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Secondhand Spring

I love spring for so many reasons – first and foremost being the commencement of nearly nine gorgeous months of running outside. Heaven. On. Earth. Another reason I love spring? SPRING CLEANING! Now, if you’ve been following my blog via The Animal Kingdom website, you may have already picked up on some of my Type-A personality traits, and my OCD-style thoughts on cleaning. Since spring is a season of renewal, I love nothing more than to spruce up the house, do some gardening, and get rid of things that are simply taking up space around our house. 

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Goalie

New Year's Resolutions don't really work for me, I prefer to set and reach goals constantly, challenging myself on a regular basis, particularly when it comes to my family and community. So, what does 2014 have in store for you? Are you looking for some kid-friendly New Year's Resolutions? Look no further. 

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Cookie Love

I'm constantly trying to sneak nutritious treats into their Green Eats Snack Bowls. We have our favorite quick bites, the standard grapes, apples, carrot sticks, cheddar cheese, but these snacks don't really cut it for the after school set. 

Instead, I rely on a recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies that my boys love. The ingredients made me very skeptical and hopeful. If I could infuse cookies with extra protein, load them full of chocolate chips, and have the kids inhale them? A huge win for mom, but who on earth eats cookies made from chickpeas. I mean, really?

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