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Road Trips with a Toddler

Recently my husband and I took a long drive from Northern California (where we live) to Southern California. Why on earth would we drive 10 hours to Southern California (side note, yes we don’t live ANYWHERE near LA/San Diego, Disneyland or anywhere else you’re currently trying to think of)? Friends. Really incredible friends of ours are retiring from 23 years in the Navy. I can’t say enough incredible things about this family. They have been so generous and loving to us over the last 7 years, welcomed us in like family, supported us no matter what coast we lived in, …

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Self Limiting Beliefs

Mindset is everything. You’ve probably heard of that before. What you think, speak, and believe is what turns into truth.   If you’re a negative person, you’ll always see the glass as half empty. If you’re a positive person, you’ll see a greater reason for every moment in life. But this isn’t about that. I’m going to share with you how I am working on overcoming my self-limiting beliefs in the hope that it inspires truth and acceptance in yourself to where you can start taking small steps to change the way you think. I used to think of myself …

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How I Mended My Sinus Pressure (med free)

When I was pregnant, I got a sinus infection monthly. No joke. They were like the bain of my existence in my 41+2 weeks of being pregnant. And yes- that’s how long I was pregnant. I feel like it’s a badge of honor for my suffering since I was overdue so I always share my 9 days past due with everyone haha. Who wants to be pregnant longer than necessary? Sure as hell not me. Anyways, onto the topic of the day. Sinus Infections. Basically the devil all stewed up in your nose, head, and cheeks. And if you remember …

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Toddler Approved Breakfasts

Do you have a picky eater in your family? Or maybe a kid who changes their mind every 5 seconds on what they want to eat? Yeah us too, believe it or not. The toddler years are NOT for the faint at heart. Am i right? So I’m sharing with you my GO TO fool proof breakfast ideas that we use in our very own home. Each takes less than 5 minutes to throw together and every morning SHE gets to choose! Option 1:Avocado & Toast Uh yeah- it’s just that easy. She gets 1/4 of an avocado spread on …

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Dairy-Free Ice Cream Recipes

Being lactose intolerant is HARD, like REALLY hard. If I had a choice- I would eat all the cheese, ice cream, and creamy goodness I could. But honestly- I get so sick off of it- it just isn’t worth it anymore. People ask all the time why I don’t take a “pill” so I can eat it. Do you know how “unnatural” that is. There’s a problem with my body breaking down lactose naturally- and so putting a foreign object into my body to do it for me- goes against all the basic principles of how our body works. So …

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Top 5 Tips for Change

So many people ask me HOW I stay so motivated. How do I continue to show up day after day, week after week, put the time in month after month? HOW do I stay so happy? So “in the zone”. So I’m here to tell you my TOP 5 TIPS for STAYING on TRACK with your fitness or health journey.   Make a Plan If I FAIL to write down my:*Meal Plan*Workout Schedule*To-Do List*Grocery List*House Chores*AppointmentsEverything turns to dust. I’m scattered, I’m not sure what I should and shouldn’t be doing and I’m wasting valuable time trying to figure it …

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How do You make Time to workout?

Ahhh such a good question and also an excuse. If you’re like me- you used every excuse in the book to avoid working out at home. i don’t have room i don’t have equipment i can’t focus i don’t have the motivation my kids get in the way But if you’re also like me- the reality of driving to a Gym and using a membership was also full of excuses: All the classes I want to do are during nap time I can’t wake up early enough to go before the baby wakes up it’s took late after work to …

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Hi, I’m Lauren

Hey guys! I’m Lauren. Since you stumbled upon my little blogging space I figured an introduction would be nice! I’m the wife to an active duty Air Force member, mom to a 2 year old daughter this april, and puppy mama to two small breed rescues. I was born and raised on the east coast and I miss it every single day. You never realize how much you take for granted the area you live in, until you’re in a completely different cultural environment. We’ve lived in NorCal (not to be confused with beautiful beaches and sunny CA) for 5 …

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