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Recap: Hiking Pyramid Mountain

When we first moved here, people would always talk about hiking or wanting to hike Pyramid Mountain. I can see Pyramid from my backyard and have always thought it was nice to look at, but I had ZERO interest in hiking it.  For those of you who do not know me personally, before moving to Kodiak I was never the outdoorsy type. Spending the day at the beach or by the pool was how I bonded with nature. I never camped and I had no interested in hiking. When we moved to Alaska I quickly learned that I needed to take advantage of living in this beautiful and special place. The natural and untouched beauty around us is absolutely breathtaking. Once we move next summer, I’ll probably never come back here. So I have less than a year to fulfill my Alaskan Bucket List! When I became friends with Jess and Cherie, they helped push me out of my comfort zone. They dragged me along on adventures until I started to love it, instead of complaining constantly. Actually, I still complain but I’ve learned the results are worth the work.  When we decided to hike Pyramid, I was so nervous and excited at the same time. Bears are pretty prevalent on Pyramid. What are three girls going to do if Mama bear was around? Also, it’s not necessarily an easy hike. There are steep parts. But we’re all pretty fit and there is strength in numbers. So we had the Daddies watch our babies and we laced up our hiking boots. Only in Alaska do you have “girls nights” while climbing a mountain! We brought my dog, Riley, along to keep the bears away (along with bear spray). I was proud of how amazing she listened and stayed on the trail. If you’re going to hike, I strongly suggest bringing a dog with you. They’ll help protect you from bears and it’s great exercise for them too! I may have complained most of the way, but when I say the views made it worth it…I 10000000% believe that. We stopped at the top to crack open a beer and take in the breathtaking views. It’s amazing to stand at the top and just think, “I did that”. It’s the biggest adrenaline rush and high! Seeing all the beauty that surrounds us in Kodiak really put into perspective just how lucky I am to live here. There are so many times when I complain about living in such an isolated place, but Kodiak has has given me so much! It’s given me the chance to meet some of the most amazing people (Esp Jess & Cherie who pushed me up this mountain), it’s allowed me to stay home with daughter and explore some of the most naturally beautiful parts of our world.  Now I’m ready to knock another mountain off of my bucket list!      Related Posts:Tips to Introducing Dog to Baby + *IMPORTANT* Gerber…The Ultimate Non-Candy Easter BasketHoliday Gift Guide for Toddlers 12 to 18 months19 Things I learned During My First Year of MotherhoodFlorida Recap – Tampa, Disney World & MORE!5 Tips to Keep Your Dog Happy & Healthy

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Burger Bowl

Burger Bowl Recipe – Vegan, Gluten Free & Low Carb

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #MorningStarFarms #MakeRoomOnYourGrill  Related Posts:Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Ribs with Homemade Dry Rub…3 Mouthwatering Turkey Burger RecipesTips to Introducing Dog to Baby + *IMPORTANT* Gerber…The Ultimate Non-Candy Easter Basket15 Healthy And Easy Breakfasts Your Kids Will LoveHow I’m Using The BodyBoss Method and Nutrition…

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How To Have a Fabulous & Stress Free Staycation

