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How to Throw A Stress Free Holiday Party

This year we are about to throw our 3rd annual holiday party and I get more excited every year!  Now that we have done it for a couple of years I have a good handle on what to do at what times to prepare and how the flow of the night should…
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Traveling to Hawaii with a Toddler

We went to Hawaii for 7 days with our almost 15 month old little Ruthie and it was a blast!! I was so nervous about a big travel trip with her between the flight and the time change, but it actually wasn't bad.  I want to break down everything…
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Episode 9: What Grinds our Gears

This is a super fun episode because we are tackling one of the opposites of joy - frustration!!  Everyone, no matter how joyful and happy you are, has moments on most days where you get peeved by something.  We think it's not only important…
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Episode 8: Mama Knows Nutrition

In today's episode we chat with Kacie Barnes from Mama Knows Nutrition, all about nutrition for our kids!  We discuss under and over eating, food throwing, picky eaters, added sugars, and so much more. High Calcium Foods for non-dairy…
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Episode 7: Self Care Simplified

In this episode, Kelsey and Matt interview Melissa Brody, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in San Diego, CA that also happens to be a professional improv comedy performer on the side. Melissa utilizes evidence based interventions…
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Episode #6: Blogging to Business

In this episode Matt interviews me about how I turned my blog into a business. I goes deep into the details of what it took me to earn an income online and how I continue to do so today. Click HERE for the blog post on becoming a…
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Fruit Themed 1st Birthday Party

Ruth is one!! And we celebrated in style with a Fruit Themed Birthday Party! I wanted a party that was full of color and fun and fruit was perfect for that. So of course we got some fruit outfits, made a watermelon style cake and of course…
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Episode #5: Strong All Along

In this episode of the Genuine Joy podcast we talk with the amazing duo, Kristen & Mike Boehmer! Kristen was diagnosed at a young age with Crohn's Disease and has become an extremely healthy, fit and happy person by healing herself with…
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Episode #4: Lasting Love

In this episode, we discuss all things about their relationship!  From meeting in college, to figuring out life after and eventually getting married and having a baby.  We talk about communication, how we work through disagreements and…
Genuine Joy Podcast about the first month of being new parents!
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Episode #3: New Baby Bliss?

In this episode we talk all about our experience during our first months new parents.  We go over when we each first felt like parents, how we balanced baby duties between us, and the things that brought us joy when we were exhausted and…
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6-12 Month Baby Must Haves

Wow babies need a lot of stuff!! One day I wonder how I can live without some of these things and the next day the only thing Ruthie wants to play with is a cardboard amazon box.  But for the most part, these products have saved us!  This…
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Introducing The Genuine Joy Podcast

The Genuine Joy podcast is now out and ready for you to tune in!  We are SO excited to share with you our new passion project.  This podcast is hosted by myself and my husband Matt, to share how we find genuine joy in our lives.  I get…