Welcome to the Let’s Get Real Party #53

Welcome to Week 53 of our Let’s Get Real party.  We would love for you to link up your posts that focus on healthy living, fitness, healthy recipes, family, inspiration and tips for better living.  Don’t have a post to link up?  Then please visit for a while and check out some of the great posts our friends have shared below.

Don’t forget to follow our party’s group board on Pinterest, where we pin many of our favorites every week!

Special Note: We have started a “Let’s Get Real Bloggers Facebook Group“. We would love for all of you Let’s Get Real bloggers to join us as we help each other grow our blogs.

**This week you can enter to win next week’s special co-host spot. If you are interested in co-hosting next week, please enter the rafflecopter give-away. We would love to have you join us for the week.**

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A Big Welcome to our very Special Co-Host Sarah from Purple Patch DIY! Make sure you give her a big Let’s Get Real welcome!
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I’m not big on rules (since this is what I do for fun), but I do have a couple of guidelines.

1) Follow all your co-hosts. We follow back! Leave a comment for us on the post and we will know you are a new follower.

Christina: Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Google +/Instagram

Nicole: Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Google +/Instagram




2) Please don’t link and run! Follow and comment on at least 3 other blogs. The more effort you put into getting to know everyone, the more you will get in return. Everyone is here to get more readers and traffic to their blogs so let’s show them some love!
3) Let people know where you party! Add our party badge or link back to the party on your blog or post.
We will be pinning our favorites!!
My Let’s Get Real Featured blogger this week is:
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Breakfast for Dinner – A Real-Food Strategy for Hectic Days

Heap of pancakes

You know, it’s great to have a healthy, delicious meal in the Crockpot when dinner time rolls around.  And it’s great to have five or six real-food meals in the freezer, ready to ease your dinner dilemma on a crazy busy day.  And it’s really wonderful to have a pantry [continue reading]

4 Steps to Scheduling a Regular “Parents’ Night”

Young and happy Chinese couple hanging out together at home

Yesterday I shared four reasons to consider setting aside occasional evenings for you and your husband to connect and enjoy some “down time” together. I called those evenings “Parents’ Night,” but you could call it whatever you like. (And you don’t have to be parents to plan and enjoy these [continue reading]

4 Reasons to Add a Regular “Parents’ Night” to Your Family’s Schedule

Calendar with text

What if you and your husband had an evening to relax a little, to talk without interruption and to enjoy just spending time together?  And what if such an evening occurred on a regular basis?  Like once a week or once every other week?  Does it sound like a dream? [continue reading]

Speak Your Husband’s Love Language – A Simple Way to Strengthen Your Marriage

Love language couple with text

Learning to speak your husband’s “love language” is a simple, although not necessarily easy, way to increase love, joy and communication in your marriage.  The 5 Love Languages, by Dr. Gary Chapman, teaches simple,  powerful information that can bring joy to a typical marriage, or change the course of a struggling [continue reading]

12 Ways to Add Some Adventure to Your Marriage

Couple kayaking with text

(While my family is on vacation this week, I’ve updated a couple of posts from the Calm.Healthy.Sexy. archives to share with you.) Okay, I’m not talking about adventures in bed!  Well, that’s part of it, but today I want to encourage you to do something a little bit different,  something [continue reading]