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Exploring Downtown Orange
Oh how I love a good adventure. While I had dipped my toe into the wonders that Historic Downtown Orange had to offer, it was time for me to jump into the deep end. Thank you again to my "great and powerful" Thriving Mommy who decided one afternoon it was t...
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Managing Expectations - the Key to Happiness?
"How can I help you today?" I must have said that phrase over a million times in my former role, working in the consumer relations department of a well known running shoe company. Hopefully, I will never have to utter that phrase again as I was promoted to ...
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Mommy Get That Body Back: 10 Pounds in Two Months Challenge
Well, the time has come. I am staring down at the nine month post partum line and still have a pesky ten pounds to lose.  I wanted it all gone the minute I left the hospital, but I was happy enough to have left 50 pounds behind. But as "they" all say, (who ...
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Make Your Monday - March 9th
Em had a lovely weekend enjoying the weather and knocking out to-do lists a plenty. After teaching her cycle class on Sunday she kicked off her Mommy Get That Body Back final challenge..lose ten pounds in two months! Nic made the trip back to the Bay Area t...
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Move It Music - March
Spring has nearly sprung and with all those (hopefully) rainy days ahead, it is time to buckle down and get that body right. The time is now to move that body and kick it up a notch. All those resolutions you made just a couple months ago may have gotten a ...
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Make Your Mondays - February 23rd
Em enjoyed every second of her week off spent in the Bay Area with her family.  Now that she is back home, she welcomed her new couch as she slowly transforms her living room into mobile baby central! Friday Nic had a mom's night out with some coworkers (an...
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Take Life by the Cojones
Life. It comes on fast and goes too quickly. I am sure we can all think back to a time when we waited and waited for something and then it came and went in the blink of an eye.  It is actually quite scary when you really sit and think about it. So why is it...
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Recipe Rave Review - Broken Florentine Lasagna Bake
Just because St. Patrick's Day is over, doesn't mean the love of green needs to stop. This recipe is packed full of nearly 3 pounds of green goodness...and it tastes wonderful! Quick, easy, healthy and one of Rachel Ray's personal picks.   Ingredients:  4 t...
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Weekly Menus - Meal Planning vs Theme Night
Being a working, Thriving Wife and mommy has it's challenges.  Being able to "do it all" is a lot of work, but boy oh boy do I try. I strive to give 100% at work, then race home to take care of my babies all the while keeping the house in perfect order, giv...
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Thriving Eco-mom (of twins) on a Budget
I have always made an attempt to live gorgeously green. Granted, I wish I could do more (home compost system, utilizing grey water, organic cotton clothing and products, sustainable garden...) the list could go on and on, but alas, I do the best I can. I ma...
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Putting Family First - Make the Time
Life is busy, there is no doubt about that.  But at some point we all have to press pause and make more of an effort to slow the clock.  I know for me, I often stop, take a breath and remind myself to make more of an effort to spend "quality" time with my f...
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Recipe Rave Review: Lemon Polenta Cake
Mmmmmm, lemon....anything and everything lemon.  When my Thriving Mommy wanted to whip up this tart treat, I was thrilled to be by her side to assist and taste anything I could get my lemon loving hands on.  We grabbed what we needed, checked our Food Netwo...
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In her circles
21 people
Have her in circles
49 people
Andrea Smetona's profile photo
Holly Mitkowski's profile photo
Kathy Hester's profile photo
Marie McKinney Oates's profile photo
Nicole O'Donahue's profile photo
Tori Grant (Lil' Mrs Tori)'s profile photo
Kelly Dixon's profile photo
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  • California State University, Chico
    2001 - 2006
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Passion Creates Strength. Strength is Beauty. Strive to Thrive.
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Blog written by wives, but intended for everyone – anyone who wants to be exposed to great recipes, workouts, tips for the home and things we love; most of all a new way of thinking about life. Life will only be what you make it, so strive to thrive.
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