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Spring Eats

I forgot to pack a snack again. I don't have time to make snacks, they take too long. I haven't eaten all day. If you relate to any of these, you're not alone. I've said all of these in one week (haha). I understand the "my kids are first" mentality that many parents have. I feel that on a regular basis.So I decided to share some of my favorite snack recipes that have helped me prioritize my own health and well-being!   Grab a mason jar, or any other glass jar with a lid, and add a few spoonfuls of  yogurt (I like Stonyfield Organic Whole Milk Yogurt because it has probiotics) and then you can add any other toppings you like. Drizzle some honey, nut butter, berries, almonds, chia...

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Square or round?

If you find yourself stressing over room layouts or feel like giving up after two minutes of furniture shopping, take a deep breath. We are here for all of that. Welcome to the first of many guides. After receiving a lot of questions lately about room layouts, I decided to reveal some of my tips and tricks for choosing the right coffee table for your space (specifically when it comes to coordinating it with existing furniture).   As a general rule of thumb, you want your coffee table to be no more than 2-3 inches above or below your couch. It's best if they're close to the same height for functional and aesthetic reasons. If you're working with a standard couch (not a...

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Already Enough.

"It's not good enough yet"I recently heard a child say this and it shocked me. Instead of saying "it's not done yet", they chose to say "it's not good enough yet". I'm sure the concept of "worthiness" is well known by our older kids but I wasn't prepared for a younger child to express it or demonstrate even the slightest understanding of it. Our striving for worth and perfection is seen by others, especially the younger people in our lives. Not only do they pick up on what we say, they also pick up on how we say it and how we respond to situations. When did we start shaping our actions and responses around proving or growing our worth?When did we start believing...

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Smith Eats - Protein Cookies

Ingredients: 1 egg 1 cup almond flour1/3 cup vanilla protein powder 1 tbsp flax seed 1/2 tsp baking soda1/4 tsp sea salt1/4 cup coconut oil, melted 1/4 cup nut butter (you can use almond, cashew, mixed, or peanut butter) 1 tbsp maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (you can also chop up a dark chocolate bar or add white chocolate chips)Directions: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Line your baking sheet with parchment paperMix all of your dry ingredients in a mixing bowlIn a separate bowl, mix all of your wet ingredients Combine the wet and dry ingredients and fold in your chocolate chips. Roll the dough into small bowls and bake for 10 minutes (or until they're golden brown).  

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