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Category : Born to Burpee

MMHM: How to Keep Those Goals & Create A Lifestyle Change

Now that we are halfway through February, a lot of those New Year’s Resolutions may have taken a backseat. Sound like you?? If so, we have some great tips.  We are featuring Paige from LearnFit.org, she gives some great ideas about making 2017 your fittest year yet, turning those goals into lifestyle changes. Thanks Paige!! Happy Monday, Jenn Don’t Give Up on Your New Year’s Resolutions: How to Create Permanent Healthy Habits Too many people give up on their New […]

MMHM: Winter Wardrobe Must Haves: Burpee Mom Edition

If you are anything like me, you have accumulated some GREAT pieces for your wardrobe and some items that were a total waste over the years. Recently there have been a ton of articles floating around about creating your perfect “wardrobe capsule.” The idea is simple, get rid of the clutter and keep/invest is some really great and necessary pieces that you can wear frequently. Think classics: the perfect denim jacket, a great winter coat, quality black leggings, black leather […]

This New Year: Focus On: Finding Balance, Restoration & Reflection

Many people take January 1st as the day to begin their New Year’s resolutions. For many people, creating a large (and often unrealistic goal) does not always work well come February. I often was one of those people. I would create big plans for myself, mainly deciding to start some sort of diet plan on January 1st, come mid-January, the diet plan would be out the door and I felt deflected. Over the past few years, I have taken a […]

MMHM: MUST HAVES to Survive the Fall

As a mom, as much as I love getting back into the routine of school, September is jam-packed every year, making the transition from the lazy days of summer to back to school days that much harder. Between getting everyone organized for back to school, making lunches daily that everyone will actually eat, juggling sports and activities, Back to School nights, and various weekend activities, September always feels like it is trying to drown me! Now that it is finally […]

What’s For Dinner? Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

This Pinterest inspired soup is a perfect fall dinner, especially now that they weather is getting a little chillier! I made this soup on Monday night for dinner. My kids had homemade quesadillas to go with their soup and they really enjoyed this meal. We are still eating the leftovers this week for lunches! This took me all of five minutes to throw together in the morning and by dinner time it was ready to go for my family. I […]

#MMHM: Honeycrisp Apple Sangria

Looking for a good fall drink to serve at your next gathering? Or just to make for yourself?? This Honeycrisp Apple Sangria was soo good. It is a great drink to get you in the fall spirit! I suggest making it the night prior to serving, sangria is always better the next day! Enjoy 🙂 Jenn    Honeycrisp Sangria *adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction 3 cinnamon sticks 2 honeycrisp apples, chopped 1 orange, thinly sliced 1 (750 ml) bottle red wine […]

What’s For Dinner? Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese Salad with Homemade Red Wine Vinaigrette

For the past few years I have belonged to the Lancaster Farm Fresh CSA. Each week from May through the end of October I pick up an amazing variety of fresh veggies. Joining the CSA not only allowed me to support local Lancaster farmers weekly, but it also has greatly broadened the veggie choices for my family. Items such as beets, rainbow chard, swiss chard, turnips and radishes were not something that I bought frequently. Yet now, when these veggies […]

#MMHM: Sassy Water

Do you ever have one of those weekends where you just feel like you need a good detox on Monday morning? That is how I felt last Monday morning, after a few weekends of booze and BBQ’s, I needed something extra to add to my daily diet to help my body detox. I drank this Sassy Water, along with my normal diet and exercise routine, and it was really the boost that I was looking for! I drank it for […]

What’s For Dinner? Black Bean Veggie Burger with Peach Salsa & Black Bean & Corn Salad

I am sure after this weekend there were a lot of burgers and hot dogs eaten, although this is NOT your traditional burger meal! You can easily find recipes to make your own black bean burgers, although I used the MorningStar Spicy Black Bean burgers when I made this meal. I placed the grilled burger on top of arugula, topped with a homemade peach salsa and had a side of black bean & corn salad. Enjoy 🙂 Jenn Corn and […]

Fitness Friday: Finding Your Balance

  It sounds cliche, although in order for me to feel successful as a mother, wife and in my own personal health & fitness goals, I need to have a balance. This balance is both external and internal, as I need to devote time for both myself and my family equally. When it comes to health and fitness, I am a firm believer in balance. For me, balance means never doing any sort of deprivation diet. I have tried fad […]