If you’re struggling to fit in a full workout on busy days, try these 10 minute ab exercises. No supplies are needed, unless you have a yoga mat handy. Just find a comfortable spot on the floor and work through two rounds of these 5 exercises. Complete your day with an evening walk to get the recommended 30 minutes of daily exercise. Now onto this quick ab workout!
Over a year ago I made a big change in my life. I decided I was tired of being tired. Although I looked like I was in shape, inside I didn’t feel that way. Can you relate? You are not alone, trust me! I had no idea that when I asked a friend to join me for fit camp – something I’ve never tried before – that it would ignite a flame in me to live a healthier lifestyle. I am SO excited to share that I’m partnering with Premier Protein as a 2017 Ambassador!
What does this mean for you? Lots of healthy recipes, fitness tips, samples and giveaways!
Read on to hear more about Premier Protein & how it’s making a difference in my life.
It may sound like an impossible task, I know. But I’m going to change that thinking of yours by the end of this Me Time Ideas post! Everyone needs a break from the demands of life, and today I’m going to share 5 easy ways to take ME time. Giving yourself permission to slow down and take a few minutes for yourself isn’t selfish.
Just think of your smart phone….the battery drains after all of that texting and use of social media apps, right? So what do you do? You charge it! The same goes for your body and mind. You need a recharge so that you can be a better wife, mom, and friend.
Here’s 5 Me Time Ideas to implement in the New Year
It’s that time of year for giving. Hasbro is on a mission to spread the joy through their BE FEARLESS BE KIND initiative with the Joy Maker Challenge. As someone who has a passion for helping others, I was very excited to partner for this opportunity!
From now through Dec 23rd kids and teens can sign-up to volunteer. Once they’ve shared their volunteer initiative with Hasbro, the company will donate toys and games to Toys for Tots – up to 1 million dollar’s worth! That’s right, Hasbro is paying it forward – when you do good, they do too!
How we are helping others
Doing good makes you feel good. You don’t have to be wealthy to give back. I’m sharing 5 simple and inspiring ways you can help your local community today. Who knows, you may even start a pay it forward movement! Wouldn’t that be incredible?
5 Easy Ways to Give Back
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Schreiber Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own.
Tips for Raising Healthy Children
As parents, it’s important for us to teach our children. And I’m not just talking about education, but expanding upon that topic to include manners, respect, and healthy habits. We are their first teachers, and it’s important that they not only hear, but see how it can benefit their lives. That’s why I’m sharing these tips for raising healthy children.
Are you going car shopping soon? Car buying can be stressful – but it doesn’t have to be. I’ve found an easy way to find the perfect car and take care of the financing, all on one website from the comfort of my own home or even a mobile device. I’m on vehicle #6 – and I’ve truly found the perfect car for me! Read on for car buying tips + how to find the right car payment for you.
Finding the right car payment
You often hear it – women put everyone else first. And it’s true. We tend to be the homemaker, mother, wife, and friend – leaving little for ourselves in terms of time and health. Today, I’m reminding all women that it is okay, and important, to take time for you. How can you be the best mom or wife when you are not taking the necessary steps to refuel your own energy tank? Women’s health not only means her genetic makeup, but her physical, mental and social well-being. Read on for 5 easy ways to be the best you without feeling guilty!
The Importance of Women’s Health
Who’s ready for fall? I love summer, but when fall rolls around it creates a different mood in the air, don’t you agree? The changing leaves and fall festivities are some of my favorite things about the season. Something else I enjoy during the cooler time of year is snuggling up to a wood burning fire with hot cocoa in my pj’s. Speaking of pj’s – have you seen the adorable character “Ski with Me” thermals by Richard Leeds International?
Get ready for fall with these character pj’s!
Saving money is tough. Whenever you have a few extra dollars to spend, you most likely want to splurge on a date night, new tech product, or purchase a new toy for your child. But did you know most financial experts recommend that every person has a (minimum) $1,000 savings fund? It’s true! So, how’s your savings account looking? If you need help kick-starting that savings fund, you’ve come to the right place! Today I’m sharing a simple guide on how to save $500 in 7 days. Read on for details!
How to save $500 in 7 days
What if I told you that you could run, jump, dance, and even sneeze without the occasional oops moment. Yes girls – we are talking about that topic today. If you struggle with bladder leakage (yep I said it) there is no reason to be ashamed! Whether it’s due to pregnancy or another reason, sometimes those oops moments happen. And today, I’m sharing how you can take your confidence back with Poise Impressa®.
How can Poise Impressa help you?
Are you struggling to find your writing groove? Or looking for tips to start a blog? With over 5 years of experience in the ever-growing influencer space, I’m sharing my easy tips for creating content worth reading. Continue reading for details!
