Keeping a Small Space Clean

January 18, 2017

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Working from home, chasing a toddler around and trying to keep things clean in a small space has it’s challenges. There was a long period there where I just couldn’t keep up with our space – there were plenty of days where I was left scratching my head at our mess, stressed and scrambling to pick up before dinner. Since I’m a person who is far more productive if our space actually feels clean and peaceful I decided enough was enough and that it was time to make some changes. Of course there will always be days where I can’t stay on top of things, but I decided to switch up a few small things in our space to lighten my load and simplify my cleaning process. Here are my ten hacks for keeping a small space clean.

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Hello Healthy New Year, HelloFresh

January 12, 2017

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I’ve felt an urge this new year, more than any other year before, to turn a new leaf when it comes to being healthy. Before I was pregnant I was much healthier than I am now – I practiced yoga at least three times a week, ate well and even ran a half marathon. These days I make any excuse to not do anything I mentioned above and blame it mostly on motherhood. But that’s how it goes right? Schedules’ get crazy after you have a baby (I mean crazy), and that first year can really be such a blur. Even now, the idea of establishing these new normals is overwhelming, but I’m sticking to it because I can feel how much I need it now more than ever. And, I’m sharing it here so you hold me accountable – at least three workouts and three home cooked dinners a week! It seems as though I’ve found somewhat of a rhythm with breakfast and lunch since I started working from home, but dinners always seem to be the toughest to get on the table. I’m not sure about you guys, but Owen’s fussiest time of the day is right around 5pm, which is of course when I’d like to be prepping dinner. We tried HelloFresh last week and I felt like I was selling Zack and my best pal Leah, who was over for dinner, on it immediately.

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Mom and Dad Made a Podcast – Episode 7

January 11, 2017

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This year Zack and I have decided we’re going to be better (but really). While we certainly aren’t perfect, we have a few plans in place to be the best parents we can be. Listen to our next episode of Mom and Dad Made a Podcast as we share our resolutions with each other, work out how we can make them happen and commit to them (because we recorded them, duh). Listen, subscribe and leave us a review if you have an extra minute!

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