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Make a Resolution to Fight Fat Talk in 2014!! [#FightFatTalk]

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  This is something that I really feel passionate about. As a mom of three girls, I am really hyper sensitive at how my girls' see themselves. I have seen how harsh girls are on their appearances. And I really want my girls' to know how important it is for women to "Fight Fat Talk," which is making negative comments about your body or others. We are making one of our New Year's Resolutions … [Read more...]

Fight Fat Talk During The Holidays [#FightFatTalk]

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  I don't often write posts focusing on non-decor topics. But when Special K approached me to let me know about their "Fight Fat Talk" campaign, the message resonated with me. Special K says that 93 percent of women "Fat Talk," which is making negative comments about your own body (or others'). Not only as a woman, but as a mom of three daughters, I have seen firsthand how this kind … [Read more...]

Green Smoothie Recipe (sneak in some veggies for those picky eaters)

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  Hi Tatertots & Jello friends! It's Melissa from no. 2 pencil, and I have a delicious smoothie recipe to share that you and your kiddos will love. My family loves these smoothies, and actually call them leprechaun smoothies because of the pretty bright green color. These green smoothies are packed with spinach, but taste just like a fresh fruit smoothie. This is a great way to … [Read more...]

5 Small Steps Toward Getting Healthier in 2013 (and win a $1000 gift card)

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A new year is always a time for new commitments and new goals. And this year I' m trying to get healthier! Here are my 5 small steps I'm taking to try to get healthier this year -- what are yours? (let us know below and you can win a $1,000 gift card to help you achieve YOUR goals for 2013) 1. I joined a gym. I have been saying I would do it for years. And I finally did!! My goal is to go … [Read more...]

Favorite Thing Wednesday: Extreme Makover ME edition!!

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Have you ever been over to Amber's place? She's a really wonderful person. I haven't known her long, but I can tell from her posts that she is a wonderful mother, wife and friend. She's funny too! {Isn't she cute?} Last week she had a post that really motivated me about changing my life. Since then I have been exercising every day and trying to eat healthier. And this week Amber is starting a … [Read more...]

Pink Power

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As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. It seems like breast cancer is everywhere. Two of my mom's friends have just been diagnosed. And a woman in her neighborhood with four young children just got diagnosed this week. One of my close friends just finished going through a double mastectomy, chemo and radiation and is getting ready for her reconstruction. She was diagnosed at 38. … [Read more...]