5 Tips for Creating Content for Blogs
It’s never to late to begin a new habit. I saw this quote and thought it was fitting for today’s post: “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Positive habits, like exercise, can have beneficial results. Are you ready to create your own path?
5 Reasons to Exercise
This is a partnered post. All opinions are my own.
Did the summer months fly by for you as well? It certainly feels that way for us. Although I’m lucky to have the opportunity to not only work from home, but homeschool my children, we still need back to school essentials like paper, pencils, craft supplies, etc. We also have two growing boys, which means new clothes and shoes too! So we headed back to school shopping over the weekend. Make sure to read on for helpful tips to help children in need!
Back to School with Crocs
Some of our favorite shoes to wear are Crocs. They have cool styles for kids and moms and dads too! The boys picked up a new pair of character Crocs featuring Batman and Captain America. They seemed perfectly fitting for my two mini superheroes! Some of our favorite features in the kids Crocs line include the Croslite™ foam construction which gives kids plenty of cushion and comfort, and the heel strap gives them a more secure fit, too. They are lightweight and easy to clean, which makes them great for all the wear and tear the school year brings.
Our 5 year old was the most excited for a new pair of Crocs. He yells “my feet are on fire” anytime he has to wear socks. LOL! I mean Florida is hot, but I don’t think that’s the issue. He just has a fascination with Crocs and their breathable material. [Read more…]
Every so often it’s important to reconnect with family offline. Today’s tech world makes it so easy to follow your family’s life from afar, and essentially see them grow up online. However, do you really get to know those cousins that live across the country, or nieces and nephews before they go off to college? Family reunions should be mandatory for every family – yes even the crazy ones!
For the last 9 days we’ve visited with Nate’s family in Chicago. My mother and law and her husband hosted a huge family bash for all 6 siblings and their family members. The long week gave everyone time to catch up on life, and really get to know one another. Kids grow up so quickly and the last time we had a family reunion our boys were far too young to remember. The kids quickly became bff’s and loved playing together. It was so fun to watch their little personalities grow and bond. [Read more…]
This post is brought to you by UP, but thoughts and opinions are my own.
Family is forever. While you don’t always get to pick your family, you can rest assure that they’ll always be around, even the crazy ones! 😉
Strong family values like working hard, being gracious, and standing up for what you believe in were instilled in me from the day I was born. Those are still words I live by today. Once I married my husband, he brought different family values, like a strong faith that we now incorporate into our family life.
Do you have family mottos or words you live by?
I am an Aveeno Ambassador. All opinions are my own.
How do you unlock healthy, beautiful skin? Today, I’m sharing some of my beauty arsenal with all of you.
As you all know I’m located in Central Florida and the weather stays pretty warm here. Winter can dip into the 30’s and 40’s, but those are (thankfully) just a few weeks out of the year. Aveeno products are some of my favorites because they’re a trusted brand with quality ingredients that provide noticeable results year-round.
Recently Aveeno sent me this cool keepsake box with two of their products: AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Lotion and AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Body Wash. Because I use their products daily, taking the #AveenoDailyChallenge was a breeze!
When you think of summer, you most likely think of warmer weather, cookouts, and vacations. It’s a fun time of year for friends and family to get together. Often times you may find your family poolside to beat the summer heat, but with all that fun comes safety precautions.
As summer nears, it’s the perfect time to take a few moments to consider these water safety tips from our partner The ZAC Foundation, which is named for Zachary Archer Cohn, who died at the age of 6, after his arm became trapped by the suction of a pool drain. All too often we hear of pool related deaths, which is why speaking with your family about water safety is so important.
This post and giveaway were made possible by iConnect and Pampers. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.”
Potty training is unpredictable and challenging, but it’s a necessary milestone for kids to learn. Spring is the time many families kick-off potty training so they are ready for summer fun and the upcoming preschool year. If you are in the midst of potty training or just beginning the journey, these potty training tips are sure to help.
Dr. Jana’s Potty Training Tips
Thanks to GourmetGiftBaskets.com for sponsoring today’s giveaway!
While moms deserve to be celebrated every day, Mother’s Day is a special day to show mom just how much you care. I remember the moment I held both boys after being born. I couldn’t imagine a greater gift than that of a child. And while every moment as a parent isn’t rainbows and butterflies, it’s still a rewarding adventure. In fact, while I write this very post my 5 year old is serenading me with his guitar. It’s quite distracting to keep my train of thought, but how could I not love this moment? 🙂
For all moms do for you and your family year-round, make this day special with a beautiful gift basket from GourmetGiftBaskets.com. Their company experts have selected the top 5 gifts for mom below!
