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Live Actively with prAna

prAna active  happyfitmama.comThis post is sponsored by prAna in partnership with FitApproach.

As a mom, I live for comfortable clothes. I can’t have any wardrobe malfunctions on the playground. Plumber’s crack is not acceptable at play dates (except for maybe cute little baby butts).

My kids don’t let me sit on the side lines. I have to move. I have to jump, climb, skip, hop, run. And truthfully, I don’t want to be on the bench. (Except if it’s after a 20 miler and my legs are Jell-o). I want to live actively.

As a Sweat Pink Ambassador, I recently received new gear from prAna.

prAna is Sanskrit for breath, life and vitality of the spirit. The company uses this as its name to lift their aspirations and guide their actions towards becoming a more socially mindful and environmentally sustainable organization.

Can I just say I want at least one (or more) of everything from their early winter collection? Not only that, I want to live the life of a prAna catalog. Beautiful pictures, beautiful places, beautiful clothes. You can’t help but want to live actively just by seeing all the beauty! Now that truly is marvelous.

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Since I have more workout clothes than I know what to do with, I thought I’d pick “real clothes.” As soon as I saw, the Kara Jean, I loved it. The herringbone pattern is just too cute. I usually don’t like ordering pants or jeans online, but these fit perfectly. The length is just right to wear down or cuffed. Since I’m not super tall, I’ve been going for the cuff look. The fabric is soft and stretchy so it moves with you. I can comfortably chase after the kids as they climb on everything and anything. I can still feel like I’m wearing workout clothes, but just look a little more put together.

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What drew me to the Mena Sweater? It’s wool. I’m always freezing this time of year. Wool is my BFF. I live in wool socks and sweaters as soon as the temp drops below 55 degrees. Nothing keeps me toasty warm like my woolies! Mena definitely delivers even on a 25 degree day. A lot of people stay away from wool because they think it’s too itchy. The Mena sweater has a soft inside, almost like sweatshirt material, that gives an extra dose of cozy.

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I not only love the form and function of prAna clothing, but also how well made and sustainably conscious it is. They take great strides to ensure they are sourcing their clothes from sustainably conscious material and energy sources and that working conditions are good for all of their employees.

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A Kinder Kind of Egg with Nellie’s

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At one time in my life, the only eggs I would ever eat were scrambled.

Hard-boiled, over easy, fried, poached? No way!

But then, almost five years ago, I was 4 months pregnant and in a prenatal yoga class. One of the expecting moms was talking about how her love of hard-boiled eggs and egg sandwiches had grown ever since being pregnant. At that instant, I had never wanted another food so much in my life. I left that class and immediately looked up how to make hard-boiled eggs as soon as I got home.

It was love at first bite!

I lived off so many variations of eggs for the reminder of my pregnancy. Just ask Ron how excited I was for breakfast every morning during our Babymoon in St. Thomas. I still think about the egg bar at our hotel. So many options that I never knew about! Eggs over greens | HappyFitMama.com

Still today, I have eggs at least 1-2 times a week if not more. Breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner – it’s all good.

I like to know where my eggs are coming from. I can’t always make it to our local farmer’s market to pick up fresh eggs, but a close alternative is Nellie’s Cage Free Eggs, a family farm that has been based right here in New Hampshire for years. With Nellie’s, you are getting a kinder kind of egg that not only tastes better, but is something that you can feel good about supporting.

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If you are like me, you’ve probably wondered what exactly does cage free mean and who regulates it? For Nellie’s, it means the hens have 24/7 access to fresh air, sunlight, fresh water and food—and that they have plenty of room to move. In addition, Nellie’s is Certified Humane. In fact, they were the first to be certified in the U.S. and the First “B-Corp Certified” farm.Their farms meet the guidelines of the Humane Farm Animal Care Program, the world-recognized leader in animal welfare certification. The hens have places to dust bathe and scratch. Tasty feed and filtered water stations to mingle at. Private nest boxes to lay eggs in. Perches to jump up to and sleep on. Nellie’s is where both the chicken and the egg come first.

Sounds kind of like Old McDonald’s farm, huh?

I care where my food comes from. With Nellie’s Cage Free Eggs, I feel like it’s my local neighborhood farmer providing the eggs for my family. Nellie's Cage Free Eggs 2  happyfitmama.com

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