Hacks For Making Parenting Easier

  Mom life has it's tough moments, here's my hacks for making parenting easier and enjoying the moments that count. This post is sponsored by FAGE; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Hacks For Making Parenting Easier Our Blake is sassy, to say the very least. And I think that each and every photo you will see as you keep scrolling completely exemplifies that. She's a strong willed child, and just like her older brother, always knows exactly what she wants and how to make that happen. They both have those personality types that have me over her hoping will help them run a company someday, but know the school years will be a struggle (and already are with Branden). Being a work from home mom, my days are spent balancing meeting with deadlines, squeezing in a workout 4 times a week and dealing with a feisty toddler all day, so I've developed some hacks for making parenting easier and truly hope they help you, too. Making parenting easier - 4 Hacks I Live By If your life is anything like mine, each day has its ups and down and crazy moments where you're the mom running after the bus, dragging both kids. It's a circus and we seriously must be the ultimate ringmasters to make sure everything falls into place. After all, everyone is always looking to us for the answers. Here's how I make parenting easier (or as easy as it possible can be right), for myself and try to relish in the things that matter. 1. Start your day slow. My personal ... Read More

An Easy Healthy Dinner For Even The Busiest Nights

  With weeknights being so busy, every mom is always in search for an easy healthy dinner recipe that can bring everyone together. So excited to share my favorite quick easy healthy dinner ideas as well as my secret short cut! This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of PERDUE®; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. An Easy Healthy Dinner For Even The Busiest Nights If your days are anything like mine, you pretty much blink your eyes and its 4pm and you need to figure out what you're making for dinner. Time moves so fast whenever you have work and life and kids running around and the struggle is real to get a meal on the table that's not only picky eater approved, but healthy, too. One of my resolutions this year was to try not to obsess so much about meal time, and utilize recipes that create easy healthy dinner options for us all. But, before I get into these easy healthy dinner recipes, I wanted to clear something up that you're probably wondering, since this clearly isn't a keto-friendly meal. I stepped away from keto because it got so difficult around the holidays and realized just how annoying my eating habit had become to my whole family. I also realized how the main goal of dinner time is really to bring the whole fam together at the end of the day, and keto wasn't doing that for me anymore. So I've found a new balance and these easy healthy dinner recipes for families are refreshing, balanced and can be altered to ... Read More

Healthy Game Day Appetizers For The Whole Family

  Game Day is nearing and if you're like me, you're on the hunt for healthy game day appetizers to serve that won't undue your day! I've got the best game day appetizers to choose from that work in an air fryer or oven. This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of RAGÚ® Healthy Game Day Appetizers For The Whole Family Whether you're a football loving family or counting down the minutes until the half time show (raises hand), there's one thing for sure: everyones looking for the best game day appetizers to chow down on. You all know how important living a healthy lifestyle is to me and game day doesn't bring on any exceptions - in fact the decisions about what to eat get even more difficult. I am ALL about easy game day appetizers and even using these delish recipes to replace dinner on that special night, but I gotta keep things balanced with these 2, healthy game day appetizers that won't leave you with any regrets the next day. And my whole family loved them both - which says a lot because it's picky eater central over here. And both recipes are made even more mouth watering when they get dipped into our house hold favorites, RAGÚ® Double Cheddar cheese sauce and RAGÚ® Old World Style Traditional Sauce. Yum.  Easy game day appetizers Ok friends! First things first: I love to eat. I mean if calories didn't mean much of anything, I would be stuffing my face all day. I also am not the best when it comes to coming up with creative meals. I rely ... Read More

