Simple Chili Recipe Simple Chili Recipe
Bean-Free Turkey Chili Bean-Free Turkey Chili

Have you guys ever heard that a full night’s sleep can be really beneficial in getting your body to shed extra body weight? I’ve heard that and read that SO many times.

That whole idea leads me to believe that nature is cruel. Completely cruel.

Because my baby doesn’t sleep through the night. In fact, he’s getting worse. All while I’m trying to lose the last bit of baby weight.

This HAS to be the reason why Moms can’t lose the baby weight in the first year…because their babies are {literally} sucking the life out of them and not letting them sleep through the night.

So, I’ve had to resort to other…methods…to help me lose these last few pounds because Eddie is obviously anything but helpful. Things like exercise {wait, I’m supposed to have energy for that?} drinking lots of water {but water isn’t diet coke and doesn’t have caffeine in it} and eating healthy {there’s no getting around this}.

So this recipe was one of my last ditch efforts to get rid of the chub.

So far, since consuming this in the last 12 hours, I haven’t lost the weight. BUT! I’m hopeful and I’m working on it. And that’s the best I can do.

Super Mom Stir Fry Super Mom Stir Fry

Why yes I just typed out that title.

“Super Mom Stir Fry”.

Who am I right now?

Just Mom. Not to be confused with Super Mom, although I like to lead you to believe that I am. In all reality, most days are filled with kids not wanting to do fill in the blank and me just trying to hold it together ’til bedtime. You may recall this Motherhood post.


Dinnertime may just be the worse part of the day. It used to by my favorite, but with no hubby home to help with the madness, I am back and forth between cooking and holding a cranky baby all the while fending off older children who are trying to snatch anything they can find in the pantry.

Healthier Crockpot Sloppy Joes Healthier Crockpot Sloppy Joes

Well, I don’t know about you crazy kids, but I am THRILLED to have this winter break over and done with. It was a long and unfortunate holiday {read: cranky, whiny, exhausted kids….and large, pregnant, uncomfortable self} that I am thrilled to have survived.

Yeah yeah yeah, Christmas and New Years were awesome, blah blah blah, but I hate not having a routine and my kids seriously can’t handle it either.

Oh, and did I mention we had to pay for a brand new roof too? That was a fun little $%^#$%*@ unexpected expense.

You guys. Paying thousands of dollars for things I don’t use or see daily is like the worst kind of thing to HAVE to pay for. Obviously having a functional roof over our heads is a necessity, but buying one of everything at Nordstrom is so much more fun, riiiight? Or groceries.

I seriously contemplated just selling our house so we could have avoided the whole thing all together…because that’s the logical thing to do. But then my husband reminded me that just because the previous sellers of our house screwed us over with their “new roof” shpeal doesn’t mean we were going to do that to the next homebuyers of our house {….not that we’re selling right now anyways.}

Sesame Noodle Salad Sesame Noodle Salad
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High Protein Ranch Dip & Dressing High Protein Ranch Dip & Dressing
Creamy Chicken Chowder Creamy Chicken Chowder
Tex-Mex Chopped Veggie Taco Dip Tex-Mex Chopped Veggie Taco Dip