I try to do much. I want to be an awesome mom who has it all together, have time for my own self-care, cook healthy meals for my family every day, keep a semi-clean house, build deep friendships, be the most devoted/uplifting/spunky wife, and build my own business in…. Something that helps others. But there… Continue reading Giving Myself Grace
This was a conversation at my 6 week check up: OB: So, how are you doing? Adjusting to 3 kids? Me: *turn on crazed look* I feel like I’m back working as a nurse in the hospital where every patient is hanging on the call bell – needing pain meds, a bedpan, confused and crawling… Continue reading Let’s Be Real
“Balance. It’s like a unicorn; we’ve heard about it, everyone talks about it and makes airbrushed T-shirts celebrating it, it seems totally rad, but we haven’t actually seen one. I’m beginning to think it isn’t a thing.” (Jen Hatmaker, For The Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards.) Can you relate? Let’s… Continue reading The Balance Beam
Does this sound familiar? “My 2 year old can’t do *fill in the blank* (clean up his room, put his dirty clothes in the hamper, put his cup in the fridge, put his shoes away, etc). “I can’t possibly go exercise, much less use the bathroom alone – my 18 month old cries every time… Continue reading How could you gift yourself more time?
What is the beauty and challenge of Life? It flucuates! Sometimes we can anticipate it, like the birth of a new baby or the start back to school. Other times, it almost knocks us down. Like the 4AM phone call I received from my mom on July 18, 2015 saying my dad didn’t make it… Continue reading This is what my healthy lifestyle looks like
Have you ever wanted to have a healthier lifestyle, but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you know the “textbook answers”, such as exercising more and eating more fruits, veggies, and whole grains… but what does that look like in real life? What qualifies as a “healthy lifestyle” anyways? One thing I’ve learned over… Continue reading What is a healthy lifestyle? The answer may surprise you!
Is this how you envision your family dinners? But do they often look more like this? Planning out meals for the week can often feel like an Olympic sport by requiring massive amounts of time and brain power, or scenes from the movie Groundhog Day – “Let’s have chicken, rice, and green beans again…… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Start Meal Planning and How To Get Started