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,...

So this one time, I decided to be crazy BRAVE, and fly with my three kids, aged 3, 2, and 11 months, by myself to visit my family. I live a 15 hours car drive away from them, so driving was out of the question. My husband doesn’t get much time off from work, so if I want to see them, I gotta go on my own. So, flying is the best option.  We live about 3 hours from the airport, it’s a two and a half hour flight, and the another 3 hour drive to my parents. I knew it was going to be a LONG trip, but we decided to...

I’ve heard that phrase a lot – you reap what you sow. I always assumed it meant “you get what’s coming to you,” as in, you get what you deserve. I never really thought about a deeper meaning than that until I read the last chapter in John C. Maxwell’s book The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth.  The last chapter is about The Law of Contribution. It talks about the fact that in order to grow, you must give. Maxwell quotes Andrew Carnegie’s “Gospel of Wealth” and says something about...

Soooo… I decided to take a shot at the 3 Day Refresh. What is the 3 Day Refresh, you ask? It’s a 3 day gentle cleanse that allows your body to detox without starving. It’s a straightforward program to lose weight, get a clean break from bad nutrition habits and feel immediately cleaner, lighter and more healthy…without starving! I was skeptic about trying it for a few reasons.  It seemed like a “quick fix” and I’m not into those kinds of things.  It SAYS you won’t be hungry...

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I feel like I do a pretty good job of showing all the high lights of my life. I share all my successes and all the fun things I do with my kids.  I try hard to show the REAL picture. I want to inspire people. I want to show them that it is POSSIBLE to feel good, to be productive, to workout, keep a (mostly) clean house, whatever it is that they WANT to do, it’s possible.  But it’s hard to show an accurate picture of that without staging things too much. I’d been thinking for awhile of HOW to do it.  Then...

Seriously. There is pumpkin EVERYWHERE. And it’s so delicious. BUT you are on a diet. You can’t possible eat any of that pumpkin stuff because it tastes SO good that it must be bad for you… right??? WRONG. Pumpkin is GOOD for you! On the 21 Day Fix, it satisfies one of those dreaded green containers. It’s true! You CAN have pumpkin pie this holiday season and NOT go off of your meal plan.  The best part about this recipe is that it’s literally takes about 3o seconds of prep and 5 minutes of cooking (in...

I recently went on a 1800+ road trip with my kids. My THREE kids. My three kids that are three and under. BY MYSELF. Yes, I’m giving myself a HUGE pat on the back for this. I mean… serious Super Woman status here guys.  But seriously.  I thought I would write down a few things I learned during that trip to help anyone else who might be thinking about doing the same thing.  1. Bring TVs. But keep them hidden. If you can help it, hide your TVs for the first few hours. They are the “pinnacle” of entertainment...

My husband and I were married in 2009. During that first year, we both worked part time. In 2010, we decided to go to school full time, and squeeze work in when we could. That meant about 10 hours a week for my husband and 25 or so for me. After a few months, due to some personal issues, I had to quit my job. My husband’s income was all we had. When it came time to do our taxes that year we found out that we had only made $11,000 combined! Granted, it was just the two of us that year (I was pregnant with our first), but looking back...

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