The mama queen
Hello! I'm Raina

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My New Life As a WAHM

So I always got asked these questions when I was working: "1. how do you all that you're doing and 2. how's life with 3 little kids?" My answers before were always 1. having balance and a supportive, hands-on husband and 2. life with 3 kids is crazy lol. Now as a WAHM (work at home mom), my answers stay the same but my everyday life is much different. It's been almost 2 weeks since I quit the job I loved to be at home with my kids and the first week was a true transition week... I binged watched Game of Thrones, slept around 3am, slept in til like 10am (thanks hubby), and fed the kids as much ...

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New Month, New Season

Hey guys! First of all, happy July!!! This post has been overdue for a week but what better way to share this new season of my life than the start of a fresh new month? And I'm not talking about the summer season haha. So here it goes... after 6 wonderful years of working at an amazing charter school, Gompers Preparatory Academy (GPA), under the leadership of an extraordinary boss, I have resigned from my position as Musical Production Coordinator. It was one of the toughest decisions I had to make because I love where I worked, love what I did, love the people I worked with and love my ...

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June 2019 Fitness Update

Hey guys! It' s been awhile since I've shared a fitness update, so here's mine for June 2019! For a little over a month, I've been doing my friend Alicia Jones' online workout program. She's so inspiring, you gotta check her out! She also co-owns the Self Made Training Facility in San Marcos, CA. Any way, her and husband have an app where they share all the workout plans with their clients so that's what I've been using. I work out 6 days a week with one rest day. The workouts are TOUGH, in a good way! As you may know, I've used the Sweat app for awhile (also really good) but the workout and ...

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Happy 3rd Birthday Landon!

Omg, my first baby boy is 3 years old! These years are just flying by. Landon is just so, so sweet. He always has been since birth. He was like the perfect newborn who slept through the night and barely cried. He was the perfect addition after Scarlett and he brought such a different dynamic to our family. Every time I look at the picture of me holding him for the first time, I'm always brought back to that moment... I remember exactly how I felt :) In honor of his birthday, I wanted to share some random things about him. Enjoy!  He loves to cuddle with both mommy and daddy! He ...

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Acrylic Nails are Part of My Monthly Budget

For those of you that know me, know that I have been obsessed nail polish for forever. Before kids, when I taught pure barre and coached a dance team part-time, I had a lot of time on my hands. I would paint my nails probably like every other day. I know it was a bit obsessive but it was a hobby of mine and I hated when my nails were chipped. At some point I even got into nail art and did all these fun manicures that I found on Instagram or Pinterest. Now with kids and working and blogging, I don’t have a lot of time anymore so I resort to getting my nails done every two weeks. It’s ...

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide on Amazon

Ok, so I'm sure you're on here to find out what my exciting news is and I just wanted to share that I'm an Amazon influencer! I literally order most of the things I need from Amazon so I'm thrilled to have my own page where I can share everything that I love and want! With that said, I created Mother's Day gift lists for those of you who have prime and haven't gotten your Mother's Day gifts yet. Where are my fellow procrastinators at?! Haha. Click here to shop! ...

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Health Benefits of Health Plus’ Turmeric Capsules

As an active mom who works as a dance teacher, it's important for me to keep my body healthy and strong with HealthPlus' turmeric capsules, which have great health benefits. They have 3 products in their Turmeric Line, each with their own target - Digest, Heart and Joint. First and foremost, let's start with what turmeric is and where it comes from. Turmeric is a herbaceous plant from Southern Asia and part of the ginger family. It was first used as a dye in food for its orangey-yellow color. It's still used for that purpose and for its warm, bitter taste in Asian foods and yellow mustard. ...

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