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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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 Shockingly no tacos or margaritas for me on this Cinco de Mayo. Instead just lots of veggies to include carrots and parsnips roasted in bacon fat and broccoli roasted with bacon top. I always cook a lot of veggies at a time because they make the best leftovers and hash for breakfast the following day. Bacon makes every vegetable taste good. #vegetablesfordays #morevegetablesthanavegetarian #paleo #bacon #mealprep #planaheadpaleo #jerf #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 As much as I hated working on my birthday yesterday, it was great to share some time with my Army family, followed by some crazy time with my boys and I rounded the night out last night with a date night with my hunky hubby at a local farm to table restaurant in Austin called Odd Duck (I'll share pics of all the food later). I'm a lucky gal all around! My Soldiers said they bought the processed birthday cake for them to eat and they bought the "rabbit food" and gluten free cake balls and dark chocolate for me. They know me so well. #blessed #happybirthdaytome #paleo #paleoish #itsthethoughtthatcounts #atx #austin #texas #oddduck #farmtotable #family #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 It's been one busy day after the next these past few weeks. This past weekend, I had to work all weekend and yesterday was my birthday, but none of those tribulations matter anymore when you see this happy face. Six years ago the best gift a mother can receive (the day after her birthday) was the birth of her first son (who clearly wanted his own birthdate). Jackson is such a smart and sweet little boy. We are so proud of him. He did make sure yesterday before he went to bed, that I was continuing with the birthday tradition of putting streamers on his bedroom door for him to tear through first thing in the morning followed by our tradition of birthday paleo pancakes and his birthday year written in bacon! It's the little things. #THISkid #wheredidthelast6yearsgo #birthday #youarespecial #traditions #paleo #healthy #jerf #family #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 Blessed today to have crawfish eating and gnawing chicken off the bone kind of boys. Honestly, I don't think it's luck that they are all such "great eaters." Note, I did not say perfect because they are like everything other kid who would eat treats for every meal if I let him. Key to that statement is "if I let them." It's really tough to be tough and disciplined, but it will pay dividends in the future. So stick to your guns guys! You also have to eat those same crazy and healthy foods too. It starts with you. #leadbyexample #changestartswithYOU #paleo #crawfish #jerf #family #paleokids #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 Here is a picture of my great Army friend Allie, who is a Major in the United States Army, and traveled with her son to her new duty station in Seattle, Washington. That adorable baby, AJ, on the left is precious cargo, but equally as important is that 1,000+ ounces of frozen breast milk that she had to travel with. This reminds me of when I was away for Army training last year for two weeks and I had to exclusively pump over 300 ounces and bring that all back home. I salute you Mama, great work! AJ is a very lucky baby to have a mama like you. #mamahastodowhatamamahastodo #breastfeeding #pumping #medela #army #soldier #workingmom #itneverends #soproudofyou #hardwork #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 Somedays (and lately it seems like most days) this is all I can muster for dinner and thank goodness for products like these from @stevespaleogoods that have quality ingredients where all I have to do is add quality meat and some quality BBQ sauce in the crock pot and dinner will be served in 6+ hours. Thanks @missmellie12345 for introducing me to these!!! #crockpot #slowcooker #setitandforgetit #lazydinner #stilldelicious #paleo #healthy #jerf #cuisinart #fitfluential #ourfullplate
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