‘Til I See You Again Challenge . . . Will You Join Us?


Meet Matt Kahrs.  He trains me sometimes.  Matt is crazy . . . crazy in a admirable way. He’s always challenging himself, and I don’t mean in the “How many more clients can I train?” way.  I mean he is always personally challenging himself to do something new or something better, whether it’s going on a yoga retreat (when he had never really practiced yoga), doing a pull-up challenge or taking an insane Kettlebell SFG Strong First certification. He not only does it because it makes him a better trainer but because it makes him a better and ultimately, a happier…

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I Love Boobs!


I mean seriously, who doesn’t?  Men love boobs . . . women love boobs . . . and  most of all, babies love boobs. After all, they were made just for them, right?  Before having my first son, I hadn’t had “big boobs” since I was ten.  What?  Let me clarify . . . I went through puberty before most of my friends, so at the time, I had what was considered “big boobs.”  I actually remember coming home from school and crying to my mom because I thought that my boobs would just keep growing as I got older.…

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Holy Deliciousness!


Anyone who’s eaten at my house knows that I’m addicted to my crockpot. I haven’t tried too many breakfast recipes in the crockpot, but the ones I have tried you can cook overnight (AMAZING!).  Who doesn’t love waking up to the scrumptious smell of breakfast hot and ready to go? Plus, it just saves you a ton of time in the morning, whether you’re rushing your kids, or yourself, out the door. So when I googled breakfast crockpot recipes earlier this week, I found this intriguing list from Recipe4Living.com. I love me some oatmeal, and so do my boys, but the recipe…

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The Banana Green Mashup . . . for All Ages


Keeping my kid(s) occupied, while making breakfast in the morning, can be a challenge to balance, especially when Mommy isn’t really awake yet. Yes, sometimes the easiest thing to do is to let him watch an episode of Sponge Bob while I get organized, but at least in my house, starting the day off with TV can potentially set us up for a disasterous day. The best option I’ve found, to avoiding early morning breakdowns, is to get my son involved in the breakfast making, and I’ve found that one of the easiest things to make, with kids is smoothies.  They get to throw all the ingredients…

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I’m a Sucker for Snuggling


“Mama, will you snuggle with me?” Yes, this is what Landon, my 3-year-old, said to me, as I started to walk out the door the other night, in my attempt to go back to hot yoga after a year and a half break (Hot Yoga is the one thing I do not do, even when trying to get pregnant.). Maybe I should have stuck to my guns and taken the hour to myself – burned some calories, mediated, and worked on losing my post-baby weight, but when I heard his little voice behind me wanting me to snuggle up and…

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And Now the Work Begins . . .


Ugh . . . so I’m officially pronouncing it “time to lose the baby weight.” I’ve been cleared by my OBGYN. I’m starting to get used to the new balancing act of two kids. I’ve enjoyed enough of my favorite cheat foods.  But now Mama is ready to get back to feeling strong and fit and ultimately, fitting back in my own clothes again.  I’ll be honest though, I’m no more of a fan of doing this than any other postnatal woman – mostly because it takes time away from my kids, not to mention it requires a lot of willpower…

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My Beach Day Essentials


For me, going to the beach is a perfect way to balance WHAT I love with WHO I love . . . being outdoors with the sunshine on my face while I hang with family and friends.  Do I dare say perfection?!  It’s absolutely one of my favorite things about living in Santa Monica – being so close to the beach!  My husband and our 3 year old son, Landon, love building sand castles and jumping in the waves, while I’m content keeping our newborn, Liam, out of the sun and under a beach umbrella. I hope you, too, find as much joy…

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“Bullied” at the Gym (Ha!)


Word choice can be a funny thing . . . and the word “bullied” is a strong one, not to mention a “hot topic” these days. It definitely captured the attention of readers all around the world, after an interview I did, about a month ago, was published. So before Baby #2 arrives, I wanted to clear a few things up for all my family, friends, and fans, who have been asking about the articles and various quotes that circulated in over forty plus outlets. Ask ANY pregnant woman, and she will probably share with you both positive and negative…

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Flying at 38 weeks Pregnant . . . Would you? 


Some pregnant women worry about their diet, exercise regiment, sleep schedule, and/or emotional heath.  To be honest, I haven’t really given most of those things a second thought over the past nine months. I just do what I usually do, with some modifications, of course. My main worry, during this pregnancy, was about traveling. This, too, I didn’t dwell on during my first pregnancy. My husband, Sean, and I traveled all the way to Sydney, Australia when I was 5 months pregnant with my son, Landon, and I flew (moved actually) to Los Angeles 8 months preggo. This pregnancy, however, I had…

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