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Healthy Products for Moms and Families

There are so many great companies out there with healthy products for moms and families. Often, these companies are newer and smaller, so how on earth are we busy moms supposed to find them? I started being introduced to amazing companies with healthy products for moms and families about 4 years ago when I found Moms Meet.

Find out how you can get free samples of these wonderful healthy products for moms and families!

Healthy Products for Moms and Families - Restore for gut health

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Motivating Mom Stephanie

Motivating Mom Stephanie is a mom of a toddler and works from home on her business raceHer. She has some great advice for taking care of yourself first, giving yourself grace or calling yourself out when needed.

…moms get in constant caregiver mode and it can feel weird or indulgent to do something for yourself but its all about balance and remembering you are important too!

I love hearing from other moms and how they stay committed to a healthy lifestyle and model healthy habits for their children. Stephanie is a mom who works from home, and has figured out she can’t do it all. She has really inspiring advice about finding the time to take care of yourself, trading off “Parent #1 duties, and taking help where you can get it to be a better Mom!

Let’s hear from Motivating Mom Stephanie!

If you’d like to be featured as a Motivating Mom, send a message to Exploring Domesticity on Facebook or email exploringdomesticity(at)gmail(dot)com with the subject, “Motivating Mommas.”

 Motivating Mommas Stephanie - raising a healthy happy toddler

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Motivating Mom Chrissy

Workouts during naptime, and encouraging healthy eating and a variety of foods for her girls. Motivating Mom Chrissy shares how she does it.

I’m happy I am sticking to a regular fitness schedule during naptimes.

I love hearing stories from other moms, especially those who are committed to living a healthy lifestyle and raising a healthy family. I’m very inspired by other moms and I love to hear how they stay committed to setting a healthy example for their little ones and raising a healthy family.

Today we’re hearing from Motivating Mom Chrissy!

If you’d like to be featured as a Motivating Mom, send a message to Exploring Domesticity on Facebook or email exploringdomesticity(at)gmail(dot)com with the subject, “Motivating Mommas.”

Motivating Mom Chrissy - food is energy

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Motivating Mom Marrah

My son watches us live an active lifestyle…

I love hearing stories from other moms, especially those who are committed to living a healthy lifestyle and raising a healthy family. I’m very inspired by other moms and I love to hear how they stay committed to setting a healthy example for their little ones and raising a healthy family.

Today we’re hearing from Motivating Mom Marrah!

If you’d like to be featured as a Motivating Mom, send a message to Exploring Domesticity on Facebook or email exploringdomesticity(at)gmail(dot)com with the subject, “Motivating Mommas.”

 

Motivating Momma Marrah

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Motivating Mom Sara M

Stop at nothing in the journey to find out what makes you happy.

I love hearing stories from other moms, especially those who are committed to living a healthy lifestyle and raising a healthy family. I’m very inspired by other moms and I love to hear how they stay committed to setting a healthy example for their little ones and raising a healthy family.

Today we’re hearing from Motivating Mom Sara!

If you’d like to be featured as a Motivating Mom, send a message to Exploring Domesticity on Facebook or email exploringdomesticity(at)gmail(dot)com with the subject, “Motivating Mommas.”

Motivating Mom Sara M

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Focused on Lifelong Health and Fitness: Motivating Mom Tiffany

Knowing myself, my limits, and staying true to my family…

I love hearing stories from other moms, especially those who are committed to living a healthy lifestyle and raising a healthy family. I’m very inspired by other moms and I love to hear how they stay committed to setting a healthy example for their little ones and raising a healthy family.

Today we’re hearing from Motivating Mom Tiffany.

I remember meeting Tiffany at the first Sweat Pink BlogFest at IDEA World. I had already followed her blog and social media and I found her so inspiring! In the years since, Tiffany has become a mom to an adorable little guy and she still manages to make health and fitness a priority.

If you’d like to be featured as a Motivating Mom, send a message to Exploring Domesticity on Facebook or email exploringdomesticity(at)gmail(dot)com with the subject, “Motivating Mommas.”

My “Ah-Ha” Moment(s)

When it comes to my health, I have had two “ah-ha” moments.

Ah-ha!

My weight has always fluctuated, but in my second semester of grad school I realized it was greatly affecting my life. I was in my prime, had amazing friends in school, was in a great college town, and I was living like a hermit in my apartment. I was doing well in classes and a lot of my time was spent studying that first year, but each time a social situation arose I panicked. I was not at all comfortable in my skin and rarely wanted to see anyone outside of class.

That was my first “ah-ha” moment.

I could not continue to live that way. I wanted to enjoy myself fully in school, I wanted to meet someone and have a family some day, I wanted to be able to put the best first impression out there to anyone I came across professionally. I couldn’t do that with the way I felt about myself.

[Insert “before” picture, except that I avoided pictures like the plague.]

During the next year I became a regular at group classes at the rec, joined Weight Watchers online and found a system of tracking that worked well for me, and I lost 50lbs during the next year.

Fast forward from 2008 when I graduated to 2013 when I now had a house, a husband, two kids, and a step-daughter…

My second “ah-ha” moment came when My daughter was 6 months old.

After the two kids I was at a much higher weight than I had been before, and my biggest concern was making sure they never struggled like I did. I fed them all the right foods and had to make sure they were watching me do all the right things as well.

I now had a family to take care of and no way of doing things the way I had in school. I wasn’t interested in doing things as I had before either. Sure, I lost weight, but I was a student living alone and ate meals that consisted of an entire head of cauliflower and a 100 calorie pack. That wasn’t the example I wanted to set.

Weight loss progress

I’ve learned so much in the year I have found the blogging world. Some of the women I have met are amazing and truly inspirational. I have slowly changed my habits, lost just over 50lbs again, been amazed at the fact that I enjoy running when I couldn’t run more than a minute last year, and have watched all these changes rub off on my 1 and 2 year olds.

My kids will pick a snack of cucumbers over most others any day. They always ask to go running with Mom. I even had to buy them some 1lb weights so they can workout with me!

Fit kids

My biggest accomplishment in life has been making these changes for them. It may be difficult at times, but they deserve all my efforts and more. I can’t wait to watch them grow up and do all I can to facilitate a healthy lifestyle and give them all the tools I can to live a happy healthy life!

If you’re interested in what I’ve done differently this time around and what has helped the stat-at-home-momma to be successful, I wrote about it in a post called “My Weight Loss Story and What is Working for Me.”

Be sure to share your “ah-ha” moment at the #blogfest #sweatpink Twitter party tonight at 7pm CST (also follow @fitapproach and @IDEAfit), and you could win a ticket to BlogFest or a SweatPink yoga mat! Also, if you’re going to BlogFest, even if you’re not, You can hear me present my story during the BlogFest a Lightning Round by voting for my proposal, “Blogging Helped Me Lose 50lbs.” Voting ends tonight at midnight and I would love this support for this amazing opportunity!!

Blogfest lightning round

Can you relate to either of my “ah-ha” moments?

What was your “ah-ha” moment?