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ON THE COVER PHOTOG RAPHY B E C K Y K I M B A L L STYLING M E G A N B A I L E Y JUMPSUIT C A R LY M E G A N MODEL TA T E A L L E N

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EDITOR + CREATIVE DIRECTOR MEGAN BAILEY ASSISTANT EDITOR JANEE ARHETS ADVERTISING ANN GOOD PHOTOG RAPHY BECKY KIMBALL

CONTRIBUTORS PHOTOG RAPHY KRISTINA LISA PAIG E JONES

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EDITOR’S NOTE

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pring has officially bloomed and we’ve even been able to enjoy a few spring-like days around our house. It’s been so refreshing and much needed! I finally feel like we are exfoliate off those harsh winter months and moving into some of the best parts of the year! Our little peanuts can finally spend more time outside and the warmer temps have already got us planning all of our summer trips + adventures. 2017 feels like such a good year and we can’t wit to see what else it has in store of us! Speaking of exfoliating, in this issue we are starting things off by sharing a bunch of our favorite beauty products for moms, to help slough off that winter skin and get it feeling refreshed + moisturized for the upcoming months. We are also sharing a mother’s story about her struggles + triumphs with IVY and taking a glimpse into the life of one of our all time fave inspiring mamas, Elle Rowley, founder of Solly Baby. If you are trying to plan the perfect vaca trip this year for your family then our Glamping with little peanuts feature is sure to be a must-read + a must to try-out with your own family! As with every issue here at LPM, we always talk about our favorite fashion pieces for the season and finishing things off with sharing our favorite family friendly recipes. I’m so excited to have you here with us + hope you leave inspired!

- MEGAN BAILEY, founder + editor

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A MOTHER’S IVF JOURNEY


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SPRING FASHION LOOKS

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MEET INSPIRING MOM ELLE ROWLEY

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SPRING RECIPES

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BEAUTY FO R M OTH E RS

our favorite beauty products to help freshen up + get your skin looking it’s best for summer

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ONE LOVE ORGANICS

1. GOOP by JUICE BEAUTY We are going to shoot it to you straight! When we first heard about Gweneth Paltrow’s new beauty line, Goop, we thought the price point was a little unobtainable for the every-day women and didn’t quite understand the hype. Were the products an instant hit because they were created by a mega star or were they really that good? We felt like this article wouldn’t be complete without trying them out for ourselves and sharing our honest opinion. We will start by saying the Luminous Melting Cleanser is probably our favorite product from everything we tried and it’s worth every. single. penny! Yes it truly is that good! We’ve realized over the years the soap based cleansers leave our skin feeling tight + dry and the solution is this cleanser that sinks luxuriously into your skin to remove dirt and makeup, leaving it incredibly moisturized, soft, and glowing. This sumptuous blend of almond, olive and coconut oils, shea and cocoa seed butters, as well as jojoba and sunflower gently purifies and deeply hydrates the skin as it cleanses. Beautifully textured, it evens skin tone and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. There is a night and day difference in our skin since we started using this product. We love that a little bit goes a long way + lasts forever! Start putting your extra change away each month because you need this! www.goop.com

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One Love Organics products has a devout fan base and we are apart of that group! We have used these organic beauty products for years and are obsessed with the award-winning Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil + Makeup Remover that effortlessly lifts away impurities and makeup while restoring skin’s natural moisture barrier and pH balance. No harsh drying soaps here! Finish your routine morning + night with Vitamin C Brightening Facial Serum to help visibly brighten skin dulled by stress and environmental elements. Followed by their new Skin Dew Coconut Water Cream helps to combat dehydration and promote balanced, moisture-rich, and healthy-looking skin. Have we mentioned yet how amazing all their products smell?! www.oneloveorganics.com

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OSEA

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Inspired by the sea and founded with the intention of creating a natural skincare line free of toxic, synthetic ingredients. OSEA delivers proven results without causing harm to our health or the health of our environment. OSEA products are created with innovative formulations of certified organic, bioavailable seaweed, infused with pure steam-distilled and cold pressed essential oils create powerful natural anti-aging solutions and reduce the appearance of blemishes–eliminating the need for synthetic ingredients entirely. OSEA is free of synthetic chemicals such as parabens, petrochemicals, and sulfates. The Atmosphere Protection Cream is a lightweight moisturizer that hydrates and helps provide barrier protection against surface damage caused by environmental stressors such as extreme dry climates, wind and air pollution. And if you are looking for a great mask then look no further! The White Algae Mask is an age-defying, antioxidant mask that instantly improves the appearance of dull, uneven complexions and delivers long lasting hydration. Perfect for a more luminous look! www.oseamalibu.com

