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Month: February 2017

Vacation Shenanigans

Vacation Shenanigans

Just popping in real quick, as we’re currently down in Florida visiting my parents for the week.  The weather forecast is 80’s and sunny everyday, and we are trying to soak in every ounce of vitamin D that we can.  Just sharing some pictures from our first day. My parents have a pool in their backyard, so the kids have been in the pool nonstop.  Graham has perfected his cannonball, and Reagan is starting to work on swimming without her…

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Recent Eats – Part 2

Recent Eats – Part 2

We are busy doing last minute errands and packing for vacation.  We leave bright and early tomorrow morning for a week in sunny Florida to visit my parents.  I CAN’T WAIT!  To keep things light on here this morning, I wanted to post some recent things our family has been eating.  My latest post about my recent eats was such a hit I decided to make it a regular series on the blog.  Here is part 2. My kids are…

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President’s Day Ski Weekend

President’s Day Ski Weekend

This past weekend the McLeans headed out of town for our second ski weekend of the season.  Although the weather forecast didn’t feel much like winter (50’s, seriously?)  we were excited.  We took the kids about a month ago, and they both made such great strides we were anxious to see the progress we could make.  As a little throwback, here is a picture from New Year’s Day 2015 (Graham was 3 1/2 and Reagan was 1 1/2).  This was…

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What I Ate in a Day

What I Ate in a Day

While I love posting food pics on here, I know it’s hard to really gauge what someone is eating until you see a complete day of meals/snacks.  So here you go, what I ate in a day!  This was from last Wednesday, and was a gym night (which will be obvious when you see the size of my dinner)! 8:30am – coffee with raw milk A picture of my travel mug next to my computer mouse is really ugly.  So…

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Friday Morning Coffee Date

Friday Morning Coffee Date

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful week.  I still can’t believe we are over halfway done with winter – bring on the spring!  I wanted to keep things light on here this morning, as we are headed out of town later this afternoon for our second family ski vacation.  To say the kids are excited is an understatement!  So grab your coffee, tea, or warm lemon water and let’s chat. Meals – Hits and Misses Now that…

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Pick me up, Mommy!

Pick me up, Mommy!

“Pick me up, Mommy!”  I hear this phrase daily too many times to count.  As Reagan is our youngest (our “baby” so to speak), it is hard to ignore this request.  And honestly, I love nothing more than picking her up to give her hugs and kisses and hear her special stories.  Unfortunately, as cliche as it sounds, life really does get in the way sometimes.  There seems to always be something else that needs my attention – laundry to…

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Snow Day 2017

Snow Day 2017

This past Thursday it seemed like the entire state of New Jersey shut down for the impending storm.  The forecasters were calling for 8″+ of snow along with high winds.  This translates into a VERY happy husband and son!  We spent a good portion of the day outside, and the kids were zombies by 7pm.  I call that a success!  I apologize in advance for the photo dump, but it was just so pretty I couldn’t help myself.  Plus I…

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Embracing the fat

Embracing the fat

When I think back to the first time I became aware that what I put in my mouth affected my body/weight, it was probably during the low-fat and non-fat fad.  My mom fully embraced this, and she and I were always striving to find the next best food with no fat.  Non-fat ice cream?  Non-fat cookies?  For some reason this brought us satisfaction as well as an all-access pass to eat as much as we wanted.  No fat meant no…

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Am I A Bad Mom?

Am I A Bad Mom?

I am willing to bet there isn’t a mom out there who hasn’t at some point doubted her abilities.  I know that I have – too many times to count.  Being a mom is hard work!  I’m not taking anything away from all the fathers out there, but for some reason moms worry about things dads never even think of.  Does my child feel loved and cared for on a sick day home from school?  Will changing schools be the…

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Clean Kiddo Meals

Clean Kiddo Meals

It’s no surprise that we put a lot of thought into what our kiddos eat.  Always trying to make sure they are getting healthy fats, protein, and fruits/veggies.  I was reading a school newsletter this weekend about Graham’s school cafeteria food offerings, and I was honestly appalled at some of the things I read.  They defend their choice to serve Lucky Charms as their feature cereal because it is within the “healthy school lunch requirement.”  And the current snack offerings…

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