Working—or even thinking about work—24/7 is unhealthy. Occasionally, you need to take a break; otherwise, you will burn out, and once you burn out, it’s not beneficial for anyone. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love my boys, but sometimes a break or “recharge” is necessary. It’s important that you take a time out for yourself and even pamper yourself because you deserve it.
If you’re anything like me, you will probably feel a little guilty taking time for yourself, but you’ll soon realize it’s a good thing. Taking a break from life for a bit is not the end of the world, and the people who love you will not suffer for it. There’s no time like the present to go shopping for yourself or go to that spa you’ve been dying to visit. At livingearthcrafts.com, you can choose from multi-purpose facial tables, pedicure chairs, massage tables, and much more. Sounds amazing, right?
Reasons to pamper yourself
A big thanks to Covergirl for providing today’s products for review!
Is there any advice you would give your younger self? Mine would have to be: take better care of your skin.
It wasn’t until my 30’s that I really understood the importance of skin care and staying in front of the aging process. What’s moisturizer? 😉 While we can’t stop aging, there are certainly products that can help. A makeup brand I’ve consistently used throughout my years is Covergirl. Their innovative products are reliable while remaining affordable to all consumers. Speaking of beauty products, have you seen their newest line?
Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Collection
Have you ever pondered the question: what is the definition of a blogger? While blogging has become more mainstream in the last few years, I often find people asking me “what is it that you do?” Sure there are superstars that blog like Gwyneth Paltrow with her site Goop or Perez Hilton who’s known for his celebrity gossip, but many people still wonder what is a mom blogger exactly.
A long time ago blogs were considered personal sites that moms used to journal. They would document little Bobby’s first steps with a few paragraphs and pictures that wouldn’t be anything sophisticated. However, blogging took a huge leap forward several years ago when brands were hit with the economy crisis and began seeking new methods to market their products. Brands saw this untapped potential of credible (and opinionated) moms. Because moms know best, right? 🙂
I was invited to be an AVEENO® Brand Ambassador. All opinions are my own.
AVEENO is a brand I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with over the last 2 years. I was overjoyed when they welcomed me back into the Brand Ambassador program for a third year. Not only do I get a new stash of my favorite skin care products, but bonus gifts too! Plus all of my readers hear the latest and greatest news from the AVEENO brand.
Did you know that AVEENO has utilized the moisturizing and soothing properties of oatmeal in their products as far back as 1937? With the benefits of ACTIVE NATURALS® ingredients like oats, soy, seaweed and lotus – AVEENO products are scientifically proven to soothe compromised skin and hair. Their products are also recommended by trusted dermatologists.
With an assortment of products from baby items to their new Absolutely Ageless collection everyone in the family can safely use AVEENO products. My welcome gift box arrived last week and included some of my favorite AVEENO products in the box. [Read more…]
I received a complimentary class in exchange for coverage. All opinions are my own.
Are you new to photography or upgrading from a point and shoot to a DSLR camera? Nikon School Educate + Inspire courses are for you! Taking a camera course was on my wish list this year, so when Nikon reached out to take a class, I jumped at the chance. I’ve tried upping my camera skills via Youtube videos and online sites, and typically I can pick things up fairly easily, but DSLR cameras are on another level. This camera class was just what I needed!
Nikon School – Basics of Exposure and Camera Controls
This is a partnered post. All opinions are my own.
A few weeks ago I shared an exciting opportunity here in Orlando. Hyatt Regency Orlando was offering their very first Wellness Weekend. The luxury wellness retreat offered a day price or overnight option at the hotel. Couples, friends, and family signed up for this limited space event to enjoy fitness classes, interactive culinary demonstrations and dining experiences. The Wellness Weekend did not disappoint!
More on the Hyatt Regency Orlando Wellness Weekend
Have you ever wished someone would guide you through the process of creating a successful blog and show you step by step, exactly how to grow a loyal following, generate an income, and transform your passion into a business?!
Last year I decided to take a chance and enroll in the first-ever Elite Blog Academy course. I wasn’t sure I would learn anything new, but I was willing to take the chance. I am so glad I did! Since starting Elite Blog Academy, I have learned how to get more organized, how to create pin-worthy photos, and how to grow my platform!
And now these knowledgable gates have re-opened for a limited time only! Elite Blog Academy 2.0 launches Feb 22, 2016! And if you purchase the online course within the first 2 days of launch – you will get an exceptional bonus The Daily Productivity Guide for Bloggers – a $99 value! It includes a 90-page PDF guide and 90 minute training video intended to transform your day and help you get more done in less time.