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Keeping Kids Creativity Flowing this Summer! #KeepBuilding

We are in the middle of a heat wave in Boston, and even the kids are water logged from the pool and choosing to lounge around in the air conditioning.  However I refuse to let them spend their summer stuck in front of a screen.
I want them to use their imaginations, be creative, and when needed follow directions.  Luckily their favorite activity, building with LEGO bricks, allows them to do all that!

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What to Keep in your Priority Moving Box, Plus my Top Moving Tips! #CleanHomeSavings

This post was sponsored.  All opinions are my own.
Are you planning a move?  We are!  We announced to our family last week that we are are moving down to the Tampa area of Florida!
For the past 5 years or so, my husband and I have debated between moving to South Carolina or Florida, and a couple years ago we took a road trip up and down the east coast and all around Florida, trying to decide on where we wanted to transplant to.  We ended up staying in Massachusetts because I chickened out at the idea of being away from all my family while the kids were so young.  However they have gotten older, and easier, so the move was back on the table.  Then my parents made the sudden decision 6 months ago to make their Florida home, their permanent home.  Suddenly the idea of moving became easier.  My father is home during the day and my mother is working from home so they were able to find us an apartment to transition into and they had already gotten to know the area towns and local establishments.
Plus my brother is only 5 to 6 hours away from Florida in South Carolina, and visits the Tampa area every couple months.  We had been taking a long road trip to South Carolina twice a year over the last few years, so being closer to him is a huge perk.

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Springing Into The Summer Body I Want! #IfYourClothesCouldTalk

Spring in here!  I love that the weather is getting warmer and the sun is shining, however it’s also a reminder that I need to get my butt in gear.
The winter months in New England are cold and dull and it is so easy to fall into a mommy slump of comfort food, sweat pants, and messy buns.  We rarely go out in the cold months besides to the grocery store and Target.  So my closet full of clothes just hang there unused and it is easy to not realize that all those beautiful outfits wont be fitting very nicely come summer time because I’ve spent 6 months cooped up watching movies and sitting in the mini van playing chauffeur to different sporting practices.

However spring brings out a sense of new beginnings and fresh starts.  There is something about the weather change that brings out a new sense of energy and ideas.  That new energy and my closet full of clothes that don’t fit are telling me it is time to trade in my sweat pants for work out gear and my comfort food for refreshing fruit and yummy salads.
The first change I make when I pull myself out of a mommy slump is to start taking daily walks.  I can usually build myself up to walking a good 3-5 miles within the first week.  Walking gets me into the mood I need to change my living habits.  It clears my mind, de-stresses me, and just gives me time alone to blast my headphones and sweat out the winter months.
After I get my daily walk locked into my schedule, I add some workouts in a few days a week by either hitting the gym our using some awesome home videos.  Luckily once I start my daily workouts I am able to slim down fairly quickly especially when combined with some healthy food choices.
  However, I have had three kids, and like most mothers I have those stubborn areas that don’t slim down or tighten up as easily as the rest.  A lot of my mommy friends complain about their tummy area and that no matter how many crunches they do nothing seems to change.  However for me, it’s the love-handle area.  I have tried everything from yoga to hula hooping and nothing sheds the inches.
I spend so much time taking care of my husband, my children, my family, friends, home, and work.  I don’t think it’s to much to ask to want to feel good about myself in my own clothes and to be able to sit down without worrying about a big bulge hanging over my pants.
So I decided to start researching some non invasive ways to help me look better in my clothes which in turn will help my self esteem and SculpSure looks like the perfect option!
About SculpSure:
  • SculpSure is a non-invasive body contouring treatment for the reduction of stubborn fat in areas such as the abdomen and love handles. 
  • The 25 minute procedure destroys up to 24% of treated fat cells without surgery.
  • SculpSure is the world’s first FDA-cleared laser treatment for non-invasive lipolysis of the flanks and abdomen.
  • SculpSure is ideal for people with trouble spots, particularly those that seem resistant to diet and exercise.
  • Patients may start to see results as early as 6 weeks following treatment as the body begins to evacuate the destroyed fat cells, with optimal results usually seen at 12 weeks.
This sounds like exactly what I need!  As moms our bodies go through a lot and the fact that SculpSure is a noninvasive way to help us along on our journey to get the body we want, sound perfect to me!
Here are some great before and after pictures:
This is definitely something I am interested in trying, if you are too, click here to find a doctor near you for a free consultation to discuss whether SculpSure is the right option for you.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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