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Paleo Sweet Potato and Kale Chili {Whole30}

Paleo Sweet Potato and Kale Chili {Whole30}

It’s the second day of spring and it’s the second day this mama is celebrating some SLEEP! Piper has graced me with an 11 hour stretch on Sunday night and a 10-hour stretch (followed by a 2 ½ hour stretch) last night. Somehow, my evening hockey game tomorrow evening sounds all the more exciting. I’m…

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Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu + Weekly Menu

Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu + Weekly Menu

My goal for this weekend was really to recharge myself and reconnect with Mark. I feel like we’ve been in survival mode and we were needing some lightness and laughs. We needed a date and to do little things, like hold hands in the car. And sleep. Yes, sleep. The weekends seem so short because…

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Family Friday (vol. 43): Brii, 6 Month Photos, and Sleep Training

Family Friday (vol. 43): Brii, 6 Month Photos, and Sleep Training

As soon as I said we hadn’t had a cancellation with our daycare due to snow – BAM. I will echo my friend’s comment on Facebook, “Maybe meteorologists should be paid based on accuracy…”. We didn’t get a ton of snow, but after a very mild winter and come mid-March, cue FREAK OUT. Mark was…

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Skillet Pot Roast {Whole30, Paleo}

Skillet Pot Roast {Whole30, Paleo}

It’s mid-March and wouldn’t you know, here comes winter! Just when I was getting geared up for warmer temps and all the fun and good vibes that comes with getting OUTSIDE. At least there’s always vacation? I can’t complain, though. Daycare hasn’t been canceled a single day this winter and we’ve been relatively healthy all…

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Sausage Pizza Egg Muffins {Paleo & Whole30} + Weekly Menu

Sausage Pizza Egg Muffins {Paleo & Whole30} + Weekly Menu

Did I tell you guys I was gifted a second department (Out-Patient Nutrition Services) at work? Yeah, that happened. It’s a wonderful opportunity, but my work days have gone from busy to BANANAS. My coworker joked on Thursday morning that she was surprised to see me show back up after the day I had on…

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Oatmeal Banana Muffins

Oatmeal Banana Muffins

It’s not uncommon for me to snore Mark out of our bedroom and to the basement where our guest bedroom is. I attempt to read on my Kindle before bed, but it never fails…after a few pages, my eyes are shutting down. Literally. I close my Kindle, put it on my night stand, and I’m…

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Roasted Broccoli Parmesan Risotto + Weekly Menu

Roasted Broccoli Parmesan Risotto + Weekly Menu

My hockey equipment sits on the floor of our laundry room. Not ideal, but it’s better than storing it in the garage (no space and icky) or the basement (too big to haul up every time I play). But really, there’s no “good” place to store a GIANT, awkwardly shaped bag full of sweaty sports…

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Family Friday (vol. 42): Thank you, children.

Family Friday (vol. 42): Thank you, children.

My post last week was a little blue. A little “motherhood ain’t so pretty”. This week has been a bit bananas, but Mark’s schedule has been delightfully manageable for once and he’s been able to swoop in and help a lot with the girls. It makes me want him to be a stay-at-home dad just a…

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Grilled Ginger Sesame Chicken Chopped Salad {Whole30}

Grilled Ginger Sesame Chicken Chopped Salad {Whole30}

Work has been really crazy this week and fortunately, Mark has had the flexibility to pick up the girls from daycare for me. Last night, we got home and our dog had gotten sick and wasn’t responding to voice commands. We rushed her to the vet and he took blood work – nothing came back…

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Coconut Cream Overnight Oats + Weekly Menu

Coconut Cream Overnight Oats + Weekly Menu

I always enjoy reading what’s in vogue in the world of food. In small-town Michigan, we get only a taste (no pun intended) and it’s guaranteed to lag months, even years, behind the foodie “capitals” of world, like New York City. I mean, we have a gourmet cupcake shop…that counts for something, right? Except cupcakes…

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