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Basic Paleo Mayo

By: , March 25th, 2016. Posted in: Recipes

This is the same recipe from the Whole 30 book (with our notes).

Since the first day of our Whole 30, I’ve made so many batches of this very basic paleo mayo from The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total …

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The 5 Things In My Toddler’s Easter Basket

By: , March 21st, 2016. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting

A basket of springtime fun for your little one!

  • Sidewalk Chalk – Easter baskets are a great opportunity to replenish your supplies for outdoor play.  Things like sidewalk chalk, bubbles, and bouncing balls are fun for all ages.  As …

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    The 5 Things In My Baby’s First Easter Basket

    By: , March 14th, 2016. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting

    A few fun ideas for baby's first Easter basket.

  • Fuzzy Stuffed Bunny – My two criteria for selecting a stuffed friend for my infant daughter are safety and softness.  I selected this soft white rabbit for LG because it’s …

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  • To The Mom Who Worries She’s Not Doing Enough

    By: , March 10th, 2016. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting

    Sometimes the expectations of parenthood can mess with our heads.

    Dear Friend,

    I know you sometimes feel inadequate as a mom.

    I’m talking about the days you wake up feeling as if you never slept.

    The days you absolutely do …

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    whole 30 results

    Tales Of The Shrinking Belly: Chapter Four ~ The Whole 30 ~ Days 21 – 30 (Results)

    By: , March 2nd, 2016. Posted in: Happiness, Health

    My success on the Whole 30 isn't just about the number on the scale.

    I’ve rocked my very first Whole 30, and I feel amazing!

    When I woke up this morning (Day 31), I was excited to weigh-in because I already knew my weight would …

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    Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

    By: , February 26th, 2016. Posted in: Recipes

    This flavorful 'Whole 30' soup is definitely a crowd-pleaser.

    We found the original version of this recipe in “The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom“, and have tweaked it here and there after …

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    raw steaks

    Tales Of The Shrinking Belly: Chapter Three ~ The Whole 30 ~ Days 11 – 20

    By: , February 22nd, 2016. Posted in: Happiness, Health

    There's no turning back now.

    Here we are in the middle of our personal Whole 30, and we’re pretty happy with the results.  In fact, we’ve been rocking our plan in spite of a family …

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    best of madison winner

    Thanks To YOU For Voting Us A Best Of Madison!

    By: , February 18th, 2016. Posted in: Happiness

    By The Seat Of Our Pants wins bronze!

    Readers!  Friends!  Voters!

    We are so honored to announce that By The Seat Of Our Pants has been chosen as the Bronze Winner in the BEST Local Blog category for …

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    I Let It In – The Music, The Beauty, The Love

    By: , February 16th, 2016. Posted in: Happiness, Musings, Parenting

    Sometimes I let stress get in the way of life's most beautiful moments, and I'm trying to change that.

    Originally posted on November 17, 2015 with a different photograph.

    Sometimes you just need the universe to give you a gentle slap across the face and say “snap out of …

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    Tales Of The Shrinking Belly: Chapter Two ~ The Whole 30 ~ Days 1 – 10

    By: , February 11th, 2016. Posted in: Happiness, Health

    Eating whole foods doesn't have to be scary, lonely, or expensive.

    I was first introduced to the Paleo way of eating about 10 years ago, while researching how to effectively manage my fibromyalgia symptoms without medication.  Proponents of ‘eating Paleo’ touted benefits …

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