How To Have a Fabulous & Stress Free Staycation

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. #CelebratorySips #HAVEARITA #CollectiveBias   Summer staycations are becoming more and more popular. When most people think of summer, they think of vacations, leaving town and the stressful situations that could potentially follow.  The news is always filled with horror stories about cruises gone bad or rentals that look much different in person than online. So why not plan an epic staycation that eliminates the stress, is still fun and saves you money!?! Since my husband is in the military, he’s away from home a lot. Since the summers are transfer season, and it’s the busiest time of year for his job, he can only take a few days off at a time. It’s extremely expensive to fly from our tiny Alaskan Island, so when the Coast Guard allows, we plan a staycation! A staycation can be everything that your vacation would be, without the stress. Be a Tourist Explore new parts of your city or town that you may not have explored before. We like to stay pretty active and spend our time outdoors when we can, but we also have a toddler that we want to include. We like to pick family friendly activities like exploring new beaches, going on hikes, going on a boat tour, checking out local museums, etc. Every town has a special story and ways you can be entertained or even create your own fun. If you’re not sure what activities your town may offer, call your local visitors bureau and find out.   Try New Restaurants Or even hit up an old favorite. If you don’t want to cook every single night you’re home, then go out to eat. Try the new Thai restaurant in your neighborhood or browse the internet for a new local favorite.  What better time is there to try something new than when you’re on staycation? Plan a Picnic You can go to a favorite beach, park or even just have a picnic in your backyard! When our daughter goes to bed, my husband and I love to head to the front porch (where the baby monitor reaches) and have a little picnic of our own. Keeping it simple is key! Sometimes we’ll make jalapeño pimento cheese sandwiches or buffalo chicken dip, both of which pair perfectly with RITAS! RITAS just introduced a new party pack that includes Lime-A-Rita, Straw-Ber-Rita, Mang-O-Rita, and now limited edition Pine-Apple-Rita. These RITAS are so good, you’ll feel like you’re on vacation.   Buy – Don’t Make – Your Drinks Since staycation is just like vacation, this means you don’t have to work hard, which also means you don’t need to waste time making complicated drinks. RITAS will give you the taste of vacation with one pop of the bottle top. Play What’s In Your Phone I always find this game to be entertaining and hilarious. No matter how long you’ve known someone, you can learn something new just by playing this game. All you have to do is check your phone for the items on the list. Whoever has the most points at the end wins! This is a fun game that you can play at a barbecue with friends or even on the porch with your significant other while sipping on your RITAS. Don’t forget to print off this free printable so you can play yourself! Host a Barbecue Make a simple dish like honey barbecue ribs, hamburgers or hotdogs. Ask your friends to bring a side dish to make things less stressful and easier on you. Don’t forget to supply the RITAS! RITAS are always better with friends and a barbecue is the perfect time to let loose, enjoy your freedom and introduce your friends to RITAS. RITAS even has a brand new Pine-Apple-Rita that is only available this summer. Make sure you take a picture of your Pine-Apple-Rita (Pine-Apple-Rita must be in photo) and post it on social media with the hashtag #ritascontest. You can learn more about this contest and it’s awesome prizes (Did someone say a trip to HAWAII?) HERE. So just because you don’t go on vacation, it doesn’t mean you can’t taste like vacation. Related Posts:The Ultimate Non-Candy Easter BasketTips to Introducing Dog to Baby + *IMPORTANT* Gerber…Stretch Your Tax Refund With Samsung Products From WalmartKeeping Your Dreams Alive in a Military MarriageSweet and Spicy Barbecue Ribs with Homemade Dry Rub…Skinny Jalapeno Pimento Cheese Recipe

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7 Skinny Coffee Recipes for Fall

One of the first signs of Fall to me has always been when the fall themed coffee starts to appear. When we lived in North Carolina, it was never truly Fall until Pumpkin Spice Lattes were officially back at Starbucks. Now that we live in Alaska, Fall arrives a lot earlier. With crisper mornings and cooler nights comes the urge to indulge on pumpkin and gingerbread flavored coffee! My favorite thing to do during the fall is sip on my favorite fall themed coffee while sitting on my front porch. Our front porch looks towards a lake that is surrounded by pine trees and mountains are in the distance. I love reflecting and relaxing while taking in the changing colors of the leaves and the newly snow capped mountain tops. Alaska is truly God’s masterpiece during the Fall!  If you’re like me, you hate spending money on things that you can make at home. So, I’ve learned to make a few of my favorite fall themed coffee recipes in the comfort of my own kitchen. Many of these fall themed coffee recipes are easy to make and SO much healthier than they would be if you ordered them in your local coffee shop. All seven of these recipes are “skinny” and have been carefully themed for your fall coffee loving pleasure.  If you need the perfect breakfast pairing to go with your coffee check out these delicious and healthy recipes! Paleo Grain-less Granola Post Workout Smoothie Bowls Avocado Pudding Recipe Chocolate Protein Meal Replacement Smoothie Do you have a favorite fall themed coffee recipe? Let me know what your favorite is in the comments!  Healthy Recipe Index created by Visual Recipe Index Related Posts:Avocado Pudding Recipe & Recap15 Healthy And Easy Breakfasts Your Kids Will LoveElementor #2430The Ultimate Non-Candy Easter BasketPaleo Granola Recipe – Gluten Free & Low Carb3 Post Workout Smoothie Bowls

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How Military Families can Save Money While Growing Their Family

