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I’m so glad you’re here. My name is Christy; I’m a mama to a tween boy and a cockapoo (dog). I started this blog because my creative juices needed a place to juice! Plus I wanted a place to share tips and lessons I’ve learned about simplifying life. Needless to say my blog was born, but originally it was domorethanexist.com and how to find joy. So if you see things from Do More Than Exist,  you now know why!  

You’ve heard the quote, “It takes a village to raise a child”, but it also “takes a village to help us mama’s shine our light!” I hope you find ‘ah-ha’ moments in helping you in your situation. And, oh hey! To get you started, I have a free gift waiting for you when you join Simplify Firefly, subscribe to my monthly email.

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Quick Healthy Meals On a Budget? 5 Criteria

Quick Healthy Meals On a Budget? 5 Criteria

How can we make a quick healthy meal on a budget? When it comes to meals I use five criteria to measure success: taste, health, speed, digestion, and budget. Let’s jump right in. My secret ingredients to add flavor Have you noticed when you eat something that tastes...

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How to Simplify Meal Planning! + My Secret Weapon

How to Simplify Meal Planning! + My Secret Weapon

Cooking and I have a love/hate relationship. There are days when it is soothing to my soul, and other days it’s like a ton of bricks on my shoulders. For those hard days, it would be easy for me to tell you to look at it with a fresh perspective; like a form of...

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Christy’s Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Christy’s Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

I absolutely love cookies. My favorite cookie hands-down is the chocolate chip cookie. The gentle crisp on the outside and soft center is the perfect texture to satisfy anyone...in my opinion of course. Oh, and then you get a chunk of chocolate that is slightly hard...

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13 Family Games Worth Playing, Plus a little History

13 Family Games Worth Playing, Plus a little History

The first family games date back to Egypt in 3100 BC. That's right, BC "Before Christ". It was the game of Senet that set the stage for board games. Today stores are filled with an overwhelming display of games. Let me save you some time and money, the best place to...

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14 Simple Ways to Boost Our Immune System

14 Simple Ways to Boost Our Immune System

To keep our immune system functioning at top speed during ‘sick season’ there are a few things we can do to ward off illness and increase health. I’ve got 14 simple yet powerful ways you won’t want to miss in preventing sickness. When I got more conscience about...

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7 Ways to Take Care of Your Lungs

7 Ways to Take Care of Your Lungs

With COVID-19 penetrating our bodies, seasonal allergies clogging our sinuses, and the normal colds circulating in our environment, keeping our lungs happy can be stressful. Our lungs give us energy and life. When we’re breathing well, our minds are clear, our...

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Money Problems in Hard Times: 9 Must-Do Steps!

Money Problems in Hard Times: 9 Must-Do Steps!

When economic strife hits do these 9 must-do steps to squash your money problems. There is no way in predicting tragic storms, destructive earthquakes, virus pandemics, a house fire, sudden death of a loved one, or unemployment. If we could tell our money 'a tornado...

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Storytime with Christy: Picture Book Reviews

Storytime with Christy: Picture Book Reviews

Storytime with Christy gives us parents or grandparents a list of happy healthy kid-approved picture books to read with our kids or grandparents. Why read out loud? There are numerous studies about the benefit of reading with your kids, even before they are born! It's...

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Fried Walleye Recipe

Fried Walleye Recipe

This walleye recipe is a family favorite! If you missed my post about Omega, Oils, Why I'm Picky, you’ll want to check’r out. Walleye has got to be one of the best fish to fry, well Crappies are good too. But walleye is definitely a special treat. More about Walleye...

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Food Combining Does What? Manage stomach acid now!

Food Combining Does What? Manage stomach acid now!

Tired, bloated, or do you have indigestion after you eat? Let me fill you in on a little secret, it probably has something to do with food combining. Our stomach is known for acid. Stomach acid, along with the help of enzymes, helps break down food. Not only that but...

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Better Belly Steak Recipe

Better Belly Steak Recipe

If you missed my post about food combining you’ll want to check’r out. This amazing steak recipe I’m about to give you goes in line with food combining. You might think to yourself, “Food combining matters? It’s all going to the same place anyway. What gives?” When I...

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Omega, Oils, Why I’m Picky. Plus Walleye Recipe!

Omega, Oils, Why I’m Picky. Plus Walleye Recipe!

Designed by Freepik Omega. Or should I say ‘Oh-me-ga’ on the omegas? There is a lot of hype about these fatty acids and it can be overwhelming. Healthy oils for our bodies can be tricky to figure out. Let me make it simple for you with this quick go-to-guide. As an...

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stress and anxiety answers

“Christy’s blog posts are loaded with valuable information about how to navigate life. Big issues, big options for taking on the issues, very full of good reading and good actions if you heed the wisdom and suggestions and do what moves you. Thank you Christy for bringing yourself and real-life experiences into all this. I have been truly moved and inspired.

Joan

“I am SO incredibly thankful for Christy and her beautiful heart and insightful spirit. I was referred to Christy and found her immediately to be uplifting. She is an amazing woman of faith who reinforces courage to stand up and fight for the best.

Sarah

“This was my first experience with a life coach and it was great! Christy asked thought provoking questions to make you think harder about specific aspects of your life. She was very attentive, and had useful information to make this process a success.”

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