Why I Don’t Help My Son At The Playground

I get the feeling other moms at the playground think I’m somewhat indifferent toward my child. Sure, I spend a lot of time doing my own thing while he plays (because, quite frankly, I probably need to do my own thing to re-collect my cool – he is a two-year-old, after all).  But even when …

The App That Makes Me Excited To Run (No Matter How Exhausted I Am)

This. is. awesome. I'm going to have to give Zombies Run a try because it sounds WAY fun!!

There’s very little that makes me happier than a good run. I mean, I enjoy weight lifting and doing other cardio exercises for sure… but there’s just something about running that makes me feel like I’m on top of the world. The other day I got a run in (by myself!) and I was practically …

5 Healthy Lunches You Can Make With Chicken Nuggets

Okay, so I’m sure the title of this probably made you laugh.  I mean, it’s not often you think “healthy lunch” and “chicken nuggets” in the same sentence – but let’s be real.  When you have kids around, especially toddlers, there’s a good chance you’ll indulge in chicken nuggets at least once a week (or …

Why Your Health Matters More As A Mom (Not Less)

Here’s the deal. I’ve totally been judged for trying to exercise regularly and eat healthfully. I’ve heard people say I’m vain or that I’m a bad mom for taking time away from my son to selfishly lose weight. (By the way, have any of you ever not been judged for being selfish in some way? It’s …

The Best Shakeology Alternative (That’s Less Than Half The Price)

This post contains affiliate links. I’m going to preface this by saying I actually love Shakeology. I bought an almost-new bag from a friend of mine for about $30 (yay!) and I was surprised by how much I liked it. I mean, I started drinking it wanting to hate it because it was so expensive …

Dear New Mom, The Baby Weight Is Not Your Priority

Dear new mom, Hey. I get it. Your body isn’t what it used to be. And I know, I know. Everyone says it’s well worth the sacrifice – and I know you completely agree. You wouldn’t trade a flat stomach or perky boobs (or even *cough* symmetrical boobs, as the case may be) for that …

50 Ways To Get Outside and Be Active With Your Kids (Regardless of the Weather)

I stumbled upon a blog post at Happy Science Mom the other day that struck a chord with me.  It talked about the things kids aren’t doing if they’re inside watching TV or playing video games. The post is How Technology Prevents Our Kids From Enjoying Nature. It made me think about my own technology …

Oven Baked Buffalo Cauliflower

So, we’ve tried this combination in the past.  The recipe I used back then was messy and labor intensive.  It was tasty, but we never made it again.  That was a few years ago.  When I came across this easier-looking, oven-baked version, I knew I had to give it one more try. Wow, am I …

Spicy Tuna Stuffed Baked Potatoes

One thing I admire about my dad is how he’s able to use up what he has in the fridge.  At times in my childhood, it irritated the crap out of me, but as an adult, I can appreciate how resourceful he is.  He can turn a bunch of random ingredients into a pretty good …

How To Write A Meal Plan (When You Hate Meal Planning)

It took me a long time to start meal planning. It sounded so painfully dull, and I hated the idea of being obligated to make a particular meal for dinner. I mean, what if it didn’t sound good that day? No, I wanted to decide each day what sounded best to me and make it. …