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Rainbow Light Vitamins Power Sours Review

I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.

Who has kiddos who are obsessed with fruit snacks? Who also wishes our vitamins came in gummy form when we were kids?

Taking vitamins weren’t a big thing when I was younger. Chalky, chewable vitamins were about the best we could get. I do remember having to take a teeny-tiny fluoride pill each morning, and hating that thing so much that I threw it in the back of the coat closet or the car instead of taking it.

My kiddos think their vitamins are a treat now that they have gummies. I must admit, I bought gummy adult vitamins as well. 🙂

Rainbow Light Power Sours Vitamins

 

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32 Ways You’ve Justified Stealing Your Kids’ Halloween Candy

We’ve all done it. No matter how much we try to convince ourselves we won’t dip into the kids’ Halloween Candy, that time rolls around and we find so many fabulous excuses to sneak just a piece.

32 Ways You’ve Justified Stealing Your Kids’ Halloween Candy

32 Ways You've Justified Steling Your Kids' Halloween Candy

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Healthy, Simple Snack for Apple Season with Mighty Nut Powdered Peanut Butter

So, for many of you Fall is all about Pumpkin, but there are those of us out there who feel differently. I know, who on earth would know from looking at Facebook or Instagram? Pumpkin is everywhere! People are obsessed!

I definitely enjoy pumpkin, but I also feel like Fall is equally about the apples. Apple picking, visiting an orchard, the easiest on-the-go snack, apple pie – I could go on and on… and I almost did.

We love apples because they are the original 100 calorie snack pack. Why do we buy that crap when an apple can be thrown easily in any bag and eaten on the go anytime?

My kiddos love apples and we knew just what to do with our Might Nut Powdered Peanut Butter when it came in the mail to review as a part of the Sweat Pink community. This is so simple, but we tried to take it just a little bit beyond being boring. You just can’t mess with a classic!

Health simple snack for apple season with mighty nut powdered peanut butter

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New Use for your Old Changing Pad Cover: Keeping Things Clean with Sick Little Ones

Fall colds have hit us big time this year! I swear the kids’ noses have been running for a month already!

We also had a garage sale a couple weeks ago and my husband asked if I wanted to get rid of our changing pad covers along with the changing pad and table. I quickly replied, “no way!” I use those things for more than just the changing pad! I especially wasn’t getting rid of them while we’re still dealing with constantly running noses!

New Use for your Old Changing Pad Cover: Keeping Things Clean with Sick Little Ones

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The Three Words You Should Use More – and it’s not what you think…

I know what you’re thinking… I know what those three words are – I Love You, of course.

Nope!

There are three more words that have made more of an impact on me than even I Love You, and I think we all could benefit from using these three words a little bit more.

The Three Words You Should Use More - and it's not what you think...

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Ghost Pops: cute Halloween craft with plastic grocery bags

I love a project that is cute, easy, and uses up the millions of plastic bags laying around the house.

These simple little ghosts are something I used to make with tissues or fabric on more than a few Halloweens. This time, we’re jazzing up Dum-Dums with white plastic bags.

Happy Halloween!

Ghost Pops: add a little flair for Halloween and reuse all those plastic bags

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Witch in My Window: quick and easy Halloween decoration

Halloween is such a fun holiday! It is definitely one of my favorites for decorating.

I have a really easy Halloween decoration for your front door or window. You may even have the supplies laying around the house, making this so cheap, quick, and easy!

Witch in My Window: cheap, quick, and easy Halloween decoration for your door or window
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Willpower is Weak, Strategies are Strong: Strategies for Weight Loss from D28 For Life

As you know, I’ve been trying out the D28 For Life 28-day transformation program. When I first started, I was so gung-ho about my weight loss– I was going to follow the workout and motivation calendar, the meal plan to a T, and make every recipe.

Needless to say, I “failed” pretty quickly – in reality, it wasn’t a failure, but lack of a good strategy.

If I hadn’t been so concerned about having all the ingredients to make each recipe perfectly on the exact day it was suggested, I would have realized that the part of this plan that I need the most are the motivation and strategies for success.

I noticed that the success stories being shared note that the individual may be on their third round of the D28 For Life program, and I realized that the “For Life” aspect means I have a lot to learn and I can’t expect to be perfect all at once.

The phrase that really nailed this home for me was when a Robert Brace said, “Willpower is Weak, Strategy is Strong.”

Willpower is Weak, Strategies are Strong: Strategies for Weight Loss from D28 For Life

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Healthy & Thrifty Sweet Potato, Cauliflower & Turkey Meatballs {Recipe}

Delicious, sweet and full of as much veggies as turkey, these meatballs are amazing and I can’t get enough!

I can cook the heck out of all different veggies and our family loves them, but coming up with ideas for our protein is always a struggle for me. When it comes to the main course, I blank. My goal is to find more ideas and more healthy and frugal ways to stretch our protein whenever I can.

I love these meatballs! Plenty of meat, but still packed with veggies and tons of flavor! You could serve them traditional spaghetti and meatballs, eat them plain, or even make them into patties – just a word of warning, they end up a bit softer because of all the veggies and when we tried grilling like a burger it was not an easy task.

Sweet Potato Cauliflower & Turkey Meatballs

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WH Questions… A perfect weight loss or self-reflection exercise

So, I’m a big ol’ quitter… I give myself way too many excuses and reasons not to stick with my commitments.

On Monday I started the D28 For Life program with day one. Now, Friday, I’m finally getting to day two…

What are my excuses? Tuesday I started day 2 and finally gave up claiming I couldn’t do it because I hadn’t made it to the grocery store to get the food right. Wednesday I made it to the store, but couldn’t start because I  had meetings all afternoon and never got food prepped – I also planned to eat at my parents and claimed I would start the next day. Well… Since we didn’t have the meal we had planned for Wednesday, I decided not to start Thursday so I could eat with them.

D28 for life

So crazy, this is a big reason why I fail. I feel like I have to do something “perfectly” or not at all. This D28 For Life thing is a good example… The For Life part is the most important piece. If I could just stick to making small changes each day and using the guide and tools provided, I could make some great changes. instead, I’m so worried about doing it perfectly, I don’t really do it at all.

So, I’m revisiting the Day 1 exercise and figuring this all out…

WH Questions

WH questions for weight loss

My biggest struggle is the “When” question…

I need to find a good time for workouts. Mornings are tough because I stay up late trying to get work done and I have kiddos who still don’t always sleep through the night. Evenings are definitely not the best idea either because there’s a good chance they won’t happen. During naptime worked for me before, but it was definitely hard to use that time along with cleaning up after the kids’ lunch, eating my own lunch, and getting some work done…

I also need to find the time for meal prep. I definitely let myself off the hook when I’m with others and don’t want to be an inconvenience. If I had my meals ready to go it would be much easier.

When do you find time for workouts and/or meal prep?