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Ok. We will face the facts. We are getting older and so is our skin. Because of that we’ve got a new found love for facial serums and Oille is the expert. Did you know that 70% of what you put on your skin absorbers into your body? Yep. That includes all the nasty hidden chemicals beauty companies don’t want you to know about. It’s important for us to be more educated about what products we use on our skin + stay away from hidden chemicals that can cause harmful side effects. The Black Currant + Edelweiss Organic Facial Renewing Serum repairs skin damage, improves aged skin, soothes discomforts and restores vitality. Our fave is the Raspberry + Rooibos Organic Facial Anti-Aging Serum. A highly sought after featherweight, concentrated serum that confidently combats deep wrinkles and age spots with sun protecting nutrient-rich raspberry seed oil and antioxidant tightening rooibos tea extract. www.oillenatural.com

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KOPARI

5. GLOSSIER Glowing, dewy skin is Glossier’s thing. Their skincare products are designed to instantly optimize skin’s tone, texture, and hydration levels so that it’s already at its best before you even think about makeup. We love the Priming Moisturizer that instantly brings out the best in your skin, so you have a fresh glowing canvas. Immediately on application, this plumps skin up with moisture to create cushiony bounce and an even texture, which helps minimize the appearance of pores, minus any heavy blurring ingredients. If you are in need of a makeup refresher or midday pick-me-up, try the Soothing Face Mist. It’s made with roses and aloe to hydrate, soothe, and leave you feeling fresh and awake! One thing we literally can’t get enough of is their Balm Dotcom skin salve! A hydrating, long-lasting, do-everything skin salve that’s packed with antioxidants and natural emollients to nourish and repair dry, irritated skin. Use a small amount on any part of the body that needs extra moisture, especially lips, cuticles, and rough patches. Try it in coconut for luxe lip smacking! www.glossier.com

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Coconut everything! Say Aloha to Kopari Beauty where every product starts with 100% organic coconut oil and is made with the purest intentions. So you always know your beauty is safe with us. And best of all, performs (and smells) like a dream. The Coconut Sheer Oil bombshell does it right and keeps it light. Jam-packed with goodness, it’s a face moisturizing, makeup-removing, split-end-softening powerhouse that can multi task like nobody’s business! Give your face a refresh with Coconut Rose Toner. With this toner, skin’s natural pH balance is restored as it tightens up those pores and keeps redness at bay. Don’t forget the holy grail of coconut oil. The Coconut Melt is the ultimate all-over skin moisturizer, under eye rescuing, hair deep-conditioning, belly-balming, baby skin soothing, beauty in a bottle for your whole bod. www.koparibeauty.com

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GLAMPING AT CONESTO GA RANCH

the new way to camp with little peanuts

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mashup of “glamorous” and “camping,” glamping is a world-wide phenomenon that combines the thrills of camping with the creature comforts of home. While the term glamping may only be a few years old, the concept has a venerable history. Centuries ago, Turkish Ottomans would set up extravagant tents—appointed with silk fabrics, expensive rugs, and furnishings—as mobile palaces for their sultan. In Africa of the early 1900s, wealthy Americans and Europeans arranged for their safari tents to be outfitted with such luxuries as Persian rugs, linen bedding and a chef to prepare meals.

Ideal for families and small children, you can forget about the hassle of setting up your own tent and sleeping on the hard ground! This resort aims to make “camping” easy, cozy, and comfy by taking care of all the hard work! You still get to enjoy your favorite parts about camping, being in the great outdoors with your family, getting a little dirty + waking up to incredible views. The best part by far is getting a good nights rest in a comfy bed. If you have small children and even babie, there really is no better way to keep them comfortable + camp stress free!

Camping has been a long time tradition for many families during the spring and summer months and one that we have always loved creating memories with our little peanuts. When we spent time last summer at one of our favorite destination spots, Bear Lake, we instantly became obsessed with this fresh new take on camping when we stayed at the luxurious Conestoga Ranch.

