The mama queen
Hello! I'm Raina

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#BodyAfterBaby

It's been 2 1/2 years since my youngest Liam was born and I am still on a journey to get to my pre-baby body. I'm definitely get there thanks to consistency! Instead of crash dieting, I'm taking it slower and more consistent since I want it to be a lifestyle for me again. Summer is in a few months and I'm on a balanced diet and consistent workout schedule so I think I'll be bikini ready by then! I did however manage to get back into my normal jean sizes but I want to get to where I was pre-baby as far as muscle lean muscle. Btw, It's still so amazing to me what my body has been able to do, ...

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My Favorite Hair Products

Like with skincare and beauty products, I have tried a TON of hair products throughout the years. My hair is naturally thin so I was always on the hunt for the best volumizing products out there and of course, the products that keep my hair shiny and healthy. I know that a lot of girls get extensions on their hair, not necessarily for length, but for volume too so maybe I'll try it some time! I did however try the halo extensions and loved it for awhile but I kinda just stopped using it. ANY WAY, sorry to bore you with my random hair facts haha. So if you are looking for amazing hair products, ...

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DIY Pedicure Essentials

So we all know that I get my fingernails done but I never get a pedicure at the salon, they are completely DIY. Pedicures are just less maintenance and they can last like 3 weeks+ which is amazing. After doing my own pedis for so long, I came up with the necessary products you need for a diy pedi :) Let's be real, our feet do SO MUCH for us, you should take the time to give it some TLC. With that said, you need to try the Patchology Pedi Cure... it works wonders!! You keep it on your feet for like 20min and you'll see and feel instant results. Also, the Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover is ...

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How to Make Sure You Get Your Workout in at Home

It may still be a few months until swimsuit season but let's be real, we have to start working now to get the summer bod we want! Ever since 'Fall Back' I've been working out at home because it was too cold and got dark way sooner than I liked it. I didn't want to have to haul my kids to the gym when it already feels like bedtime lol. I've been using the Future Fit app and it's the coolest thing ever. It's basically virtual personal coach and yes, it's an actual person coaching you. My coach is based in San Francisco and she is coaching me all the way from there via the app. The workouts are ...

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Men’s Gift Guide for V-Day

Honestly, every time I have to get my husband a gift... his birthday, Christmas, Father's Day and of course, Valentine's Day, I am always like what should I get him?! He's not a materialistic person at all and would prefer sentimental gifts or a special date night but I like to get him something any way. If you haven't got your man a gift yet, you still got 10 days! I'm loving all of these ones I found and my husband's gift this year is in this gift guide ;) ...

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Loving These Coats

SoCal is so indecisive when it comes to the weather. One day I feel like it's warming up then the next day I'm back to freezing! Lol. I'm also the type that gets cold easily so I need to make sure I have coats ready to keep me warm on those cold days. I shared some of my faves from Nordstrom and most of them are actually less than $100 and on sale! Happy shopping! xo ...

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My Favorite YouTube Workout Videos

Fun fact: I have not been to the gym since 'Fall Back' Daylight Savings because the kids' school schedule changed and the only time I would be able to go is after school when my husband's at work. It was getting dark and cold like at 4pm so I didn't feel like taking the all the kids out then. I obviously had to keep up with my fitness so aside from the BBG program via the Sweat app, I love to find YouTube workout videos. As I promised my IG story viewers, below is a list of my go-to YouTube workouts! 45 min 600 calorie workout 30 min Full body HIIT workout with weights 30 min HIIT ...

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A Day in the Life of a Mom Blogger

Contrary to what is seen on my curated IG feed, what my photo shoot days can get chaotic... lol. It might not be that surprising to fellow bloggers because I'm sure most of them go through it. A lot of the times, I opt for pictures outside our house just cause it's much more convenient. But on the days that we go to different locations, that's when it's a different story. I try to do an outfit photo shoot day like twice a month so that I just have content stored and ready to post when needed. So, the craziness starts off at home... After doing my make-up which takes about an hour, I plan ...

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