Meal Prep 101 – Start Small

We all have heard our trainers and those really fit ladies tout the glories of meal prepping, right?  When I thought about meal prepping before I got into it, I don’t know about you all, but I would get so overwhelmed and anxious!  I would think “What do I even do first?” “I don’t have…

Black Bean Brownie Cupcakes

So this is a recipe from the Trim Healthy Mama cookbook and we make it a LOT!!  Those ladies are a huge resource for me recipe wise, visit Trim Healthy Mama to check out more recipes.   I have a love for black beans that runs deep… it’s actually a standing joke in our house that mom…

Cardio/ Core

Not gonna lie, I am not a huge fan of cardio… I hate running, just hate it!  But I do it because, well I like to eat.  So this isn’t my favorite workout to do, but I make it happen. This was something I did when my boy was home sick.  I wanted to be…

Throwing Around Some Weights: Upper Body Day

My favorite days are weight days… I just love the feeling of lifting heavy weights and seeing the muscles getting more defined!!  I have always been short and “big boned” as everyone liked to say… so I always felt like I was built for power, not speed.  Although I have gotten faster with my running…

My Journey So Far

I am a mom of two young children (4 and 6), wife of 15 years to my wonderfully supportive husband, Editor of 7 monthly publications and CEO of the Sullivan Household. To say life is busy, chaotic, and messy is an understatement, but it’s everything I have ever wanted!

Peanut Butter and Jelly ala Logan

Our littles are much more capable than we make think… it was a revelation when I realized this!!  My 4 year old LOVES to make his own lunch, it makes him feel like such a big kid and BONUS: I get help making lunches!   It doesn’t have to be PB and J; you can put…

Volcano Painting

It’s not nearly as messy as the name suggests… and I did it outside, so cleanup was even easier!  I found this in one of my kiddos Highlights magazines and had all the ingredients, so we went for it!  And I was able to throw some dinner on the grill while they worked, bonus!!  …

18 Minute Full Body Hotel Workout

As you know, my hubby travels a bit for work and lots of times he tells me the hotel didn’t have a gym or he couldn’t fit in a workout.  Here is one that I made for him to do in his hotel room, no equipment required, that will hit all the major muscle groups…

Homemade Chicken and Veggie Soup

Nothing is more comforting than Chicken Soup!  I usually have some cooked noodles in the fridge that I add to my kiddos bowl, but I love the big chunks of veggies and chicken in each bite of this Crock Pot wonder! Ingredients: 3 lbs. Boneless, Skinless Chicken (I used thighs this last time and it…

Chicken Fried Cauli Rice

Sometimes you just need a super easy dinner that is healthy and tastes delish, but doesn’t take hours to make it to the table.  This one fits the bill!   Simple ingredients: Cauli rice Frozen mixed veggies Cooked or frozen chicken Egg Soy sauce or coconut aminos Prepare:  Scramble the egg (I use a cup…