Baked Banana Oatmeal Cups

These delicious little baked oatmeal cups are my current obsession. Partly because they’re healthy and tasty, but mostly because they’re a perfect grab-and-go snack or breakfast.  If you’re also a mom, you know why — finding time to prepare…

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15 Postpartum Essentials

Before Lyla made her big debut, I had a lot of time on my hands. I planned for my maternity leave to begin one week before my due date, and then I was 10 DAYS LATE! I cleaned, did…

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Easy Weekday Recipe Roundup

We’ve been trying to eat healthy pretty consistently since baby girl entered this world. And each week, I find myself returning to the same pool of healthy, easy recipes for my weekly meal plan. Key word: easy. Because let’s…

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Taco-style Zucchini Lasagna

Getting back in shape after a baby is sooo much harder than I imagined. In addition to reinvigorating my fitness routine (postpartum fitness post to come!), I’ve had to make a few serious changes to my diet. One of those changes…

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How to Live Dissatisfied

What?  Yes, you read the title of this blog post correctly.  A few weeks ago, I heard this talk about living happily. And it really grabbed my attention. Instead of focusing on inspiring, positive pieces of advice, the speaker…

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Gluten Free Ratatouille Pasta Bake

Sometimes, you gotta just go with the flow. This dish was supposed to be all about giant, stuffed shells. But, when Trader Joe’s doesn’t have shells, you improvise.  And, a good ratatouille is all about making the most of what’s…

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Lyla’s Birth Story

Warning: this birth story is totally TMI, so click away if you don’t want the gory details. 🙂 By now you probably know that I had a somewhat challenging pregnancy. Because of that, I had really high hopes for the…

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5 Tips to Master Your Personal Finances

I bet you think summer is the worst time of year to buckle down and save cash. Disagree. I realize  it’s when people tend to be the most active and yes, that can mean the credit card gets and stays…

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Crunchy Quinoa & Cranberry Salad

I made this sooo long ago (pre-baby) and just haven’t gotten around to posting it! You know, in between all the gloriously poopy diapers and having a baby on my boob every 2.5 seconds. It’s been the most challenging…

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