Picnic Day with Healthy Times


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Motherhood is such a beautiful rollercoaster. One day we think we’ve got it all figured out, and the next day your kiddos have moved on to the next phase. It’s hectic and ever changing. They are growing, and we are growing along with them. And boy, they are growing so fast! It’s so easy to forget during the day when you are running around making sure that everyone is happy and healthy. That’s why it is so important to slow down and make time to enjoy them.

One thing I have been working on is making time to go on dates with each of my boys. It had been on my mind for a while, and I was finally able to go on my first date with Bryce. He chose to go to the park, and I decided that we should have a picnic as well! So I brought a blanket and some Healthy Times Hugga Bear Cookies along with us.

Healthy Times Hugga Bear Cookies have been our go-to snack lately. Not only do the boys love them because of their fun shapes, but I love that they have calcium, B vitamins, zinc and iron – all the vitamins and minerals they need in a cookie. They are also non-GMO Project verified, which gives me such peace of mind.

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It was such a perfect Fall day, and I was so glad I was enjoying it with my boy. We played in the leaves, took a walk, went down the slide together, had conversations about tractors, and enjoyed some Hugga Bear Cookies together. All of Bryce’s favorite things! Of course, we couldn’t end the day without a great big bear hug.

It was such a simple little date, but it made him feel so special. It doesn’t take much to make our little ones happy. These are the moments they will remember for years to come. I look forward to going on more dates with my boys!

Where is your little one’s happy place? And what are some of the special things you guys do together?

Thank you to Healthy Times for sponsoring this post! All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.


Health Goals

 1. Be more active. It hurts to admit it, but I have been so lazy lately! There is an elliptical trainer and treadmill in the garage that work perfectly well, but I’m just the one who is lacking motivation. I am looking to change this. It’s so important to keep an active lifestyle. It gives you more energy, makes you look better, and makes you feel better too! Also, it only takes about an hour of my day. What’s one hour out of 24 hours? 
2. Eat healthier. I am a carb fiend. So eating healthy is not exactly my first instinct. However, eating junk food gets a bit old after a while. I plan on eating out a lot less. I want to lessen this to once a week at the most. This will save me some money and also make me learn new recipes! I really want to learn how to cook new things this year. I have so many recipes I have had my eye on and that I hope to share with you all.
3. Regulate my sleeping schedule. I go to sleep at around 1 a.m. on most nights and this is not good! My goal is to go to sleep earlier so that I can wake up earlier. I get so much more done throughout my day when I wake up early. I love that feeling of being productive! So my goal is to go to sleep at around 10 p.m. and wake up at 7 a.m. Lets change these night owl ways of mine!
4. Smile and be happy. This one is last, but definitely not least! I feel like a lot of my top goals will lead to more of this one. To lessen any stress levels, I plan on being more organized. Being surrounded by disorder can drive anyone insane. I also want to find happiness in the small things. Small beautiful things happen in our lives everyday. Lets keep our minds busy with positive things so that the negative thoughts will no time to linger. Also, Smile! Smiling is a truly contagious thing!
It may take me a while to accomplish these goals, but I’ll be working to make them a part of my everyday life. Have you set any health goals for yourself? I find it very encouraging when I hear other people’s goals. So feel free to share!