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of 1 Natural Way, a TRICARE breast pump provider. All opinions are entirely my own. I remember the first time I saw that faded pink positive sign. I was pregnant. I’ve always been a planner and this baby was not planned. We had not been saving for a baby. How were we going to afford it? We were going to be transferring within the year and we knew my paycheck was going to be up-in-the-air. One of my close friends was a seasoned military spouse and Mom. She gave me the best advice to stop stressing over the pregnancy and enjoy it instead. She informed me there are tons of military benefits to help save money while growing your family. Eligible for a No-Cost Breast Pump 1 Natural Way helps military mom’s and spouses obtain a breast pump at no cost through Tri-Care! This process is extremely easy. When I was pregnant with my daughter Madison, I used 1 Natural Way to obtain my breast pump and was blow away with how quick and easy this process was. There was a five-step process that took less than 5 minutes to complete. All you have to do is fill out an insurance information form, select your breast pump, enroll in 1 Natural Way’s monthly breastfeeding accessories program and provide your prescription for your breast pump or supply your doctors information. If you haven’t obtained a prescription from your doctor yet, no worries. 1 Natural Way will actually contact your doctor, your insurance company and obtain the prescription for you! 1 Natural Way also carries popular breast pump brands like Medela, Spectra and Kiinde. All of the brands 1 Natural Way offers are covered by Tri-Care with no out-of-pocket cost to you. As a new Mama, you have SO many other costs and things to worry about. Luckily, thanks to 1 Natural Way – your breast pump won’t be one of them. Birthing Classes All military hospitals offer labor and delivery ward tours prior to birth. This gives soon-to-be parents the perfect opportunity to have any questions/concerns answered. All military hospitals and most bases offer free child birthing classes among others like “Daddy Boot Camp” (a class for soon-to-be Dads) and even classes for preparing new siblings. Some bases even offer a “Budget for Baby” class, which will help you financially prepare for your newest addition. Postpartum Support After birth, new mom’s can meet with a lactation specialist for breastfeeding support. New Mom’s can also request a home nurses visit a week after birth to check babies weight, breastfeeding positions and answer any questions/concerns you may have. Both of these services are covered by Tri-Care and have no out of pocket cost to military families. Gifts for Mom’s Operation Baby Shower hosts baby showers for expecting mom’s on new military bases. Most military spouses are far away from family and sometimes traveling for a baby shower is not a viable option. That’s when Operation Baby Shower steps in with volunteers who bring the baby shower to you! Sometimes these baby showers are for individuals and sometimes military bases throw them for any and all expecting mom’s. The Carrying On Project offers No-Cost baby carriers, wraps and slings to mom’s and dad’s during deployment. Deployment is already an extremely stressful time and this gives you one less thing to buy during deployment. Wearing your baby is also a bonding experience and it keeps you hands free. Meaning you can snuggle your little one while also getting more accomplished. Support Our Soldiers has a team of “Stoke Specialist” who put together care packages for new mom’s consisting of diapers, wipes, bottles, bibs and clothes (up to 12 months). Military families who need the extra support for any reason can receive this care package. Check In With Your Local Base Each military base is a little different and offers various programs. Check into the base family relations department to see what your local military base offers new mom’s. Raising a baby can be expensive. Thankfully, these programs and companies, like 1 Natural Way, help make things much easier on your pocketbook and give you peace of mind.   Related Posts:The Ultimate Non-Candy Easter BasketTips for Preparing for a Baby on a Military BudgetTips to Introducing Dog to Baby + *IMPORTANT* Gerber…Boost Your Child’s Self Esteem Like A Pro: 9…Keeping Your Dreams Alive in a Military Marriage15 Healthy And Easy Breakfasts Your Kids Will Love