Bunk up in one of eight traditional-style canvas glamping tents, complete with en suite bathrooms (i.e. flushable toilets) and hot showers + electricity to charge those iphones... a must if you ask us! Or enjoy one of 16 custom-crafted conestogas, also known as covered wagons with an Old West ambiance. All accommodations feature soft beds and fresh linens.

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We spent the day sitting outside our tent in adirondack lounge chairs while the kiddos played inside on the beds and on the wooden floors with their toys. The ranch also has an on-site playground, big grassy areas + a game tent for hours of entertainment. With the turquoise waters of Bear Lake located just a few short miles away from the resort it, makes for the perfect place to stay. Enjoy the fun water activities at the lake during the day and then head back to your luxury tent at night to indulge in the Campfire Grill Restaurant + smores for dessert right outside your tent!

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Probably the most unique thing that Conestoga offers that other camp sites don’t is an on-site restaurant. The timber-framed, open-air restaurant maximizes views of Bear Lake and the surrounding mountains while guests enjoy impeccably prepared, gourmet cuisine comprised of fresh and local ingredients. The Campfire Grill Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner to its visitors making it easy + convenient. We are still dreaming about their truffled french fries, hickory smokedsalmon + crispy brussels sprouts! They also offer many great classic dishes for kids to enjoy.


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Located just a few blocks from the town, Garden City, you also have access to lots of local restaurants + gift shops. If you’ve ever visited Bear Lake before, then you know that the area is known for it’s fresh, creamy raspberry shakes. A traditional must to try when you are in town. So we hopped on the complimentary bikes provided by the ranch (check out this fun tandem bicycle that the kids all took turns on) and took a little bike ride into town to enjoy some delicious raspberry shakes at La Beau’s Drive-in!

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A MOTHER’S JOURNEY WITH IVF CARLY KE NIHAN

of bunbunbook.com shares her struggles + triumphs with IVF

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Infertility was never a label I expected for myself. I have

so much to be grateful for: a loving husband, a supportive family, good health, happiness, and success (damn, my life is almost as perfect as my Instagram feed), so a year+ of trying to conceive shouldn’t have been a big deal, right? A few negative pregnancy tests were nothing compared to the couples struggling with three or five or ten years of infertility, so how dare I compare my ache to theirs? After five rounds of Clomid, a couple invasive tests, a diagnosis of Endometriosis, and a round of In Vitro Fertilization, I told myself I should move on with my life as a normal mama, blogger, and woman. But. As much as I wanted to continue with my daily routine, my life quickly became 1% flowy wrap dresses and lavish lunch meetings and 99% needles, meds, pharmacies and doctors appointments while I clung on through the wildest rollercoaster ride of my life. My social appearances diminished into moments of isolation, and my anxiety of facing the outside universe

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increased. My blog posts felt empty. My head was removed from my “Top Trends for Fall” post and stuck in the clouds with my future babies and finding another IVF sister’s blog hoping for inspiration and support. As I sat at my computer facing writers block for the hundredth time, I realized that I had an opportunity. As much as I’d wanted to keep my struggle with infertility to myself, it dawned on me that maybe my story could help other women the same way so many had helped me. I decided it was my turn to contribute to the infertility community, and that the blank page in front of me was meant for my story. I felt so broken in my quest for motherhood. What was wrong with me? Why couldn’t I do the one thing I felt I was supposed to do? I knew I had to get over this overwhelming and depressing thought to make it through and be a success story, so I shoved it aside and accepted that God had a different plan for me. Instead of letting my self-administered injections terrify me, I told myself they empowered me.


