Getting Toddlers to Eat Veggies

I have finally found a way to get my kids their vegetables!! 

I’ve struggled with my son, who is a picky eater, for many years on ways to get him his vegetables. When he began eating real food as a toddler, I could not get him to eat his vegetables so I tried everything including juicing, but I just couldn’t get him to eat his vegetables.

Many of you know I love Shakeology, and sometimes I could get my son to drink a shake, but he doesn’t always like the thickness of it . We also had an amazing pediatrician approved drink called Daily Sunshine that he will drink sometimes, but he doesn’t always seem to like milk.

The idea came to me as I was making my Shakeology one morning.  Knowing I wasn’t going to get all my vegetables in for the day, I added a Power Greens Boost, which is a great way to get all of those green veggies full of all the nutrients your body needs. I decided I was going to try it with my picky eater son.

I decided to sprinkle some of the Power Greens Boost into a sugar free drink after his nap to see if he would notice anything different.  He didn’t even notice and I know he is getting his veggies.

This is super affordable and a great way to make sure your kids are getting their vegetables.  Shoot me a message at holly.hierman@gmail.com

1 Minute Business Tip Master Your Morning

My one minute business tip on how to master your mornings is to wake up early and figure out the best morning routine for success.

My daily morning routine is to get up super early and get the things I need done for ME before my kids wake up. I do my personal development, bible study and get in the things that put me in the right mindset to have a positive impact on my family and my team.

Get the things done that you know need done before the interruptions of the day come into play. When you only work a couple of hours a week, which is how much I work, you really need “focused time” when you sit down in front of the computer.

Wake up early. Even if you aren’t a morning person, try it and begin your day with a positive mindset.  It will carry you throughout your day.

Moving Baby from Two Naps a Day to One Nap a Day

Moving Baby from Two Naps a Day to One Nap a Day
Sleep Training is a HOT TOPIC among moms, right? To sleep train or not to sleep train… that was the question…

The more research I did the more I found that kids thrive with a schedule so we went for it. We have had our first on a schedule since he was 6 months old and we began with our 2nd son at 3 months.

Here are some super quick and simple tips on transitioning from two naps a day to one nap a day. Once you notice that one or both naps is getting more difficult (they don’t seem sleepy) then that might be a good clue that your child needs to merge naps. For both my kids this happened around 14 months; however, that’s not a standard – I’ve read that this typically happens around 12 months.

The way we merged naps was, I started pushing the 1st nap later by about 15 minutes every 1-2 days until he was at an appropriate one nap per day time. It worked wonders for us. Sleep is so important to brain development as well as overall health and learning. I 100% believe in the benefits of naps for a baby. Hope this video helped!

How to Lose Baby Weight

Losing weight can be a struggle for any woman. It can be particularly hard to lose weight when you’re a new mom. As a new mom you might experience things like low energy, no time, no patience, a lack of resources, as well as feelings of the baby blues, so to speak. New moms have a hard time losing weight because of a multitude of reasons.

I want to give you hope. I lost 45 lbs after having my first son and I’m about to go for it one more time. After having my second baby, I have 30 lbs to lose. I have a bullet-proof method of getting and keeping the weight off to get back to my pre-baby body.

Here are the four simple and easy to follow; methods I implemented to lose 45 lbs of baby weight:

1) Simple, easy to follow meal plan
2) Quick, workouts that can be done in 20-30 min per day
3) Daily meal replacement shake for accelerated weight loss
4) Online bootcamps for accountability

I’m excited to lose the baby weight this time because I know what to do. This is a proven method to losing weight and maintaining weight loss. Having a baby can be stressful and hard,  but it doesn’t mean that you can’t look and feel amazing about yourself. You don’t need a lot of time to get back to your before baby body. You can look and feel confident. For more information go to www.SlimDownWithHolly.com

Self Care Time Saving Tips for Busy Moms

Today I want to share with you some time saving tips I use to make sure I take care of myself without neglecting my kids.  I am a busy mom of a 3 year old and a 1 year old and as much as I love being a mom… let’s get real for a minute they can be a handful.

 

I don’t like to spend too much time on myself, including my workouts. All this without taking too much time away from my family. My top three tips for making sure you get your workouts in, feel good about yourself, without taking too much time away from your family are listed below.

Tip #1– Wash your hair every 2-3 days. I use dry shampoo on the days that I don’t wash my hair and I do my hair in cute styles, such as braids and cute up-dos. When I used to color my hair a lot, hairstylists would tell me that it really wasn’t good to wash your hair everyday.

Tip #2– Save time with your makeup. I sweat like crazy, especially when I am teaching fitness classes, but I have three products that work well for me and they last a long time. I wash my entire face and go heavy with makeup on the first day and then will wash my face, while avoiding my eye area.  This leaves my eye makeup good for another day at least.  There is ten minutes saved each day by not applying eye makeup.

Tip #3– Dealing with your workouts and what to do if you have little ones at home. If you are fortunate enough to belong to a health club that offers a kids club, then put the kids in there and get at least a 30 minute workout in while the kids are in the kids club.  If this is not an option for you, I would suggest a stroller walk with the kids, I often take my kids with me in the double stroller.

Figure out how you can save time and not feel frumpy at the same time. I do like to get up and get dressed, I know I feel better if I am wearing a dress, even though I am a stay at home mom. For me, it makes me feel better about myself. Make sure you don’t give up on yourself! Make sure you take time for yourself even if it means you are taking your kids with you to make time for you. Try to exercise at least 10-20 minutes at least five days a week.

Don’t give up on yourself just because you are a busy mom, use these time saving tips to look and feel good about yourself.