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Stay Hydrated: How to Drink Enough Water Daily

We all know how important it is to stay hydrated each day. So why is it one of those things we let slip? Our days get busy and before we know it we find ourselves picking up our kids from school and thinking “I’m thirsty”. Then we realize we haven’t had a single glass of water the entire day, unless you count the two cups of coffee that morning. I mean, there is water in coffee, right? The fact remains that staying hydrated each day helps every system in your body operate better, and basically prevents you from shriveling up like a raisin. Although raisins are sweet, I don’t think you want to look like one, so here are some tips to get you drinking the right amount of water each day.

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Workout Leggings for Every Fit Mom’s Budget

I love a good pair of workout leggings. When I exercise I want to be comfortable, but it doesn’t hurt if I’m wearing a pair of leggings that are cute too. Call it a fashionable form of motivation if you will. There are so many options out there to choose from, finding a great pair can take some trial and error. And because I know everyone’s budget is a little different, I’ve put together a list of some of the best leggings at every spending level. Check it out to see which pair you’ll be working out in next!

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DIY Blog, Food

Healthy Pumpkin Turmeric Tea: Get the Recipe

Hi, My name is….well….I can’t tell you my name or I’ll blow my detective cover, but I am a tea and coffee addict. Yep, I don’t go a day with out it and don’t even want to imagine what it would be like if I had to. First world problems. However, I do like to keep things on the healthy side, so, no, I am not a regular at Starbucks and only allow myself one barista visit per week, which happens to be at our church’s coffee shop. So at home I like to play around occasionally to mix things up, and that is how my recipe for healthy pumpkin turmeric tea came about. Keep scrolling to find out how to whip up your own mug.

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Balancing Goals with Being a Mom

The trickiest part of pursuing personal goals as a mom is trying to juggle your responsibilities of raising kids and the ones you have assigned to yourself within your goal action plan.  It can be far too easy to get caught up in the pitfalls of wanting to complete your action plan tasks while you have your 2-year old standing next to your desk crying for an apple sauce pouch and your 3rd grader complaining that he doesn’t understand his math homework.   Chances are you are not going to be at your best in either area if you don’t implement an effective method for balancing your goals with being a mom. Below are some suggestions for preparing, managing, and separating your tasks to get the most out of the time you have to focus on them.

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Time-Blocking Your Mom Life: Complete Guide

Moms do it all, don’t they? It a single day they wear many hats, take on many roles, and complete more than their share of tasks. So when a momma decides to pursue additional goals, a good method of organization is required to keep track of her jammed packed schedule and lists of to-dos. Time-blocking is a skill that can be adapted into your daily habits to help gain control over the chaos that often reigns supreme in motherhood. With a few steps and a little practice, you’ll soon be planning out your days in true mother hustler style.

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Goals: How to Discover and Define Them

I have a tank top that reads “what’s life without goals”.  There is a soccer ball in place of the “o” in the word “goals” so it is meant for me to wear to my kids’ soccer games, which I do.  Often, since we have a lot of soccer games. However, I think its a true general sentiment, because really, what is life without making goals to achieve?  It would just be a bunch of people aimlessly wandering around with no direction, no purpose, and no higher calling to achieve success in something that excites you or makes you feel good. It is your heart that often leads you towards your passion, but how do you turn those dreams into something attainable? Keep reading for some simple steps to create your plan of action.

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Why Being a Mom With Goals is Good for Your Kids

So you have goals, and you’re a mom. And sometimes the balance of pursuing those goals and raising your kids can get messy. Sometimes you want to stop, to quit, to press pause on your pursuit of striving for more. Well, I’m here to tell you that despite the hustle and bustle, despite what seems like frantic chaos everyday, and despite the fact you might feel as if you are falling short with your kids because your attention is divided, don’t worry. Believe it or not, the goals you have set for yourself and the actions you are taking to achieve them are actually good for your kids, and here’s how.

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Book Club Overhaul: Revamped for Mom Life

A book club? Oh no, I don’t have time for a book club. That’s pretty much what every mom thinks when the subject of yet another activity that requires commitment comes up. Especially, when that commitment is something for her. But what if there was a way to enjoy a book with friends, whether it is personal growth or for sheer entertainment, that is easier and less time demanding for busy mommies? Well, we have it. Read more to find out how I, a mom of 5 kids and part time blogger, still squeeze in a book or two and connect with others in a small group book club.

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Boredom Buster 101: How to Make a Boredom Box

How many times in your mom hood do you think you’ve heard the phrase “mom, I’m boooored”? My guess is around 2,693 times. It’s right up there with the phrases, “mom, I’m hungry” and “mom, I need money for…..”. I’ve read a few articles that say it’s good for kids to be bored. It builds problem solving, promotes creativity, and encourages them to use their mind and bodies. Their whole body, not just their thumbs like when they play Mario Cart. So when my kids are bored I try and let them figure it out, which they usually do. However, sometimes its necessary to help their creative process along. So I decided to create a boredom buster to turn to when all else fails, the boredom box.

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Chorizo and Jalapeno Pizza Recipe

Pizza has got to be one of the most popular foods on the planet. I mean, does anyone actually get tired of eating pizza? Pepperoni, sausage, deep dish, thin crust, its all good. But I like to crank up the heat a little with this recipe for Chorizo and Jalapeno Pizza. It’s spicy, it’s cheesy, and the homemade crust is not just delicious, but simple. Get ready to fire up your oven, and your taste buds, with this flamin’ good pizza.

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