Sprinkled Birthday Cake

It’s official, lil’ ZoZo has turned 3!  It’s hard to believe for many reasons.  Firstly, I feel like she seems so much older than 3, probably because she is super sassy and can do everything the big kids do (except chew gum, which she reminds me about all the time).  Secondly, I feel like I […]

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Avocado Toast 3-Ways

Avocado toast is a key meal/snack in our family.  My younger kids love it anytime, and I love giving it to them because it is such a healthy twist on just giving them the same boring sandwich or boring breakfast.  Here is why avocados are an excellent addition to your daily diet (yes, daily!). Avocados […]

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Nutritious Summer Acai Bowl

I fell in love with açaí bowls years ago in my travels to Brazil. There are so many ways to customize them to your tastes, but I am partial to the Sambazon supergreens frozen açaí packs because I love to get the extra nutrient punch! Such an easy and tasty way to add greens to […]

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Mental Wellness Journey

Like any other journey, I am still on this one.  Finding mental space is so hard in a busy world and with our busy family of five.  I have done so many things in the past to help me with my mental wellness, but here are the things that have worked the best: EXERCISE, EXERCISE, […]

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Exercise with Kids

So yo, city living has forced me to find ways for the kids to get that much needed exercise inside the house.  Here are some things that have really worked well for us: Barre3 10 min videos:  My older daughter loves to do anything one-on-one with me, so I make her get a little sweat […]

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Banana Pancakes

Dude, so easy, so good, and no utensils necessary?  Count this crew in.  This recipe has been a staple for years for my family.  Get into this crazy easy Banana pancakes recipe.  All the flavor with zero guilt.  We make these anytime of the day for a quick protein and sweet boost! 2 eggs* 1 […]

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Fitness Clothing Essentials

Dude – shopping for athletic clothes (not athleisure, but true athletic clothes that are made for exercise) is not something that I consider fun.  There are so many brands and styles that it is easy to get lost down the rabbit hole of choices.  That’s why I wanted to put together my curated list of […]

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Barre3 Workouts

To me, Coronavirus quarantine = try new workouts!  Like everyone else, I have had to get creative with my workouts, which includes doing new videos.  I love trying new things that challenge my body.  Before the quarantine, I hadn’t really tried any barre type workouts at all, but since it is all the craze, I […]

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Date Balls – Two Ways

I have a serious sweet tooth.  Probably a sugar addiction, but that ain’t good, right??  Since I love sweets, I keep these date balls around all the time since it is naturally sweetened, delicious, and has some nutritional value.  These treats are good for after lunch, after dinner, and anytime in between. Plantain Date Balls […]

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Easiest Blueberry Compote Recipe

The easiest blueberry compote ever, peeps.  Like seriously, even SGB could do this (and he can barely boil water!).  You can actually do this with any type of frozen berries I would think, but we always have a lot of frozen blueberries on hand.  Easy Blueberry Compote 1 pkg frozen blueberries Maple syrup (optional, to […]

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COVID-19 KID’S SCHEDULE

So yo… Covid-19 is keeping us all indoors and allowing us some time to slowdown… Except kids, they aren’t slowing down at all. To keep our sanity (and likely theirs too!), I got some activities to keep them occupied and learning, even when out of school. Check it out below!! Download and print my free […]

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Women’s Retreat 2020 – AZ

Watch out!  Women congregating = great things are happening, most likely changing the world!   I am so lucky to have so many amazing people in my life, and this group of women definitely falls in the amazing peeps category.  We had a fantastic trip to Scottsdale, AZ in which we enjoyed perfect weather, delicious food, […]

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Super Easy AIP Smoothie Recipe

Ya gerl is a big fan of smoothies.  I make smoothies for every reason really… it’s quick, filling, a great way to get rid of food that might normally be wasted (ie. overripe bananas), and the perfect vessel for “hiding” vegetables and fruits for picky kids.   I recently completed an AIP protocol diet to see […]

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Spotlight On: St. Lucia

I am so thrilled that we made it back to the motherland for February break this year!  It has been long overdue… it’s so nice to be able to show the kids why my mom and I are island girls at heart.  As a little girl, I have such fond memories traveling to St. Lucia […]

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Global Go-To Girl 2020

Anyone else start 2020 feelin’ like a million bucks?  Actually, that is a lie… I started feeling really good around my 40th birthday, in September of 2019.  I was so nervous about turning 40… like midlife crisis style. I felt like I officially was going to be old.  I had no idea that I would […]

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Packing Tips

It’s resort time!!!  I’m so excited to get some sun on my skin!  The only not so fun thing…. packing. And you need so much stuff for kids because they are constantly soiling their clothes.  Don’t get me wrong, I think kids should get dirty from having fun, but the food on clothes situation is […]

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My Favorite Flourless Muffin Recipe

Just like most other people, ya gerl loves a muffin.  But conventional muffins are not healthy. They just aren’t.  It’s like cake for breakfast, people. But these are the best, most satisfying, and healthiest homemade muffins I have tried.  They are perfect for everyday, every time of day, and most importantly, kids! Oh yeah… and […]

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I Love Skiing

Ya gerl has decided that she loves skiing.  It’s only taken me about 30 years to get to that point, but I am fully in now. I will say that taking the kids was slightly painful only because of all of the “stuff” you need that basically becomes the parents job to carry around.  That […]

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Spotlight On: Breckenridge, CO

We decided to go to Breck for the holidays during our two week road trip because my bestie from Singapore was going to be there with her family.  Ya gerl was not going to pass up an opportunity to spend time with them while they were stateside which may not happen again for years! Plus, […]

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Road Trip Tips with 3 Kids

So yo, does anyone understand the seriousness of a road trip with three kids under 7 years old?  This is what my hubby and I decided to do this year for the holidays. Let’s just say that it was a trip to remember.  Notice- this was a TRIP, not a vacation, because travel with young […]

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Recipe: Banana Pancakes (Gluten Free)

Banana Pancakes (Gluten Free) Makes 1 serving Ingredients  2 eggs  1 banana Cinnamon to taste Instructions Blend bananas and eggs together in the blender so there are no lumps. Add cinnamon and blend again or stir.  Fry in a skillet like pancakes and serve. Garnish as you please.

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Spotlight on: Italy

After many extended conversations, my husband finally decided that he would like to spend his 40th birthday on an eight day trip to Italy.  With our kids, and our parents.  As fun as that sounds, please note, that for my 40th birthday, I will be doing nothing of the sort.  No kids, no family, and […]

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Spotlight on: Fethiye

Why I picked it:  On the southwestern coast of Turkey, is only about an hour flight from Istanbul, and it’s like the Turkish Amalfi coast.  Beautiful vistas and amazing blue water is just the beginning.  Though we typically aren’t resort goers, I was starting this trip solo with the kids so I figured I wanted […]

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Spotlight on: Bavarian Alps

Why I chose it:  We love the mountains and decided to explore the Bavarian Alps (Lake Tegernsee) in October, which ended up being a great idea.  This is technically off-season (summer for the lake and winter for the skiing), which allowed us a lot of freedom to enjoy the local culture and soak in the […]

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