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Hi, I'm Mrs. Happ! I love Jesus, Mr. Happ and being a mama to our little man. I live off of a steady stream of bone broth, kombucha, Spanglish & top knots. And when I'm not busy chasing a toddler, I love me a good creative endeavor. Welcome to our "HAPPy Healthy Casa". I'm so glad your here. Read More

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  • You da’ BOMB, dad! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Asher helped me create this gift for his dad this year from start to finish. We traced and cut his little hands, taped everything together, and he even helped me decide which font looked best for our card’s message.
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Once we finished crafting, we set to work in the kitchen making some Keto/Paleo Fat “Bombs” for dad to indulge. These we made with PB, almond flour and cinnamon, although the combination of things you can use to create your own is endless. The nice part about these “no bake” bombs, is that it gives little one’s a chance to make something nearly all on their own. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Now we just need to work on the secret keeping skills as he tried to, of course, announce to dad immediately upon entering the door yesterday all that we had created for him as I’m busy “shushing” lovingly 🤪 in the background. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Check out my stories today for a few of my favorite photos of Asher and Ryan over these last few years. We were blessed with such a good one’ in you @happsteady_ . .
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#makeitblissful #bethegood #consciousparenting #holisticnutrition #foodismedicine #healingeats #ketofatbomb #proteinballs #healthykidsfood #healthykids #kidsinthekitchen #raisingmytribe #preschoolathome #playtolearn #bakingwithkids #diygifts #fathersdaygift #fathersdaygiftideas #thepursuitofjoyproject #dadandson #joyfulmamas
  • A friend of mine sent me the link to an article about a year ago about a mother in a Mayan village in Yucatán, Mexico. The mother had 5 children, a variety of responsibilities in her home, as well as helped with the family business in her village. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The author of the article asks this mother at one point during their visit, “Do you think that being a mom is stressful?”. She looked at her as if she was from “Mars” and said, “Stressful? What do you mean by stressful?” She goes on to share how it took about five minutes for the interpreter to try and convey what this idea meant to the mother before she finally responded that there are times she worries, but she showed no sense of chronic worry or stress.
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The author shares many theories as to why this may be the case. One of the key ideas that stuck out to me when I first read this article and still does today is that the Maya mothers along with so many other cultures across the globe value and embrace “alloparents”. “Allo” simply means “other” and may encompass relatives, neighbors, other mothers etc. that can accomplish the needed tasks set forth in a day alongside you. She shares that in the Mayan village, in particular, all sorts of “allomoms” were floating in and out of one another’s homes all day long. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I have had the privilege these past few days of spending time with several women in my life throughout both the day and evening who love on me and my little. When I see their little ones laughing alongside mine, when they take the time to truly listen and share their own hearts, when they volunteer to watch my little one and I know he will be well loved, and when I can do the same and be an “allomama” to another babe- well, I’m quickly learning there just really isn’t anything quite like it. I can’t express enough how much the stress washes away and my cup fills up when I can do this motherhood gig alongside others in community. It just feels right. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As moms we werent designed to be “stuck in a box”, doing this job designed for a handful of people. It was meant to do together. 
I’ve linked the article “Secrets of a Maya Supermom” in my profile if you want to read more.
  • Winner: @aaleslie 🌡GIVEAWAY🌡
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A few weeks ago I shared all of the deets on a new handheld exam kit our family had the privilege of trying out called TytoHome. Using this device and corresponding @tytocare app on your phone, one can actually perform guided medical exams with the help of a clinician anytime, anywhere. Seriously all, we met with a clinician from the comfort of our couch. Talk about making a "visit" to the doctor no big deal! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Today, I’m thrilled to share that I am partnering with @TytoCare to give away one TytoHome device (valued at $299.99) to one of you! To enter:
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1. Follow @tytocare and @happyhealthycasa 
2. Tag 2 friends who could benefit from using TytoHome with their families
3. Bonus Entry: Share this post to your stories and tag me in it! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And for more information about our experience with the TytoHome device, check out my blog post on “How to Prepare Your Child for a Positive Experience at the Doctor” linked in my profile. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
*Contest closes 6/16 at 11:59 PM EST. This contest is open to US residents only. This contest is not sponsored by Instagram. Need to be 18 or over to enter.*
  • This morning I set up an obstacle course outside for Asher. He wanted me to draw with him with our sidewalk chalk for the 100th time this season 🤪, so I decided to get creative with it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I created circles and squares with numbers and the letters of his name for him to jump. There was a spiral for him to spin, and a makeshift road for him to drive his favorite sandbox truck. I hauled out the basketball hoop for him to make a slam dunk, and even pulled out our balance board to create a little BMX style ramp for his bike part of the way through. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’ll admit, he thoroughly enjoyed it for about 5 minutes before he got distracted by an ant 🐜 (because, toddlers 🤷🏼‍♀️). But within those five minutes I was reminded how many skills little ones can be practicing all at once simply by throwing together something like an obstacle course with chalk and a few outdoor play items. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Speaking of skills, bike ramps and obstacle courses, the @xgames Minneapolis @usbankstadium are only 50 days away and my girl @carrie_the_moment has the hookup for all of my Twin Cities friends. For an exclusive ticket offer use Promo Code: CTMX at checkout at
www.xgames.com/minneapolis. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And feel free to check out more details of our own homemade “Xgames” Toddler Sidewalk Course 😉 in my stories today. .
