Oh, hello, there. You’re looking good. Some might say … fresh. Which is perfect for today’s giveaway because it’s all about the freshness. And the convenience. And the healthiness. And the tastiness! That’s right, today’s birthday giveaway (get them all here) is for a whole month of HelloFresh! In case you’re not familiar with HelloFresh, let us give you the deets: It’s America’s most popular meal-delivery kit with a variety of plans and recipes (with ingredients) that are delivered straight to your door. There are tons of ways to customize your plans — from the number of people it feeds…

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If you’ve ever wanted to create a super cool floral arrangement (like, perhaps for a special mama in your life this weekend), or if you’re interested in getting the most bang for your buck when you buy from a professional florist (hey, who doesn’t), you’re going to love this interview with Courtney Sayner, florist and owner of The Floral Loft in San Francisco. Her work has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings and she’s been named a favorite florist by sources like Racked SF, California Home+Design, and Yelp. She came into her line of work while working at a flower…

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Although I’m pretty homebound from now until the twins make their debut (also the reason why I’ll be Skyping in for this!), now that summer is just around the corner, I’m thinking of all the summer family vacations yet to come. Disney is always up there as a dream, along with any destination that has a beach or mountains (or, let’s be honest, wine!). However, with my family expanding from a party-of-three to a party-of-five, affordability is definitely a key factor for any future family vacay. And, I imagine I’m not alone in that need, huh, mamas? So! Without further…

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Do you consider yourself a “happy mom?” And, what does it take to really be happy as a mother? For celeb mom-of-three Ali Landry, it has a lot to do with balance — and pursing your personal passions alongside other supportive women. Which is exactly what she’ll be talking about at the Happy Mom Conference in Pasadena, Cali. on May 4, 2019. We recently had the chance to pick Ali’s brain about her upcoming keynote at the conference and her site Re/Shape — along with all things motherhood. Here’s that interview! How did you get involved in the Happy Mom…

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This post is sponsored by Protiva. For our sponsored post policy, click here. The last time I was pregnant, nutrition was super important for me. After all, what you eat helps support every amazing thing your body is doing — not to mention that your nutritional needs change once you’re growing a human in your belly. So, seeing that this time I’m carrying twins — oh, man — I am super aware that my nutrition needs to be top-notch right now. And! Nutrition is not only important during pregnancy. Recovering from childbirth and the physical demands of breastfeeding are no joke — and…

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I got a LOT of good advice about childbirth before having my daughter — I read the books, I talked to my best mom friends, I watched videos, I took a parenting class with my husband, I had a birth plan, I read the articles. Heck, I even visualized the birth. But, like anything, there’s nothing like experience to help you really GET it. And while I went a little hardcore into the physical preparation part of it all, there’s one piece of advice that I didn’t take to heart as much as I should have. In fact, I thought…

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“It turns out that the Family Meeting provided both the emotional and logistical anchor that our chaotic family didn’t even realize was missing.” Wow, that’s a powerful line, huh? We recently did an interview with Laura Gassner Otting for our podcast (ep coming in the months to come!) in which she talked about the importance of her family meetings. And all of us on the call were like, wait, what? — tell us more about this! And so she shared with us this post she wrote: “The One Meeting You Need to Add to Your Calendar.” And I’ve gotta say,…

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We talk a lot about how being fit doesn’t “look” a certain way. And this guest post from Kim Holmes, an online fitness coach and founder of My Fit Coach, drills down into why exactly that is. There’s a lot of pressure to look fit — especially “bouncing back” after birth — and Kim helps busy working moms care for their bodies (and minds) through online fitness, nutrition and mindset coaching. As a mom of two young sons herself, Kim understands that you don’t have hours to spend at the gym or meal-prepping. Check out and join her free Facebook…

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I’ve always heard that your second pregnancy and preparing your second baby is SO much different that your first one. And now, I’m living that. Granted, things are a bit different preparing for twins — as it’s double the gear and double the change — but, still, I’ve been so much more chill than I was last time. And now that I’m out of the first trimester and feeling better, the time is FLYING. It’s funny, too, because I’m just as excited as I was the first time and there’s still a lot to do — it’s just that you…

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Arlene Santiago is a Transformational Health Coach and mom of three. She helps moms who struggle with time (because there’s never enough, right?!) and low energy to discover a life of confidence and vitality. Arlene also helps those over age 50 who want to prevent injury, improve balance, and mobility. And today she’s sharing ways to simplify healthy living — not only for you, but for your whole family, too!     Let’s face it — life with a list of to-dos and work is stressful. It can seem impossible to have a healthy lifestyle, even if you really, truly…

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