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UncommonGoods = Uncommonly Good Gifts

UncommonGoods = Uncommonly Good Gifts

This post is sponsored by UncommonGoods.  However, I’ve been a big fan of theirs for a few few years now, so you can rest assured that all opinions are genuinely grown in my own brain. March is a big birthday month in my family. My husband, my son, and my nephew will each earn a notch on their trips round the sun belt. And there’s something about these March birthday boys – they’re a little difficult … Read entire article »

Filed under: Go Green, Mommyhood, Product Reviews

Battling Anxiety

Battling Anxiety

About five years ago, I took Yaz birth control for about five months. It caused several health issues, including debilitating anxiety. I still get lots of comments on the blog posts that I wrote about how I dealt with my “Yaz withdrawal.” The majority of the questions I get are about anxiety. This blog post started out as an email response to two readers who were asking those questions. My anxiety was how I really measured whether I … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health, Health & Fitness

January Cross Training: Week 4 #xtrainJan16

January Cross Training: Week 4 #xtrainJan16

Well, I have to say that week 4 of this project has definitely been the toughest. Frankly, I’m running out of new workouts to do. Not that there aren’t tons of things I haven’t tried, but accessing and scheduling these things is definitely a science. Two weekends in row of travel didn’t help either. But alas, we have made it to the end. I think I have taken more selfies this month than the cumulative … Read entire article »

Filed under: Fitness, Health & Fitness, Mommyhood

January Cross Training: Week 3 #xtrainJan16

January Cross Training: Week 3 #xtrainJan16

All but one of this week’s workouts were things I had never done before.  Lots of punching and kicking this week! Here’s how it went: Friday, Jan 15 – Bob Harper’s Pure Burn Super Strength (Inside Out Method) What can you expect from a workout that has lots of fitness buzzwords in its title? Lots of fitness, that’s what. The total run time of this workout is 1:09, but that includes a nice warm up and cool … Read entire article »

Filed under: Fitness, Health & Fitness, Mommyhood, Product Reviews

Why Aren’t You Ordering Your Groceries Online!?

Why Aren’t You Ordering Your Groceries Online!?

Friends, on Saturday I went to Hy-Vee and spent $200, but I never even went inside!  I spent 5 minutes in the parking lot and went home with a trunk crammed full of groceries. Yes indeed, I ordered my groceries through Hy-Vee’s Aisles Online program. The only regret I have is that I did not know about this service sooner! If you order at least $100 worth of items, the Aisles Online service is completely free.  And if … Read entire article »

Filed under: 417 With Kids, Grocery Shopping, Homemaking, Product Reviews, Shopping

January Cross Training: Week 2 #xtrainJan16

January Cross Training: Week 2 #xtrainJan16

I’m kicking off the new year with a month of cross training – a different workout every day!  You can see Week One’s workouts here.  Here’s what I’ve been up to this week: Friday, Jan 8 – PiYo My mom and I traveled to Galena, IL on this day. We got stuck in Chicago and ended up driving across the state, which made our travel time a lot longer than planned.  Luckily, my mom is a total … Read entire article »

Filed under: Fitness, Health & Fitness, Mommyhood, Travel