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Tighten and Firm Aging Skin

How to Tighten and Firm Aging Skin – Two Products You Need to Try Today!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Robin McGraw. All opinions are my own. Now that I’m 30, taking care of my skin is more important than ever. During my teens and twenties, I was a major sun worshiper. I remember foolishly thinking SPF 5 meant that I was protecting my skin. The only thing that mattered to me during this time was how great my tan looked. I wasn’t considering the damage that I was doing to my skin and potentially my health. Once I became a Mom, I really started to notice the fine lines, wrinkles and horribly dark undereye circles. The lack of sleep, worry and skin damage were all combining and taking it’s toll on my skin. So what’s a girl to do? Find a skin routine that works for you – and stick with it. There is no better time than the present to start taking care of your skin! Our skin is the first thing people notice about our face, so wouldn’t you want to preserve it the best you can? Finding a skincare routine that works for you is key! A successful skincare routine normally includes a cleanser, serum and moisturizers. It’s also key to add in face masks and eye masks for the best results! I’m absolutely loving the Robin McGraw Revelation face and eyes masks! Robin McGraw Revelation masks fit into my schedule and always leave me feeling even more beautiful than when I began. Robin’s masks are like the beauty sleep my skin wants, but never gets. Even after only one use, my skin was left feeling soft, plump and hydrated. I felt like I was glowing! Robin’s masks are also made with the busy mom and boss lady in mind. These masks are formulated with Dynamic Infusion Technology, meaning the formula enters the skin 26 times faster than normal skincare products. This is why your skin is left so soft and hydrated after as little as 15 minutes. Robin McGraw Revelation face masks are made with Peach Blossom Stem Cells from China. These stem cells effectively treat hyper pigmentation and evens skin tone. This is perfect for those with sun damage, like myself. Some of the other amazing ingredients include Aloe Vera – for it’s amazing skin nourishing properties, anti-oxidents, vitamins and minerals. German Chamomile to help soothe and repair the skin. I have rosacea, that has not been flared as of lately, but my skin can use all the calming properties that it can get! Hyaluronate is used to penetrate and hydrate the skin while Ginseng Root helps firm and tighten skin. You can find the Robin McGraw Revelation face and eye masks for less than $10/mask! You can’t beat that! When you purchase Robin McGraw Revelation face and eye masks you can use the code ANCHORED_MOMMY or just click HERE for 10% off your purchase! Related Posts:The Thirties Skincare Routine – The Products…The Ultimate Non-Candy Easter Basket3 Baked Doggy Treats That Fido Can’t ResistTips to Introducing Dog to Baby + *IMPORTANT* Gerber…Turning Back the Time On Your Skin – Tips for…15 Healthy And Easy Breakfasts Your Kids Will Love

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Motherhood & Lifestyle

pyramid mountain

Recap: Hiking Pyramid Mountain

When we first moved here, people would always talk about hiking or wanting to hike Pyramid Mountain. I can see Pyramid from my backyard and have always thought it was nice to look at, but I had ZERO interest in hiking it.  For those of you who do not know me personally, before moving to Kodiak I was never the outdoorsy type. Spending the day at the beach or by the pool was how I bonded with nature. I never camped and I had no interested in hiking. When we moved to Alaska I quickly learned that I needed to take advantage of living in this beautiful and special place. The natural and untouched beauty around us is absolutely breathtaking. Once we move next summer, I’ll probably never come back here. So I have less than a year to fulfill my Alaskan Bucket List! When I became friends with Jess and Cherie, they helped push me out of my comfort zone. They dragged me along on adventures until I started to love it, instead of complaining constantly. Actually, I still complain but I’ve learned the results are worth the work.  When we decided to hike Pyramid, I was so nervous and excited at the same time. Bears are pretty prevalent on Pyramid. What are three girls going to do if Mama bear was around? Also, it’s not necessarily an easy hike. There are steep parts. But we’re all pretty fit and there is strength in numbers. So we had the Daddies watch our babies and we laced up our hiking boots. Only in Alaska do you have “girls nights” while climbing a mountain! We brought my dog, Riley, along to keep the bears away (along with bear spray). I was proud of how amazing she listened and stayed on the trail. If you’re going to hike, I strongly suggest bringing a dog with you. They’ll help protect you from bears and it’s great exercise for them too! I may have complained most of the way, but when I say the views made it worth it…I 10000000% believe that. We stopped at the top to crack open a beer and take in the breathtaking views. It’s amazing to stand at the top and just think, “I did that”. It’s the biggest adrenaline rush and high! Seeing all the beauty that surrounds us in Kodiak really put into perspective just how lucky I am to live here. There are so many times when I complain about living in such an isolated place, but Kodiak has has given me so much! It’s given me the chance to meet some of the most amazing people (Esp Jess & Cherie who pushed me up this mountain), it’s allowed me to stay home with daughter and explore some of the most naturally beautiful parts of our world.  Now I’m ready to knock another mountain off of my bucket list!      Related Posts:Tips to Introducing Dog to Baby + *IMPORTANT* Gerber…The Ultimate Non-Candy Easter BasketHoliday Gift Guide for Toddlers 12 to 18 months19 Things I learned During My First Year of MotherhoodFlorida Recap – Tampa, Disney World & MORE!5 Tips to Keep Your Dog Happy & Healthy

