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It’s ok to not be ok!

I try my hardest to be an optimistic, people pleasing do gooder in this life. Most days I fail at this miserably but it’s the thought that counts, right?

Between two kids and their activities, working full time with an hour commute, and the rest of life, gosh I just consistently feel like my tank is running low. Heck more like running on fumes. Am I the only one on this daily struggle bus? Continue reading “It’s ok to not be ok!”

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It’s been a long time.

It’s been a long time glad to see your face, I knew we’d be together another time another place.

Jo Dee Messina, while not my normal go to for advice she’s got some great words in this song. I’ve been pretty MIA on my blog since the passing of my mom in July 2017. My mom being the person who made me brave, pushed me out of my comfort zone and always believed I was destined for more was now gone. I wasn’t aware until almost a year after her passing how truly different my life would be.

You of course know that I’m the momma of two precious little girls. Two little girls who I now realize will grow up without one of the most important people in their lives. I’ve since that terrible day in July made a promise to those girls to keep my moms memory alive, to tell them about all the things that made her amazing and to always answer questions about their Memaw.

Jo Dee Messina says it’s a beautiful day, not a cloud in sight – so I guess I’m doing alright. I know my mom would say the same thing and would encourage me to use this as a platform to make people brave, push people out of their comfort zones and always believe people are destined for more.

I’m excited to be back on my blog and talk soon.

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Juice Talk with Isabella

With school being out for the summer, Isabella will be spending her days at the YMCA Summer Camp. I love this camp because they are outdoors playing ALL day long. Raising kids that enjoy the outdoors is a big deal for us. Poor kid is absolutely exhausted in the mornings though, so I’ve been working with her on how to wake herself up in the mornings and not be such a Grumpy Gus. Continue reading “Juice Talk with Isabella”

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Beach/Pool Day Essentials for Baby

It’s hard to think that we are halfway through 2017! Memorial Weekend is gone and we are sailing right into the summer season. We spend a lot of time in the water during these hot summer days, and we have no plans of changing that tradition with a new baby.

We have made our list of essential baby needs to enjoy our summer on the water, while still keeping everyone safe and happy Continue reading “Beach/Pool Day Essentials for Baby”

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Be a Mom That Works Out.

Being a busy mom can easily become an excuse to cut workouts out of your routine. I however strongly encourage you to stick with it. Exercise has been linked to fighting everything from cancer to diabetes. I’m a full-time mommy and event manager that commutes over an hour one way, but have found that making my workouts a priority is a must for my attitude and well-being. I have found that I am setting a better example for my girls by being committed to my health and wellness. 

You don’t have to spend hours in the gym, you truly don’t have time for that. Supersetting my workouts has become the most successful tactic for me. Supersetting is when you switch back and forth between two different exercises. My muscles react better and I get through my workouts more quickly.

I am happy to share with you some go to plans for me. Continue reading “Be a Mom That Works Out.”

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Juice Talk with Isabella

This week has been such a fun and busy week for Isabella! She’s had parties, celebration days, award assemblies and field day. While participating in field day activities, her poor little hand got run over by a scooter. The injury made her cry and some of the other students laughed at her. While the thought of someone laughing at her boiled my blood, I decided to use that experience as a teachable moment.

This week on Juice Talk with Isabella: How to deal with bullies Continue reading “Juice Talk with Isabella”

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Breastfeeding is hard!

Hadley is now 10 months old, how did that even happen!? I have been back to work for 7 months and I am so proud of Hadley and I for sticking with our breastfeeding journey.

I will be honest its the hardest journey I’ve been through, it’s so time-consuming, stressful at times and can be very lonely. I’m blessed to work for a company that fully supports my decision to breastfeed and they don’t question my breaks to pump. By trial and error, I’ve learned a few tips that have made the journey a little more enjoyable. Continue reading “Breastfeeding is hard!”

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Tailgate Themed Birthday Party

Throwing parties is one of my favorite hobbies! I find so much enjoyment in the planning and executing aspect of parties. Each year for my kids birthdays I pick a theme and plan all aspects of their parties around that theme. Now that Isabella is old enough, she gets to pick her own theme!

Her theme a527a7d5cb785c3d96ed6af1982567e2of choice this year was a football tailgate party! The weather wasn’t completely on our side for a nice tailgate, we did, however, make the best of it!  Signage, pennant string banners, and food were our focus this year.  Continue reading “Tailgate Themed Birthday Party”