Lactation Cookies

At my 6 week dr check up (I can’t believe its been 6 weeks!), my doctor talked to me about my return to work in November (Wahhhhhh!  I  want more maternity leave!!). She suggested pumping 3 times at work to keep up a supply on top of my morning and late night pump sessions.  Yeah,…
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Let’s Get Back to the (Fitness) Journey

I feel so much better physically, emotionally, and mentally after having our second baby that I don’t have to wait a year to get into shape like I did the first time around.  I gained 46 pounds during the past 10 months putting me at 196 even on the day I delivered.  This is me…
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Reminder to Cherish Each Moment

I’m writing this as I cuddle my sleeping 15 day old newborn in a hospital bed as she gave us a scare that will haunt me for a long time to come.  Today, out of nowhere without any precursors she became rigid, turned purple and stopped breathing.  I was holding her in my hands, all…
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Crockpot Enchiladas

Can anyone take a good picture of an enchilada?!  Seriously, they always look like turds topped with cheese but they taste fuh-reaking amazing! In lieu of a grody photo, use your imagination to as I share with you an easy, cheap and yummy recipe.   Crockpot Enchiladas   Print enchiladas with mole sauce Author: One…
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Freezer Meals for Baby’s Arrival

With 50 days until LO #2′s arrival, I have started to plan and prep freezer meals.  They were super handy to have when Little Man arrived. I know that with a toddler and newborn, cooking will be absolutely absent from my mind.  To make this process easier, I’ve decided to plan dinners that I can…
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2nd Pregnancy 3rd Trimester Talks

I don’t like it when the blog goes through periods of silence.  It’s never my intention.  This was the busiest end of the school year. In my 7 years I haven’t had things so busy the last 2 months.  I had 2 intense IEP meetings that took two separate days each on top of making…
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Fit Pregnancy with a Flab Body

Dude, this 2nd pregnancy I’m a lot healthier than my 1st but you sure wouldn’t know it from just looking at me, and it’s killing me. I feel like no matter the work and effort I put into staying healthy my body is gonna do what it wants to regardless. With my Little Man I…
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Our 4th Family Member Is…

Since week 12 all I’ve been hearing are inquiries as to what gender our little one is.  At 20 weeks, it’s a pretty old thing.  We were originally going to find around 16 weeks like we did Logan, but moving and then planning our 3 year old’s birthday party gave us no free time. (Side…
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Been Busy Gonna Be Busier and a Lot Happier

This school year has me constantly trying to keep my head afloat.  It’s been the busiest year too date in my 6 years of teaching.  I’ve had to quit a lot of my school committees/obligations that I just can’t find time for.  My workouts have lessened to 3-4 days a week.  Part of me cutting…
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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

When the Autumn spirit move you, you make delicious pumpkin cream cheese muffins. I’ve made these muffins for years. I came across them on Annie’s Eats, and have never looked for another go-to pumpkin recipe since.  Bring on all the fall favorites!!! Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 20…
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