I debated for a while whether or not 2 months was enough time between blog posts but decided "hey, it's my blog and I can post that close together if I want to." Okay. Obviously I'm totally kidding! But seriously ya'll, I can't believe it's been that long! Life went from a comfortable, predictable 45 [...]
No seriously- it’s a whole new world at our house right now!
Last week, on July 1st, I got a "yes"... but it isn't' as simple as that.
Well hey there! Long time no see. Last week, I finally started finding my groove and getting on top of a lot of the stressers. I took the physical time I needed to rest, I took some time for mental self care, to get on top of my home and pressing projects, and sorted through [...]
Stress Happens. Life Happens. Sometimes finding your solutions bit by bit is the best you can do.
This is dedicated to everyone who has different joys, struggles and pains around Mother's Day.
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You might be saying to yourself, "Geez, lady! Are you ever going to get consistent with your posting again?" And you know what my response is to that? "Oh yeah, totally... I hope." I'm feeling distracted with my monthly challenge for April with the whole "Complete a BeachBody workout program" thing. I have been so [...]
Oh muh gosh! You guys! Why am I struggling so hard to get back into routine?!?! Like seriously, you'd think that I'd be able to find a way to just sit and chill and excuse getting cozy and doing a lot of computer work/ blogging but I haven't been able to catch my breath! Every [...]
For a lot of us, Easter includes getting dressed up in our spring themed "Sunday Best", attending the ever popular Easter service, eating a big, traditional meal afterwards with family and/ or friends, and, of course, egg hunts and outdoor festivities. Also for a lot of us this year, we are quarantined, limited on who [...]
Well it's officially been over a week since I posted anything. I haven't gone longer than a few days since I got this thing going over a month ago and I'm excited about getting back in the groove despite enjoying that little break I very much needed from the world wide web. Okay... what prompted [...]
Despite the fact that this is a fairly well known quote, I happened to see it again on the cover of a Jeep tire the other day and it got me thinking about all the goals I'm trying to accomplish and the things I feel the need to do in order to have a full, [...]
Ya'll- I have accomplished more and felt more in control of my life in the last few weeks but I have also been the most tired and *felt* the least productive. Anybody else feeling that way lately? Like, yeah, you're getting stuff done and accomplishing quite a bit but still feel like your wheels are [...]
Staying home with a toddler 24/7 is definitely nothing new for me. Emmy is 4 and I've been quarantined with her since she was born. Ok quarantine sounds drastic since we could technically go places, but lets be honest- when you've got a little one always on you and are in money saving mode, how [...]
Lemme ask you this. When you hear phrases like "the time is now" and "you'll always have an excuse- just do it" and things like that, what is your initial response? For me, these statements tend to be from people who are trying to convince you to take a specific step towards mental, physical, or [...]
Wow! I have no idea where this week went! I'm so wiped out. I will say tho, that despite the craziness, I was able to stay on my new eating plan 95% of the time. I pre-planned and pre-packed lunches even for running errands, I swapped some of my planned days that got busy so [...]
This post is dedicated to each mama out there who has had to say goodbye to her baby and bravely move on with life. Your baby is never forgotten. The life you carried mattered. You aren't alone. I see you. Little Did You Know that when you ask how I'm doing I'm secretly wanting to [...]
I don't know about you, but having a kid completely disrupted everything in my life. Kind of a no duh, but I honestly didn't realize exactly how much it would. Because I always grew up with a lot of siblings, kids were just a way of life so I thought having my own would simply [...]
Meal planning has always been daunting and tedious for me. First you have to find recipes, write out all the ingredients, and we won't even talk about the grocery shopping part. But what kinda sucks is that it's an essential part of successful, consistent, healthy eating. I know because I've tried the "winging it" version. [...]
Is there anyone else that feels like this week almost didn't happen??? Now that I'm finally up and moving around again after a few months, I'm back to where I normally am- scatterbrained, unorganized, overcommitted, and unable to catch my breath so I can fix all the aforementioned. It's been a while since I've run [...]
We left off at how acknowledging my view of God and Him ultimately knowing what's best is what laid the foundation for me finally being able to take the first step and begin the long trek of moving forward in life instead of letting it pass me by- something not easy to do when you [...]
I have been so excited about this for a while! Last year, I was finally told I had the MTHFR genetic mutation (I'll do another post about this later) in addition to a few other diagnosis that I go into detail about in my first blog post. So of course I started Googling, Pinteresting, and [...]
Hey, guess what! It's my birthday week! I'll be 29 on Tuesday, March 3rd. IKR? Still pretty young and honestly I feel like that in a lot of ways. I feel like I've encountered, experienced, learned, and lived a lot already but I also know there's so much more of all the aforementioned for me [...]
Sunday!!! I love Sunday for several reasons. One, it's my husbands day off so it is normally a family/ be with friends day. One of my all time favorite things is to be out and about and socializing as a family. Then of course, two is I love going to church. For the first time [...]
Nope- this is not going to be a lecture on why you should or why it's so important. Because, lets face it, there are so many articles and memes already out there explaining just that. And I'm not an expert by any means or a marriage counselor. So I'm going to cover what I've had [...]
"Though there are times it may seem like God is silent, He is never absent."~Brian Houston You want to know something that I think irks me the most about going through a hard time? Let me preface this statement by saying this- I am a devoted Christian. I cannot imagine my life without having the [...]
How many times have you thought this either to or *about* yourself? Let's be honest with each other... if you've ever struggled with weight or routine exercise, no matter how much or how little, it's factored into your opinion about yourself like "I'm disgusting" "I'm a failure" "the first thing people see is that I'm [...]
Alright! So on Sunday evenings from here on, I'll be doing a quick post about what we did over the weekend and what goals I'm going for that week and how my monthly goal is progressing. Since my monthly goal won't start until March 9th, I'll be doing a weekly goal the next 2 weeks. [...]
"The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule but to schedule your priorities."~Stephen Covey Something I feel we can all agree on is that for those of us that have kids home whether it's 24/7 or on the weekends when school is out, is that it can be hard to not make your [...]
WARNING: In this post I talk about suicide, depression, and pregnancy loss. If you do not want to read it, I encourage you to skip this installment. Part of me has been looking forward to getting real about this subject, sharing my story, and bringing more awareness to such a taboo subject. And then there's [...]
"Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step."~Naeem Callaway Will all the obsessive planners please raise your hand? Okay, awesome! Now will all those who plan obsessively but have a hard time putting your feet to the [...]