Yes, you really need an Instant Pot

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"I don't need an Instant Pot," I told my friend for the millionth time. "I have a crock pot." I could list a half a dozen reasons the Instant Pot wouldn't save me any time or money. I had been using my crockpot, almost daily, for years. Years! For a while, I even had two of them. I could make anything in my crockpot. Unless I forgot to take the mea...
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The Journey That Started with a Drop

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In fall of 2014, I was searching for something. I'm not sure I even knew what I was searching for. Life was good, my family was healthy but something felt off. My shoulder was bothering me, my back was bothering me and I was looking for some alternatives. My journey took me to my friend Carolyn, who asked if I was interested in learning about Young...
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How to make 2018 a year of reading, for everyone

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This year was full of many things, but for me, it was a very slow year of reading. From having a baby to moving across the country to working almost full-time from home, I just didn't have enough time left to pick up a book. I read a few, in short spurts, and I loved them, but I didn't read as much as I wanted to. Each year, there is a great readin...
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Yes, It Fits My Macros

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I'm starting week 7 of my macro journey with Stay Fit Mom and I'm loving it. I've been attempting to eat macro-friendly meals for almost 5 months and wasn't seeing enough results. I got frustrated and stopped, just like I have with almost every other eating program I've tried. But then I decided to get serious, and get a coach. Tracy is amazing. Sh...
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5 Chores I Don’t Do Anymore

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I remember doing chores growing up, as I'm sure you do as well. It wasn't always a big deal, they weren't always labeled as chores. They were mostly things we did around the house because Mom asked us to. (Or yelled at us when we didn't do it, which is something I understand now more than ever before.) My children have been doing chores for ye...
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10 Things We’re Watching to Prepare for Season Two of The Crown

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​This post was co-written by myself and Rheanna from Cammo Style Love . We have a wonderful long-distance relationship that centers around random texts, harried phone calls, and our love for historical fiction.   I don't know if you know this about us, but we are huge fans of history. Well, history that comes in pretty dresses and love stories...
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16 Things We Love from This Year

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I can't believe it's almost December! Thanksgiving was a great break from the hustle and bustle of the world, and now that we're gearing up for school and work tomorrow, it's time to get serious about holiday shopping. There are at least 72 holiday gift guides telling you all about the fantastic gifts you should buy. My favorites include the ones t...
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Renew You in 2018 with the Military Spouse Wellness Summit

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​Six months ago I was frantically checking flights and looking at arrangements to see if there was any way I could pull off two, week long trips in the month of October. With three kids, an active duty husband, and living nowhere near family, I was feeling quite stuck. I knew that these events were going to be helpful to me, professionally, but I k...
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No Greater Love - A True Testament to the Bond of Soldiers

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Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends. ~John 15:13 Few can know the feelings of actually being in a situation faced with the decision to sacrifice their life for their friends. Each and every service member has taken on that burden; some have put themselves within the reach of enemy fire time and time agai...
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5 Reasons to Join Mil Freelance Writers

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​So often when we see something we want fixed, we jump right in to fix it. That's what I've done this morning!  I recently attended the Military Influencers Conference in Dallas, Texas and while I haven't written a full recap yet, let me just tell you, it was eye-opening. So many amazing people within our community solving problems and helping...
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3 School Lunches You Can Find in My Freezer

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​You all know I'm a fan of freezer meals, right? I rarely cook dinner at dinner time, I love my Instant Pot, and I love having meals available at all times.  While cooking dinner with crazy kids and a toddler in the witching hour is one my least favorite things to do, making school lunches absolutely tops the list of things I dislike. I mean, ...
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Sync with CinchShare

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I have been using CinchShare to help make the most of my social media time for just over a year now. I really have enjoyed utilizing this program to schedule Facebook Posts. There are many programs out there that provide this service, and I've tried most of them. Here's why I stick with CinchShare:  It's Quick. It's Easy. With storage that you...
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What’s for Dinner this Week: My Instant Pot Menu

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​While I don't technically shop, chop, and prepare meals each week, I do make a meal plan. I stick to it 95% of the time, often swapping Tuesday's meal for Thursday's meal when I decide to be picky. But I make a plan.  This week everyone is home on Monday, Thursday, and Friday. The afternoon and evenings on Tuesday and Wednesday are a little m...
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Rebecca's Guide to Freezer Cooking

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I'm certainly not a professional, but I've been doing this for a while and I wanted to take some time to share my top tips for cooking in advance and storing food in your freezer. Recently, I was asked to share my favorite Instant Pot freezer meals with Once a Month Meals, and a bit of my story. Here's what I shared: "I was adamantly opposed to the...
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