Easy Easter egg decorating ideas

When you’re tired of dye tablets and vinegar and want to up your game, these easy Easter egg decorating ideas are just the thing you need to add some adorableness to your home. I made my eggs two ways this year and had everything on hand already.

Here’s what you need:

Holy chic shaving cream eggs

  • boiled eggs
  • shaving cream
  • food coloring
  • spoon, toothpick, tongs
  • shallow dish or muffin tin
  • optional: metallic paint and latex gloves

Adorable friends painted eggs

  • boiled eggs
  • paint/brush
  • crayons or Sharpie

How to protect your kids with #saynoandtell

Women everywhere shared brave stories of everything from “putting up with” to surviving sexual abuse with the #metoo campaign in 2017, bringing attention to the severity of a widespread yet “hush hush” problem. You probably saw social media posts of friends, neighbors, teachers, or peers you never would have known suffered through some kind of sexual abuse coming forward to share that, yes…”me, too.” Brave, sad, enraging, despicable, inhumane – these were all words that came to mind as I read these #metoo stories.

It got me thinking about my own passion for humans and feminism, but more importantly after becoming a mom, it got me thinking about my kids. My two girls, specifically. While I applaud all the women for coming forward and appreciate having a platform to share the problem in an explosive way, I just kept coming back to my kids. My girls. Stories I’ve heard. Things that have been said to me. I don’t want them to join a #metoo campaign years from now. I don’t want to applaud their bravery or feel sad and enraged. I want it to stop. I need it to stop for them and all the little innocent boys and girls who grow into vulnerable teens. I need it to stop because it just has to.

How I lost 73 pounds (and 57 inches!)

Thank you to my sister, Lauren, for writing this guest post sharing about her weight loss and healthy venture – feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions for her.

These photos and this post are extremely hard for me to share, but I’m doing it in hopes I can help one person change their life like I did. ❤️

A couple of years ago, I was pretty unhappy with myself. I knew I needed to lose weight, but it was very daunting to even think about starting to lose the amount that I wanted to. My energy and confidence was at an all-time low, and I knew for my family’s sake I NEEDED to make a change.

I knew I wanted to change, but I had no idea how to get started. I met a mom online in a stay at home mommy group and as I watched her posts, I was so inspired by her.

My body had changed so much from pregnancy and I felt like I had no metabolism.  I aimlessly tried different workouts, but I needed some sort of direction for what I should be doing and a way to be held accountable. I joined an all woman’s gym for a while, but it was not easy to find the time to go while I had a baby and a toddler who was in preschool.  

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