Activities for Toddlers – Building Blocks

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Last week I posted about activities for toddlers.  Those activities your toddler can do while you are attending to newborn baby #2. For me it’s important to keep my toddler close enough to keep an eye on but I would rather not have him watch TV all day just so I can get chores done or feed our newest.  We added building blocks to our list of activities and he loved it.  Up until now mom or dad would build {Read More}

THRIVE Life Tip of the Month: Organized Home

Chef Todd brings you another great tip of the month.  One thing I love about my THRIVE Life foods is how organized I can be.  The labels are color coded so I can put them away in my pantry neatly! They also make awesome shelving units that allow you to use a “first in first out” method. This way you always eat food before it goes bad.  THRIVE Life foods can also be organized into prepared meals! Using the same {Read More}

Activities for Toddlers

Toddler Activities

It has been interesting adjusting to having two kids.  My toddler is hitting terrible twos which really means he is more active and requires more attention.  Because the second I take my eyes off him he’s trying to ride the decorative pillows off the couch like a cowboy.  Which means it’s important to have planned activities for toddlers. Then comes baby #2 and, even though newborns do a lot of sleeping in their first couple of weeks, they also do {Read More}

THRIVE Life Recipe: Chicken Spaghetti

Chicken Spaghetti with THRIVE life foods!

Freeze Dried Seasoned Chicken Slices.  I know what you’re thinking, weird.  I thought the same thing and I am happy to report I was pleasantly surprised it tastes just as good as chicken…that’s because it is chicken! Today I’m sharing with you one of my favorite recipes that I have “Thrivalized” with THRIVE Life Seasoned Chicken Slices from THRIVE foods along with some tips for making the chicken taste great! I was worried the chicken wouldn’t tasted good and that {Read More}

Pearls are Always Appropriate – Gift and Printable


I’m excited to share today 101+ Birthday Gift Ideas for your Friends, including my Jackie Kennedy Quote! I am joining forces with Kristen Duke in her Birthday Celebration Week along with over 100 talented bloggers sharing lots of inexpensive ideas and free printables! All week long, Kristen is sharing birthday tips and giveaways so be sure to check out her Party. I’ve always had a fascination with pearls.  It all started when my grandmother gave me my first strand.  It was {Read More}

Guest Post: Take Control of Your Well-Being

Well Being

Hello, Mommy Envy readers. I am so excited to be helping Jes while she is focusing on her wonderful growing family! A quick intro: My name is Diana from over at The Articulate Mowes. I write for a lot of reasons, but primarily “to taste life twice” as the intelligent Anais Nin put it. I reluctantly admit that I am a Mommy Blogger, but I’d like to flatter myself and think I push at deeper issues than my child’s daily {Read More}

THRIVE July Specials! Outdoor foods

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Hey everyone I’m back!  The last couple of weeks I took a much needed break as I was nearing my last weeks of being pregnant.  I’m happy to announce that our newest addition was born last weekend and we couldn’t be happier.  For now we are just making sure he is growing strong and getting everything he needs but I will post more about him soon! You may have also noticed a change to the blog and might be asking {Read More}

Tips for Bringing Home Baby #2

Bringing Home Baby #2

Hello readers! I would like to introduce to you an amazing mom and friend, Amanda!  I met Amanda during my days at BYU Broadcasting and always had a blast learning from her.   Since today is my official due date I think this post fits perfectly into what I am currently going through.  Here are some great tips for Bringing Home Baby #2 from Amanda!    Just a few short months ago, I was pregnant.  Very pregnant.  And, honestly, pretty {Read More}

Homemade Granola Recipe

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I am pretty picky about my granola.  Probably because I want it to taste oh so yummy without being oh so bad for me.  But when I find a granola I like I want to keep it all for myself.  Unfortunately that doesn’t happen in my household! I decided to be brave and attempt making my own.  It seemed pretty scary because it could just end up a soggy mess! I studied multiple recipe and decided to just go for {Read More}

Technology is Addicting and How we Can Avoid it


I’m not going to tell you in this post that you should avoid technology, rather talk about how to avoid the addiction to it. And as I type this I can’t even find my phone! This is another painful post for me. Much like the one I shared when Brodie knocked out his teeth. But Brodie didn’t experience physical pain this time but it doesn’t hurt me any less! Yesterday I downloaded a game called 2048.  It’s a puzzle game {Read More}