Only Best Next to Homemade: Bone Broth + Bonus Spicy Braised Kale Recipe!

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If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my Monthly Newsletter. Thanks for visiting!  This post may contain affiliate links.  The recipe and opinions stated herein are 100% my own.   I love bone broth.  I sip it, I cook with it, and I stay in good health!  I contribute my great health Read the full article…

Top 5 Extracurricular Activities for Kids

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  There are many advantages that come with extracurricular activities for kids. Extracurricular activities complement the normal curriculum that kids go through in schools. These activities also create confidence in children and in the end, the activities could end up helping the kids to realize their talents and careers. How many kids have discovered their Read the full article…

The Mommy Monday Blog Hop #MMBH – Week 282

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  Welcome to The Mommy Monday Blog Hop, always #MMBH on social media!   <div align=”center”><a href=”http://www.mrsaokaworkinprogress.com” title=“Mrs.AOK, A Work In Progress”><img src=”http://squishablebaby.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Mommy-monday-blog-hop-image.jpg” alt=“Mrs.AOK, A Work In Progress” style=”border:none;” /></a></div>     Follow Mrs. AOK Mrs. AOK, A Work in Progress Twitter Pinterest Google+ Facebook   Follow Lisa The Squishable Baby Twitter Pinterest Google+ Facebook Read the full article…

Reverse Diet – Final Update

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  Okay, I find this to be a lot of fun.  It’s fun seeing before and after pictures.  Would you agree? For information on what a reverse diet is, read my post on the subject HERE.  It took me 3 months to reverse out of keto, increasing carbs and calories incrementally while simultaneously decreasing fats.  Read the full article…

Being Realistic about your Health and Fitness Goals in the New Year

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  This post may contain affiliate links.  The opinions expressed herein are 100% my own.   This post is not meant to discourage.  Just the opposite actually.  Knowing what you are getting into, and setting realistic attainable goals is empowering. I think the most disheartening thing about health and fitness is that it’s hard.  It’s Read the full article…

The Mommy Monday Blog Hop #MMB – Week 281

Mommy Monday Blog Hop #MMBH

  Welcome to The Mommy Monday Blog Hop, always #MMBH on social media!   <div align=”center”><a href=”http://www.mrsaokaworkinprogress.com” title=“Mrs.AOK, A Work In Progress”><img src=”http://squishablebaby.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Mommy-monday-blog-hop-image.jpg” alt=“Mrs.AOK, A Work In Progress” style=”border:none;” /></a></div>     Follow Mrs. AOK Mrs. AOK, A Work in Progress Twitter Pinterest Google+ Facebook   Follow Lisa The Squishable Baby Twitter Pinterest Google+ Facebook Read the full article…

Expert Post: Tips for Helping Your Kids with Homework and Study Habits

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Developing good study habits is hard. Many parents claim it to be the most laborious task because these habits don’t come quickly or fall naturally. Many kids need to be trained how to grow these habits over time. And, sometimes, that can be difficult when you are not confident how little (or how much) to Read the full article…

The Mommy Monday Blog Hop #MMBH – Week 280

Mommy Monday Blog Hop #MMBH

  Welcome to The Mommy Monday Blog Hop, always #MMBH on social media!   <div align=”center”><a href=”http://www.mrsaokaworkinprogress.com” title=“Mrs.AOK, A Work In Progress”><img src=”http://squishablebaby.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Mommy-monday-blog-hop-image.jpg” alt=“Mrs.AOK, A Work In Progress” style=”border:none;” /></a></div>     Follow Mrs. AOK Mrs. AOK, A Work in Progress Twitter Pinterest Google+ Facebook   Follow Lisa The Squishable Baby Twitter Pinterest Google+ Facebook Read the full article…

4-Ways to Tame the Snacking Beast in the New Year + Bonus Healthy Granola Recipe

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  I received items in exchange for an honest review.  The opinions stated herein are 100% my own.  This post may contain affiliate links.   I’m all about snacking.  Even a fit mama has to get her “chip-on,” you know what I’m saying?  In all seriousness, it’s important to know how to snack healthily.  Why?  Read the full article…

Creativity vs. Conflict: Online Activities for Kids on a Winter Day

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    It’s hard on kids when they’re stuck inside on a frigid winter day. It’s no picnic for adults either. Children who are cooped up together for hours at a time are likely to get frustrated and take it out on each other. When the fur starts flying, it’s up to mom or dad Read the full article…

Why You Should Consider A Reverse Diet in the New Year

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  What is a reverse diet? A reverse diet is the opposite of a normal diet. In normal dieting you are cutting calories, maybe doing a lot of cardio in hopes of losing weight.  With reverse diet, you are slowly adding calories back, maybe weight and resistance training, hoping to do one of many things; Read the full article…

Mommy Monday Blog Hop #MMBH – Week 279

Mommy Monday Blog Hop #MMBH

  Welcome to The Mommy Monday Blog Hop, always #MMBH on social media!   <div align=”center”><a href=”http://www.mrsaokaworkinprogress.com” title=“Mrs.AOK, A Work In Progress”><img src=”http://squishablebaby.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Mommy-monday-blog-hop-image.jpg” alt=“Mrs.AOK, A Work In Progress” style=”border:none;” /></a></div>     Follow Mrs. AOK Mrs. AOK, A Work in Progress Twitter Pinterest Google+ Facebook   Follow Lisa The Squishable Baby Twitter Pinterest Google+ Facebook Read the full article…

Two Recipes to Make your Christmas Healthier and more Chocolaty!

