Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Balls

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I can’t even believe it is September! No wonder I’m starting to get the itch to buy all sorts of different squashes and make pumpkin everything! To kick off the fall season, and FINALLY, get back into blogging (hopefully!), I’ll pass along a recipe for delicious fall flavors packed into little chocolately protein energy balls! Use these for an afternoon pick-me-up, a pre or post workout energy source, or a healthy snack for you and your kiddos when you head for the apple orchard. I adapted this recipe from the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Energy Balls recipe to make Clean Food Crush’s energy balls…

5 Steps to an Easier Week and a Better Shopping Day

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What is grocery shopping like for you?! I think that all of us can find grocery shopping just a bit crazy at times, especially with children and a full schedule. Getting to the store, through the store, and back home while staying sane is a quite an accomplishment. For me, even with one little man, grocery shopping has become a much bigger ordeal. There have been many times that Oakley has begun exercising his lungs with loud cries in the middle of the grocery store, many other times that I pick him up to discover he has wet or pooped…

Product Recommendation: Labor and Nursing Gown

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Andrew and I planned on having a home birth, and I wanted something comfy and cute to wear! Now when it comes to having a baby, modesty seems relatively impossible! Call me crazy, but that part about having a baby made me a little nervous!! 🙂 I knew I would feel better if I could find something to wear during labor and delivery that covered my body, yet wouldn’t get in the way and would be easy to nurse in afterward too! I found something that looked like a possibility on Amazon and put it on my baby registry. My…

Preparing My Heart For Labor and Delivery | 13 Scriptures to Meditate On

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As Oakley’s due date got closer and anticipation mounted, I found my excitement mixed with fearfulness. Many times in my third trimester, I would think, “I’ll go through anything to get this baby out, so I can meet him!” followed by, “Actually, maybe not quite yet!” I never had gone through this whole having a baby thing, and I heard it is just a bit painful. Even my 8 year old nephew would come up to me before Oakley was born, put his hand on my shoulder, and say, “You know, Suey, having a baby is going to be the most…