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Battling That Tired Mommy Feeling

That nagging tired feeling is pretty much every mom’s daily struggle. One thing I’ve learned: when you’re a working mom, you must learn to respect your limits. I have a hard time with this because I push myself to do it all every.single.day. But this weekend, I learned that even super mom has her limits.

My biggest problem: I regularly run on about 5 hours of sleep a night. And I usually run pretty well on five hours of sleep. But there is no room for error. So when my little…

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Added by Cortney Galster on July 7, 2013 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Happy Fourth of July!

I hope you all have fabulous plans for the best summer holiday of the year. Currently I am sitting here with my little man who’s been up for nearly two hours and is definitely ready to go down for a nap. My dessert for our barbecue is setting in the fridge {and btw, if you haven’t figured out what you’re making for dessert today, you can check out…

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Added by Cortney Galster on July 4, 2013 at 8:40am — No Comments

Landscaping is the best workout ever.

I am STILL sore from this weekend. STILL. My right elbow and left knee hate me. I had some kind of allergic reaction to fresh mulch and have an absolutely lovely rash running down each of my legs. My abs feel like they should be toned and defined {even though they are absolutely, positively not}. What did we do, you ask? Why, we landscaped our yard!...Continue reading at The Mommyhood…

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Added by Cortney Galster on July 2, 2013 at 9:56pm — No Comments

Baby Wants Mama – I’m Not Complaining

My baby is going through this phase where all he wants is mama. He has a hard time if I leave the room – let alone if I leave him with a babysitter to play while I work. He even has a hard time going to sleep at night because he just wants me to hold him a little bit longer. It’s equal parts frustrating and adorable. Well, maybe about 75 percent adorable. Just saying.

Now I know that I should be trying to wean him from this. But there’s this little piece of me that is kind of thrilled…

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Added by Cortney Galster on July 1, 2013 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Cascade #MyPlatinum Dishwashing Pods - Win A Whirlpool Dishwasher!

I think the daily chores at every house are the same: do the laundry, make the meals,do the dishes. Know what my least favorite chore is? Putting away dishes from the dishwasher. Know why? Because it drives me crazy when they don’t come completely clean after I just ran them on a heavy dishwasher cycle with a sani-rinse option. Seriously. If I’m going through the work of “pre-washing” my dishes FOR the dishwasher, they damn well better come CLEAN at the end of the…

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Added by Cortney Galster on June 28, 2013 at 9:10pm — No Comments

Just a Peek Into A Working Mama's Thursday

Yesterday, I thought my brain was too tired to blog. So I didn’t. I spent nearly two hours trying to put my baby to bed and then fell asleep on the couch. And then tonight I was even MORE exhausted than I was yesterday. Funny how a lack of sleep builds up after a while, eh? Yeah. Anyway – today, after working all day, I accomplished the following things:

  • Grocery shopping
  • Feeding my child
  • Feeding my dog
  • Feeding myself (cold, leftover homemade pizza from…
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Added by Cortney Galster on June 27, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Perfect for New Moms: #DulcoEasePink

I’ve told you guys a lot about all the gory details of pregnancy and post-pregnancy. But there’s one thing that I’ve only touched on – and never gone in-depth about. I guess that’s because it’s kind of awkward, kind of uncomfortable and a lot of…gross.

When you’re pregnant, you get constipated. There’s not really a way to avoid this fact – I don’t know of a single mama who didn’t experience this when she had a baby in her belly. And then after you have your baby, it gets a…

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Added by Cortney Galster on June 22, 2013 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Things I Love: Arbonne Deep Cleansing Face Mask

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I promised this to you this morning.

And here it is: the best face mask EVER. And it’s something that I’ve actually already told you about.

The Arbonne FC5 Deep Cleansing Face Mask. Dun Dun DUN.

I’ve…

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Added by Cortney Galster on June 4, 2013 at 10:55pm — No Comments

Moving Slow on Sunday Morning

Picture, if you will, this:

It’s 6:30 AM. I’m sitting on our couch – which happens to be quite large. It’s a sectional that seats at least six people. I jump up to grab my coffee. I try to sit back down and my giant puppy has taken my spot. Despite my stern voice, scolding and pleading, she will not move. So I resign myself to sitting on the floor.

Yep, that would be the start of my Sunday morning. Too lazy to move my child’s toys from the rest of the couch – because obviously,…

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Added by Cortney Galster on June 2, 2013 at 11:32am — No Comments

Your Number One Job As A Parent

When you become a parent, there is no manual. There is no one to tell you what’s right and what’s wrong. Not much is black and white; there are many questions that result in different answers for different families. But in my time as a mama, I’ve learned two things about child raising that are universal truths.

