Four Reasons You're Still Overweight (And What You Can Do About It TODAY)

Tobi Blake
Four Reasons You're Still Overweight (And What You Can Do About It TODAY)

What makes a true friend? I have plenty of friends, but very few close ones. I deeply value the closest people to me because genuine friendships are so difficult to find. I want authentic people in my life who, if asked, will tell me if my outfit looks hideous. I want friends who give me real advice, not the advice they think I want to hear. I want friends who will let me know when I have a giant piece of parsley between my teeth. They'll hit me with the hard truth, even if it's uncomfortable for both of us. It is in the spirit of...

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Calm in the Teenage Storm

Tobi Blake
Calm in the Teenage Storm

I don't have time to write a long, drawn out blog post about parenting today. I have seven children and one of them is making my life very difficult right now. They take turns, and this will pass. He's a great kid, he's been through a lot, and I love him. But in the difficult moments, those things are not easy to remember... Those who follow me on social media know I've started the Miracle Morning. It has helped restore my sanity, especially being stuck indoors with seven children in this Phoenix heat all summer. Affirmations are a big part of...

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The Difference an Angle Makes

Tobi Blake
The Difference an Angle Makes

I have given birth to five babies. I also have MS. I work hard day in and day out to make healthy choices so my kids will have their mommy around for as long as possible. With a disease like this, every single day is precious and I try not to take the time I have for granted.  For too long, I ached to have my pre-baby body back (say that ten times fast). I thought with enough clean eating and exercise, I would once again look like I did in high school. The funny thing is, before I had...

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My Eyes are Up Here

Tobi Blake
My Eyes are Up Here

  I play Poker. I love Poker. I’m pretty decent at Poker. I met my husband, the most fantastic soul I've ever known, playing Poker.  The other night at our weekly game, there was a man who made my life hell. Unfortunately, lewd behavior is no stranger to the poker world, but usually the guy stops when I make it clear I’m not ok with it.  Not this guy.  I sat down at the final table of the tournament, the only woman left in the game, and this man immediately commented on my “tits.” I could see how intoxicated he was and asked him...

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Anthony's Questions

Tobi Blake
Anthony's Questions

My heart continues to ache over the events of the past week. Scrolling through Facebook is heart wrenching.  So much hatred and anger. So much sadness. I want to help so badly. I want to change the world. I feel helpless. After some soul searching, I realized my greatest influence and power for change is right here in my home.  Upon this realization, my husband and I decided to make a video with our little guy, Anthony.  Our children hear our conversations. They see our actions. They feel our attitudes. They learn how to view and navigate this world from us. This responsibility is daunting but exciting....

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Out of Control: The Addiction Nobody Talks About

Tobi Blake
Out of Control: The Addiction Nobody Talks About

Recent events have caused me to re-visit a very dark and private time in my life...a time I felt hopeless, depressed, and so very alone. Very few people know about this struggle. My secret was ugly and I was prideful. It snuck up on me and robbed me of happiness and whatever self-worth I once had. I didn’t see it coming, and before I could stop it, it had consumed me. Now from a better place, I can look back at this terrifyingly unhealthy time from a perspective of gratitude for overcoming, and a sincere desire to help others who are experiencing similar things. If this...

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My Weirdest (FREE) Trick for Fabulous Skin

Tobi Blake
My Weirdest (FREE) Trick for Fabulous Skin

After an emotional week, it's time for a light-hearted post about something I've been excited to share for a while now. I am almost thirty-three years old. I started using Belpeau Nourishing Exfoliant a year ago. No exaggeration here, I have received more compliments on my skin in the past year than I have in my entire previous life combined. People ask me all the time what my secret is. While Belpeau is my number one tool in aging gracefully and having clear, polished, glowing skin, this trick has taken my skin to the next level! I discovered this little gem on...

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"There's no Place for me Here"

Tobi Blake
"There's no Place for me Here"

I will never forget that day in April so many years ago. Nineteen weeks pregnant and positive it was a girl, we couldn’t wait to see our first baby on the ultrasound. We’d been dreaming about this day and it was finally here. She would be the most loved little one on the planet. I had read all the books, taken the classes, started the scrapbooks, and daydreamed endlessly about holding her close and protecting her from the ugliness in the world. I walked into that hospital knowing it all. I walked out of it lost, scared, and helpless. Our baby was...

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My Mother’s Day Gift to You: Three Secrets That Will Save Your Sanity

Tobi Blake
My Mother’s Day Gift to You: Three Secrets That Will Save Your Sanity

Cup of coffee in hand, children off to school, it’s 8:30 in the morning and I’m feeling great. I sit down to write this post and the phone rings. It’s my seventh grader saying he forgot his socks and needs me to bring him some. Roll my eyes and deliver socks. Switch laundry. Change god-awful diaper. Re-heat coffee. Deep breath. Sit back down to write this post and the phone rings. It’s the school nurse telling me my third grader is having chest pain. Rush to the school, fearing the worst. It was a minor case of indigestion that a...

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The REAL Reasons Your Mom Deserves a Kick A** Mother's Day Gift

Tobi Blake
The REAL Reasons Your Mom Deserves a Kick A** Mother's Day Gift

Mother's Day gift giving has never been so simple. Belpeau Nourishing Exfoliant comes beautifully wrapped and ready for her big day. Scottsdale's best 3-in1 skincare product will leave her feeling as beautiful as you've always known she is. Don't wait. Order now and receive 10% off with promo code MOTHERSDAY.

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