11350690_503000149860600_358219763_n(1) Recently, I was at the beach with some friends and I don't think we stopped talking the entire trip! It was so lovely to have an ongoing conversation without chasing children for twenty-four hours. We are all moms so even though our children were away, we found ourselves discussing so many mom details including our post-baby bodies, school routines, eating fresh, food allergies, coupons, and our homes. It made me feel so good knowing that I wasn't alone on this daily ride of trying to take care of not only myself but also my family.

Being a mom, we juggle So. Many. Things.

I know because I'm in the thick of it, juggling my career with my family and all the other things in between. I'm learning to not be so hard on myself and also to use resources that help me be the mom I want to be. I want to be a healthy mom and I want to raise healthy kids. I want to cook good food for my family and create an environment in my home that is fun. Because we live in the country and have chickens and a garden and so many other amazing fruit-bearing plants, we want our kids to grow up loving farm life. I don't think it is unrealistic to want these things for my family but I do think I need to be smart and not get overwhelmed with too many things. 

One easy resource that I've recently purchased to help me is The Healthy Living Bundle. Y'all, it is full of amazing recipes and resources on allergy-free cooking, essential oils, fitness and weight loss, healthy kids, homesteading, natural home, natural remedies, paleo, and real food recipes.

I am excited about several of these healthy living resources, especially the ones about having healthy kids, homesteading, and natural remedies.

Here are my five favorite e-courses included in the library:
  • Morning Sickness Remedies from Lindsey at Mother Rising
  • 27 Body Transformation Habits You Can't Ignore from Tyler at Garage Warrior
  • Urban Farming for Kids
  • Three Weeks to Vitality: The Ultimate Cleanse from Mary Vance, NC
  • Real Food for Rookies from Kelly at Kelly the Kitchen Kop

I use The Healthy Living Bundle to help me prepare my grocery list. I've mentioned this before but I love shopping at Publix. Really, it just makes me happy. It's the best grocery store for me to take my kids to because they give out free cookies, balloons, and have a double buggy that is almost always available when we go.

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In an effort to eat healthy, I like picking out snacks the whole family can enjoy like Tostido's scoop chips and Publix's home-made salsa. On nights that I'm exhausted from a long day at work, we eat chips and salsa as a side to ground turkey tacos wrapped in whole wheat soft taco shells. I let the girls eat queso dip with it and Ridley loves to dip his chips into his salsa! It's an easy, no fuss, feel good meal for the whole family to enjoy.

If I'm being honest, one of the hardest things for me right now as a mom is not feeling guilty that I'm working full-time. While I know I'm where I'm supposed to be, I still have some hard days where I really miss my kids. But, on my weekend away with my friends, I was reminded that stay-at-home moms feel this way too. We all feel guilty about something that we did or did not do right. But we can't let the guilt consume us. We need to do our best with the time that we have with our kids. Sure, we are going to mess up but we need to give ourselves grace.

Since today is the first day The Healthy Living Bundle is available to purchase, I am hosting a giveaway for a $15 Publix giftcard! Woo-hoo! To enter the giveaway, follow these simple steps:
  1. Check out The Healthy Living Bundle website. See for yourself all the great resources it has to offer!
  2. Leave a comment and share which of these snacks you like to buy for your family:

• Yoplait® Greek 100, Greek 100 Whips or Yoplait® Plenti, Yoplait® 4 or 6 oz cups (Light, Original, Whips, etc.) • Frito-Lay® 20-count mutlipacks • Naked® Juice 15.2 oz • Quaker Chewy® Granola Bars or Dipps Value Pack • General Mills Fruit Snacks Value Pack • Popsicle® • Fiber One® Cookies • Chex® Snack Mix • Tostito’s 9 – 14 oz bagged snacks (except Baked, Simply & Artisan blend) • Lipton® Iced Tea 1 gallon jug • Totino’s Pizza Rolls 90 ct. • Magnum® Core 3 ct

That's it! Super easy! I'll pick the winner on Monday at midnight, which is the last day you can purchase the bundle. 

Being a mom is the most exhausting and exhilarating adventure I've ever been on. I'm so thankful to have good friends to share this journey with and simple resources to help me be an intentional instead of overwhelmed mama. The time that we have with our kids goes by too fast so let us enjoy them and be the mom God has made us to be for our kids. 

To learn more about The Healthy Living Bundle, follow this link!

Till next time, let your light shine!

Blessings, christen

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