Bed Rest and Big Bathroom Ambitions

If you haven’t heard, I’m pregnant (as revealed here). Very, very, very pregnant.  Like, the most pregnant I’ve ever been, because my body has officially surpassed the largest sizes of my previous pregnancies and I still have 6 weeks left to go.

Two weekends ago, I got food poisoning and was up all night tossing my cookies.  This left me super dehydrated. And apparently being dehydrated makes your body increase oxytocin levels, which leads to labor. I was 33 weeks and started having consistent contractions, 3-5 min apart, steadily. I had to go into the birthing center and get an IV to replace fluids to try to stop the contractions. It helped, but not entirely. I continued to have contractions with a bit too much consistency, so I wound up being put on bed rest.   Continue reading

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Let The Fun In!!

Have your floors been keeping the fun out??

Screen Shot 2015-11-30 at 11.31.17 AM “Don’t bounce that ball in here!”

“No, you can’t skate on the floors.”

“You can’t ride your bike in here.”

“Heck no, you can’t bring a motorcycle in here!!!”

If this sounds like you, we wanted to show you that with ArmorMax hardwood floors by Mohawk,  you can let the fun back in!

These are just a few ways ArmorMax protects your floors                                                          so you can play with your family, not stress about your floors:

• ArmorMax is the ultimate protection for hardwood and 12mm laminate flooring, keeping hardwood and laminate looking newer, longer
• ArmorMax creates a barrier against stains, abrasions and everyday wear
• ArmorMax is up to five times more resistant to wear than similar finishes
• 50-year wear limited warranty on hardwood and lifetime limited warranty on laminate
• ArmorMax products are made in the USA
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This holiday season, we want to help you let the fun back into your home!
This Mohawk Flooring Friends & Family coupon is good for 10% off a purchase of ArmorMax products,          through 12/31/15!
Click here to see all the beautiful styles available by ArmorMax!
And don’t forget to check out all the ways we let the fun in while filming this parody!
We were hired by Mohawk to produce this video and Let The Fun In and were amazed at the incredible quality and gorgeous finish of their produts. We were not hired to do this write-up.   

 

 

Can Anybody Find Me Some Carpet To Love??

 

I don’t know about you, but in my life, carpet and kids typically should not co-exist.

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Maybe your kids always sit at the table to eat, maybe your toddler never wanders around the house with a green smoothie they managed to pull off the counter or a popsicle they snatched out of the freezer, or maybe your kids know it’s not a good idea to chase after their siblings while carrying a bowl full of cereal and milk.

Not so lucky in my house, nor the houses of most of my friends. Continue reading

New Lifestyle! A Less Serious Look at Fitness

Summer is right around the corner! Are you ready to don a bathing suit?  If the answer is yes, then pat yourself on the back, because you are awesome! If the answer is no, don’t worry, you’re in good company.

Back when I used to think I knew what it meant to be busy, (balancing job, boyfriend, friends, shopping, and fun) I was actually a personal trainer.  I loved working out and loved fitness.  I still do, but now as a wife, mother of 3, business owner (Planted Juice), and laugh seeker (Laughing Moms), I can’t even keep my house in order, let alone my body.

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Fortunately, (I suppose) due to food allergies I eat pretty well, so my weight is within a healthy range.  Unfortunately, my muscles left this body for fitter pastures long ago.  I’m pretty sure my 5 year old is already stronger than me.  In my defense, she is a quarter Samoan, and my husband is a freakishly strong man who passed on his strong genes.

So, as I sat and planned a calisthenic comeback, inspiration struck! I grabbed my computer and did some keystroke reps, getting my fingers in the shape of their lives. “New Lifestyle” was the result of this workout.  It’s a parody of “Style” by Taylor Swift, and it would help me laugh my way to flatter abs. Come get your workout in with me! For best results, repeat 5x/week for 25 minutes minimum.

xo – Alisha

What are your thoughts on this fitness regime? Share your comments below, we’d love to hear your ideas!