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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 Oh the "white lies" we tell our kids for a little entertainment. Ben and I told Julian he had to hold onto the rest of the twine that was holding down our Christmas tree. He said, "I have a very important job and I will not let you down," as he held tightly to that string the entire way home thinking if he let go, the tree would fly off the roof. So innocent and cute. I'm sure it will be the last year we get away with this one. #christmasseasonisofficiallyhere #christmas #traditions #family #ourfullplate
 You know it's the day after Thanksgiving when you have two crock pots going of bone broth simmering. I just divided my 23lb turkey carcass into two and added onions, carrots and a little apple cider vinegar. I covered it all with water and plan to slow cook for 24 hours. It probably won't be as gelatinous if I used feet or marrow bones, but still nourishing. Anyone else making some bone broth? #bonesoup #bonebroth #homemadebroth #thanksgiving #paleo #crockpot #slowcooker #FitFluential #ourfullplate
 So many things to be thankful for today. As much as it stinks to be away from family, it's so great to be around good friends. Our orphanage Thanksgiving rocks and the food was just as good as the company. #blessed #thankful #thanksgiving #friends #family #paleo #FitFluential #ourfullplate
 Our first 5 miler Turkey Trot as a Family of Five. Although it will be the first of many, hopefully it can be the last time where both Ben and I have to push a jogging stroller full of 3 boys. I will admit Jackson and Julian did great and ran at least 1 and 1/2 miles each. Now we can eat today without the guilt. Happy Thanksgiving! #turkeytrot #eatwithouttheguilt #thanksgiving #thankful #family #fitfamily #run #FitFluential #austin #atx #texas #ourfullplate
 My daily alarm clock never takes a day off, holidays and all. This boy is lucky I had to wake up regardless to put the turkey in the oven at 6AM. I started cooking my turkey breast side down for the first hour to allow the juices to deep into the breasts. It's been nice to enjoy my coffee smoothie and snuggles before everyone else wakes up. So thankful for my family and friends! Happy Thanksgiving to you all!!! #thanksgiving #thankful #family #paleo #ourfullplate #FitFluential
 How's everyone doing after a long day of prepping for tomorrow's BIG Turkey Day? Is everyone just as beat? What is everyone making? My contributions to tomorrow's feast is the big turkey. In addition to preparing it, today I took advantage of an already dirty kitchen and I made two meals so I don't have to cook the rest of this weekend. I made @dianesanfilippo @the21daysugardetox meatzas from her #21dsd book (my boys favorite) and @paleomg almost 5 ingredient pizza spaghetti. Hopefully this should get us through the long weekend. Happy Thanksgiving! #thanksgiving #thankful #mealprep #planahead #paleo #FitFluential #ourfullplate
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