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#grossmotorskills #grossmotorplay #balancebike 
#activekids #healthykids #minnesotamom #twincitiesbloggers #twincitiesmom #our_everyday_moments #the_sweet_life_unscripted #parentingblog #parentingblogger #kidsactivitiesblog #makeitblissful #mamatribe #outdoorkids #outdooractivities #toddleractivities #learningthroughplay
  • This past week we had so much fun engaging in learning with FRUIT 🍉🍓🍋🥝. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We recreated a variety of beloved summer treats like ice cream, “Jello” and popsicles using real, whole fruits and veggies as our base. And we engaged in a variety of activities and sensory experiences from slicing lemons to painting with them, to counting watermelon seeds, to creating patterns with scoops of “nice” cream and more. I’ve documented it all in detail at my latest blog post. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Check it out, and let me know in the comments which activity or recipe you’d like to try with your child in the coming days! .
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#toddleractivities #totschool #totschooling #preschoolathome #learningwithmommy #playbasedlearning #learningthroughplay #littleoneslearn #earlylearning101 #wonderandawekids #activitiesforkids #activitiesfortoddlers #mydayswithkids #craftymama #creativechildhood #kidssnacks #toddlerfood #creativesnack #eattherainbow #homeschoolblog #eatyourveggies
#homeschoolcollective #summeractivities #kidsactivitiesblog
  • It’s officially been 5 years since these photos were taken celebrating the day I said I do to this man of mine. And because I love a good list of fun facts, and I love reminiscing on this day each year, I thought I’d share a few 
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1. We got married in Galena, IL, which I’m fairly certain is the cutest little antique town in America. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2. We DIYed most everything from our programs to our centerpieces. And I know it’s probably hard to believe 😉, but I enjoyed every minute of it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3. I entered the ceremony location on a horse and carriage and legit felt like a Disney Princess. Until the horse decided to take a giant 💩 the moment we arrived 😳. 4. My husband shed a few tears as I walked down the aisle. And that sweet face will forever be etched in my mind. Anyone else? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
5. There were a few moments during our ceremony where it looked like my husband was sweetly caressing my face. It was a hot day without a cloud in the sky. He was kindly wiping my sweat, which may be even sweeter, right? 😉
6. We had Dueling Pianos do our music. Not only were they the life of the party, but In lieu of glass clinking, our guests had to get up and sing a song if they wanted to see a kiss. We couldn’t believe how many people took us up on it! ⠀⠀⠀⠀
7. We did our garter toss to “Hot for Teacher, and my husband wore a wig 😂. I also just so happened to forget my garter at the hotel, so we made one out of hair ties and ribbon 5 minutes before. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
8. I was put on the spot to share my lesser known rap skills with the entire crowd during the dancing portion of the evening. Payback for the glass clinking alternative 🤷🏼‍♀️? 9. A game of “Spin the Bottle” organically transpired at the end of the night, and we had guests of all ages join in and share hugs and kisses with one another. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
10. The day was everything I ever wanted and more. And I’m so grateful to still be by this man’s side 5 years later with so many more memories to look back on. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’ve linked our wedding video in my stories for those who care to see our facts in action 🥳. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Okay now your turn! What’s one fun fact about your big day?

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