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This post may contain affiliate links.  These recipes were posted first on the Thrive Market Blog.   Just imagine enjoying a delicious latte and chocolate bark while decorating the Christmas tree, for brunch on Christmas morning, or while opening gifts! We have these sort of traditions in our house, that the kids look forward to Read the full article…

5-Tips for Hosting a Foreign Exchange Student

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    It always feels good to open your home to a student from another country, who, is on a foreign exchange program. When you and your family decide to open your home to such a student, it comes with a lot of love. There are many reasons why such a gesture is good for Read the full article…

Coloring Books that are Purr-fect for the Howl-idays + FREE Coloring Printables

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  I received a copy of the coloring books in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed herein are 100% my own. This post may contain affiliate links.     I am looking to incorporate more art activities into our homeschool, and my daughter loves…loves…loves …loves to color!  She will spend hours coloring those Read the full article…

The Mommy Monday Blog Hop #MMBH – Week 278

Mommy Monday Blog Hop #MMBH

  Welcome to The Mommy Monday Blog Hop, always #MMBH on social media!   <div align=”center”><a href=”http://www.mrsaokaworkinprogress.com” title=“Mrs.AOK, A Work In Progress”><img src=”http://squishablebaby.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Mommy-monday-blog-hop-image.jpg” alt=“Mrs.AOK, A Work In Progress” style=”border:none;” /></a></div>     Follow Mrs. AOK Mrs. AOK, A Work in Progress Twitter Pinterest Google+ Facebook   Follow Lisa The Squishable Baby Twitter Pinterest Google+ Facebook Read the full article…

Please Stop! It’s not about the Food: Secrets to my 160 lbs. Weight Loss

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  I have heard so many people say, “why don’t they just stop stuffing food down their pie-hole?” These are words from a person who is clueless.  Food is the symptom of a bigger problem.  I fed myself excessively because of low self-esteem and feelings of worthlessness, sadness and self-loathing.  I used food to replace Read the full article…

Middle Grade Read: To Look a Nazi in the Eye – Q&A with Author Jordanna Lebowitz

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This post may contain affiliate links.       Trump’s election gave a voice and a platform of hate to the Neo-Nazi group.  This is the story of the original Nazi movement – as experienced through the eyes of a teen. Written for middle readers, hopefully we will be able to bring up a generation Read the full article…

The Mommy Monday Blog Hop #MMBH – Week 277

Mommy Monday Blog Hop #MMBH

  Welcome to The Mommy Monday Blog Hop, always #MMBH on social media!   <div align=”center”><a href=”http://www.mrsaokaworkinprogress.com” title=“Mrs.AOK, A Work In Progress”><img src=”http://squishablebaby.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Mommy-monday-blog-hop-image.jpg” alt=“Mrs.AOK, A Work In Progress” style=”border:none;” /></a></div>     Follow Mrs. AOK Mrs. AOK, A Work in Progress Twitter Pinterest Google+ Facebook   Follow Lisa The Squishable Baby Twitter Pinterest Google+ Facebook Read the full article…

Spicy Instant Pot Bone Broth

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  This post may contain affiliate links.  This recipe is my own.     I love bone broth, more than anything I can think of.  I love just sipping it hot in a coffee mug.  I also use it to make rice, quinoa, couscous, veggies and many of my meat dishes.  I probably make two Read the full article…

Fitness Tips: Building your Butt without Growing Massive Quads

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  Now that I have gotten to my goal weight, I initiated a reverse diet to gain muscle and strength. I want more muscle definition everywhere, particularly in my butt, and have more definition in my abs. Never heard of a reverse diet?  Read all about it here.  Basically, I incrementally add carbs and calories Read the full article…

The Top 5: Tips for Applying for an Education Position

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    If you are looking for the best place where you can practice as a teaching professional in the United Kingdom, Essex County should be on top of your list. It is, perhaps, one of the best places in East of England where newly qualified teachers and experienced academic professionals can find the job Read the full article…

The Mommy Monday Blog Hop #MMBH – Week 276

Mommy Monday Blog Hop #MMBH

  Welcome to The Mommy Monday Blog Hop, always #MMBH on social media!   <div align=”center”><a href=”http://www.mrsaokaworkinprogress.com” title=“Mrs.AOK, A Work In Progress”><img src=”http://squishablebaby.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Mommy-monday-blog-hop-image.jpg” alt=“Mrs.AOK, A Work In Progress” style=”border:none;” /></a></div>     Follow Mrs. AOK Mrs. AOK, A Work in Progress Twitter Pinterest Google+ Facebook   Follow Lisa The Squishable Baby Twitter Pinterest Google+ Facebook Read the full article…

Fabulous Black Friday Deals to Support a Healthy Lifestyle

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This post may contain affiliate links.  This means if you click on a link and purchase an item, I will receive a small commission which will not only be used to run this blog, but also furthering my fitness journey.   I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving full of health and happiness!  My hope Read the full article…

Exploring Kolkata Like a Local

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    Try searching ‘a trip to Kolkata’, and you’ll get an incredibly long list of tourist-attracting sites in Kolkata. These lists are a good thing for a person who wants to visit the city as a tourist. But if a person wants to feel the soul of Kolkata (s)he must ignore the list and Read the full article…