I had to use very little pain medication thanks to this. read more

Low Carb Cinnamon Tortilla Chips with Cinnamon Pecan Cream Cheese Dip

Tell me if this sounds familiar…

You find yourself REALLY wanting a sweet snack but knowing that you REALLY don’t need all the sugar?

That’s like my whole life right now! Managing my tendency toward gestational diabetes means that I really can’t deal with sugar or carbs so I’ve been experimenting!

Here’s my latest creation!

Low Carb Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

4 Low Carb Tortilla (I LOVE this one!)
1 Tablespoon of Butter melted
2-3 Tablespoons of stevia blend
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon read more

1 Minute Chocolate Muffin in a Mug

DIY Calming Lavender Pillow Spray

Moms, the day that’s all about you is almost here—Mother’s Day! With everything you do as a super mom, you’ve earned a day of “R & R.”

The trouble with a lot of the “Sleep Help” products and recipes out there is that they are full of fillers or chemicals you might not want on your pillow while you sleep at night!

Thankfully, you can make it a day to rest easy with this DIY Calming Lavender Pillow Spray. My husband actually made this with my girls as a surprise and I loved how it helped me relax at bed time! read more

A Baby Journal You Will Actually Use!

So be honest with me…

How many of you were actually good about putting things in your children’s “Baby Books”?

My eldest daughter Aidalyn found her baby book when were going through some things in her room, and she guilted me pretty hard on not having much of anything in it! Total #MomWin right there 

I love the idea of using a Baby book to remember things that I KNOW I’ll end up forgetting, but a written book just wasn’t cutting it for me. read more

How to Teach Your Child to Problem Solve without a Tantrum

“Why is Jonny not listening to me? I’m just trying to help!”

by Jeana Kinne, MA an Early Childhood Developmental Specialist

I was asked this question by a parent I was working with. When her three-year-old son Jonny became frustrated, he would yell and throw items across the room. This mom would try and talk to Jonny, but he would look the other way, like he was ignoring her! Mom became frustrated that this scene was happing a few times a week, so she came to me for help. She wanted to know how to prevent little Jonny from having these meltdowns. read more

5 Must Have Items I can’t Leave Home Without

I can’t believe it is time for our once a year conference in Florida! This will be our 4th time going, and I can’t wait to see my friends and learn from the best how to help more family get healthy and pay off debt. It has been such a blessing to partner with our company and work from home.

But before I load up my bags and head to Florida for our little paycation… I have to pack.

I’m such a procrastinator, so I have left packing to the last minute – and to make sure I don’t leave any of my must have items at home. I have made a packing list. read more

5 Tips for Using Facebook to Grow Your Brand & Business

5 Tips for using Facebook to Grow Your Brand and Business
5 Tips for using Facebook to Grow Your Brand and Business

Not too long ago, I was a busy stay at home mom who was looking to earn some extra money.

My husband Adam and I knew we needed a way to make some extra income, but we felt like that was never enough time.

We found that being busy doesn’t have to be an excuse to not chase after your dreams!

I’m so excited you picked up this awesome tool to help you build your business on social media.

Once you figure out how to leverage the time you have, you can feel more productive AND you get better results! read more

Healthy Chocolate Pancakes

When your girls want chocolate pancakes… you make high protein, low sugar chocolate pancakes and they love it!!!

Because I’m that kind of mom, haha.

When Adam and I changed our whole way of eating… it was before we were parents. We knew that being healthy wasn’t just for adults – it was something for the whole family! We had to show our girls how to eat to feed their body.

As a mom, I have learned that finding healthy recipes that the kids LOVE to eat is key… they are excited to eat healthy (and they are learning how to cook too!) I know you are going to love this recipe: read more