Oh my gosh I have SO much time on my hands! I can’t wait to make myself a meal from scratch!” - said no one, ever I like food, ok more like LOVE and I just can’t eat salads everyday. (which I actually used to think being healthy consisted of!) This beautiful plate took me … Continue reading Egg Roll in a Bowl!
Author: Erin Novak
BBQ Chicken Tacos
We LOVE tacos in our house, but having the same recipe every time gets old. We found this BBQ chicken taco recipe a few months ago, and it has quickly become our favorite! Ingredients 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 rotisserie chicken- shredded 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1/3 cup barbecue sauce Salt to season 10 stand and stuff taco shells 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese … Continue reading BBQ Chicken Tacos
Mommy Ab Blaster Workout
Raise your hand if you would like to improve your midsection?!? Yeah, me too! Having 2 babies in 2 years did a NUMBER on my stomach and I have come to terms with certain parts of it (ahem, the skin…) never being quite the same. But that doesn’t mean I can’t have even STRONGER core … Continue reading Mommy Ab Blaster Workout
Game Day Pepper Nachos
Ingredients 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded 1/2 - 1 cup buffalo sauce 1 pound mini peppers, halved and seeded 1 cup low fat shredded white American cheese Low-fat blue cheese crumbles Green onion, for garnish Directions Prepare the peppers face up on a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick spray. In a … Continue reading Game Day Pepper Nachos
Letting Go of Pinterest Mom Status
Hi, my name is Erin and I am guilty of being a "Pinterest mom". Whew. That took a lot to say out loud. The truth is it started when I was pregnant with my first, carefully hand making 437 bows and headbands and she wore maybe 11% of them. It really kicked into high gear … Continue reading Letting Go of Pinterest Mom Status
Breakfast Ice Cream
As a mom of littles a daily struggle is getting them to actually eat something healthy! It’s important to keep introducing new foods, even if they resist and refuse to try it at first. When trying to expand our kids’ tastes consistency is KEY so don’t give up! One go-to in our house that they … Continue reading Breakfast Ice Cream
Raising the BAR
Ok so you're on the go, making what feels like the 27th round of "in and out of the car seat" and you hear it- AGAIN: "Mommy, I'm hungry!!" You rummage through what would have once been a super cute, designer purse but is now the "mom bag" of all mom bags, complete with 18 … Continue reading Raising the BAR
Am I Full of Shit?
Our marriage is the foundation our family is built on, as much as we love our girls we will always prioritize our marriage first. I have said (and truly believed) a version of that statement more times than I can count, but in all honesty, have I been LIVING it? Unfortunately the answer is no, … Continue reading Am I Full of Shit?
To My Mini-
To My Mini, As you grow older and I get to see who you are and more of your personality something is becoming glaringly obvious: you are me. It scares me and excites me at the same time. It is in the realization of this that I know I have no choice but to really accept … Continue reading To My Mini-
"Mom" That word used to scare the shit out of me. I always knew I wanted it, more than anything, but it's a lot of pressure right? Oh you know, just responsible for the lives of tiny humans... no big deal. I love the saying "I was a perfect mom, then I had kids". I … Continue reading Baggage Claim
They’re More Than Bottles
It's time. Our youngest is almost 18 months old and hasn't had a bottle in over 4 months. It's time to clean out the kitchen cabinet that is overflowing with bottles, the bottle warmer, and all things "infant." The truth is, it has been time for awhile, but something in my mommy heart keeps stopping … Continue reading They’re More Than Bottles
The Perfect Storm
I'm not sure when it happened. I suppose slowly over the past year as I have been working daily to get healthier physically, mentally and emotionally, but somehow it feels more sudden. I no longer hate my body. As long as I can remember I have had a mental list of things, if given the … Continue reading The Perfect Storm