Ranch Bacon & Blue Chopped Salad

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This post was made possible by iConnect and Litehouse Foods. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.

If you have never read here before,  I’ll let you in on something.  I love eating salads.  It could be because I can create a great tasting salad out of almost anything. Or it could be because I love all of the different textures combined in one fork full of green goodness.

I was so excited when I got to try Litehouse dressings and create a recipe using them!  My mind instantly went to salads, the tough part was choosing which salad recipe to share.

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Can You Prevent Postpartum Depression?

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The past few weeks have been tough.  The end of pregnancy is particularly hard for me (and I’m sure for other women as well).  Soon I’m going to be a mom of three I wouldn’t be staying true to myself if I didn’t say I’m a little scared. I’m very excited to have another child, but the thought of caring for three tiny human beings intimidates me.  I’m afraid of the tiredness that I will experience, and I’m afraid that I won’t be able to meet their needs.  And I’m most afraid of the postpartum depression.  I really don’t want to experience that again.  Each day the thought of going through it again lurks over my head, and worries me.

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What Goes On Behind The Baby Gates – Can You Spot Dangerous Situations In Your Home?

 

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There was a time when I didn’t have to worry about anyone but myself.  I purchased a new home and got to decorate it the way I wanted to, and I loved it.  Safety was never an issue I considered, until I became a mother.  Honey Bee introduced to me to world that opened my eyes to so many worries, especially when she started walking.  Once my daughter got her stride my home needed a complete overhaul! I didn’t really know much on how to baby proof my house, until I started seeing the types of things my daughter  could get into.  Who knew such a tiny human could think of such creative ways to put themselves in harms way?  Honey Bee certainly had a knack for turning a seemingly harmless scene into a life or death situation.

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Pamper Yourself During Pregnancy with Groupon

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This post was sponsored.  All opinions on this post are all my own.  

I’m in the final stretch of my pregnancy and I’m counting down the days.  The last few weeks have been tough because I’m very uncomfortable and I’m not sleeping well.

I was wondering how can I enjoy my last few weeks of pregnancy?  Then it came to me!  I need to pamper myself!  Not only will it help me relax, it is also a time for me to do a little self-care.  After all I’m going to be a mom of three soon, and I don’t know the next time I will be able to have this kind of time alone.

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Creating Healthy Habits for The School Year with Nature Made®’s KIDS FIRST® Multivitamin Gummies

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This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.

This marks the first year that I’m officially a homeschool parent. Honey Bee is supposed to be starting Kindergarten this year, but due to our states age requirements she won’t officially be able to start until next year.

So I decided to start a Kindergarten curriculum at home.  I’m very excited and I’ve already started shopping for school supplies.  Not only am I excited about teaching her at home, I thought that this would be a great opportunity to start the school year off right with implementing healthy habits.  I must admit I fell of the band wagon a little this summer with our healthy habits, but I’m ready to get back on track.

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Creating The Perfect Visual Birth Plan

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I briefly mentioned my birth plan in my Experience with a Doula post.  However, I never went into much detail because me and Jessica never got a chance to meet again to finalize it. Luckily for me she was my walking birth plan, certain aspects of my VBAC with Bumble Bee went the way I wanted thanks to Jessica.

This time I won’t have a doula, so I really feel I need a birth plan in place.  I do understand that everything may not go the way I plan, but I would like the hospital staff to know what some of my wishes are.

Since I’m a fairly simple and visual person, I thought creating a visual birth plan would be great for me.  It’s easy to read and it was pretty quick to create.  In today’s post I will go over what aspects make a good visual birth plan and how to create one.

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Delicious and Healthy Blueberry Muffins – Silver Fern

 

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**The post is sponsored by Silver Fern™ Brands.  I was compensated for this post, but all opinions and thoughts are my own**

I’ve been having so much fun in the kitchen lately.  I’ve been baking Honey Bee and Bumble Bee homemade blueberry muffins this summer.  They love them, and I love that they love them!  My version of these little breakfast treats isn’t the healthiest.  That’s why I was so excited when I got the chance to try Silver Fern™ Brand blueberry muffin mix!  What’s makes these muffins different from any other you ask?

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The One Thing That Will Make You a Successful Mom Blogger

 

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Sometimes I feel really awkward writing about blogging tips.  I mean, I’m a small fish in the blogging world, so who am I to give advice right?  But I really feel it’s great to get advice from someone (like me) who is right smack in the middle of a blogging journey.  I gave a 6 month blogging update on how the money making aspect of my blogging career is going.  Since then things have still be on a steady rise, and I’m so grateful for all of the doors blogging has opened.  However,  I couldn’t have made it this far if it weren’t for one thing (I’m going to share what it is in a minute).

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