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I paid attention to how lovingly my husband would study the pamphlet to get the syringes prepped exactly right. I looked at the times we left dinners and events early so we could get home in time for our “nightcap” (aka injection) as a step forward rather than a missed opportunity. The shots hurt and sometimes left welts and bruises on my abdomen, but each poke was one step closer to baby. I took every difficult and negative situation and turned it in to an exciting opportunity. The thought of being one step closer to baby made it all worth it. Next came egg retrieval. Sometimes I laugh at this one because, in truth, the only way to survive this period with sanity was to lighten up and chuckle a little. Along with three or so weeks of injections came visits to the doctor every. other. day. They wanted to ensure the injections were stimulating my eggs correctly and through blood draws and ultrasounds they would decide what meds to add, what doses to increase, etc. During that time I canceled on my niece’s baptism and a family wedding and literally played my life by ear for a solid month because I couldn’t make a doctor’s appointment more than a few days in advance. The doctor called us around day 16 of my cycle and basically said your retrieval surgery is tomorrow at 7:30 am, take x and y shot at precisely 10:30pm tonight, and we will see you in the morning. Just like that, we dropped everything, prepared for the big day, and in we went. I remember the anesthesiologist being so nice to me. I’d never been put under before, and he made me feel like a champ. They rolled me into the OR, I asked them to put some music on, and the next thing I knew I was awake and in pain until the nurse gave me morphine. I asked why there was so much pain from what I anticipated to be such a seamless procedure, and she said they had pricked my insides with a needle 32 times and retrieved 32 eggs which was way more than they expected! Things were going in the right direction. Meanwhile, my husband supplied a sample so we could create the embryos. My doctor came to recovery and said that although the original plan was to freeze our embryos while they treated my Endometriosis, my uterus was “looking beautiful” from the past weeks’ meds so they were going to do a fresh embryo transfer in 5 days. It was the cherry on top! Within a few hours I was home in bed sleeping off the anesthesia. The next few days were rough. Post-egg retrieval bloating is no joke. I read about it but didn’t think it would happen to me. WRONG. And the way I felt was on another level. I could hardly eat because my ovaries tripled in size from the 30+ eggs (remember we usually have only one mature egg a month) and were squishing my stomach.

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I spent the next 4ish days on bed rest and miraculously felt normal the day of the transfer. Initially we planned on one embryo with the transfer, but after several conversations with our doctor, we decided 2 embryos was the best choice for this particular fresh attempt. We were ready. We told no one about our fresh transfer. Since IVF takes some of the surprise factor out of the equation, we took this as our chance to possibly gift our families and friends with a completely unexpected pregnancy. We went on a date the night before the transfer, and I got zero sleep that night. The next day was so special between my husband and I…arguably the most sacred day of our lives thus far, and I don’t regret keeping it a secret. I detached from my phone, we walked to the beach, I wrote Hunter (my hub) a letter, and we watched our wedding video. We listened to Coldplay as we drove down the empty road of hope to the fertility center where we met my acupuncturist for a quick treatment. Hunter got in his scrubs and met me where I was admitted. They took us into the OR so we could meet our embryos for the first time and it was such a surreal experience. It was the first look at my (em)babies, and I was in love. They did the transfer, and we got to watch on a screen as the two embryos literally entered my uterus. If you are TTC, you know how deep that dark baby hole is in your soul, and this was the first time I felt a bit of it, maybe, quite possibly, start filling up. After that came more bed rest, a 2-week waiting period, and lots of calls from my mom ignored. I tell her pretty much everything, and I knew I’d let the secret slip if I talked to her too much. She can always sense any excitement or upset emotion of mine, so she for sure would have figured something was up if I’d given her too much phone time. They say you are PUPO (pregnant until proven otherwise) post transfer, so aside from hardcore rest, I had to eat and (not) drink like a pregnant person, abide all the rules, and continue taking my 17+medications/vitamins/hormones. At the end of the two-week waiting period, I was on so much estrogen (among other hormones) that I was crying every other day. The kind of cry so deep you don’t know where it comes from. What if it didn’t work? What could I have done wrong? Do I deserve it? I was so optimistic the first week that by the second week I entered the reality that it might not all be butterflies and rainbows and things might unravel differently than planned. But I kept my head up. It was hard to resist my cabinet of at-home pregnancy tests, but I refused to be heartbroken over one more little white plastic stick.


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On the final day, Hunter took me to get my blood test and although there are always tons of couples in the waiting area, I particularly noticed two other women who were getting their blood drawn. I remember thinking I could be ending Part 1 of my journey, and they may just be starting theirs. I smiled at them, and I felt for them. I then stuck my needle-bruised arm out for my lab guy (who by now was my buddy), he took what he needed, said “good luck,” and I walked away. It takes a few hours to get the results, so Hunter and I spent the rest of the day attached to my phone. Our plan was to call his parents who were traveling, then my best friend, then drive up to Lake Arrowhead where my parents were to tell them the good news in person. We’d be over the moon. And we would be able to breathe again. And then the phone rang. Hunter pulled the car over as I answered. I heard my nurse say “Hi Carly,” but she didn’t need to say much more. I knew from her tone of voice it was unfortunate news, so I said thank you, hung up the phone, and instantly fell into tears with my husband. Neither embryo had implanted. I couldn’t help but feel angry with myself and my body for a second. It was one of those moments I wanted to end so badly, but at the same time, I didn’t know what I would do once it did. We failed. Our first IVF attempt failed. We know now in our hearts it wasn’t meant to be, but we went through a lot of heartache and pain before we realized that.

