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You’ve heard it over and over again – have a morning routine and it will change your life. It’s one of the hottest topics right now in the world of personal development. Entire books have been written about it and podcasts are talking about it non-stop. So chances are, you’re well aware of the trend. You may have even tried to jump in for yourself and see how it goes. But, being a mom means morning routines happen before kiddos wake up. And if your kids are anything like mine, that leads to one freaking early morning routine. But, you…

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Being a busy mama with a million things on our “to do” list is… hectic, to say the least. When it comes to setting our own personal or business-related goals, it seems like those well thought out intentions can easily get pushed aside as little humans need us and we’re trying to balance all the other things in our lives like spouses and friends. If you’ve set goals only to never see them accomplished, started a new fitness program and never made it to the end, or have only got as far as day 3 on the Whole30, don’t worry,…

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Does this sound familiar? You are constantly pulled in a million directions with priorities that should have been done yesterday. As much as you’d like to be a step ahead of your weekly schedule, it always feels like you’re barely keeping up, or constantly running a day behind. There are late nights and early mornings, lunches get skipped because there’s no time to stop, and takeout starts to become a regular scene in your house. Then, it happens – you crash. Suddenly, you’re sick and out for the count for at least a day, or you keep trying to tell…

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Why didn’t someone tell me that when I had kids, I’d also be accepted straight into the “surviving on little sleep” club? It always seems like it’s those nights when I have an extra big meeting the next day, or a project that has to be completed that my kiddos decide they need some extra snuggles that night or I’m exclusively invited to their 2 am party in their room. The story of our lives, right? And although we all hear it all the time and we know sleep is the best way to reset our bodies and feel energized…

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Gone are the days when self-care was thought about as a luxury, or “getting pampered”. Today, more and more health institutions are putting a greater emphasis on the importance of a regular self-care routine when it comes to your health, especially for parents and other caregivers. Why? Self-care is a key strategy in managing stress, in which long-term, or chronic stress can lead to much larger health concerns including anxiety, depression, heart disease, digestive problems, sleep problems, weight gain, and even memory issues. For this reason, self-care is a topic being discussed with patients and healthcare professionals every day because of its overall…

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Before I jump into my recommendations, I want to let you know that some of the links below are affiliate links, which means I may earn a small commission for things you purchase directly from those links. Your purchase helps support my work in bringing you real information about health & wellness and keeping my coaching fees reasonably priced.  If you’re on social media and have semi-regular conversations with other moms, chances are good that you’ve heard of Rachel Hollis. She’s kind of a big deal right now. Her latest best selling book is about removing the stories we tell…

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Back to school Tips for wellness

While the kids are getting used to their own new routine at school, it’s a perfect time for you to do the same.

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As a recovering perfectionist, I’m constantly working on ways to re-program my brain to stop the need to be perfect, and start living a life proud of who I was truly meant to be.

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Here’s 15 of my favorite “grab and go” snack ideas for summer to help lose weight and keep it off.

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Alright, that’s it, I’m just going to come out and say it… New Year’s Resolutions are DUMB. What?! Did I just say that? Yeah I did. Okay, maybe not ALL New Year’s Resolutions, but most of them are dumb. Which is why most people are fully aware they probably won’t follow through when they set it. Honestly, what’s the point?! If you’re going to set a New Year’s Resolution, do it the right way. Here’s 3 quick things to check to make sure your resolution won’t stay behind with the rest of 2017: 1. Make sure it’s for YOU Don’t…

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Before I jump into my recommendations, I want to let you know that some of the links below are affiliate links, which means I may earn a small commission for things you purchase directly from those links. Your purchase helps support my work in bringing you real information about health & wellness and keeping my coaching fees reasonably priced.  The important thing to know is that setting yourself up for an awesome week shouldn’t take a ton of time (a.k.a. meal prepping all day long). No mama in the world has time to hang around the kitchen on a Sunday…

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Take a look through the list below to determine if your next diet will be “the one” that you’ll be able to stick with, or if it will fall into the list of other failed trials from the past…

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“Once I can do this full time, life will be different. I can’t wait to live my ideal day…”

This was a common thought in my head a few months back before I quit my full time job to pursue my passion of running my own business…

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How did I come up with the name, “Driven Mama”? It’s a funny story, really…

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