Vasectomies, Foster Parenting, & A Pregnancy Test

For the past several months Josh and I had been tossing around the idea of starting a podcast together. After years of writing this blog on my own, which I have loved, the last few months I have been at a loss at what to do with this space. If you hadn’t noticed the frequency of my posting has dramatically declined. The reason for this is that my content has been copied and pasted and reposted word for word along with my photos on other websites. This is one of the reasons many of my posts with the kids images have been removed from this blog.

If you have been a reader of this blog you know that Josh doesn’t show up often here on The Workout Mama but in reality he is the biggest reason this blog even exists. He is such a huge supporter of me and my dreams and has always encouraged me in any venture I have wanted to pursue. He is my biggest fan and one of my favorite people and I am happy to call him my husband.

Which is why I am super excited to introduce you to our new project together! Yes, together! We looked into many options we could pursue and we decided to spend our attention on my YouTube channel and start a vlog.

We plan on sharing our success and struggles in both parenting and marriage, as well as our favorite products, workouts, and recipes. We would love to hear viewer feedback and create content you would like to see! Our channel will feature a new video each Monday.

Neither of us has done this before, so there will be a learning curve, but we really hope you will join us over on YouTube and subscribe to our channel, like our videos, and comment. There has been so much going on in our family the past year that we are super excited to share with you. To better introduce you to our family we figured it would be a good idea to share what has happened this past year. We talk about vasectomies, foster parenting, and a pregnancy test in our first episode of The Buschel Life!

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Low Impact Athletic Cardio Workout

Ready to get sweaty? Don’t let the name of this workout fool you. This is a fast paced, low impact, and high intensity workout. Perfect for those early mornings when your family is still sleeping or during your kids afternoon nap when you want to exercise.

If you don’t have gliding discs at home you can still do this workout by using paper plates or dish towels under your feet on either tile or wood floor.

The cardio video will take about 40 minutes. The video below is a follow along workout. You will run through the sequence once and then repeat. Enjoy!

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Gliding Discs (Affiliate Link), Paper Cups

LENGTH: 40 Minutes

TARGET AREA: Total Body

If you enjoyed this workout let me know by either subscribing to my YouTube channel, leaving a comment, or liking this video.

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Backyard Campout + $50 Kohl’s Gift Card Giveaway

Disclosure: This post is sponsored. While I was not paid to write this post I did receive product from Kohl’s

The giveaway has closed. Thanks to all who entered.

I know many families who camp with little kids. Some as young as three weeks old. I applaud you parents out there who are so adventurous and have this camping thing down. Josh and I on the other hand do NOT have this down yet. We decided to play our first family “campout” safe and pitched our tent in the backyard.

Coleman 8 Person Tent

Backyard Campout

This tent is not like any tent I remember from my camping and backpacking experience. It set up quickly and features a built-in closet with shelves and hanger bar to organize gear and clothes. It easily fit a queen size air mattress plus the two sleeping bags for the kids.

Caden Air Mattress

Jumping Air Mattress

The kids favorite was the air mattress. And it wasn’t because it was super comfortable but because they treated it like their own personal trampoline. Josh and I didn’t have a problem with them jumping on it all because it is made that well. No need to worry about the mattress deflating.

Inside Tent

Since we didn’t have any sleeping bags for the kids we ordered them each their own kid size sleeping bag. They look so cute in them and the kids seemed really comfortable.

We knew that our backyard family campout would be a big success in the eyes of the kids and to keep the fun times rolling we set up their very own Kids Coleman Wonder Lake 2-Person Dome Tent indoors. For the price (under $35), this tent is pretty awesome. If you were going backpacking or didn’t mind sleeping close to another person this tent can fit two adults. There wouldn’t be room for anything else in the tent with you but I mention it because it is well made and would work if you are on a budget or looking for a small easy to assemble two person tent.

Coleman Kids Tent

Coleman Tent Kids

Lastly we received this amazing Coleman lantern. This lantern has 4 detachable side panels that can be used to light up separate areas of your campground or combined for a more traditional lantern experience. When I told Josh I had ordered a lantern he wasn’t super thrilled until he took it out the box and actually saw how it worked. It runs off batteries and offers up to 75 hours of light.

Coleman Lantern

For our backyard campout we grilled hotdogs and had chili but the highlight of our camping food was our oven made s’mores. They are super simple and easy to make. I was even able to find some GMO free marshmallows!

Oven Baked S'mores

To make oven baked s’mores preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lay 1/2 of the graham crackers on a cookie sheet. Top with chocolate pieces to cover. Use kitchen scissors to snip the marshmallows in 1/2 horizontally. Place the marshmallow halves on graham cracker. Bake until the marshmallows are puffed and golden brown, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with the remaining graham crackers, pressing down slightly to make a sandwich. Serve immediately, while still warm.

Now that we have done this backyard campout I feel a little more at ease to graduate ourselves to actually going camping in the woods.

Thanks to Kohl’s you have a chance to win a $50 gift card! You can check out their awesome selection of camping gear and let me know what you would purchase if you win! That is all you need to do to enter. Tell me what you would get if you win! Also I would love to know have you gone camping with your kids? Or where is your favorite place to go camping or hiking?

Good luck!

Winner is Amanda S., please check your email and respond back in 24 hours. Thanks to all who entered.

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