I’ve seen the Music Together signs all over our town for a while and I always thought of taking my little ones there. I finally got a chance to try out a class as a Moms Meet Blogger. I also have a great giveaway from Moms Meet and Music Together, so stay to the end!!
I have to be honest with you…
I’ve lost my drive, I’ve had other things take priority, and I’ve been missing out on real moments with my little ones…
I’m so in love with this little space to share, meet wonderful people, learn and experience new things that are great for our family, and let my creativity out. But I have to tell ya, it’s a lot of work. It’s even more work to learn to do it right. I’ve been devoting so much of my time and energy to this blog, the social channels to go with it, and trying to figure out how I can do it just right that all my passion and efforts start to pay off…
Well…. Right now, that’s not happening… I’ve been devoting more time to my hourly work-from-home gig and trying to be more present with my kiddos.
I’m on vacation and I read two books this week.
This. is. huge.
I used to read all the time and kids got in the way, but mostly, every waking moment was spent on my ipad writing blog posts, editing pictures, keeping up with social channels, etc. This week, I’ve done work solely from my bulky computer, kept the Instagram posts to a minimum, and picked up a book each night instead of my ipad.
It feels amazing.
How many of you bloggers can relate to feeling torn between loving sharing and community, and feeling like you would be happier without the self-imposed stress of blogging?
Well, this break has been fantastic! I’ve swam with my kiddos, I’ve watched them play without them having to lift my eyes from a screen, we’ve eaten meals without Mom stopping to take a picture, and I’ve gotten more sleep than I’ve had in a long time. I’m not sure how this makes me feel…
Before I decide the fate of this blog, I have a couple obligations to fulfill and I have some more vacation time and a little while longer to think on this. Some of the things I would miss the most about leaving the blogging world would be the amazing opportunities it gives you to learn and share about my favorite companies.
As a Moms Meet Blogger, I’ve gotten to review some great products for the healthy and green family I hope to raise and before we left for vacation, I got a fantastic package from Frosche. Being the crazy time that it was, I had to leave the review to my husband because I forgot to take the products with us. I also have the opportunity to share a fantastic fall giveaway with you as a Balance Bar Insider. Therefore, I’m going to combine the two and share my fantastic news that I am now a Momentum Ambassador!
Do you see why it is so hard for me to give up all this fun!?
So, without further ado a Balance Bar giveaway with some yummy peanut butter bites that I tried for the first time, my fave chocolate mint, and cookie dough. Yum! You’ll have to wait until tomorrow for what I’m sure will be a thrilling review from a husband about dish soap.
As the days get shorter & colder, it can be easy to crave indulgent comfort foods. With Balance Bar, you can still indulge in decadent flavors like cookie dough and chocolate mint, but also have the balanced nutrition your body needs to stay energized and satisfied. Balance Bars are based on the 40-30-30 nutrition principle (40% of total calories from carbohydrates, 30% from protein and 30% from dietary fat). 40-30-30 is a proven formula developed by scientists to provide sustained, balanced energy and help satisfy hunger for longer.
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!
Hey ladies! I just learned about National Women’s Health & Fitness Day and I have to spread the news!
On September 30th, more than 500 community groups all across the country will host women’s health and fitness events to celebrate National Women’s Health & Fitness Day. An estimated 50,000-75,000 women will be participating in the events that include health fairs, fitness walks, health information workshops and exercise demonstrations. It’s a great opportunity to take a minute from busy work and personal schedules and focus on your health & wellbeing.
So great, right? I’m having a little trouble finding anything in my area, and had I known about this sooner I would have tried to get something together!
Maybe there are some events in your town! Regardless, it’s a great day to think about women’s health issues and see if you are taking care of yourself.
As promised yesterday, I have a giveaway for all you chocolate lovers for International Chocolate Day!
Yes, I know the graphic says “national” but I didn’t want to change it, but this thing is international, baby!
Also, along with winning Chocolate Mint Cookie Crunch Balance Bars, you can check out the links at the bottom for other giveaways as a part of the Fall Into Fitness Giveaway Hop!
I’ll make this short and sweet…
Happy International Chocolate Day (yesterday)
Win all the prizes! I know I’ll be trying to!
I'm so thrilled to have been asked to work with Balance Bar and Walmart to bring you this review and giveaway. I received compensation for sharing my opinions with you, but they are always my own.
We all love a giveaway, right? How about if I told you you could win some delicious Balance Bare Bars AND a Walmart Giftcard!?
Check out how we’re making the most of what’s left of summer, along with a review of some delicious fruit and nut bars, and then enter to win some awesome prizes!
I’m getting a better handle on these moments when I feel a bit out of control with snacking, and it’s been on my mind a lot lately as you can tell from my posts about 10 Things to Tell Yourself When the Nighttime Snack Monster Attacks and Nighttime Motivation: 5 Tips for a Sticking to Your Goals.
Now I’m going to share 5 tools to stop overeating or mindless snacking. I shared almost this exact same list during my My Day Friday post a couple weeks ago as my plan because I was struggling. Things have been better, so I’m rearranging my list and sharing a super helpful tool (with a giveaway!)
These are things I try to remember and hopefully they’ll help you too.
February is here! Time to go out of our way to show our love for our family and friends.
Out of love for my kiddos, I’ve been trying to put some of my frugal ways aside to ensure that I am feeding them some of the best foods possible. Products from companies such as Harvestland and Manitoba Harvest help me to feed my family foods that I can feel good about.
I have a fun recipe to share made with Harvestland Chicken Breasts and Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts and a GIVEAWAY of both, so you can make it yourself!
Right before I was given the chance to work with a personal trainer, I applied for a Sweat Pink Ambassador opportunity to review an awesome online service for delivering an amazing variety of workout videos you can do at anytime from anywhere you have internet access!
As a busy Momma who prefers to workout from home and squeeze it in during naptime, Gigabody is right up my alley!
I swear it was just yesterday that I was running out of room in my Health and Fitness Holiday Giveaway.
The generous folks at Party-Tizers Dippin’ Chips and Mrs. Thinsters Cookie Thins had such an amazing prize to give away that I decided to let it stand on it’s own! Now that the holidays have passed, the time has totally gotten away from me!