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And that’s okay. We are human. We are allowed to cry. We are allowed to be sad. We are allowed to FEEL. And now, after a second round of IVF and a successful transfer and the news that we’re having TWINS! I can say I’d do it all again to get where we are today. I’d take months more of fertility drugs just to understand the concept of trial and error. I’d travel across the world again with syringes in my suitcase to realize the distance I’d go for my child. I’d cry a million more tears to exude the permanent smile that now lives on my face. And I’d prick myself a thousand more times to receive the joy I now know. It’s funny to think about last year and our original “plan.” One thing I know is that life doesn’t go as planned and, as my dad always says, the journey is half the fun. Had I known then that one year later I’d have not one but two beautiful gifts on the way, perhaps I would have slowed down a bit to enjoy the ride. I have learned how to fight for something I love, practice patience for something that felt unreachable, and understand physical, emotional, and financial sacrifice for my children before ever even meeting them. The reward I feel now is intensely overwhelming as my once broken heart is now pieced together with double the love. “We don’t always know why God does things the way He does, but His way is always better.”


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SPRING FASHION FRESH WE ATH E R LO O KS

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY BECKY KIMBALL STYLING BY MEGAN BAILEY

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dress TUCHINDA

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jumpsuit CARLYMEGAN wooden animals MONROE WORKSHOP

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ruffle shirt EWMcCALL skirt EWMcCALL shoes PIPER FINN animals HAZEL VILLAGE wood blocks LITTLE SAPLING TOYS baskets LOOM GOODS

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tee GO GENTLY NATION shorts GO GENTLY NATION sandals BIRKENSTOCK blocks LITTLE COTTONWOOD

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blouse MABO KIDS flare overalls HARLOW JADE clogs MABO KIDS wood toys LITTLE SAPLING TOYS

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ruffle jumpsuit CARLYMEGAN sandals MIKOLEON

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MEET ELLE ROWLEY WIFE , M OTHER, FOUND E R O F SO LLY BABY

+ a glimpse into her family life in oregon

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TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOU

WHAT INSPIRES YOU + YOUR WRAP

I started a baby carrier company, Solly Baby, six years ago in the sewing nook of our little Salt Lake City, Utah home while my husband, Jared, was still in school. We now run the company together in San Diego with our four little ones (Lucy, 8; Solomon, 5; Frances, 2; Hazel, 3 months). Life is new every day and always a little crazy, but we love it.

COLOR CHOICES?

WHAT FIRST INSPIRED YOU TO CREATE SOLLY BABY? Necessity and my babies. After using migraine-inducing carriers that left me feeling like a packhorse, I wanted something comfortable and chic to wear my baby in so I could still chase after my toddler and meet her needs as well. Being able to do this for my own family instilled in me a passion to share it with others.

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I’m inspired by colors and prints that feel fresh and on trend, and, most importantly, make moms and dads excited to wear their little ones. I go all over for inspiration from nature to runway fashion.

WHAT IS ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE PARTS ABOUT YOUR JOB? I love telling the stories of mothers as much as I love sharing great products with them so social media has created the perfect place for an entrepreneur like me to find the stories of real parents using our product, even if it’s just a snippet from someone’s day, and to be able to share them. I’m still amazed I’m able to share our product in this way and that it’s been as successful as it has been. It’s so fulfilling for me


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HOW DO YOU BALANCE WORK LIFE

WHAT QUOTE BEST DESCRIBES YOU +

AND FAMILY LIFE?

WHAT YOU LIVE BY?

It’s always changing! Sometimes my kids will have a time where they need more of me and then other times work will require more of me. It’s continually a balancing act, but being deliberate about my time and creating healthy boundaries for both has definitely been key for me.

"Your real work is to figure out where your power base is and to work on that alignment of your personality, your gifts you have to give, with the real reason why you are here,” - Oprah (Always, Oprah!)

WHAT IS YOUR BEST ADVICE FOR AFTER A LONG BUSY WEEK WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO TO UNWIND? Order in some Indian food and hang out at home with Jared and the kids or go to the beach and just sit on the sand while my kids run around. That always gives me fresh perspective. If it’s been an especially crazy week then I love fitting in a massage or dinner with friends.

