The Best Vanilla Milkshake Ever

Oh my goodness! I am insanely excited to share this post with you! Let’s get a few things straight, okay? First of all, there are two night time snacks that I typically eat: popcorn or some sort of ice cream treat. Second, I snack seriously. If I pass up a frozen treat, then I’m probably sick. Finally, I rarely post about food, so you know that when I do, it’s about something that I find SUPER tasty (and probably super simple, because come on, #momlife). Now that that’s out of the way, brace yourselves. You’re about to get the easiest, most delicious vanilla milkshake recipe EVER. If you’re not a vanilla fan, scroll to the recipe, because there are options for ya! Spoiler alert: I have a secret ingredient

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Easy Organic Snacks for Little Ones

For those of you who don’t know, my twins recently turned 2 years old. Crazy, right? While the beginning of toddlerhood didn’t treat us too bad, we have indeed been going through occassional instances of picky eating. You know, when you give your kids something they love, but suddenly they hate it? Or when you’ve prepared 5 different options for a snack, and they turn their noses up at every single choice. Luckily, we have found a new snack that they’re loving, so if you feel me on this issue, don’t worry, I’m here for you! Enter a new treat we recently picked up at

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The Best Swim Lessons for Toddlers (with Goldfish Swim School)

(This post is sponsored by Goldfish Swim School, but as always, I’m giving you all my honest opinion.)

Greetings everyone! It’s been a minute, or two, right? Our holidays were wonderful, and I hope yours were too. While we were getting used to winter though, we were also missing summer. So, how did we handle that? We hit up the pool! Obviously, the two boys of Two Boys One Pup are still little guys though, so for us, hitting the pool meant going to swim lessons at

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The Best Stocking Stuffer for Anyone!

Tis’ the season of giving, my friends. We all have at least one of “those” people, the ones you can never think of a gift for. Personally, I have quite a few of those people on my shopping list. It should be said that I don’t like giving gifts or even stocking stuffers, that lack purpose, or sentimental value, so that often puts even more of a damper on my gift ideas. As luck would have it though, this holiday season I came across something AMAZING that anyone could use. If you’ve never heard

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6 Tips to Save Money for the Holidays

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SaveWithHopster #CollectiveBias

Let’s be honest here. The season of giving is fast approaching and I can’t be the only one who has been trying to save a little cash since the fall began. This is our second Christmas as a family of four, and although the holidays aren’t about gifts, it doesn’t mean we don’t want to GIVE! Whether it’s to each other, to friends, or even to strangers, giving feels great. However, sometimes having the means to give, might entail being a little creative. So, I wanted to share with you guys a few ways to save

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7 Useful Ways to Prepare for Baby

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It’s pretty safe to say that when you’re expecting, you freak out at least a little bit while trying to prepare. If it’s your first baby (or babies), there’s a tendency amongst parents to over do it. Because I had seen this happen with others, we did our best not to clutter our house with a million things that would never be used. If you weren’t aware, we have twins, so extra items would’ve piled up quickly! Now that we have  full fledged toddlers, I wanted to put it out into the world a few USEFUL ways to

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DIY Baby Lotion (Supporting Smooth Skin & Comfort for All)

Finally! I have mentioned across social media that I’d eventually post some DIY recipes for you all, and lo and behold, it’s happening! To kick things off, I wanted to tell you all that I have never been much of a DIYer when it comes to skincare. It wasn’t until my son needed extra support for his skin (which wasn’t always so baby-soft), and exhausting all store-bought options, that I decided to make my own. He NEEDED a way to relieve his temptations to

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How to Perform the Perfect Deadlift (One of the BEST Full Body Exercises)

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the perfect deadlift

By now, you all know that I’m a lover of all things fitness, right? One questions that I hear frequently, is “what is a good full-body strength exercise?” While there are a few answers to that, I’m going to hit you with a simple, effective exercise, that you can learn quite easily! Ladies and gents, today we will discuss the deadlift! Whether you realize it or not, you’ve been deadlifting for your entire life. Every time you pick something up, you are

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5 Tips to Stay Healthy this Fall

This post is sponsored by iHerb, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are absolutely my own!

It’s that time of year again, friends! The weather is a little wonky, and depending on where you live, you might be in for a cool down pretty soon. Allergies are smacking you in the face, you’re frantically spraying down shopping carts, sanitizing hands, and wondering if the family needs new winter-wear. We live near Chicago, so I totally feel you. Because fall is officially here, I thought I’d share a few ways that we try and stay healthy through the transition from summer. Let’s get a few things straight first though. I’m not crazy about germs, my kids aren’t in school yet, and I’m a little “laid back” as a mom. STILL, that doesn’t mean

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How to Make Time to Workout

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To all of my parents and busy bees out there, am I right when I say that we have to savor our Little Wins™ throughout the day? Maybe before becoming a mom or dad, you were able to sip your morning coffee in peace. Maybe you were able to get your workout in whenever you wanted. MAYBE you even got to shower on a regular basis. But then, life hit you SMACK in the face. That coffee became a luxury, your workout time became a feeding time, and that shower? What shower? Anyone feel me? Portions of our daily routines have turned into Little Wins™, and personally, I absolutely need

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