The first: you have to make decisions that do right by your family – not your sister’s family or your cousin’s family or your best friend from high school’s family. And…

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Added by Cortney Galster on May 29, 2013 at 11:20pm — No Comments

A Beach Vacation for Mommy and Daddy

So we went on vacation, just me and my hubby. Four days of sunshine, walks on the beach and sleeping in. These are the things that beach vacations are made of. The only problem? Ricky and I have forgotten what it’s like to not have RJ around. We’re so used to playing with him, listening for him, planning our days around him and justbeing with him that …

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Added by Cortney Galster on May 27, 2013 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Seven Months Old: Our Five Favorite Toys

There are different toys that my little guy has loved as he goes through different phases. Right now, we’re going from the sitting to the mobile phase of babyhood – and his favorite things are becoming much more interactive. Here are our top five faves {right now}.

1. Fisher Price Brilliant Basics Rock a Stack. I got…

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Added by Cortney Galster on May 18, 2013 at 9:25am — No Comments

Just a Typical Day in the Life of a Working Mama.

The life of a working mama. Aka a typical working day. Aka today. Literally.

Up with the babe.
Change the babe.
Let the dog out.
Make coffee.
Feed the dog.
Feed the babe.
Clean up the kitchen.
Get ready for the day.
Change the babe again...Continue reading at The Mommyhood Project

Added by Cortney Galster on May 14, 2013 at 10:39pm — No Comments

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the mamas out there. I actually got a lovely little surprise from the hubs yesterday:

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Gorgeous, right? I have a fabulous husband. And baby boy...Continue reading at The Mommyhood…

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Added by Cortney Galster on May 12, 2013 at 10:15am — No Comments

Seven Day Cleanse: Day Seven and Beyond

I didn’t want to post a follow up to the seven day cleanse immediately. Why? Because I knew that even though day seven was the final day of the cleanse, the product hadn’t finished it’s effect on my body. So here I am, ready to tell you all about day seven and beyond.

I felt the cleanse continuing to pull toxins out of my body for about a week after day seven. It’s strange – you can feel it from your muscles to your toes. But you feel it in a really good way. Your body…

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Added by Cortney Galster on May 11, 2013 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Arbonne Seven Day Cleanse: Days Four, Five and Six

It’s official: I have ONE day left on my cleanse. Five things I’ve learned:

1. Seven days on a toxin cleanse is not as hard as it sounds. I thought I was going to be really pushing for this to be over by this point. In reality, I will probably do this cleanse every couple of months – my body is really feeling great!

2. Drinking lots of water is a really good thing...Continue reading at …

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Added by Cortney Galster on April 29, 2013 at 9:24pm — No Comments

Arbonne Seven Day Cleanse: Days Two And Three

I figured that by day two – and for sure by day three – that I’d be really feeling the effects of this cleanse. That I’d be hungry, not feeling like myself and be really sick of drinking this stuff day in and day out. But I have to tell you guys the truth: I’m not hating it. I’m actually really enjoying it. With the fizz sticks, I can honestly say that the cleanse is actually tasty. When was the last time you…

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Added by Cortney Galster on April 26, 2013 at 10:51pm — No Comments

Arbonne Seven Day Cleanse: Day One

If you didn’t already know this, I’m doing the Arbonne Seven Day Cleanse. And I just finished day number one.

Yesterday evening, I mixed the squeeze packet full of antioxidants and healthy cleanse-y things with 32 ounces of water. Tasted it. And almost spit it out of my mouth. Alone, the cleanse tastes terrible. But I knew this going into it – so I invested in a…

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Added by Cortney Galster on April 24, 2013 at 9:05pm — No Comments

We Had a Blast AT The Blast for the White Cloud Diapers Event

RJ and I went to The Blast – a rocket ship themed indoor playground – last week for an event sponsored by White Cloud Diapers. And I have to tell you…that place is pretty dang awesome. It’s got everything a kid could ask for – it was like a McDonald’s playland on steroids. And I felt like I belonged on a kid version of American Gladiators. Not.Joking.

See what I mean? Awesome.

Anyway – there were a bunch of mommy bloggers there with their kiddos. And RJ was definitely the…

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Added by Cortney Galster on April 23, 2013 at 9:50pm — No Comments

My Age Is Finally Catching Up With My Body.

The past few nights have been strange: I’ve been so dang exhausted that I feel like I could just fall asleep on my living room floor. And then when I wake up, my body creaks and groans and feels like it needs about twenty minutes just to limber up enough to go downstairs and make coffee. Speaking of coffee, if I don’t have some, forget it. I am utterly unproductive {and have a major headache} for a good two hours...Continue reading at …

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Added by Cortney Galster on April 17, 2013 at 5:47pm — No Comments

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