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OTHER WOMEN + MOTHERS Live your life to the fullest now! I get the feeling that a lot of mothers are waiting until their kids get older to start living, but really you enjoying your life now will teach them the most important lessons.


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RECIPES FAM ILY F RIE ND LY RECIPES

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SESAME SHRIMP WITH ASIAN G REENS RICE BOWL ING REDIENTS - ½ cup ponzu sauce - 1 tablespoon grated ginger - 2 tablespoons sesame oil - 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed - ¼ teaspoon red chile flakes - 1 tablespoon brown sugar - 1 pound large shrimp, shelled and deveined with tails removed - 1 tablespoon vegetable oil - 5 cups rainbow swiss chard, chopped with hearty stems removed - 6 green onions, chopped - 2 cups fresh spinach leaves - 1 cup shelled edamame - 10 stalks of asparagus spears cute into 1" pieces - 4 cups cooked brown rice - 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

DIRECTIONS 1. In a medium size bowl, whisk the ponzu sauce, grated ginger, sesame oil, garlic, brown sugar and red chile flakes. Add the shrimp to the sauce and toss to coat. Set aside the shrimp to marinade for 30 minutes in the refrigerator up to 1 hour. 2. In a large pan or a wok, bring the heat to high and add the oil to the pan. Add half of the shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes until cooked on one side then stir the shrimp quickly with a wooden spoon or tongs for another minute until the shrimp is browned on each side. Transfer the shrimp to a bowl and add a bit more oil of needed then add the rest of the shrimp, repeating the cooking process, and transfer to the bowl when cooked. Pour the remaining marinade in the pan and bring to a boil then scrape up the bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the green onions and cook for 1 minute. Add the swiss chard, spinach, asparagus and edamame and cook, tossing often like stir fry for 1-2 minutes or until slightly wilted. Add the shrimp back to the greens and stir to combine. Garnish with more green onions and sesame seeds. 3. Divide the brown rice to serving bowls and top with the shrimp and greens. Serve immediately with Sriracha sauce if you like it spicy.

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BLUEBERRY + LEMON ENERGY BITES ING REDIENTS - 8 oz dried blueberries - zest of 1 lemon - 1 cup old fashioned oats - 1/4 cup slivered almonds - 1/4 cup ax seed - 2 tablespoons honey - 1 tablespoon coconut oil melted

DIRECTIONS 1. In a food processor combine all of the ingredients and blend to create a paste. 2. The paste should be able to be rolled into tablespoon size balls. 3. If it is not forming a thick enough paste, add more honey. 4. Store in seal tight container in the fridge for up to one week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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PEARS, YOGURT, PISTACHIOS + HONEY ING REDIENTS - 1 pear thinly sliced - 1/2 cup plain or honey greek yogurt - 1/4 cup chopped pistachios - honey to taste

DIRECTIONS 1. For this simple + easy recipe combine yogurt with pear slices drizzle with honey + chopped pistachios

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BLOOD ORANG E MARGARITAS ING REDIENTS MARGARITA - 2 ounces silver/blanco tequila - 2 ounces fresh blood orange juice (about 1 large --blood orange, juiced) - 1 ounce fresh lime juice (about 1 lime, juiced) - 1 teaspoon light agave nectar - 1 tiny drop pure vanilla extract (optional)

SALT AND BROWN SUGAR RIM - 2 ounces silver/blanco tequila - 2 ounces fresh blood orange juice (about 1 large blood orange, juiced) - 1 ounce fresh lime juice (about 1 lime, juiced) - 1 teaspoon light agave nectar - 1 tiny drop pure vanilla extract (optional)

DIRECTIONS 1. Mix together the salt and sugar on a small plate (preferably one just slightly larger than the top of your margarita glass). Run a wedge of lime around the top of your glass. Dip the top of the glass into the salt blend at a 45-degree angle and roll it from side to side to catch the salt. Add ice cubes to your glass and set it aside. 2. Fill a small cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the tequila, freshly squeezed blood orange and lime juice and agave nectar. If desired, add a drop of vanilla extract (don't pour it straight from the bottle, I used the blunt end of a fork as a dropper). 3. Put on the lid and shake for 30 seconds. Strain the liquid into your glass and garnish with a slice of blood orange, if desired.

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