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Motherhood Diaries (Food, Fitness, And Sick Day Essentials)

Hello, hello! My writing has been pretty sporadic lately, and my goal for the New Year is to be more consistent. Our little one is almost 10 months old, and keeps us on our toes, let me tell you! She has heaps of personality, and always makes me laugh. I mean, just look at that face. I couldn’t be more blessed.

Moving on to sickness….

There were a couple sick family members around us on Thanksgiving, and my poor baby got a nasty cold. Of course, being her mamma, I got it too. We are both much better now, and I wanted to share what I use when we are sick.


*Nose Frieda-this item is amazing! Kind of gross, but it allows you to get SO much out of your baby’s nose.

*Breathe Frieda Vapor Drops-these are baby friendly essential oils. I use them in her bath and they smell so good!

*Humidifier-I use this during her naps and bedtime. When her cold is really bothering her, I add her vapor drops.

*Zarbees Chest Rub-it is basically Vick’s for babies. I put it on her feet and chest.


*Apple Cider Vinegar-The health benefits are endless, and it seems to always get me better quicker!

*Saline Nose Rinse-I use this constantly to help clear out my sinuses.

*Zicam Nasal Swabs-These are a go-to when I have a cold!

*Essential Oils-I use eucalyptus, lavender, and lemon in my diffuser.

*Theraflu Tea-For me, this works better than other medicines when I am sick.

Those are just the things that work for myself and my family! I’m no doctor, just a girl who likes to research and find the best ways to keep her family healthy.

Moving on, this past week in FOOD:

Chickpea Pasta with meat sauce! I am loving this pasta so much. It definitely has a different taste, but I enjoy it a lot.

Jalapeno Chicken Sausage and Mixed Vegetables! I added a little soy sauce and lots of seasonings. It was delicious!

Grilled Cheese and Soup for when my sickness was peaked.


I was able to get to the gym twice this week. Once for RINGSIDE, which is a boxing inspired full body workout and a second time for SPINNING.

The rest of the week was workouts at home, including pure barre and the elliptical. The days I was sick I took it easy, just did enough to get my body moving a bit.

That’s about all for this update. We have a fun weekend planned! I will update again soon.

Have a great weekend, friends!

With love,


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A Life Update (Motherhood, Sickness, Teething, Food, And Fitness)

Hello, all! I am currently sitting here watching TV, and beyond ready for my husband to be home. He has been gone all weekend at a wedding, and I’m not expecting him home until around 1am. The baby and I stayed home because it would have been way too much travel for her in just a couple days.

Anyway, when I last wrote, I was getting over a terrible stomach bug. Unfortunately, my husband got it, too. He woke me up super early Tuesday morning saying he was up most of the night feeling queasy. He threw up right after that. I felt so bad because he got it from me. He stayed home from work for two days. I cleaned and disinfected like crazy when he felt better. Luckily, the baby didn’t get it!

The baby and I still had some fun though!

She LOVES gym class!! The Little Gym Of Polaris has been a saving grace for me. Baby K is making friends (so am I), developing new skills, and has so much fun every week.

This sweet kid had her 9 month appointment, and took her shots like a champ! She only screamed for a little bit.

Let’s talk teething…

Ugh, it is awful. She has had a couple nights where she struggled to go down because she was screaming. I have found that teething oil (benzocaine free), tylenol (when necessary), and lots of things to chew on help!

Now, onto food…

I didn’t cook much during the week since my husband was sick and I just threw stuff together for myself. We had pasta on Monday (before he got the bug). Mine had chickpea noodles with a meat sauce.

My mom spent yesterday and a good portion of today with me! It was so nice and extremely helpful!! Love you, mom! We had Jersey Mike’s and rented a movie last night!

After getting the baby down, I made a cauliflower crust pizza and salad for tonight’s dinner! Yum!

Fitness this week:



*Hiit workout video

*Cycle Sculpt class at the gym

*Upper Body Extreme class at the Gym

Well, that’s about all for this update! The rest of my evening will be spent snuggling the cats, watching the baby monitor, enjoying some TV, and waiting on the hubs!

I’m looking forward to catching up on all of your posts during the baby K’s nap tomorrow!

Have a great week ahead, all!

With love,



Diary Of A Sick Mamma

Hello, all! I am currently laying in bed, snuggled up to my little kitty, watching TV and recovering from getting terribly sick yesterday.

It started as a normal Saturday, with coffee and family time. I went to the gym for an upper body workout class, feeling fine the whole time.

I got home and cleaned the house while the baby napped. I felt a little flushed, but thought I was just hot from the cleaning. I took a quick shower, then got the baby up and started feeding her a bottle.

That is when things took a turn for the worse. I felt a sharp pain in my stomach, so I yelled for my husband to take the baby and get me a bucket. He put the baby in her bouncer, then grabbed me the Halloween candy bucket just in time for me to lose my lunch. It scared baby K and she cried so much. My husband took her to another room and kept saying, “mommy is okay.” I made it into the bathroom and puked at least 10 more times. I could hear the baby cry every time I did, and it broke my heart.

My husband took over everything; cleaning up after me, playing with the baby, then getting her to bed.

Meanwhile, I slept on the bathroom floor until I knew I was done throwing up. I had a temp of 101, and was freezing.

I was able to drink a little water and have a few pretzels before bed.


I woke up feeling better, but nauseous. I was hungry, so I ate and drank water. I had to be back on mom duty, but this sweet face made me so happy.

I am just praying the baby and my husband don’t get this! I washed and disinfected everything I touched yesterday. The rest of my evening will be spent taking it easy until bedtime!

Have a wonderful week ahead, everyone!

With love,