Healthy pumpkin pie shake goodness

I have an obsession with all things pumpkin.  I may or may not have been first in line when Starbucks told us they released their pumpkin spice latte early. #PSL!!

Pumpkin=fall and fall means trip to the pumpkin patch, boots and cozy sweaters. As well as, adorable pics of kids in fuzzy pumpkin outfits.


This is my sweet pumpkin when she was a baby.

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Fitting in your workouts with a busy schedule

I hope you got a chance to see my other post on jean shopping. If you didn’t and need to be reminded how wonderful you are, click here.

Did I mention…



I’m not sure about everyone else but we (yes, that includes my kids) have been sleeping in all summer. It’s been glorious!

Now that school has started it has been a little bit of a struggle to try and find a good routine. I applaud the moms who are up before their kids and are in the drop off line with makeup and hair done. I think you may be super human but you look wonderful all the same!  I… am not that mom 🙂 I get to the drop off line in my yoga pants and coffee cup in hand. Can I get an amen for yoga pants?!

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Is your school sending out “fat letters”?

Hi folks!

While at dinner my husband asked if I had seen the news articles about  “fat letters”? I had not. If you have kids in school…wait till you hear this.

Schools in 19 states have started having weigh ins. They are weighing kids at school and then sending home letters to inform parents that their child is or isn’t overweight. According the article they are using the BMI chart in conjunction with growth charts to ultimately determine whether or not the child is overweight. The students have dubbed them “fat letters”.

To be honest, I’m not sure where to start with this. Here I go…

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Here’s my story


Howdy folks! Welcome to Wellness by Mellie! I have created this blog to help inspire others to choose wellness  for a well balanced life. My posts will be about life, kids, love, food, health and everything in between. Wellness is so much more than what you eat. It’s about how you feel physically and mentally. By choosing wellness, you will see a happier healthier you! You will soon realize when you make conscious healthy choices that you become more than the number on the scale.
Quick disclaimer- I am not a doctor. I just want to share my tips and knowledge that I have gained through my own personal journey. You are MORE!

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