How to Create the Perfect Military Care Package

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As the weather is getting warmer and summer is creeping closer, we’re coming up on a couple of pretty patriotic holidays. I know that for a lot of you, that means heading to your patio for some grilling with family and friends, or maybe to the beach to let loose. While I’m all about those things (trust me, have you seen me eat?), I’m also about remembering the reasons behind those holidays. For those new to the blog, the military is close to my heart. My husband is currently serving, and I am prior service as well. With Memorial Day right around the corner, I’ve been thinking about all of our fallen soldiers, as well as coming up with ideas on how to

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10 Tips for Running with a Stroller

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Now that spring is in full swing (for the most part), the twins have finally been able to accompany me for  some outdoor workouts. Many of you know that weightlifting is my preferred method of working out, but believe it or not, I’m always game for a good run. Running and I are like old friends. We were close, then we hadn’t talked for awhile, but when we reunited, things fell back into place. Part of the reason I began running again, was because

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How to Stay Healthy as a New Mom

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If you’ve ever been sick while your little ones are sick, then this post is for you! After going through not one, but TWO bouts of the stomach bug, I was exhausted. On two occassions this past winter, one twin developed a stomach bug, and passed it to the other, then passed it to me. Lovely, right? This meant that amidst my own vomiting, I had to clean up theirs’, as well as change butts and do a billion loads of laundry!  Eventually, my husband had to take a day off of work to help all of us, because we were a complete disaster.  This whole fiasco made me realize

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Eco-Friendly Toys and Activities with First Edventures

*Disclosure: I received a complimentary product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Unless you’ve been living under a gigantic rock, you’ve probably noticed that monthly subscription boxes are all the hype these days. I know, some of you might be thinking, “Oh great, another way to accumulate more crap in my house!” While I often think the same thing, not all of these boxes are full of useless items. We recently had the opportunity to check out a box from First Edventures, who recently launched their monthly boxes of

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Easy DIY Painted Bathroom Cabinets

Hi everyone! I know, it’s been a minute since I’ve posted, but for good reason! We’ve been busy figuring out what in the world to do with a couple of rooms in our house. In case you’re new to the site, you can read a little about our situation here and here. In short, we bought a foreclosure that we will eventually sell once it’s time to head to our next duty station. While our kitchen cabinets are going to be completely replaced, 2 out of 3 of our bathroom cabinets weren’t so bad. Although we originally planned to replace all of the vanities, I thought I’d give a little DIY paint job a shot! I mean, after having to

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How to Keep Your House Clean with Kids

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If you have little ones running around, then you know that they like to touch, grab, and explore everything. While I love to watch my twins explore, this also means that they’re making a mess. More often than not, I’m behind them picking things up, or trying to avert any disasters (this is not always a success). At one point in our lives, my husband and I could keep our house spotless for weeks at a time. Seriously, we weren’t even home a lot, so cleaning was a breeze. Now, I’m lucky if this place stays clean for half a day. Fortunately, I’ve come across a few ways to keep things as clean as possible with our two little hurricanes scurrying about. In attempts to help my other fellow parents out there, I wanted to share 5 tips to keep your house clean with kids. I hope you enjoy! (It shall be noted, that by NO means is my house perfectly clean at all times, but things have certainly gotten better!)

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My Journey of Exclusively Pumping For Twins

On March 16, 2017, I took a huge sigh of relief and gained a little bit of my freedom back. After 405 days of pumping, I was finally done. For just over a year of my twins’ lives, I spent at least 3.5 hours per day being milked by a machine. That’s 1,417 hours and 30 minutes. To put things into perspective, those hours equal just over 59 days, or about 2 months. While I am eternally grateful for the ability to produce ample milk for my babies, I’m not sure that I would do it all again. We often hear the amazing feeding stories, but we rarely discuss the downfalls. I’m not sharing this because I believe any particular method of feeding is best (I believe everyone is doing their own version of their “best”), instead I just want to

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My Favorite Spring Dress (Plus Pink Blush Giveaway!)

Some of you might be saying to yourselves, “why is she posting about clothes? Doesn’t she just wear workout clothes and ill-fitting jeans?” Well, my friends, you are only partially correct. While I do have quite a collection of workout clothing, and a figure that makes most of my jeans awkward, I actually DO wear other items. Believe it or not, I LOVE a good dress. Why? Well, you might laugh,

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What it Means to Be Strong Like a Girl

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I am a 5’0″ tall, 110lb woman. I lack a commanding presence and am quite shy in person. The word “strong” would not be one of the first words that spring to mind when you see or speak to me. In fact, I would probably be described by many people as “just a stay at home mom.” I’m not offended though, because I do stay at home, and I am a mom. However, what you can’t see by looking at me, is that I thrived in two traditionally masculine worlds. I was

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What to Pack for Vacation with Kids

This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Spring is oh so close, my friends! If you’re anything like my little family, a tease of nice weather might inspire you to plan a getaway. Maybe you’re looking forward to a day trip to the beach, a visit to family for Easter, or a full blown vacation. If you have little ones, you might also be stressing about what to pack, and how to make sure they’re happy during your travels.

Well, stress no more! I’m here to share

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