I totally remember the first time someone talked to me about Shakeology. I didn’t even LOOK at the nutrition information or any of the facts about it. All I saw was the price and I didn’t look any further. There was NO WAY it was worth that much right? I mean… $4/day? I could make green smoothies on my own for half that price! So I did. I shared lots of recipes on my blog of smoothies that I was making. I thought I was being SO healthy with my green smoothie. I mean, there was TWO CUPS of spinach in it. It had to be...

I already know this post isn’t going to be a popular one. But it’s one I feel like I need to share. Because thankfully, we live in a country where it’s okay for me to have my own opinion.  I believe that: “THE FAMILY is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity. Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when...

I’m sort of A.D.D. when it comes to fitness programs. I’m so thankful for on demand because it allows me to jump from one program to another without having to actually buy each program. I do three or four different programs each week, because I figure that as long as I’m getting in some exercise each day, I’m good. But if someone asks me what my favorite program is, and what got me the most results, hands down I’ll tell you the 21 Day Fix, every time. The portion controlled eating system has changed my life....

The kids were all asleep at the same time a few weeks ago so I put Beachbody on demand on my phone and got my workout done outside. There is an old dirty mirror out there. I usually avoid looking at mirrors while I’m working out. In the past, they’ve frustrated me and made me self conscious. Old habits die hard because I was avoiding this mirror today. Half way through the workout, I caught a glimpse of myself, and I almost started crying. My reflection isn’t something that I’m ashamed of anymore, and I’m...

I was driving down to meet my husband to do some shopping after he got off work the other day, and I was listening to Make It Happen by Lara Casey and I had some thoughts. We aren’t in this life to be perfect. Social media and Pinterest and TV and all that crap make it seem like there is this impossible standard that we need to hold ourselves up to, but that’s not the way to happiness. Chasing perfect will never ever make us happy. I’m way happier now than I have been in a long time and I can tell you that my house...

I recently had the opportunity to try out a new set of resistance bands and I was a HUGE fan. I received this product for free, but all opinions are my own.     I received this set of bands for free to review. Honestly, I was skeptical. I didn’t know how good a set of resistance bands could be when the handle is being switched out.  I was happily surprised by these bands. The tubing is very strong, the clasps that hold them together are well built, and they really do get the job done.  I love the convenience...

You know how bedtime is torture with toddlers? The screaming, the excuses, the whining ahhhhh I get anxious just thinking about it. Okay, maybe it’s not like that at your house. But let’s pretend like it is.  My daughter routinely fell asleep in places other than her bed after a long fight with me and herself before she finally fell asleep. Exhibit A. Let’s pretend like even when you do the vitamins-brush teeth-pajamas-stories-kisses-prayers-tuck you in routine, it is still torture. You’ve bought night lights,...

I know one of the hardest things about the 21 Day Fix is coming up with a meal plan and sticking to it. I know this from experience! I always say I’ll figure it out as the day goes and it never ends up working out.  So yesterday I sat down and figured out a meal plan for this next week. It’s simple and easy and if I follow it, I know I’ll have a successful week.  If you want to check out the meal plan, click here.  Share Share this:Print Pin ItEmailMoreDiggPocketShare on Tumblr...

If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you know it’s changed dramatically over the last 2.5 years. I didn’t really have a plan for what this blog was going to be, honestly because I didn’t have a plan for what I was going to be.  I started this blog as a way to document some family recipes. My goal was 100. I honestly don’t know if I’ve reached that goal or not. Not long into it, I realized that this blog could be an awesome way to connect with other moms in my same walk of life,...

I have a LOT of goals in my life right now. I’m SUPER good at making goals, and even writing them down. Where I lack is the follow through!  It’s easy to dream about all the amazing things you want to get done. It’s quite another thing to actually have the discipline to DO them.  I sat down a little while ago and came up with five ways that I could become more consistent with my own goals, and I figured that I’m not the only one with this problem, right?? Please tell me I’m not the only one!  Anyway,...

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