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MMHM: Monkey Bowl Breakfast: Kid & Adult Friendly

Admittedly, I am not a breakfast person. I know how important breakfast is, so I eat it, although I could easily go without. Two of my children LOVE breakfast and two of them are just not breakfast kids. I always try to find some new fun ideas to appeal to both myself and my non-breakfast loving kids. This is easy, healthy and has a fun name to help appeal to those kids that don’t like traditional breakfast foods. Really, this […]

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 […]

MMHM: Winter Treat: Homemade Hot Cocoa

If your kids are anything like mine, as soon as the weather gets cold they ask for hot cocoa all the time. I hate buying the prepackaged mixes that are filled with artificial junk…this homemade recipe is super easy and your kids will love helping you make it. A great winter treat for snow days! I make homemade whipped cream with this as well sometimes and add it on top. Enjoy 🙂 Jenn Hot Cocoa Recipe 1-2 tablespoon of unsweetened […]

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 […]

#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 […]

#MMHM: Why My Scale & I Are Taking A Break

The first time I ever owned a scale was about 8 years ago….prior to that I never had one. Growing up in a house of all girls, my mom really knew what she was doing and she did it well.  The word “fat” was never used in our home, we did not own a scale and I can honestly say I NEVER recall my mom saying anything negative about her own body, food choices or being on a diet. What […]

#MMHM: Have a Healthier Family Summer Vacation

The next few weeks tend to be popular for summer vacations. While you should absolutely enjoy your time away from home and indulge in some of your favorite drinks and treats, vacation should not mean that your healthy lifestyle totally goes to the wayside for a week or two. What are some ways that you can enjoy your family vacation a little healthier? For me, I make sure to do the following tips before and during my vacation. I also […]

#MMHM: Melanoma Awareness: Protect your Skin, Know the Facts.

  Growing up as a fair, blonde-haired, blue-eyed child, my mom was always slathering sunscreen on me. Looking back at pictures from the beach and pool I am never without a hat, a hooded beach cover-up and sunglasses. My mom was ahead of the times in the late 80’s and early 90’s and shared the same habits that I have today as a mother. She was constantly aware of the dangers of the sun and making sure that I was […]

#MMHM: Why you should NEVER skip a Monday

  Happy Monday!!!! Most people that I know are not a fan of Monday as it forces everyone to get “back to the grind” after the relaxation of the weekend. Monday can be an easy day to skip a workout. I know that I can easily come up with a million excuses why I need to skip a Monday. My weekends are so jammed packed with kids sports, activities and various parties/events this time of year, that the sound of […]