Self-Care for Busy Moms

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Taking care of a family is impossible if you haven't taken time to care for yourself, too. It isn't selfish to make sure you're in top form for those you love. Here are my favorite self-care tips for busy moms who may not feel like they have a ton of time for themselves. One tip is to be sure to take your vitamins daily, like Nature Made® Energy†† B12 Adult Gummies and Nature Made® Vitamin C Adult Gummies. † These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure prevent any diseases. [AD] #AGummyYouCanTrust #NatureMade #NatureMadeAdultGummies #USP

Sometimes, as a mom, you find yourself feeling a little bit drained. It’s so important to make sure everyone gets everywhere they need to be and that everyone actually gets there wearing pants and shoes and all of the essentials. It’s hard to ensure that all of the laundry gets folded, that all of the meals get made, and oh yeah, maybe taking some time for yourself, too. All too often, as moms, we push ourselves to back burner– we make sure that everyone in our family is taken care of, but when we run out of hours in the day, we tend to neglect ourselves. I have quickly started to realize that filling up other’s cups when yours is empty can be quite the challenge, so I’ve been making intentional time for self-care, and I can’t wait to share my tips for easy self-care ideas (when you’re pressed for time), starting with taking your vitamins!

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Sloppy Joe Pockets

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Need an easy weeknight meal? These sloppy joe pockets fit the bill! With all of the great flavor of sloppy joes and none of the actual "sloppy," they're sure to be something the whole family will adore. | weeknight meal | kid-friendly food | easy dinner recipe | ground beef |

Sloppy Joes are kind of par for the course for busy families. Usually they fit right in during the rush between practice, homework, and bedtime, which makes them a great go-to dinner. Simply make the beef, stir in the sauce, and dinner’s served. But the thing is, Sloppy Joes are just… so… sloppy. And sloppy dinners means more laundry, and no one wants to do more laundry than they have to. Fortunately, Sloppy Joe Pockets are simple to make and have all the flavor of your favorite easy meal.

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Period Survival Essentials

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Periods sometimes suck, but they don't have to. A few period survival essentials can help, and I've got some you'll want to tell all of your friends about. | vaginal health | periods and menstruation | the care and keeping of your body | #PeriodConfidence #TryTheDivaCup [ad]

I was sitting in a coffee shop with a friend of mine, telling her how excited I was for my upcoming beach vacation. She asked if I planned to spend a lot of time in the water, and I remember leaning over to her and saying “I do, but I’m… I mean… I’m” I affected a very quiet whisper and leaned in closer “going to be on my period.” For me, that was the kiss of death for my vacation, and it meant I’d be sidelined for pool and beach activities, instead sitting and reading. It was then that my friend did something out of character… she pulled a small pouch from her bag and said, much louder than my initial whisper, “How about a menstrual cup?” and opened the pouch to show me her DivaCup.

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The Surprising Thing that Happened When We Removed “No” and “Don’t” From Our Vocabulary

Saying "No" and "Don't" may not be the best way to get your child to listen. Using Positive Opposites is the best way to turn things around and get them to do what you're asking!

“No! Don’t touch those!” I heard myself scolding my son at the store, encouraging him to leave the tags on the shelves alone. Unfortunately, all my son heard was “touch those!” which just led to me scolding him again. I didn’t realize that the way I said things, and the way I told him not to do something and scolded him when he didn’t do as I asked were creating a cycle of him disobeying.

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Game Day Dr Pepper Beef for Tacos and Tapas

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College football season is here which means it's the perfect time for grill-gating, tailgating, and more! This easy Dr Pepper marinated beef and glaze recipe are perfect for game day. Works great on tacos or topping @ritzcrackers! Just marinade, grill, and serve! @coalgrilling #GrillGatingHero #GrillGating

I am SO stoked — college football season is here, and I can’t tell you how excited I am to gather around with family and friends for some good old fashioned grill-gating. Nothing makes game day better than delicious food with the ones you love while enjoying cheering for your favorite team (I know I’ll be donning crimson and pioneer blue for my alma mater this fall!) But the REAL star of game day isn’t on the field, it’s on the grill, and I’ve got a great recipe for Dr Pepper marinated beef that works perfectly for tacos, tapas, and even sandwiches!

