Summer Slimdown

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Okay Ladies,

Summer is just a couple of days away and if you’re anything like me, you have been struggling with your new mama bod. I have my moments where I work out for a couple of weeks or even a whole month straight (gasp) but it doesn’t happen very often.

So I decided to get a little help from my friends over at SlimQuick. I’ve seen their products on the shelves from drink mixes, capsules and gummies.  Now they’ve added their new SLIMQUICK  Pure Protein Supplement specifically designed for us lovely ladies.

I was asked to write a review about their product and there isn’t a better time like the present and a few days away from summer being officially here. I said why not? Couldn’t hurt and I’d lose a few pounds extra.

I had never taken any protein shakes before so I wasn’t sure what to expect but I gotta tell you.

It was YUMMY!

I’m not a sweets kind of person so I was a little hesitant to try it. I opted for the french vanilla flavor but it also comes in double chocolate. SLIMQUICK Pure Protein tastes incredibly delicious and provides 20 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber per day!

You drink 4 oz serving in the morning with food and a serving 6 hours later with a snack or meal. I decided the easiest way to do this was using a water bottle of mine and my measuring cup, I mixed the protein powder with the 4 oz of water in the measuring cup and then poured it into my water bottle and shake until it’s all incorporated, drink and ENJOY!

Something else to add; SlimQuick offers a weight loss community that anyone can be a part of. You can join the community on the company website and have access to mix and match meal plans, workout exercises and 24/7 emotional support. SlimQuick is a huge supporter in the healthy lifestyle movement and so am I.

So if you’ve been needing that extra nudge, today is the day. Head over to their website and see where to buy, be sure to check out all of their other fabulous weight-loss products.
As with any diet program, consult your physician prior to starting any new diet or exercise routine. This product is to be used in conjunction with a a low calorie diet and regular exercise.

Father’s Day Weekend

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Hey there lovelies,

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I wrote this post on Monday but didn’t get to finish it early enough to post (case of the Mondays) but I’m glad you are here. We’ve survived the most hated day on the planet.

Father’s Day weekend has passed and I didn’t get to write a post about little crafts I was gathering. Oh well!! I got busy.  In a previous post I talked about how we had listed our home.

Well, a couple of days later we got an offer. FULL PRICE BABY! So this is the super official notice that we are moving.

So my house now is a mess, I’m going through all of my drawers throwing things out that I’ve been hoarding (you know you hoard stuff too).  It’s so hard to let go some times, but I’m doing it.. cleaning house ladies. I ordered some boxes online and I’m packing away.

We’ll be moving in with my in-laws for as long as we need, since we are still house shopping and we’ll be buying a fixer-upper. So it will be a good couple of months before we move into our new home.  I’ll keep you all updated on the house hunt and also all of the renovation process.

We had a very laid back but cool Father’s Day.  We started the day off by going to our church (You can watch past sermons there), the message really touched my heart.  We sometimes lose sight of our goals and get discouraged on our journey.  Everyday is the same, especially if you’re a mother, but if we just change our attitudes, do things with a happy heart we’ll feel better. Change up your routine, just because you have to do the same thing over again doesn’t mean you have to do it the same way. It really placed a breath of fresh air in my spirit.

 After church, we met my in-laws for a yummy lunch at a favorite local restaurant of ours. Then off to Town Center mall we went.  We walked around for a few hours (added bonus? Burned lunch calories) Really tired the kiddo, he skipped his afternoon nap but ran pretty much the entire mall.

We came home to watch the Brazil x Venezuela soccer game and chatted some more over coffee and sandwiches.

By 6:30 pm the kiddo had his bath and dinner and was down at around 7:20 – Score for mommy!

We settled in for a suspenseful movie, No Good Deed, if you haven’t watched it, you totally should. We had my husband’s youngest sister and her husband over at night for that.

A great time was had by all.  How about you? How was your Father’s day weekend?  Did anything special for the daddy’s in your life? Tell me about it in the comments below.

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New Mom Advice | My Most Embarrassing Mommy Moment

Advice for new mothers, don’t worry we might fail at something and excel at something else. Don’t stress too much.

But please don’t laugh too much at my failure, I know you will. But hold it in.

I’m sure you’ve had your share of embarrassing moments, but embarrassing mommy moments I think take the cake. I think most of the times it’s something so stupid. But we end up failing somehow.

I don’t know what happened to me after I gave birth. It feels like a cloud somehow covered my eyes and brain as soon as I went into labor. I’ve never really talked about this cloud or ever heard of anyone mentioning it but it happened to me.

As soon as the doctor told me I was going to have a c-section I blanked out. Total body experience. I didn’t prepare for it, wasn’t expecting it, didn’t even cross my mind because I did NOT want one. I was and still am terrified of operations. Don’t ask me why, but I am.

I remember being wheeled out to the surgical room and everything kinda became foggy from them on, you can read all about my birth story here.

When we were home, my mother stayed with us for a little over a month and I guess it somehow put me very much at ease and I still could feel as if I was having an out of body experience. Everything was so new and difficult.

Gosh, breastfeeding was so difficult.  Getting up in the middle of the night after a feeding then getting up for pump afterwards was exhausting.  But my mother would let me sleep in a little longer and give my son pumped milk. But within the first week, the first doctor visit was upon us.

My mother in law was going to take us, she took the car seat out of my car and put it in hers, well tried.  I got in the car (super hard after a cesarean) and she couldn’t figure out how to install the car seat.

