Dealing with Miscarriage on Your Due Date

Curious what the pain will feel like or if you'll ever feel the same? This is my story on how I'm Dealing with Miscarriage on My Due Date www.happyfoodhealthylife.com #miscarriage #loss #pregnancy

Well, today is the day. The day I’ve been dreading since last August when I found out that my unborn baby has been taken from me. No one prepared me for what these last 8 months would be like. Nothing really can. Everyone said it sucks but will get better with time. Everyone said it would get worse when the due date got closer. And boy, they weren’t kidding!

Today is my due date. [Read more...]

How Setting and Achieving Goals Makes You a Better Mother

Being a mother is one of the most important jobs we are given in this life, yet often times we feel as though we just aren’t doing as much as we can be doing for ourselves and for our children. Find out how setting and achieving goals makes you a better mother.

How-Setting-and-Achieving-Goals-Makes-You-a-Better-Mother

For me, when I became a mother over seven years ago, I feel as though I was handed this huge responsibility. I was literally in charge of another human being’s life! I was the one who would set the stage for the core values and beliefs in my son’s life, and truth be told, that was more than a little scary! Although, I felt as though this was my life’s calling, I was definitely apprehensive to take on such a huge job. [Read more...]

No-Bake Lemon Berry Cheesecake Mousse Parfait

Learn how to make this super easy dessert in just minutes. These No-Bake Lemon Berry Cheesecake Mousse Parfaits will wow all your guests!

Learn how to make this super easy dessert in just minutes. This No-Bake Lemon Berry Cheesecake Mousse Parfait will wow all your guests! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com #dessert #lemon #easyrecipe

There is just something about lemon and berries that makes you feel fresh and new. The lightness. The crispness. It’s just refreshing! Perfect for spring. Perfect for the new season. And especially perfect for celebrating new life.
[Read more...]

Bunny Tail Energy Bites

These Bunny Tail Energy Bites are cute enough for your kiddos to beg for. Yet they are packed full of the nutrients you’re gonna feel good about as a mama!

Bunny Tail Energy Bites. That's right - cute enough for your kiddos to beg for. Yet packed full of the nutrients you're gonna feel good about as a mama! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

 So last year, I had the brilliant idea to make these. Bunny tails! They were going to be cake pops and they were going to be adorable. I felt like I had the idea first. I just had to hurry up, make them happen, and get them on the site as soon as possible before someone else snagged the idea right from my head. I was so excited. I had something here and it was going to be a huge hit!

The following morning, [Read more...]

Anything Goes Granola

You really can’t go wrong with this Anything Goes Granola. You choose what mix-ins you like, bake it, and you have a nutritious breakfast or healthy snack.

Anything Goes Granola. You really can't go wrong with this granola. You choose what mix-ins you like, bake it, and you have a nutritious breakfast or healthy snack. www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

Most of you know that my wife has been away for the last 3 months or so. She’s serving in the Air Force and is away at tech school, so I have had to learn how to be a strong and supportive military spouse. I will say that the strong part has not been all that easy. There have been many rough days for me, but I have learned that supporting my wife and being the positive force that she needs is really helpful in getting me through the hard days.

For the first eight weeks that she was gone, all I could do was send her letters. No care packages. No homemade goodies. [Read more...]

Healthy(er) Spring Dirt Cups

Classic dirt cups from my childhood have gotten a makeover and have been revamped into Healthy(er) Spring Dirt Cups. Made with more natural ingredients, this is the best way to please both your kiddos and your health-conscious mind!

Healthy(er) Spring Dirt Cups - a childhood favorite dessert without as much of the processed stuff. www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

I don’t have many strong stand-out memories that revolve around specific foods from my childhood. Neither my mom or my grandma were big into baking or cooking, so that just isn’t carved so deeply into my soul. But there are a couple recipes from my childhood that were staples and do seem to stand out.

The one that inspired today’s post was actually an Easter tradition in my family. Dirt [Read more...]

Achieving Goals Begins When You Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone

Have you ever wondered why life seems to stagnant when it comes to achieving goals and you’re not progressing? Maybe you are too comfortable in your day-to-day. Ever stopped to think what would happen if you took a little baby step outside of what feels comfortable?

Achieving Goals Begins when you Step Outside of your Comfort Zone - Find out how I went from being afraid of the big picture to finding ultimate success! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

When you think about the goals you have set for yourself, do they seem super far away and hard to actually reach? I know for me, some of the goals I have for myself seem so far off. And I also feel like they will cause me to have to make some huge strides in order to get there, and that’s really scary.

For example, one of my goals is to have [Read more...]

Promoting Positivity with SAME Cafe

This post is brought to you by Naked Juice – all opinions are 100% my own.

Promoting Positivity with SAME Cafe

I know I posted a little bit about this campaign from Naked Juice, but I wanted to chat a little more about it with you today.

Naked Juice, makers of fruit and vegetables juice and smoothies, partnered with Tongal, a social media platform that gives creative people the freedom to do their best work, to bring to you Libby and Brady Birky’s story.

Libby and Brady Birky devoted countless hours to soup kitchens [Read more...]

Pack in More of What You Love

This post is brought to you by Naked Juice – all opinions are 100% my own.

Pack in More of What You Love

It’s Monday, and I want nothing more than to brighten your day with something positive and uplifting. Nothing heavy. Nothing down and depressing. Just a message from a wonderful organization out there that is doing a whole lot of good.

I’m going to tell you more about this organization in a couple days, but I just wanted to introduce you to SAME Cafe [Read more...]

Vegan Chocolate Pudding

This Vegan Chocolate Pudding is a sweet treat for your chocolate cravings. Find out the shocking ingredient that makes it both uber creamy as well as guilt-free!

Vegan Chocolate Pudding - A sweet and satisfying treat for your chocolate cravings. Find out what the shocking ingredient is to make it both uber creamy as well as guilt-free!  www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

I’ve been wanting to try the whole avocado-in-chocolate thing for quite awhile now. But I’ll be honest, I was scared. I have a really open mind, and I will try just about anything, but for some reason, I was so nervous about my pudding tasting like avocados.

But then I was brainstorming a recipe that is coming to the blog in just a few days from now, and one of the main components of it is chocolate pudding. [Read more...]