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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 Things are crazy right now with work and life, so I am vowing that I need to focus on the things I can control TODAY. So today I'm happy the kitchen facelift will be done soon. Last thing that needs to go up is the backsplash. I wanted something classic but different so I went with a sideways herringbone design. Do you like it?! Still no stove, but I was able to microwave my eggs this morning. Not ideal of course but at least I was able to sneak in some protein. Almost done. #staypositive #dontstressaboutthethingsyoucannotcontrol #paleo #kitchenremodel #reno #facelift #backsplash #herringbone #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 [Good] fat is phat. #notallfatiscreatedequal #paleo #lovepicnik #supportlocalbusinesses #atx #austin #ourfullplate #Repost @picnikaustin with @repostapp. ・・・ We tell people all the time - grass-fed butter has a totally different nutritional profile than conventional butter Well the proof is in the color, guys! The butter pictured on the right is 365 brand "grade AA" butter from Whole Foods. This cow was fed grains. It probably spent the entirety of it's life confined in a feedlot, which makes us really sad. Cows aren't designed to eat grains! Their 4 stomachs have the incredible ability to break down grass and utilize all of it's nutrients, which they then passes on to us in their most bioavailable form. But factory farms are designed to cram as many cows onto as little space as possible, so these cows are fed cheap grains instead of being allowed to roam fields and eat their natural diet of foraged grasses. When cows are fed a diet of grains, corn, and soy, inevitably they become sick. So conventional cows are often pumped full of antibiotics to help remedy this problem. And then, of course, those antibiotics end up in your meat and dairy products. Not only do we feel that this is inhumane for the cows, but we also think you deserve better! The butter on the left comes from grass-fed cows, free to roam on pasture, eating nutritious grass, and turning that grass into nutrient-dense, omega 3-rich butter. That beautiful deep yellow is straight up beta-carotene, it's got even more of it than carrots. You can literally SEE how much better this butter is for you! That gorgeous butter on the left is the stuff we put in your coffee. No growth hormones, no antibiotics. Just free-roaming cows who graze on lots of green grass and then turn into it deeply colored, nutrient-dense butter. And it makes for an incredibly nourishing cup of Butter Coffee that you can feel good about drinking
 I promise I am still a paleo food blogger. I know I haven't posted many pictures of food over the last 3 weeks since our meals haven't always been picture perfect during our mini kitchen remodel (which I will post pics this week) but we are slowly getting back to routine. I made a quick @nocookpaleo -ish lunch where I wrapped Boar's Head natural nitrate free chicken breast with avocado and @kerrygoldusa aged cheddar cheese and served it some fresh veggies and grapes. I can't wait to get back on track. #backontrack #planaheadpaleo #nocookpaleo #notpaleoperfect #paleo #paleoish #ieatquailtydairysometimes #sueme #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 Someone is excited for his new school! I had a tough day at work yesterday, but I am trying to stay positive and grounded. I am trying not to stress out and worry about the things I cannot control in the FUTURE and just be appreciative of what I have TODAY. Can't believe my Dylan is so big. After his tube surgery a month ago, he has been the happiest and cuddliest little guy EVER. He is also talking up a storm. What happened to my baby?! #mybabyisnotababyanymore #socute #mybaby #family #priorities #staypositive #backtoschool #firstdayofschool #boymom #momof3boys #ourfullplate
 How amazing is this?! Sometimes we all need a little encouragement. I received a special email today reminding me of the importance of work life balance and it was all I needed to keep myself on track and it forced me to value the things that are important to me. My career AND my family are important because without my family I could not be successful at the workplace. I paid it forward and sent a note to someone I care about. Go do the same! #encouragement #motivation #worklifebalance #totalpackage #family #love #army #soldier #support #thankyou #fitfluential #ourfullplate #Repost @thefitdoula with @repostapp. ・・・ Wonder Woman Warrior Wednesday  Today's Mission: Uplift 1⃣ Woman in your life who could use an encouraging word. Text Call Send her flowers Send a hand-written card Let her know you've got her back  #friendship #community #inspiration #love #struggle #hugs
 Another first day school picture but this time for my sweet Julian who if it was up to him he would skip Pre-K altogether and go right to Kindergarten. Julian is an active little guy who works so hard and never accepts the first no. He is also quite the ham and has a smile that will melt your heart. We are so proud of him and looking forward to a great year. #lovehim #myminime #hardworker #mindofhisown #chooseshisownclothes #soccerboy #bigboy #prek #firstdayofschool #backtoschool #atx #austin #texas #fitfluential #ourfullplate
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