Goodbye, For Now

About a year ago, after falling in love with a few It Works! products after much searching for affordable, good-for-us supplements, I joined It Works! as a distributor.  I knew I wanted some sort of hobby business, something to help me feel like myself again after a long year of sleepless nights and ‘round-the-clock breastfeeding […]

Celebrating Fall with Apple Picking

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Ahhhh, finally; fall!  I’ve been waiting for fall since, well, last fall and the longest winter ever.  The weather gets cooler, but not too cold, leaves begin to change color, apple cider lines the grocery store shelves, pumpkins appear and one of our family favorites, apple picking begins!  We celebrated the beginning of our favorite […]

In Defense of the Crunchy Mama

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Those darn, non-vaccinating hippies!  I just want to buy some organic produce and my non-GMO Cheerios from Whole Foods like all the other moms in my neighborhood, but there they are with their kids sneezing and spreading their flu everywhere they go, in their obvious attempt to end the human race. Since I’m already at […]

My Pregnancy Picks

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Earlier in the summer, I was asked to join a local cloth diaper store, Cotton Babies’ Mother-to-be-Tea and share how the It Works! line of natural health and wellness products can benefit mothers during pregnancy and postpartum.  I looooove any excuse to stop by Cotton Babies and to share my favorite products, so I said […]

A Birth Story for Labor Day Weekend: Part 2

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This Labor Day weekend, women all over the country are rallying in support of Improving Birth and breaking the silence on abuse of women in maternity care and non-evidence based practices.  Typically we (well at least I!) like to think that many things are better and safer in the United States, but tragically, data does […]

A Birth Story for Labor Day Weekend: Part 1

This Labor Day weekend, women all over the country are rallying in support of Improving Birth and breaking the silence on abuse of women in maternity care and non-evidence based practices. Typically we (well at least I!) like to think that many things are better and safer in the United States, but tragically, data does […]

A Special Family Update

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So I first started our family blog so that I would have a place to post family updates and fun things worth sharing, plus it doesn’t hurt to get a few Google Ad dollars here and there.  But much like my girly’s baby book that is only updated to month 3 (by the way, she’s […]

Organizing a Successful Diet Change: Meal Plans

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  I promised a few people my meal plans for the 21 Day Sugar Detox, so I’m sharing here!  These were my planned meals for the week, not necessarily what I ate every day.  For instance, Cinnilla Nuts were on the meal plan for each week, but I was far too lazy to make them […]

Organizing a Successful Diet Change

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  I’m a very routine-oriented person.  I crave a schedule, boundaries, game plan and organization, so figuring out a plan of attack for the 21 Day Sugar Detox was no different.  I knew that in order to be successful, I would need to have a plan in place, so I made one! Gather Resources First […]

The 21 Day Sugar Detox: The Results

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A Brief Overview In case you’re unfamiliar with the 21 Day Sugar Detox, it’s essentially a 21 day plan to help curb your sugar and carb cravings.  The plan includes 3 different levels of difficulty, with the third level being a paleo diet.  You’re allowed one piece of fruit a day, either grapefruit, green apple […]