How To Get Rid Of Your “Mom Belly” (Even If Your “Baby” Is Almost 10!”)- Testimonial

How To Get Rid Of Your “Mom Belly” (Even If Your “Baby” Is Almost 10!”)- Testimonial

"In the midst of the beauty that is being a mom, there is the toll that bringing tiny humans into the world takes on your body. Thankfully there is hope for getting rid of your baby belly… even if your “baby” is almost 10!" "I couldn’t figure out why nothing seemed to work for me, why these exercises I would see online or in magazines designed to tighten and tone your tummy, did not at thing… in s ...[Read More]

Whole Chicken In A Crockpot

Whole Chicken In A Crockpot

I am so excited to share with you another recipe from my new crockpot cookbook, Cook Smarter, Not Harder. Like you, I know how hard it can be to find quick, easy, healthy recipes to feed to your family, especially a dinner that everyone will eat! Here is a sneak peek at another recipe from my book. This whole chicken recipe is so easy and delicious, even my kids eat this! What you'll need: - 1 who ...[Read More]

Losing The All Or Nothing

Whenever I do my workouts at home it never fails....I always have littles crawling on my back when I do planks, pulling on my shorts as I do calf raises, or wanting to be held as I do squats. I used to get frustrated with my kids because my workouts always would get interrupted by, "mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mommmmmmmm" or at the gym I would have to stop when I would hear on the intercom, "Natalie ...[Read More]

Free Podcast with Drew and Lynn Manning

Free Podcast with Drew and Lynn Manning

Check out my recent FREE podcast episode with Drew and Lynn Manning: On the podcast I chat about: - Gaining and losing 70 lbs with each of my pregnancies - How to get motivated - How to balance kids, work and your health - How to make healthy eating more affordable And you guys, I shared by most embarrassing moment that no one but my husband knew about. Oh man. Any guesses ...[Read More]

Self Worth

Levi Running

I used to feel ashamed of my faded stretch marks and loose skin from pregnancy. For a long time I felt like it was unfair that I could get in really good shape but no matter what I did, I still had soft skin that wrinkled when I bent over and little faded stretch marks everywhere. Self-acceptance was a long journey for me. Once I learned that my self-worth was so much more than just my outer shell ...[Read More]

Real-Life Workout Video!

Outdoor Workout

I used to get so frustrated when I would try to workout from home and my kids would interrupt me.  I remember so many times when I would just quit in the middle of my workout, throw my hands up in defeat, and think to myself, "what's the point?  I can't even finish one set without the baby wanting held".  It did get easier as the kids got a little older, but along the way I realized that if I inco ...[Read More]

This is NOT ok.

Self Care

  Something happened this morning and I feel like I can no longer be quiet about this.  I have been targeted for so long by distributors and salespeople selling body wraps and creams claiming they can "fix" my "broken" body.  Every time I make a post talking about how I am okay with the stretched skin I have on my stomach from carrying two ten pound babies I get literally hundreds, if not tho ...[Read More]

Candy-Free Easter Idea!


      Last night we did a really fun Easter egg hunt with our neighbors that was cheap and only took a few minutes to throw together. We bought a pack of 40 glow bracelets for $5 in the party supply section at Walmart and filled the big plastic eggs with them (make sure you get the bigger eggs - the bracelets won't fit in the small eggs). It was a great no-candy alternative and the ...[Read More]

My 70lb Pregnancy Weight Gain

41 Weeks Pregnants

I always gain a lot of weight when I am pregnant, even with this last pregnancy where I still worked out and watched what I ate. I was around 218lbs when I delivered my little girl (and, no, I wasn't pregnant with twins! Ha). I always get really chubby cheeks and a HUGE belly! Although at the time I was embarrassed of my round cheeks in this video, I am so glad my husband filmed this so I have the ...[Read More]

Breast Implants

Processed with Rookie

    I am going to open up and talk about something a little uncomfortable that I've gotten quite a few private emails about lately.....and that is breast implants. Nursing two babies did a number on my body. I have been pretty candid about talking about the stretched skin I have on my stomach (if you are new to my blog, you can read more about that here and here), but I would be lying if ...[Read More]