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Burger Bowl

Burger Bowl Recipe – Vegan, Gluten Free & Low Carb

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #MorningStarFarms #MakeRoomOnYourGrill  Related Posts:Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Ribs with Homemade Dry Rub…3 Mouthwatering Turkey Burger RecipesTips to Introducing Dog to Baby + *IMPORTANT* Gerber…The Ultimate Non-Candy Easter Basket15 Healthy And Easy Breakfasts Your Kids Will LoveHow I’m Using The BodyBoss Method and Nutrition…

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How To Have a Fabulous & Stress Free Staycation

How To Have a Fabulous & Stress Free Staycation

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. #CelebratorySips #HAVEARITA #CollectiveBias   Summer staycations are becoming more and more popular. When most people think of summer, they think of vacations, leaving town and the stressful situations that could potentially follow.  The news is always filled with horror stories about cruises gone bad or rentals that look much different in person than online. So why not plan an epic staycation that eliminates the stress, is still fun and saves you money!?! Since my husband is in the military, he’s away from home a lot. Since the summers are transfer season, and it’s the busiest time of year for his job, he can only take a few days off at a time. It’s extremely expensive to fly from our tiny Alaskan Island, so when the Coast Guard allows, we plan a staycation! A staycation can be everything that your vacation would be, without the stress. Be a Tourist Explore new parts of your city or town that you may not have explored before. We like to stay pretty active and spend our time outdoors when we can, but we also have a toddler that we want to include. We like to pick family friendly activities like exploring new beaches, going on hikes, going on a boat tour, checking out local museums, etc. Every town has a special story and ways you can be entertained or even create your own fun. If you’re not sure what activities your town may offer, call your local visitors bureau and find out.   Try New Restaurants Or even hit up an old favorite. If you don’t want to cook every single night you’re home, then go out to eat. Try the new Thai restaurant in your neighborhood or browse the internet for a new local favorite.  What better time is there to try something new than when you’re on staycation? Plan a Picnic You can go to a favorite beach, park or even just have a picnic in your backyard! When our daughter goes to bed, my husband and I love to head to the front porch (where the baby monitor reaches) and have a little picnic of our own. Keeping it simple is key! Sometimes we’ll make jalapeño pimento cheese sandwiches or buffalo chicken dip, both of which pair perfectly with RITAS! RITAS just introduced a new party pack that includes Lime-A-Rita, Straw-Ber-Rita, Mang-O-Rita, and now limited edition Pine-Apple-Rita. These RITAS are so good, you’ll feel like you’re on vacation.   Buy – Don’t Make – Your Drinks Since staycation is just like vacation, this means you don’t have to work hard, which also means you don’t need to waste time making complicated drinks. RITAS will give you the taste of vacation with one pop of the bottle top. Play What’s In Your Phone I always find this game to be entertaining and hilarious. No matter how long you’ve known someone, you can learn something new just by playing this game. All you have to do is check your phone for the items on the list. Whoever has the most points at the end wins! This is a fun game that you can play at a barbecue with friends or even on the porch with your significant other while sipping on your RITAS. Don’t forget to print off this free printable so you can play yourself! Host a Barbecue Make a simple dish like honey barbecue ribs, hamburgers or hotdogs. Ask your friends to bring a side dish to make things less stressful and easier on you. Don’t forget to supply the RITAS! RITAS are always better with friends and a barbecue is the perfect time to let loose, enjoy your freedom and introduce your friends to RITAS. RITAS even has a brand new Pine-Apple-Rita that is only available this summer. Make sure you take a picture of your Pine-Apple-Rita (Pine-Apple-Rita must be in photo) and post it on social media with the hashtag #ritascontest. You can learn more about this contest and it’s awesome prizes (Did someone say a trip to HAWAII?) HERE. So just because you don’t go on vacation, it doesn’t mean you can’t taste like vacation. Related Posts:The Ultimate Non-Candy Easter BasketTips to Introducing Dog to Baby + *IMPORTANT* Gerber…Stretch Your Tax Refund With Samsung Products From WalmartKeeping Your Dreams Alive in a Military MarriageSweet and Spicy Barbecue Ribs with Homemade Dry Rub…Skinny Jalapeno Pimento Cheese Recipe

