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A website for everyone trying to do it all. I share my story to let you know you are not alone. Even if your plate is full, together we'll find ways to live our crazy lives, somehow stay sane, and even put together a healthy meal at dinner time (most nights).

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 MOM GUILT SPOILER ALERT Every year, I make cute DIY Valentine's for the boys to bring to their classmates and teachers (because you can't forget the amazing and patient teachers who work so hard too). This year the older boys wanted Star Wars valentines and their amazing Grammie came to the rescue and bought some for them (thank you @jamcross1). I was so happy to have the help so early that I overlooked the fact to get teacher gifts and ones for Dylan's daycare class who are all 2 year olds and can't even say Valentine's Day. So last night I felt super guilty I didn't do anything. My hubby convinced me it was ok, that I already do too much, blah blah blah. But of course like any wife, I ignored him and ran to a store early this morning and then rushed to Pinterest to save the day. Catholic Mom Guilt. What can I say. Am I crazy?! Please tell me you other moms out there feel the same burdens?!? And yes I did not do Paleo friendly valentines! Go ahead add to the mom and paleo guilt! Let me have it! #momguilt #paleoguilt #notperfect #valentinesdayistoostrrssful #love #hugsnotcriticism #DIY #pinterestismybestfriendandworstenemy #valentinesday #ourfullplate
 If my 6 year old likes butter coffee, why don't you? We made our clean version of Starbuck's Peppermint Mocha today with organic coffee, coconut oil, cacao butter (this is a non dairy option but you can substitute for grassfed butter), 100% cacao powder, and peppermint oil. In my opinion, this version is much better and doesn't include sugar and other processed ingredients. It's cheaper too! #haveyoutriedbuttercoffeeyet #buttercoffee #bulletproofcoffee #goodfatisphat #fat #paleo #paleokids #whole30 #coffee #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 Tonight I made a super easy Roasted Chicken Picatta on the fly. It was super flavorful and the chicken makes great leftovers to throw protein on top of your brown bagged lunch salads during the week, etc. Recipe as followed: 4 lbs of chicken thighs Zest of 3 lemons 1/3 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice 1/4 cup of avocado or olive oil 4 garlic cloves minced 2 teaspoons of dried thyme 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary 1 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon of pepper 2 tablespoons of capers to garnish 1 lemon slices for garnish 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 2. Mix all ingredients with chicken and marinate in the fridge up to 12 hours if time permits. 3. Line cookie sheet and roast for 35 minutes. 4. Devour. Yum! #paleo #planahead #easypeasy #whole30 #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 #tbt (Tuesday) in honor of Fat Tuesday. This boy fit right in last week on the streets of NOLA with his skinny jeans, high top vans and matching knock off Raybans and Mardi Gras shirt. What a great (and very surprisingly) family friendly trip. #fattuesday #mardigras #PG #familyfriendly #beadsforeveryone #family #NOLA #toocoolforschool #ourfullplate
 Healthy Super Bowl grub consisted of @againstallgrain sweet and sour meatballs and a hearty salad made with roasted beets, brussel sprouts, apples, raisins, pecans and feta cheese. Yum. #paleo #SuperBowl #ourfullplate
 Pulling out all the stops today. I have no shame in the game and will do anything (including bribing) so my kids eat their veggies. #playwithyourfood #foodisart #boyssaidtomatomouthwastoowide #cantwinthemall #paleo #paleokids #leftoversforlunch #whole30 #fitfluential #ourfullplate
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