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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…
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Baby Self Feeding at 6 Months

Figuring out what to name this was difficult! I read a lot about Baby Led Weaning and decided to do the Feeding Littles infant course to prepare myself before she turned 6 months old. (ps, if you are interested in the feeding littles…
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Newborn Product Must Haves

I officially have a 5 month old!! How in the world did that happen?  The first 6 weeks felt like 7 years and now here we are.  So I figured it was about time that I shared the products that have worked for us in these first 5 months of…
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We're Hiring a Content & Strategy Intern!

Team LBO is growing!!  It's been 6 1/2 year since starting this blog and 2 years since I left my job to run it full time, and now it's time for a new chapter.  I am so excited to find someone new to join our team/ family so if you think…
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The Get Happy Challenge!

The question I get more than I ever thought I would: How are you so happy and positive all the time? Now don't get me wrong - it is not ALL the time, but for the most part I am a very happy person!  This is for many reasons I am sure,…
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Our First Month with a Newborn!

My sweet Ruth Margaret was born on June 26th at 8:29 PM and I have been SO in love ever since!! She was 6 lbs 11 oz and 18.5 inches - just a little peanut.  She came at 38 weeks 6 days after I leaked some amniotic fluid and was give some…