8 Tips To Break Your Caffeine Addiction

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Caffeine and motherhood go hand in hand, just like peas and carrots or peanut butter and jelly. You can’t seem to have one without the other.

With all the sleepless nights and never-ending to-do lists, it’s no wonder mothers are SO tired!

What is the first thing we go for to counteract that exhaustion?

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6 Tips for Hiking with Kids

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It’s no secret that I love hiking. My love for nature and the outdoors is one of the things that make me who I am.

Being outside experiencing nature is when I feel most alive and connected to the world. My thoughts clear and I am able to see the bigger picture.

I’m not sure if it is just breathing in the fresh air and soaking up some sunlight that does this or if there is more at work here.

Either way, it is an addicting feeling. When life starts feeling out of control, I head for the hills…literally.

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Mother’s Day: What Not to Do

This year will be my 9th year celebrating Mother’s Day! Motherhood didn’t come to me easily. I had been told many, many times that I would never carry my own child.

The fact that I was able to have 3 healthy, full-term babies has been a gift and Mother’s Day is a day I truly cherish.

That is not to say I expect a huge production to celebrate the occasion, no I prefer just the opposite. I like to keep things simple and meaningful.

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Co-Sleeping: Why I Did It

Co-sleeping is one of the great parenting mysteries that I get questioned about all the time. It never fails, when someone (in real life) finds out that we were a co-sleepling family they immediately want to know why I would do such a thing.

Often, that curiosity comes from the notion that they find co-sleeping an odd arrangement and wonder how I arrived at that decision.

I get it. It is different. 

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My Fitness Routine

Ah…my fitness routine…this is the topic my brain gets picked about most…

If you have been around here for a while you probably know I am a fitness enthusiast and I LOVE my daily routines. Naturally, I had to make a fitness routine that I could fit into our busy lifestyle.

This fitness routine also had to be done without setting foot in a gym. A few years ago when I first started exercising again I tried to go to a women’s gym.

Between the time it took to get us there, all the interruptions (they would come get me for every.little.thing) and limited child care hours I figured I could get a better workout at home on my time.

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5 Books That Made Me a Better Mom

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Once upon a time I had no idea how to be a mom. Sure, I knew the very basics of childcare..feed them, keep them clean, love them… What I needed help with was how to parent our little ones, help becoming a better mom.

Everyone said how naturally motherhood comes and not to worry about it…I’ll find my way. That is NOT how it worked for me, the mothering instinct didn’t just come naturally, I had to find it. 

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March Recap and April Goals

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Here we are at the end of another month! Time seems to be flying this year! Overall March was pretty good to me. I am happy with my little bit of progress and met a couple goals I set for myself.

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