How Busy Parents Can Stay Energized (Hint: It’s Not Always Coffee!)

By the time the twins are in bed for the night, no matter what has happened throughout the day, I AM TIRED. Can I get an “amen”?! I tell my husband all the time, “These girls STOLE all my energy from me when I birthed them and they won’t GIVE IT BACK!!!”

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I’ve decided that children are masters at exhausting their parents. There’s not much downtime for you and your partner during the early stages of infancy. The cries of your newborn at two in the morning keep your nerves on edge and ruin your rest, but I’ve also decided that it’s all worth it in the end. The rewards of raising a child outweigh the late nights and disturbed sleep.

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Although raising a child IS a fulfilling experience, it comes at a cost to your health and well-being. Feeling exhausted all the time is no way to live life. There will be days where you feel like a walking zombie, fatigued to the point of barely being able to stand up, or keep your eyes open.

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The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle!

Around these parts, we try to be healthy. I know most of you are the same way! But sometimes we fail miserably. Sometimes we fail on purpose for a sugar rush…but most of the time we fail accidentally from a simple lack of knowledge. When you want to be healthy, but you don’t have the right information to support that lifestyle…well, that’s frustrating! 

Luckily, the folks over at Ultimate Bundles have put together another fantastic bundle that remedies this bump-in-the-road! It’s the Ultimate Healthy Living bundle!

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And hey, it’s actually the 4th year in a row that Ultimate Bundles has offered something like this! Just goes to show you that folks are huge fans of this offer! 

You sort of need to see it to believe it, but the package includes over 90 digital products on topics like natural remedies, essential oils, real food recipes, paleo & allergy-friendly eating, fitness & weight loss and much more. All together, it’s worth over $1900!

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Stoked About South Beach!

The Back to School Blog Hop is still going strong! Today we’re over at Misty’s blog, Denverista! Check out her post on Back to School Supper Ideas, plus a PRINTABLE!

Okay, well…maybe I’m not exactly “stoked” about South Beach. Right now I’m suffering from a headache. I’m just not sure that “stoked” is it, but it makes for a cool blog title, so I’m running with it!

Almost two weeks ago, my hubby decided on a Wednesday evening that he was going to do the South Beach Diet…the next day. He was going to start it the next day. Which meant that I was going to fore go the menu for the rest of the week and start cooking South Beach. And since I wasn’t about to cook two meals…guess what?! I was going on South Beach, too!

Oh, we had some discussion that night, as I’m sure you can imagine.

Now, let me clarify. My husband has gained about 12 pounds since we got married. And I wish I could say that 12 pounds is ALL I have gained…but that would be VERY wrong. Maybe it was the switch from an active job to a desk job. Maybe it was the cancellation of the gym membership. Maybe it was the birth control. Maybe it was getting older. Maybe it’s that gluten free (which I have to eat) has more sugar in it to make things taste better. Maybe it was just pure laziness. I’m not entirely sure. But I have NEVER weighed this much in my life. I’ve been mumbling about it but not really doing anything about it. And getting a bit frustrated, if I’m being completely honest.

And while I’m being honest, I’m a little agitated that HE wants to lose weight. Because, let’s face it, ladies, men can lose the weight like it’s NOTHING. It really is sickening. We have to work and work and kill ourselves trying to drop a few pounds, and it’s just ridiculously easy for the men! Grrr!!!

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