Emily Rose

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Sleep is my superpower

I have never valued sleep as much as I do now that I am a mom. I always thought of it as a ‘nice to have’ vs a ‘must have’. It was something I could have a little or a lot of but either way, I would get by fine and it would all work out. 

Jokes on me. That doesn’t fly now that I have a kid to take care of every day. 

I learned quickly that getting enough sleep is actually THE most important thing every single day. 


Gail’s Chicken Cutlets

My friend asked me for the recipe this week and I was like, I think the world needs to know this recipe. It’s too good not to share and seriously so easy to do, and healthy! Yay! 

Two weeks ago I prepped these for our weeks’ lunch protein. Dan was thrilled of course but Parker also loved them! They are perfect to make ahead of time to then add to a salad, roasted veggies, or on the side with a soup (to get that protein in).  

Remember protein is what keeps you full until your next meal, so some version of it (animal protein or plant protein/beans) is important to have in every meal. 

So let’s get to it! THE famous and fan-favorite Gailas Chicken Cutlets. 


How I structure my meals

This is how I structure my meals each week. It works for me. After reading about and trialing so many different ways of eating, my body is really happy with this meal structure. I wanted to share it with you in case it might work for you too. :)

This shake is the GOAT of shakes

I was reading through Kelly Leveque’s Body Love book and she gives a bunch of different recipes and ideas for her Fab 4 morning smoothie. 

The one I created is a spin-off of one of hers with minor tweaks and my GOODNESS is it good. I am not going to lie, I have had the same shake combo for years now so changing it up like this was big for me, but WOW am I happy I did.


My new health obsession

Kelly Leveque 🙌🏽

..If you haven’t followed her or don’t know about her check out all of her things via @bewellbykelly right now! Ditch the blog and go!

I was introduced to her morning smoothie a long time ago and have been doing it ever since. Then once I had Parker I bought her book BodyLove and learned more about her way of eating and started to apply her approach to every meal. I was amazed at what happened next…


Christmas Gift Ideas

My mom and husband kept asking me what I wanted for Christmas this year, and I kept responding with “I really can’t think of anything, there’s nothing I really want or need this year”. YET every time I have bought Christmas gifts for others, I just happened to find something else that I loved and then bought… for myself.  

In conclusion, I am a big fat liar OR I just really love to shop. Either way, I was able to find a couple of things that I think are great gifts this year. 


Getting Unstuck

Do you ever feel like it's groundhogs day? Doing the same thing over and over with very little breaks or excitement to the routine? I have been feeling that way lately and brought back some old routines that fill up my cup.

My BAD habits with working from home…

My BAD habits with working from home… 

(Cue – Bad Habits By Ed Sheeran) 

November of 2021, 20 months after the pandemic began, I just STARTED to realize that I had created really bad habits. 

Granted my life changed drastically in those 20 months, becoming a homeowner, a dog mom, and a baby mom, not to mention going through an unprecedented pandemic. As a result of all that, my daily rituals and habits drastically changed, and not in a good way. 


The Art of the Start

In college one of my majors was Entrepreneurial Studies, and “The Art of the Start” was a book that was on our required reading list. If I am being completely honest, I never actually read the whole book… my dad did and he loved it. 😉 Regardless of not reading it in its entirety, the title always stuck with me. The Art of the Start.


Becoming a mom

It has taken me a month and a half to be able to have the headspace to even attempt to or want to write a blog again. Then it took another 2.5 weeks for me to sit down to write it. Then the minute I did Mr. Parker decided he wanted to be held and sit with me. So here we are, trying to sneak in sentences, with one hand, while holding a baby who is trying to push out a poop. #momlife