I hadn’t done in my car, my husband did. I didn’t even see him do it. and I couldn’t exactly move well. So we gave up.  Now I was crying uncontrollably in the car and I had to make the dreaded phone call to the pediatrician’s office. I spoke to the receptionist crying saying I couldn’t install my baby’s car seat and we can’t make it to the appointment.

She was nice and calmed me down saying it was okay and we could re-schedule.

I was so embarrassed! I couldn’t install a car seat? What kind of mother can’t do that?

A flood of emotions came over me, I’m not a good mom, I can’t do anything right, I can’t even take my son to his doctor’s appointment. It really was a surreal moment for me. We are so delicate after giving birth, at least I was.

We all have insecurities about our parenting but we get through it and today I find it incredibly funny that we missed his first appointment because I couldn’t get his car seat installed.

I told you ONE of my embarrassing mommy moments, what’s yours? Got any advice for new mothers struggling? Got a new  mommy in your life? Share this post with her. Reassure here she’s doing great. Share your embarrassing moments in the comments below.

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Easy 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie with Video

Hello Darling Mama’s

I know you all are incredibly busy, and now that kids are our of school you’ll  need a quick recipe  to go to. This is also a recipe most children can help with. Simple & Easy. You won’t need more than your basic ingredients. There’s also a how-to video

Busy moms this is the recipe for you.  Care of MomSpark

3 INGREDIENT PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE
Here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients:

1 cup of sugar
1 cup of peanut butter
1 egg

Directions:

Mix together until a dough forms
Roll into balls
Take a fork and press down
Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes
Sprinkle with sugar

And that’s it. Enjoy!
Yields about 8 cookies

3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Wait, you can make peanut butter cookies with only 3 ingredients???

Posted by Mom Spark on Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Let me know how they turn out!


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There’s Always a First Time

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H A P P Y   T U E S D A Y   M A M A’ S!

Hope you all survived the Monday blues unscathed. I had a pretty calm one, took care of some house chores, had lunch with my parents that were visiting from Jacksonville & worked on the blog a bit. (See? I’m posting again) So happy to be back to doing things for me.

I didn’t realize how tired my kiddo was last night, I didn’t put him down for his usual afternoon nap and he was super cranky last night while I was making dinner. That’s not out of the norm for most toddlers. I’ve seen many pictures of children’s tantrums while mom is cooking.

While my husband was having dinner I decided to take the little one on a short walk just to get him out of the house and calm down a little. If I want him to fall asleep I’ll walk with him in the stroller, if I want him awake I’ll his trike. But just a few short minutes into our little walk he began moaning. I looked down he had his head laying on this water cup.

EXHAUSTED!

He has never been so sleepy to the point of falling over while doing an activity, other than car rides, strollers, baby carrier & beds those are the only times he will fall asleep.

I’ve seen many videos on YouTube of parents filming their child eating and falling over sleeping.

I guess we really did a number on him over the weekend with traveling to Orlando.  I rushed home with him and put him straight to bed. When I laid him down he was already a goner, a quick diaper change and that’s it. He was out like a light.  Poor kiddo.

I knew he had a rough few days and he likes to be a part of everything.  He doesn’t want to miss the fun and fall asleep. Who does that?

I swear I’m going to get you back to your regularly scheduled naps and you’ll be fighting me to go sleep in no time.

How about you? Has your child ever surprised you by doing something like this?  Have it on video? Share it in the comments below.

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Happy June! Please be Good to Me

Hello Mama’s!!

Hope you all had a FANTASTIC month of May and are looking forward to June.

May is my birth month so it’s bittersweet that it has passed but I’m excited about what June has in store. Now that all the house guests have officially left as of this morning I can tackle my to-do list. I’m super happy about that!

We were in Orlando this weekend with our visitors and we just got back last night. The kiddo is now recovering from lack of naps and this mama is on fire getting things laundered and cleaned.

WE HAVE NEWS!

We have put our house up for sale and had lots of showings over the weekend. I’m happy about the traffic and sad to have to leave this place. I do love this house. But I really would like to move somewhere else. We haven’t even talked about where we’d like to move to and we probably we’ll get an offer on the house today!!! So that means, we should definitely have the talk!!

I would love a beach front property but I’m not sure that’s where we’ll move to. I’d have to convince the hubby. I do want something smaller and easier to take care of then the house we currently have.  I moved to this place when I was 8 months pregnant and didn’t really put the house together since I was the size of a bus.

Then the baby came, an expected c-section (which you can read here) and I tried to do my best but in the beginning it was so hard! I still have unopened boxes of things in the garage (obviously, I don’t have the need for them)

I wrote about de-cluttering a few posts back (4 Ways to a Happier You) and that’s exactly what I feel like doing.  I want something smaller, less things & clutter and want to travel and spend more time outdoors instead of worrying about cleaning and organizing.

So which us luck on this next step in our lives. Let’s hope for great offers coming in and a smooth transition into a new home.  One that I will put together (fingers crossed I don’t accidentally get pregnant)

I’m more determined to keep writing more & more. I was totally slacking off but these past few months have been chaotic. Between house guests, traveling & birthdays, life has been stressful for my little world. First World Problems as you know.  But I’m taking the reigns and focusing on writing, staying healthy & fit and moving to a new place.

Hope you all stick around! I’m going to be posting more about the move and where we decide to place our little roots one more time. I’m already looking for moving supplies & will post some moving tips and would love to hear some of your tips. Help a mama out! Give me your best EVER moving tips for chaos free move in the comments below.

Thanks for stopping in. Have a wonderful month ladies and any gents that happen to read this!

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