Recipes

Low Carb Pumpkin Flax Muffins

I shared with you all in my last post that I am currently following a relatively strict low carbohydrate diet in order to lose weight. I am down 13 lbs and have no plans of slowing down. I’ve got about 20 lbs more to go before I move to the maintenance phase of my diet.… Continue reading Low Carb Pumpkin Flax Muffins

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DIY Nursery Art

I noticed about a month ago that Torin’s nursery was looking a little plain. We had our elephant parade wall decals up from Target, but everything in there just looked a little too matching… elephant sheets, elephant mobile, elephant baskets, you get the idea. The overall color scheme of the nursery is mint and gray… Continue reading DIY Nursery Art

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Tips for Inducing Labor at Home

Even though I’ve only had one baby, I’m pretty sure it’s safe to say that every pregnant woman reaches a point where they just-want-it-out…like yesterday. For me , that point was about one week before my due date. I couldn’t handle the sleepless nights, the constant back pain, puffy feet, and all the other strange… Continue reading Tips for Inducing Labor at Home

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Protein-packed Mac and Cheese

I think it’s safe to say that macaroni and cheese is the ultimate comfort food. I love mac and cheese so much that sometimes I want it as a main dish- not even joking. Unfortunately, it’s not the healthiest of dishes, with all that cheese and butter. This version of mac and cheese is still… Continue reading Protein-packed Mac and Cheese

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Top 5 Baby Products I Couldn’t Live Without (and one I swore I’d never buy, but did)

Preparing for a new baby is stressful, especially when you start the baby registry process because the plethora of baby products on the market today is a bit ridiculous. Marketing execs for baby product manufacturers must have a fun job. Those ladies and gents get paid to creatively promote some of the most absurd and… Continue reading Top 5 Baby Products I Couldn’t Live Without (and one I swore I’d never buy, but did)

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All the labor/postpartum/baby stuff no one told me

I’m not going to begin to tell you I’m a baby expert, because after only two months of having a little one, I’m definitely not. However, I do have a few bits of wisdom that I’ve learned so far, that I wish people had told me before I had Torin. Had I known these things,… Continue reading All the labor/postpartum/baby stuff no one told me