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11 ways to pamper yourself on a dime

Having been a yoga teacher for over five years now, I’ve become a huge proponent of learning yourself. Listening to your body. Breathing deeply. Drinking life in. Nurturing the one body and mind and soul you’ve been given. But I’ll be the first to admit that all too often I get sucked into the vortex […]

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what defines who you are?

Originally I had a post ready to go about my social awkwardness, in the hope I wasn’t alone in the introverted world of being a wallflower in social situations. Going back even further, a few months ago I began to look at who I was and what was defining me. Whatever was first in my […]

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time for an oil change

*I was not paid to write this blog, but am just sharing what works for my family regarding this product. Okay, so I am obviously not taking about cars on the blog today, but what I am talking about is Essential Oils. About 6 months ago, my mom introduced me to DoTerra Essential Oils. To […]

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keeping it together

I can’t be the only person who has children that love to draw, paint, use play dough, and any other kind of crafting project. I love that they enjoy this kind of thing because it is something that I also enjoy doing. I just don’t like cleaning up the mess and putting everything back where […]

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taking care of our skin

BodyBrite has been a great partner in our Mommy Makeovers.  They have been giving our moms a happy glow with their oxygen facials.   We asked Delia Driefurst, owner of BodyBrite Davenport, to answer a few of our questions about how to keep our skin looking younger even in this brutal winter weather.  It’s been six […]

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Getting Figge with it

I recently had the wonderful experience of going to the Figge Art Museum in Downtown Davenport without my kids (hehe). Don’t get me wrong, I take my boys every couple of months and love it, but I really appreciated being able to slow down and take in the beauty at an adult pace. I lingered and actually […]

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full house

The first time I answered the question, I was at a doctor’s appointment, my 7 months pregnant belly swollen with Patrick’s growth. It was a routine question, one I had answered when I was pregnant with Brady 18 months earlier. “Are you planning on having more children?” The answer the second time around was different. […]

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mommy makeover & giveaway

Our November and December makeover winners were Sarah and Brittni, two amazing moms from the Quad Cities! Both have young kids and both were deserving of a day of pampering! Sarah Brittni Hair by Stacey, Owner/ Visionary of Hair Design at Pure Hair Studio by Kacey, Hair Innovator at Pure Hair Studio Makeup by Jenn, Makeup […]

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Body Image

girls and body image: shaping her perspective regarding her shape

My nine-year-old kicked off her jeans and hurled them across the room. “I’m just fat!” What? Where did that come from? “Madison Grace, you are definitely not fat!” “Then why can’t I fit into those jeans? Emily and Taylor wore them when they were my age.” “Your body is different from Emily and Taylor’s.” “Right,” […]

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