The Benefits of Kettlebells

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If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my Monthly Newsletter. Thanks for visiting!    Dumbbells and barbells are the most commonly used implements for weight training that can be found in any gym. However, in recent years another workout tool has grown in popularity to rival both of these modalities: the kettlebell.  Read the full article…

Enhancing your Baby’s Nutrition May Help Avoid Allergies & Asthma As They Grow

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  More children are now suffering from asthma and allergies than before. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), more than 6 million children under the age of 18 have asthma and more than 50 million Americans have environmental and/or food allergies. What’s even more surprising is that asthma and allergies are Read the full article…

The Mommy Monday Blog Hop #MMBH – Week 302

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…

Are You Ready for Change?

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  This week, I’m going up 5 lbs and 2 reps per set on body weight exercises. Why? Because I want change and that’s the way it will happen. It was really hard and heavy. Sigh. But guess what?  I did it anyway. My arms were shaking like a leaf (still are), so by the Read the full article…

The Mommy Monday Blog Hop #MMBH – Week 301

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…

The Greens Powder for Everyone

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  This post may contain affiliate links.   Being healthy, energized, and nutritionally optimized means your diet needs to have proper levels of vitamins and minerals. I’ve come across so many people think that being on the ketogenic or low carbohydrate diet will lead to a ton of micronutrient deficiencies because you’re restricting carbohydrates from Read the full article…

The Mommy Monday Blog Hop #MMBH – Week 300!

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…

AMAZING: 5-pack Vitamin Giveaway!

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  I received Superior Source samples in exchange for an honest review.  The opinions expressed herein are 100% my own.     What an amazing giveaway to an excellent 5-pack vitamins, valued at $70! What a great way to continue to make steps on your health and lifestyle journey! One lucky winner will receive a Read the full article…

Amira Can Catch: A Message to Kids on Intolerance

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This post may contain affiliate links. All the opinions expressed herein are 100% my own.     As parents, it’s our job to teach our children about the world. They may go to school to learn such things as history, math, and spelling, but we’re charged with the responsibility to instill values within them. In Read the full article…

Tips for Finding a Nursery for your Child

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    Finding a good nursery to entrust your child in is an important step in parenting. Day care benefits children in a lot of ways. Sending your child to nursery prepares them for formal schooling in the coming years. They’ll learn new things and gain friends, and next thing you know they’ll be ready Read the full article…

The Mommy Monday Blog Hop #MMBH – Week 299

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…

The Mommy Monday Blog Hop #MMBH, Week 298

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…

BLOOM! Seeding your Child’s Future in the Power of Plants

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  Have you heard of Seed Your Future?   It’s a national initiative to promote horticulture as a vital, viable and exciting career path for the nation’s youth. Experts say 58,000 new horticulture jobs will be available in the U.S. each year for the next five years. We need young interested youth to fill these positions! Read the full article…

Moist, Delicious, Healthy Banana Bread

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  I received Spice Island Spices in exchange for an honest review.  The opinions expressed herein are 100% my own.  This post may contain affiliate links.   Writing this post seriously makes me want some banana bread!  And finally, I can have it, and it can fit my goals!  I don’t have to have it Read the full article…

The Mommy Monday Blog Hop #MMBH – Week 297

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…

How to help your kids to behave in the car

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    Are you one of those parents who dreads taking your children out in the car?   Misbehaving children can  make a great trip, not so nice,  for you and themselves. Here is some advice for occupying children on long car rides! Do the groundwork. Setting out what is expected is crucial. You must explain that Read the full article…

The Mommy Monday Blog Hop #MMBH – Week 296

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…

Fast, Easy, Accurate: Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer

  I received the Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer in exchange for an honest review.  The opinion expressed herein are 100% my own.  This post may contain affiliate links     I’m going to be honest.  I was skeptical.  I have lasted 4 kids, many of sick days, with my little CVS thermometer that I bought Read the full article…

The Mommy Monday Blog Hop #MMBH – Week 295

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…

Earth Day for Kids: The Magical Mindful Day

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  I received The Magical Mindful Day in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated herein are 100% my own. This post may contain affiliate links.     The Magical Mindful Day is a children’s book for kids of all ages, intended to inspire the practice of mindfulness, to raise awareness of our interconnection with Read the full article…

3 Abdominal Exercises for Women

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    A razor-sculpted abdominal region is not just for men; women do deserve them, too. In fact, women should be able to sport their finely toned abdomen if that’s what they want. Fortunately, there is a myriad of abdominal exercises for women at the gym. These routines and exercises will sculpt the core, but Read the full article…

The Mommy Monday Blog Hop #MMBH – Week 294

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…

The Mommy Monday Blog Hop #MMBH – Week 293

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…

Fear of Flying? How to Qualify your Pet as an Emotional Support Animal (ESA)

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  Flying is a scary thing (believe me, I know).   Some people find that having their best friend (pet) with them helps ease their anxiety. Of course, you can’t just show up with Fido, as every airline has its own rules and regulations regarding Emotional Support Animals (ESA) on board.  To qualify your pet Read the full article…

Jump rope Sandwich Full Body Workout

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Today I have an excellent full body, mash-up workout!  We will use dumbbells, kettlebells, jump rope, body weight, suspension, and more!  It’s a challenging 1 hour workout that works! The workout is divided in 4-4 minute circuits.  Each 4-minute circuit is sandwiched with a 60-second jump rope interval. The exciting part. We are doing lots Read the full article…