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Hanky Pankys (Easy Weeknight Meal or Game Day Appetizer!)

This easy weeknight meal will be a hit with the whole family! Only 5 ingredients, and so easy to make. | Breakfast Sausage | Ground Beef | Velveeta | Game Day Recipe | Weeknight Meal |

I love an easy meal. More than that, I love an easy meal that my family will actually enjoy! And this one? Boy, it takes the cake on easy-to-make. Five simple ingredients, a few minutes of prep, and some thawed ground meat are all you need for this delicious meal to be dinner-ready. The best part? You can easily serve this on game day for a great tailgating treat! Plus, the name “Hanky Pankys” just cracks me up! This is an old family recipe that my grandfather gave me, and… it’s so good. You won’t even need to write it down on a recipe card to make it because it’s easy to memorize, too.

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How to Create (and USE!) a DIY Positivity Journal

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Starting your day with positivity is important to a healthy lifestyle. We often talk about the importance of positive physical health -- good diet, exercise, making sure to take your Nature Made vitamins -- but mental health is important, too! Here's how to make (and keep!) a positivity journal that can help you focus on the good stuff (plus tips on sleep journaling to start your day off right). #NatureMadeGummies [ad]

Sometimes it’s hard to think the best about yourself and give yourself the benefit of the doubt. For me, it’s especially hard in the morning, and I have a habit of kicking myself for things I didn’t do quite as well as I wanted to do them. But sometimes thinking positively just requires a good reminder of why you deserve better from yourself. (Plus, it’s really easy to give yourself a space to share these positive thoughts!)

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Kids in the Kitchen: Easy Rainbow Popsicles

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Get your kids involved in making a delicious treat that's perfect for summer or anytime! These easy rainbow popsicles are hydrating and delicious with plenty of fruit flavor! | rainbow theme party | rainbow snacks | easy rainbow snack for kids | the colors of the rainbow | homeschool color study |

“I wish I lived next to the end of a rainbow so that I could just climb up the rainbow and look at the colors.” My son has a fascination with rainbows, like most kids do. They’re colorful, they’re vibrant, and the way they appear in only the most specific circumstances makes them exciting and fun, a special treat. That’s why my son was so excited to make these easy rainbow popsicles with me! (And trust me when I say they’re SO easy that your kids can make them!)

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How to Plan Fun Family Movie Nights During the Busy School Year

This guide on how to have fun family movie nights during the busy school year is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Snyder’s-Lance, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #Pop4Captain http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

The school year can be a super trying time, between homework, extracurricular activities, sports, and more. That doesn't mean you have to compromise family time, though! Here are my tips for squeezing the most out of family movie nights during the busy school season with @popsecret @lancesnacks and @walmart. #Pop4Captain #Pmedia #ad

With school back in session, it can be really hard to make time for family time. Honestly, between sports, music, and other extracurriculars, plus homework, it can feel impossible to get the whole family in one place at one time. But making time for that family connection is very important, so I’ve got a few tips to make sure you can reconnect with a fun family movie night and make sure it goes really smoothly! We’ve already got a fun family movie night planned in our household around the release of Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.

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Overnight Slow Cooker French Toast Casserole

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Back to School means getting back in the swing of things. Beat the morning rush with this easy French Toast Casserole! This overnight slow cooker french toast casserole is made in your crock pot so you don't have to worry about scrambling for breakfast the next morning. Plus, it's made with ingredients you can feel good about, like organic peaches or Horizon Organic products (which are also great for tossing in lunchboxes!) #HorizonHappiness [ad]

Back to school means time to get back in the swing of things… and sometimes that can be a struggle! My favorite way to beat the morning rush to get through to the school day is to have breakfast ready when my family wakes up. That’s why I’m a huge fan of using my slow cooker to get it ready. This overnight slow cooker French toast casserole is so easy and the whole family will love it! It’s even perfect for dinner time, making it versatile.

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