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    4 Things You Should Do Every Sunday

    I just cannot believe that it’s Sunday. The weekend really flew by. The kids, Derrek and I spent the weekend with friends and also knocking out lots of random projects around our house and in the yard. Sundays are my favorite day of the week. We get to go to church (or watch a sermon from home), eat lunch outside and then I start my routine of getting organized for the week. I share about this quite often, you can get the catch up version on my stories today), because it really does change my week in a positive way. I am a mom of five children who are active…

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    How I meal prep every week to help my week flow

    I am not super organized at all.the.things but 10 years into being a mom, I have found things that benefit us and a lot of them are built habits. The saying “it takes 21 days to build a habit,” has reigned true consistently when I’ve decided to try new things and create new flows in our home. Some things just don’t work for us, but I only learned that through trial and error. A lot of structure in my life comes from organized systems.  I love my planner, calendar views in all the places, everything being in its place, and meals ready to go, but that requires backend work. Weekends…

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    Chicken Salad Lovers Unite

    Hey ya’ll! I know I normally post my recipes on a Friday but this one is my most requested and I am SO excited to share. I wanted to get this out ASAP so everyone could make for the entire week and not have to worry about lunches (can I get an amen?!?) I normally meal prep on Sundays – you can read more about that here. And shredded chicken in the instant pot is one of the things that I always do. If you don’t own an instant pot, MAN.. you are missing out! I was gifted one after I had Mercy and it’s been a huge staple in…

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    Meals Made Easy By 212 Meals

      Words cannot express my extreme gratitude for everyone that has brought us food after Mercy was born. I’ve seen such a large out pour of kindness during this time. It has really blown me away at how attentive our friends and family have been and I couldn’t be more grateful. We really haven’t had to cook much in the past 11 days and I am relieved because I’m not supposed to be up and moving around that much. Last week, I received a message from the owner of 212 Meals and it had me in tears. They wanted to gift us a week of food to enjoy. I honestly…

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    Healthy Food Ideas (what I like to eat right now)

    Hands down, healthy meal and snack ideas, are one of the most asked about topics from my followers. I can see why because it’s something that I am constantly changing in our diets. Before I transitioned to a healthier lifestyle, I was the queen of cheap and fast food items! The dollar menu was my jam and I could have carried less about the nutritional value. Now that I’m older and wiser (ha) I get to share the many things that I’ve learned along the way and what my go-to meal and snacks are right now. A few years ago, when I started my blog, one of the first things…