Our Morning Routine With BEE And You Royal Jelly and Propolis

  Have you started incorporating royal jelly and propolis into your daily routine? Here's how we've been starting our day with it and the royal jelly health benefits are endless for your whole family. This is a sponsored post. Thanks for supporting Project Motherhood! Our Morning Routine With BEE And You Royal Jelly and Propolis Morning is that sweet, sweet time for me and Blake. Chris takes Branden to the bus stop and comes home to get ready for work and Blake and I spend some low key moments together before her complete toddler busyness sets in. It's the time that really sets the tone for our whole day and some of the moments that I cherish most. But, you also know that if you have been following me from the beginning, that I'm a stickler for a perfect morning routine and incorporating healthy habits that help get our day off to the best start possible, which is why we've been incorporating BEE & YOU royal jelly and propolis products into the mix. You may have never heard of either royal jelly or propolis , which is why I want to shed some light on what I'm calling super foods, as their benefits go so deep when it comes to your health - and your kids health as they naturally protect you and your loved ones, and BEE & YOU offers quite a few different varieties of royal jelly that are delicious, healthy, biologically active, and produced with the utmost respect to the bee world.  You will honestly find every excuse to sneak it into your food or ... Read More

5 Tips For Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution The Whole Year

  When health goals are on your mind, it can be tough to stay motivated. Here's my tips for keeping your new years resolution that have helped me stick with it - and even kick things up a notch! This is a sponsored post. Thanks for supporting Project Motherhood! 5 Tips For Keeping Your New Years Resolution Okay friends! January is almost over and here's the big question: where do you stand with all of your health goals? I made sure that we talked about new years goal lists as soon as 2018 poured in, but I want to challenge you all to shift your mindset a little bit today and let's talk about the longevity of these goals. How are you making it happen? Do you have a plan? I know it's a lot to think about, especially when you're busy with kids everyday, so I wanted to share my tips for keeping your new years resolution the entire year through - because I KNOW we can all do this together! But first, I want to say how much I get it: keeping your new years resolution is tough, especially when you're trying to dedicate time to your health. Why is this always so much trickier than other goals? It's simple: life is busy. And what happens when things get busy? We put our health goals on the back burner because they are the easiest to put off. So not only do I want to share my tips for keeping your new year resolution and really (like...for real sticking with it) but one of my favorite products from Walmart, where resolutions are made easy,  that's honestly helping ... Read More

Bom Bom Rum: A Healthy Way To Upgrade Your Evening Coffee

  Bom Bom Rum is the creamy way to upgrade your evening cup of coffee (or other endless recipe options!). It's vegan, made with almond milk and delicious! Before you know it, you'll be asking everyone to pass you the Bom Bom! This is a sponsored post. Thanks for supporting Project Motherhood! Bom Bom Rum: A Healthy Way To Upgrade Your Evening Coffee Okay friends, I'm all for trying new things, especially at the beginning of a new year when we're implementing so many resolutions and goals into our daily lives - so I want to share one of those things with you today. You all know about my total and complete love affair with coffee, right? So I wanted to share my new favorite, healthy drink, made with Caribbean Rum and almond milk, that makes my mouth water just thinking about it. It's called Bom Bom, and it's a name you're going to want to remember. There are two different options (pictured above), but the newest is the Nilli Vanilli flavor that is creamy, delicious and can replace your coffee creamer as the lighter and healthier way for you to enjoy an evening cocktail. One of the gifts that I got Chris were these fun his and hers coffee mugs (since we're coffee obsessed in the Cooper household) and we've been enjoying some Bom Bom mixed with our favorite brew. Why you'll love Bom Bom Rum Beyond the sweet, creamy, vanilla cookie like flavor, you will love that the Bom Bom Rum Nilli Vanilli flavor is gluten-free, all natural, vegan, and under 100 ... Read More

My Simple Morning Detox Drink Recipe

  This simple detox drink recipe is a great way to start your day while cleaning out all the toxins and helping you be the healthiest version of you! This post contains affiliate links.  My Simple Morning Detox Drink Recipe I've shared with you all how switching things up to the keto diet has really changed things for my in the weight loss department. (If you're looking to re-set your food intake, I also recommend getting stated with a Whole30 in January.) It has allowed me to finally lose the baby weight I put on while pregnant with Blake and get back into the clothing that's hanging in my closet. But I will be honest with you all that I've taken a step back from it lately because it's been hard to attain with our busy family life and I think that so much dairy (from all the cheese and heavy cream) was starting to mess with my digestive system. So at the beginning of December, I cut back to just low card (about 30-40 grams per day), almost zero sugar and added this morning detox drink recipe to the start of each new day. First, you all know about my obsession with probiotics for both me and my babies and think they are so important for keeping me regular (yes, I went there) and my bloating to a minimum. But I've needed more lately, and a new routine was calling my name. Why do you need to detox? Well first things first, our bodies actually detox on their own, naturally. But I tend to experience bloat from so many different foods, and really love ... Read More

