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Birthday Party

Sleep in or Work Out?

This is the end of the second month that I have worked out each morning with the Fit Chicks Bootcamp. I have grown to love so many of the women there and our fearless leader Katie Ly. I’ve pushed myself farther than I thought I could and reaped the benefits from that. Recently, however, my morning outlook has shifted from […]

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Negative nelly = jiggly belly

Negative Nelly = Jiggly Belly. How Your Icky Attitude is Keeping Your Fat

Whether you want to face it or not…your attitude is making you fat.   Legit: There are some genetic medical conditions that mess hormones up and create excess weight, yes.   For most of us however, here are the excuses we give ourselves – go ahead, check yours off the list: “Healthy food is expensive, […]

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Crunch Media

Get Fit Anytime and Anywhere : My Review on Streaming with CrunchLive & 30 Day FREE Trial

Are you a busy mom?  Check. Do you wish you could incorporate more exercise into your life? Double Check. Do you want to be able to exercise when it is convenient for you, not the rest of the world? Triple Check. The problem with gym memberships: you have to get there and you can only go […]

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My Fit Chick Journey Begins Now

I’ll start once I’m done having kids or at least when the boys are both in school? How about when I’m not as tired as I feel now? These are the excuses I have given myself for years to not exercise. I am a loved wife, proud mother of two beautiful boys and the owner […]

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Post Weaning Depression

Post Weaning Depression

Post Weaning Depression This is a much lesser known or talked about issue than post-partum depression. In fact, the DSM-IV doesn’t distinguish the two diagnoses, I suppose since it is for the most part the same physiology. Here’s what happens:  Post-partum, there is a huge dip in the amount of oxytocin produced after the spike […]

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Step AWAY from the Goldfish

Step AWAY from the Goldfish

Back away from the goldfish crackers mama…put them down slowly and no one gets hurt!! There are better options…but what they heck are they? Check out some Toddler Tips for Clean Eating. We’re not looking for perfection, but improvement. Plus, when you eat all the leftovers or extras thrown at you- you’ll be eating clean […]

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Sugar Daddy

Single Mom Seeks Sugar Daddy

I sometimes think about it when I first wake up.  The thought of it even creeps in during the afternoon slump.  I will admit, however, that my yearning is at its peak late at night,  after I have put the little guy to bed, and I am sitting all alone.   Sometimes, it is ALL I […]

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Nikki

Miami Valley Moms Part IV – Nikki

Welcome to Part IV of the Miami Valley Moms series – where we moms get to know each other and the Dayton area.  Here we will interview moms all over the Miami Valley to get their opinion on everything from their favorite place for a date night to great parks in the area. Name: Nikki James […]

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DietMaking

4 Reasons Your Diet is Failing

It’s ironic. Those who ‘diet’ the most, are often those who struggle with their weight. Those who just relax and eat are those who we call ‘blessed with a good metabolism.’  Maybe we should take a hint? “An estimated 45 million Americans diet each year and spend $33 billion annually on weight loss products. Yet, […]

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Postpartum Hair

My hormones did WHAT to my hair?

There are a few additional perks to being pregnant other than the obvious midnight burger runs, baby showers and dibs on the thermostat! You are also blessed with long beautiful strong nails and awesome hair. I don’t think anyone lets you in on this because they are too busy sharing food cravings, random dreams, and birth stories […]

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Green Smoothie

The Skinny on Drinking Your Greens!

As much as I want my family to eat nutritiously, so many unhealthy, fast, and convenient foods seem to win the battle. Here’s an interesting fact, that makes me feel not alone: In a 2012 study, 52% of Americans (that were polled) believed doing their taxes was easier than figuring out how to eat healthy. […]

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