TOP Books for Pregnancy!

Top 3 Books to Read While Pregnant!

Let’s talk about Labor/Delivery, breastfeeding, and vaccines! Find out my top 3 books that I read while I was pregnant and am going back to this time around!


Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth:
Nursing Mother’s Companion:
The Vaccine Book:
Power of a Praying Parent:
Power of a Praying Wife:
Where to find more favorite books!

Baby-Led Weaning: Our experience

Baby-Led Weaning is amazing! We started from the very beginning when Jones was first being introduced to solids. While we had some trials occasionally it has been a great success over all. This video gives a simple explanation on what baby led weaning is and how it has gone for us.

My son is 14 months currently and is eating very well. I enjoy being able to trust his instincts and allow him to (mostly) pick and choose the foods he will partake in. We are still nursing 1-2 times a day for added nutritional benefit, but over all he eats real food. We do not serve him milk or alternative milks but maybe once every other day. We focus on him eating solids and homemade smoothies. We give the occasional squeeze pack for added diversity and to help when we are running out the door.

Check out our video and leave a comment! :)

For the book and other really great resources for baby’s first foods check out Living Satisfied Favorites Store and click on the book tab!

Surviving First Trimester – Three First Trimester Pregnancy Tips


Here are my top 3 tips for surviving the first trimester.
Favorite baby products below *******
Prenatal Vitamin:
Morning sickness vitamin:
For leg cramps – Magnesium spray –
Barf bags CUTE ONES!

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Perfect Gifts for Babies and Toddlers!


Zany Zoo wooden activity cube:

Deluxe Pounding Bench Wooden Toy With Mallet:

Shape Sorting Cube – Classic Wooden Toy With 12 Shapes:

Geometric Stacker – Wooden Educational Toy:

Stacking Wooden Blocks:

Tent and Crawl Tunnel:

4 in 1 stroll n tike:

Chicco Red Bullet Balance Training Bike:


Drool Bibs:

How to make Bone broth-Why is it so great?

Crock pot


  • 1 deboned roasted chicken
  • 3 carrots (washed)
  • 2 stocks celery (washed)
  • 1 large onion (roughly chopped)
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 1 TBS apple cider vinegar (optional)
  • water
  • chicken foot (optional)


Roughly chop your vegetables. Place your deboned chicken into the crock pot along with your vegetables. Fill the crock pot with water and simmer for 12-24 hours.

Finely strain your broth and let cool in the fridge. Remove/toss the fat that forms at the top and enjoy your broth!

Stove top: Larger batch


  • 2-3 chicken carcasses (depends on how large your pot is)
  • 5-6 carrots (washed)
  • 4 stalks celery (washed)
  • 2 onions (chopped)
  • 5-6 cloves garlic
  • 3-4 TBS apple cider vinegar
  • 2-3 chicken feet (optional)
  • water


Roughly chop your vegetables. Place your deboned chicken into the pot along with your vegetables. Fill the crock pot with water and simmer for 12-24 hours. Let cool on the stove top for 2-3 hours or until you are able to handle the large pot safely.

Finely strain your broth and let cool in the fridge. Remove/toss the fat that forms at the top and enjoy your broth!

Broth is good for 5-7 days in the fridge or 6-9 months frozen. Best frozen in 2-4 cup increments.


Check out some of my favorite items

Great products to make broth:
Stainless steal strainer:
Crock pot:
Large stock pot:
Pure bone broth:
Broth and stock from nourished kitchen:
bone broth secret:
Nourishing broth: remedy:

More information on broth:……

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Virtual Reality Headset Review/Tutorial


As Jay and I continue to move forward with Youtube we have decided to insert some product reviews. In this video I review the virtual reality case. I would give this case a 3-4 star rating. Much like its competitor google cardboard and VR box 2.0 it does have it’s flaws. Most of the headsets I have found have been rated 3-4 stars. However this would make a great gift for anyone. With the holiday season I would highly rate this item for your friends and family.



A link to all my pregnancy updates!

Hey everyone!

When I started trying to conceive I started a youtube channel. I loved watching pregnancy updates from other people and knew I wanted to make my own when I got pregnant. After I had Jones I went on to continuing to post about his life and postpartum, but now I want to expand. I am happy to announce that I am broadening my channel to Living Satisfied and not just Ellie Kinard.

On this channel we talk about ways to live a more satisfied life through tips, tricks, and products for happiness, productivity, food and nutrition, or even just talking about babies and parenting. So if any of that sounds good to you and you are wanting to live a more satisfied life consider pressing the subscribe button below!


Chicken Thighs with Carrot Fries

It was sometime in the afternoon on a weekday. The baby was at home with my husband and I was on my way home from work. Tears were streaming down my face from lack of sleep, a stressful day at work, and the stress of knowing my child wouldn’t leave my side once I got home. As the tears began to turn into one big ugly cry I pulled into a deserted parking lot and it all came pouring out.

“I am just so tired, Lord. Why won’t this baby sleep? Where did the loving and peaceful relationship with my husband go? Why did you put so many dreams and ambitions in my heart only to let them sink to the bottom of this tear filled lake????”

There it was. The sentence that put everything else into perspective. Why did God place these dreams in my heart for me only to fail at trying to achieve them? That is when I realized that God did not push aside the dreams in my heart, but rather molded them into something so beautifully different. God did fulfill his promises to me, but I had to be open minded to see them.

On December 22, 2015 I gave birth to a beautiful healthy 7 lb 14 oz baby boy. That day, without my knowledge, God began to mold me into a mother and adjust my priorities to reflect this innocent baby’s needs. As I thought back on the birth of my son I realized my expectations didn’t reflect reality and was forced to change my priorities. In this season of the church we are celebrating Pentecost. The birth of the church. I am sure that the apostles did not expect to be filled with the Holy Spirit as it is depicted in Acts, but God gave them grace in that season to redirect their priorities and dreams. That is my challenge for you this season. Ask God where you need to redirect your priorities and dreams. My hope is that as a church we make our community and health a priority this season. Obtaining a healthy life style is about setting priorities. Whether letting the laundry sit a little longer while you cook a new recipe or choosing to play at the park with your kids rather than mowing the lawn. While both laundry and mowing your lawn may feel crucial in the moment ultimately by adjusting priorities such as these we can find that we are a bit happier and healthier.

I hope that the recipe included will help make at least one meal this week a little easier and encourage a healthy life style.

Chicken Thighs with Carrot Fries

Serves 6

Time: 30 minutesIMG_2161


  • 6 bone in/skin on- chicken thighs
  • 12 Carrots (medium-large)
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 2 tsp garlic
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • olive oil
  • Mixed greens/salad


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Chicken: Rinse and pat dry your chicken thighs. Place on a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp thyme, 1 tsp garlic, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ginger and 1-2 TBS olive oil

Carrots: peel carrots. Chop off the top and about 1/2 inch off of the bottom. Cut in half and begin to cut carrots into strips. Try to keep them as uniform as possible. Thin edges will burn quickly. Place all carrots into a large bowl and drizzle with 2-4 TBS olive oil, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp thyme, 1 tsp garlic, 1/4 tsp cayenne. Lay carrots out onto a baking sheet.

Place both carrots and chicken into the oven and cook for 20 minutes.  After the 20 minutes have been completed, make sure the chicken is on the top rack. Turn the oven to broil at 500 degrees. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the skin is crispy and browned. Remove chicken from oven and continue cooking the carrots until they begin to crisp/brown-about 3 minutes.

Enjoy your chicken and carrots with some fresh mixed greens.