For everyone whose plate is a little too full

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I'm Laura, and I try to do it all. Sometimes I even succeed. Learn more about me here.
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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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 I am the first to tell you that as much as I wish I was more crafty, I don't have time for that. I'm a working mama. Like many of you, I have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest. BUT what I do love is finding easy ways to do something cute that takes minimal time. I do this one "craft" a lot because it's so cute and easy. Thanks a Latte! How easy is uploading this free printable card to your closest one hour photo place, pick it up, then glue it on a piece of construction paper, and slap on a gift certificate to a local coffee shop? Christmas gifts for all 3 boys' teachers are now done. I need to stop having kids because I spent most of my holiday budget on them! #theyareworthit #thanksalatte #pinterest #teacherappreciation #merrychristmas #tistheseason #boymom #momof3boys #ourfullplate
 I'm starting to get desperate. How many more days of #elfontheshelf? I call this one a Paleo approved "sweets" cereal with Enjoylife chocolate chips and coconut chips. It took all of the boys willpower not to grab a handful. Mine too! #12daysofwinston #paleo #ourfullplate
 The boys favorite dinner these days is meatballs over spaghetti squash noodles served on our festive Christmas plates. Months ago they wouldn't touch the spaghetti squash and tonight they ate two big helpings each. Consistency is key. Eventually the constant fighting and forcing them to eat their veggies works. Leading by example also works too! #leadbyexample #emulate #noexcuses #consistencyiskey #paleo #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 Our Paleo Elf is no longer Paleo; Winston fell off the wagon. I know my boys are going to beg that I really use this as my actual shopping list. Forget chocolate and ice cream, I know they would chose cereal and bread any day. #paleo #notpaleo #paleoproblems #tistheseason #christmas #elfontheshelf #12daysofwinston #ourfullplate
 Who says you can't work with a sick child? Low grade fever yesterday means Dylan can't return to school for 24 hours, which also means hubby and I had to be creative on how to tag team taking care of this guy today. Ironically, I was still able to get some work done despite the distraction. I will say I need more practice typing emails with 1 hand. #youhavetodowhatyouhavetodo #workingmama #army #soldier #ourfullplate
 Who knew we had a Crossfit Elf who was tired from the previous night of doing ring "pull ups," so this AM he surprised the boys and was hanging out in the silverware drawer. It's a good thing we had a delicious Paleo breakfast of acorn squash and pork sausage hash (recipe on the blog) and homemade bulletproof peppermint mocha coffee (100% cacao butter, coconut oil, 100% cocoa powder, and 100% peppermint extract) prepared to get us through this crazy week before the holiday break! #paleo #12daysofwinston #elfontheshelf #tistheseason #christmas #family #fitfluential #ourfullplate
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