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7 Skinny Coffee Recipes for Fall

One of the first signs of Fall to me has always been when the fall themed coffee starts to appear. When we lived in North Carolina, it was never truly Fall until Pumpkin Spice Lattes were officially back at Starbucks. Now that we live in Alaska, Fall arrives a lot earlier. With crisper mornings and cooler nights comes the urge to indulge on pumpkin and gingerbread flavored coffee! My favorite thing to do during the fall is sip on my favorite fall themed coffee while sitting on my front porch. Our front porch looks towards a lake that is surrounded by pine trees and mountains are in the distance. I love reflecting and relaxing while taking in the changing colors of the leaves and the newly snow capped mountain tops. Alaska is truly God’s masterpiece during the Fall!  If you’re like me, you hate spending money on things that you can make at home. So, I’ve learned to make a few of my favorite fall themed coffee recipes in the comfort of my own kitchen. Many of these fall themed coffee recipes are easy to make and SO much healthier than they would be if you ordered them in your local coffee shop. All seven of these recipes are “skinny” and have been carefully themed for your fall coffee loving pleasure.  If you need the perfect breakfast pairing to go with your coffee check out these delicious and healthy recipes! Paleo Grain-less Granola Post Workout Smoothie Bowls Avocado Pudding Recipe Chocolate Protein Meal Replacement Smoothie Do you have a favorite fall themed coffee recipe? Let me know what your favorite is in the comments!  Healthy Recipe Index created by Visual Recipe Index Related Posts:Avocado Pudding Recipe & Recap15 Healthy And Easy Breakfasts Your Kids Will LoveElementor #2430The Ultimate Non-Candy Easter BasketPaleo Granola Recipe – Gluten Free & Low Carb3 Post Workout Smoothie Bowls

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How Military Families can Save Money While Growing Their Family

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of 1 Natural Way, a TRICARE breast pump provider. All opinions are entirely my own. I remember the first time I saw that faded pink positive sign. I was pregnant. I’ve always been a planner and this baby was not planned. We had not been saving for a baby. How were we going to afford it? We were going to be transferring within the year and we knew my paycheck was going to be up-in-the-air. One of my close friends was a seasoned military spouse and Mom. She gave me the best advice to stop stressing over the pregnancy and enjoy it instead. She informed me there are tons of military benefits to help save money while growing your family. Eligible for a No-Cost Breast Pump 1 Natural Way helps military mom’s and spouses obtain a breast pump at no cost through Tri-Care! This process is extremely easy. When I was pregnant with my daughter Madison, I used 1 Natural Way to obtain my breast pump and was blow away with how quick and easy this process was. There was a five-step process that took less than 5 minutes to complete. All you have to do is fill out an insurance information form, select your breast pump, enroll in 1 Natural Way’s monthly breastfeeding accessories program and provide your prescription for your breast pump or supply your doctors information. If you haven’t obtained a prescription from your doctor yet, no worries. 1 Natural Way will actually contact your doctor, your insurance company and obtain the prescription for you! 1 Natural Way also carries popular breast pump brands like Medela, Spectra and Kiinde. All of the brands 1 Natural Way offers are covered by Tri-Care with no out-of-pocket cost to you. As a new Mama, you have SO many other costs and things to worry about. Luckily, thanks to 1 Natural Way – your breast pump won’t be one of them. Birthing Classes All military hospitals offer labor and delivery ward tours prior to birth. This gives soon-to-be parents the perfect opportunity to have any questions/concerns answered. All military hospitals and most bases offer free child birthing classes among others like “Daddy Boot Camp” (a class for soon-to-be Dads) and even classes for preparing new siblings. Some bases even offer a “Budget for Baby” class, which will help you financially prepare for your newest addition. Postpartum Support After birth, new mom’s can meet with a lactation specialist for breastfeeding support. New Mom’s can also request a home nurses visit a week after birth to check babies weight, breastfeeding positions and answer any questions/concerns you may have. Both of these services are covered by Tri-Care and have no out of pocket cost to military families. Gifts for Mom’s Operation Baby Shower hosts baby showers for expecting mom’s on new military bases. Most military spouses are far away from family and sometimes traveling for a baby shower is not a viable option. That’s when Operation Baby Shower steps in with volunteers who bring the baby shower to you! Sometimes these baby showers are for individuals and sometimes military bases throw them for any and all expecting mom’s. The Carrying On Project offers No-Cost baby carriers, wraps and slings to mom’s and dad’s during deployment. Deployment is already an extremely stressful time and this gives you one less thing to buy during deployment. Wearing your baby is also a bonding experience and it keeps you hands free. Meaning you can snuggle your little one while also getting more accomplished. Support Our Soldiers has a team of “Stoke Specialist” who put together care packages for new mom’s consisting of diapers, wipes, bottles, bibs and clothes (up to 12 months). Military families who need the extra support for any reason can receive this care package. Check In With Your Local Base Each military base is a little different and offers various programs. Check into the base family relations department to see what your local military base offers new mom’s. Raising a baby can be expensive. Thankfully, these programs and companies, like 1 Natural Way, help make things much easier on your pocketbook and give you peace of mind.   Related Posts:The Ultimate Non-Candy Easter BasketTips for Preparing for a Baby on a Military BudgetTips to Introducing Dog to Baby + *IMPORTANT* Gerber…Boost Your Child’s Self Esteem Like A Pro: 9…Keeping Your Dreams Alive in a Military Marriage15 Healthy And Easy Breakfasts Your Kids Will Love