5 Strategies For Crushing Your New Year Goals List

  We all have a new year goals list at the start of a fresh year - here's how to crush them with 5 tips that you might never have considered before. This post contains affiliate links.  5 Strategies For Crushing Your New Year Goals List I shared the above picture over on my Instagram stories when I first got this planner and it just seemed so fitting for everything that I've been feeling. I start every week by planning out my to-do lists and strategizing for how the eff I'm going to get everything done with a toddler running around, but I've been feeling a bit uninspired lately and down. Maybe it's the weather or maybe I'm just bored being stuck indoors, but this planner has given me some words of wisdom and inspiration within each page. I'm old fashioned and still think that writing things down helps to make my new year goals list easier to achieve, because it's tangible. Anyways, this post isn't about the planner. And the planner isn't even part of my strategies for crushing your new year goals list - but I wanted to start with it because it's helping to guide me down the right path and create some mental organization so I'm able to restore some order back into my life. Now, onto some epic strategies - because we could all use a little guidance for making those goals become a reality, no matter what they are! Strategy 1: Understand why. To me, my new year goals list is always a big deal. If you follow along here, I'm always writing new years post ... Read More

How to Get the Most Out of Your Workout

  If you're a busy mom with a lot going on and found yourself wondering "how to get the most out of your workout" with kids chasing you around all day - I've got you covered.  This post contains affiliate links. How to Get the Most Out of Your Workout Mom truth: getting a workout in is tough shit. In fact, it's almost unbearable to scroll through Facebook sometimes and see super fit moms posing in bikinis, holding signs that say things like "no excuses" - you all know who I'm talking about. It's heart wrenching. We give up our bodies basically to bare children and while it's the most amazing thing in the world, it's also hard to get back to where we were before. I've opened up about how difficult it was for me to run for the first time postpartum, and making fitness a priority every week is just as difficult. Despite the way my Instagram feed might flow, I am a very average mom. As of right now, I don't have a babysitter to help me out during the day, we don't have family close by and I work a lot. If my day was super packed, my fitness routine was always the thing that got put on the back burner and I needed to find a way to make the most of my time and I want to share how to get the most out of your workout so that you all can add more into your weekly routine, too. But first, a little self-love reminder for you all: Before I share my tips, I wanted to lay out that I first had to quit trying to run out the door to get to classes. While I LOVE working ... Read More

Tips For Eating Healthy On a Tight Budget

  Mom to mom: being a parent is expensive! We want what's best in our families bodies, so here's my tips for eating healthy on a tight budget. This is a sponsored post. Thanks for supporting Project Motherhood! Tips For Eating Healthy On a Tight Budget Most days, it completely blows my mind how much these kids cost, right? In the beginning you have a baby shower where so much is given to you, but then they are born and start to grow (and they grow so fast!) and they go through everything so quickly. And of course, we don't even bat an eyelash spending what we do because...well...they're our babies and we want the best for them. Because of this, I have become a master budgetter, which I feel like I owe to my mom. She kept a family of 6 clothed and fed while eating healthy on a tight budget and I've learned to do the same. Even though I might look like I always have it pulled together on the outside, behind closed doors I'm totally the mom who checks our bank account on a daily basis and puts us on a budget each week so that we're able to survive in this expensive world. Both my husband and I work viciously to support our family and making sure that what goes into our bodies is clean and nutritious (I'm no sanctimommy though as this is within reason - treats are certainly allowed, too!) is where a lot of our funds are allocated - eating healthy on a tight budget is important to us. One major takeaway that I've learned over the years is that real, experienced ... Read More