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What You Should Know After Delivering a Baby

My pregnancy was friggin’ fantastic. I had a super fun time being pregnant. I ran, I walked, I did yoga, I went spinning. The only bump in the road was my gestational diabetes. Once I pushed Baby Spawn out, all hell broke loose. Here is… What You Should Know After Delivering A Baby Note: This […]

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Getting Started With Paleo – A’s Journey

So last week, my pal A shared her story on how she got started with CrossFit. This week, we finish up with how she got started with the paleo diet. I’m quite proud of what’s she’s accomplished in over a year. Working out isn’t just a temporary thing. It’s a lifestyle change where you add […]


Friday Five 11.14.14: Cumberbatch, Avengers 5K

Hey! It’s Friday!! It’s time for What’s Making Me Happy This Week. Let’s go, everyone! Friday Five 5. Audra McDonald sings Yahoo Answers. You may know Audra McDonald from Broadway. Or you may know her from that godawful NBC “The Sound of Music” Live disaster. She sings answers from Yahoo Answers on The Tonight […]

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Getting Started With CrossFit – A’s Journey

You’ve all heard about CrossFit. You may have even watched theCrossFit Games! I don’t know about you but CrossFit intimidates me. It’s kind of extreme. One of my best friends is a CrossFit fan and I asked her about it. Please welcome my friend “A.” If you’re considering CrossFit, read on and learn more about her journey! Here […]


ModCloth Holiday Gift Guide – My Picks

Disclosure: Post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I just put in my first order from ModCloth! With the holidays coming up, I found a kickass maxi dress that can I can pull the top part down to nurse Spawn. I started digging around the […]


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Rookie Moms Challenge #9 – Mommy Movie Day

I struggled with postpartum life right after Spawn was born. I felt alone and isolated. The Wife was with me every step of the way yet I still found being a new mom to be lonely and kind of traumatic. Somewhere around Week 8, I felt the fog lift. The Wife has been instrumental in getting […]


Top 5 Snacks for Gestational Diabetes

If you followed me earlier this year, you know that I had to deal with gestational diabetes in my third trimester. It sucked balls. I wrote about it for Mamavation, and I probably still have a post in me on meal ideas. Today, let’s talk about my top 5 snacks for gestational diabetes. Note: I’m […]

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My Picks at Nordstrom – Ebates 9% Cash Back

Dudes, please be sure you are signed up for Ebates!! Get some of your cash back from your online purchaeses! If you sign up with my referral link, I receive a small commission at no cost to you. Here are my picks from Nordstrom’s Clearance Sale! Splendid – Open Cardigan $58.80 Because you can never […]


Sweat Pink Promo Code – Pick Up a New Outfit for 20% OFF

Ok this just came in and it couldn’t have come at a better time.  Can you believe it’s November already!!?? It was just yesterday that I was pregnant. And now, BAM, I have a Meatloaf!! Sweat Pink Promo Code The holidays are coming and here’s a 20% OFF code for Sweat Pink tech tees and […]

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Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer Review – A New Mom Winner

It’s hot as hell in Southern California. It’s also been two months since Miss Spawn joined our family. I’ve got little time to spend on making up my face before I have to breastfeed, diaper her, or hold her. That means a change in my makeup routine, namely switching to a tinted moisturizer over a foundation. Tarte Amazonian […]

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I’m Melting! Julep Bare Face Cleansing Oil – Review

Thanks to one of my monthly Julep Maven subscription boxes, I got a chance to try Julep’s Bare Face Cleansing Oil. I’m a fan of cleansing oils now! Yes, I still wear makeup in the summer, and Julep’s cleansing oil does a marvelous job removing my makeup! It’s Melting My Faaaaaaaace……! Julep’s cleansing oil is pretty fantastic. The […]

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5 Questions with Earth Mama Angel Baby CEO Melinda Olson!

Y’all. I’m so excited to have the Earth Mama Angel Baby‘s Founder & CEO Melinda Olson on the blog today! I am such a fan of EarthMama’s Natural Stretch Oil as well as their New Mama Bottom Spray (stitches, remember?), Natural Nipple Butter and now… for Miss Spawn, we’re fans of their Baby Bottom Balm. If […]

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Clearly Filtered Pitcher Review – Water Water Everywhere

One of the things I don’t like about the city I live in is the tap water. The Wife and I long adopted the Brita Filter to help make our water less gross and drinkable. We buy Brita filters for our pitcher regularly, but The Wife is still not a fan of the filtered water […]

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Friday Five 10.31.14: Happy Halloween!

I know some of you are waiting for a picture of Spawn in her Halloween costume. Hahahaha! I’m sorry, do you know me? I bought her new onesies – she’s dressed as a baby. BOOM. Happy Halloween! Let’s get started. Here are five things making me happy this week: 5. Ebates is having double cash […]

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Friday Five 10.24.14: What’s Making Me Happy

Dudes. Can Ian McKellan do no wrong? Here we go! What’s Making Me Happy 5. Sir Ian McKellan shows up at a school and tells students to study or else…. Video:   4. Zach Galifinakis interviews Brad Pitt in a new Between Two Ferns. Goddamn this was funny. I laughed and laughed. The Louis CK […]

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