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Tighten and Firm Aging Skin

How to Tighten and Firm Aging Skin – Two Products You Need to Try Today!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Robin McGraw. All opinions are my own. Now that I’m 30, taking care of my skin is more important than ever. During my teens and twenties, I was a major sun worshiper. I remember foolishly thinking SPF 5 meant that I was protecting my skin. The only thing that mattered to me during this time was how great my tan looked. I wasn’t considering the damage that I was doing to my skin and potentially my health. Once I became a Mom, I really started to notice the fine lines, wrinkles and horribly dark undereye circles. The lack of sleep, worry and skin damage were all combining and taking it’s toll on my skin. So what’s a girl to do? Find a skin routine that works for you – and stick with it. There is no better time than the present to start taking care of your skin! Our skin is the first thing people notice about our face, so wouldn’t you want to preserve it the best you can? Finding a skincare routine that works for you is key! A successful skincare routine normally includes a cleanser, serum and moisturizers. It’s also key to add in face masks and eye masks for the best results! I’m absolutely loving the Robin McGraw Revelation face and eyes masks! Robin McGraw Revelation masks fit into my schedule and always leave me feeling even more beautiful than when I began. Robin’s masks are like the beauty sleep my skin wants, but never gets. Even after only one use, my skin was left feeling soft, plump and hydrated. I felt like I was glowing! Robin’s masks are also made with the busy mom and boss lady in mind. These masks are formulated with Dynamic Infusion Technology, meaning the formula enters the skin 26 times faster than normal skincare products. This is why your skin is left so soft and hydrated after as little as 15 minutes. Robin McGraw Revelation face masks are made with Peach Blossom Stem Cells from China. These stem cells effectively treat hyper pigmentation and evens skin tone. This is perfect for those with sun damage, like myself. Some of the other amazing ingredients include Aloe Vera – for it’s amazing skin nourishing properties, anti-oxidents, vitamins and minerals. German Chamomile to help soothe and repair the skin. I have rosacea, that has not been flared as of lately, but my skin can use all the calming properties that it can get! Hyaluronate is used to penetrate and hydrate the skin while Ginseng Root helps firm and tighten skin. You can find the Robin McGraw Revelation face and eye masks for less than $10/mask! You can’t beat that! When you purchase Robin McGraw Revelation face and eye masks you can use the code ANCHORED_MOMMY or just click HERE for 10% off your purchase! Related Posts:The Thirties Skincare Routine – The Products…The Ultimate Non-Candy Easter Basket3 Baked Doggy Treats That Fido Can’t ResistTips to Introducing Dog to Baby + *IMPORTANT* Gerber…Turning Back the Time On Your Skin – Tips for…15 Healthy And Easy Breakfasts Your Kids Will Love

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