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    Your Baby Needs a Healthy Gut

     

     

    We all want what is best for our children. In our society today, we see a lot of sick kids. At least 2 children in every Kindergarten classroom have an allergy. Over 1 million children in the U.S. have Type 1 Diabetes. The rate of obesity is at an all time high and doubles as children grow from toddlers to teens. And 3.12 million children have eczema.
    How did we get here?
    We’re unhealthy, all of us! As a nation, we are unhealthy. Is there anything we can do to fix this issue?
    We can always be proactive by eating right and exercising and instilling these values in our children. My parents were extremely healthy growing up. When my friends were all eating pizza, I was eating chicken breast and veggies. My Mom shopped at Whole Foods way before it was cool, and she and my Dad both worked out every day, and still do! My dad ran a marathon just after his 50th birthday.

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    Blueberry Banana Acai Bowls: A Yummy Breakfast For a Picky Toddler

    Disclaimer: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias Inc. and it’s adviser. All opinions are mine alone. #Bananamazing #CollectiveBias

    Getting a 2 year old to eat enough is hard. I consider Sawyer a pretty good eater and mealtime can still be an epic battle. He likes fruit and lots of it, and not much else. It’s the one thing that he will always eat no matter what. So I’ve been trying to find new and creative ways to give it to him, along with other ingredients to give him the energy he needs to get through his day!

    We have smoothies, fruit salads, dried fruit, fruit dipped in chocolate, etc. We do it all! I love that my kiddo loves fruit because it’s good for him and easy for me, but I need more ways to serve it to him!

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    The FabFitFun Summer Box!

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    My favorite time of the season- FabFitFun time! I seriously look forward to the arrival of this box every 3 months or so. It always makes my day and is filled with the best stuff.

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: FabFitFun is such a treat. As a busy mom, I don’t often like to spend too much money on things for myself. But every few months I get a box full of high quality goodies just for me and I love it! That’s the beauty of subscription boxes.

    Let’s dive right in to what comes in the Summer Box!

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    Friday Favorites -Forté Elements and Ecocentric Mom

    If I hit “publish” on this before midnight, I can still call it a Friday Favorites post, right? This week has been nothing short of disappointing, crazy, busy, scary, and every other emotion you can think of. I’ll do a quick pregnancy update next week but basically, last weekend I started showing the beginning signs of preeclampsia and have been on a modified bed rest ever since. I haven’t been diagnosed with anything yet, thank goodness. We’re hoping if I rest and take it easy we can avoid big blood pressure spikes. We’ll see. Keep me in your prayers!

    Disclaimer: I received these items in exchange for review. All opinions are my own. Please visit my disclaimer page for more information.

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    Turn Any Bag Into a Gym Bag

    Happy Tuesday!

    We’re back from vacation! We had an amazing time, I’ll have a full recap up later this week (plus a separate Disneyland post). I’m exhausted but ready to get back to work.

    I’m currently 28 weeks pregnant. I’ve been trying to stay as active as possible by working out regularly. There are so many benefits to working out during pregnancy. It reduces the risk of gestational diabetes, eases aches and pains (which I have a lot of this time around), can make labor and delivery easier, and help you lose the baby weight quicker!

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    Bubbly Pomegranate Lemonade Mocktail


    Ah, pregnancy.

    One of the most stressful things a woman can go through, and yet, we take away her wine. It’s a cruel rule.

    I’ve also got a bit of a sweet tooth (plus a pretty intense ice craving), so sometimes I like to make fun mocktails!

    Today I’m sharing my recipe for Bubbly Pomegranate Lemonade here’s what you’ll need:

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    The FabFitFun Spring Box!

    Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for review. All opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links. Visit my disclaimer page for more information.

    It’s one of my favorite times of year! The start of every new season brings a new FabFitFun box, and the Spring one did not disappoint.

    Seriously, I think this is my favorite box so far. It had some amazing stuff! And it’s making me so excited for Spring to be here. Warmer weather, picnics, park days, and more! I love this time of year. The Spring box came equipped with so many great things, I can’t rave enough about it. I loved everything.

    If you’re already a member and still waiting for your box (and like surprises), stop reading! If you’re wondering what’s in the box/if it’s worth the cost, keep going, I’m going to share everything it comes with!

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