Vegan and Non-Vegan Meal Planning

I have been eating a more plant-based diet for a few months now. Whenever I stray from it, I feel awful and when I am filling my body with plants I feel amazing. That being said, my husband and kids are not on the same track with me, and that’s fine. I am trying to Read More

How to Go Clothing Shopping and Not Hate it

The very title of this blog post was difficult for me to even write. Memories going back to my teenage years come flooding into my mind. Going to the mall with my mom, ending up in tears and getting into a few fights along the way. Clothing is a tricky thing. It’s something we have Read More

How to be an Annoying Beachbody Coach

Are you wondering if being a Beachbody Coach is something that might be right for you? Are you concerned about alienating your friends and family or turning into one of those spammy multi-level marketers? I totally get it. One of the biggest reasons I was nervous to sign up as a coach was because I Read More

Finding Freedom in a Laundry Basket

There is this area in my life that I have been trying to get ahold of for YEARS and yet, despite my many promises to myself to “do better” and “try harder” I seem to fail and fail time after time. Keeping my house clean. You might think I’d be embarrassed to admit that so Read More

Chia Seed Jam

I’m always in that struggle between wanting to make healthier things for my kids and at the same time not having a ton of time to MAKE everything from scratch. Convenience always seems to come at a price nutritionally but this is real life. So, when I come across something that is healthy, easy to Read More

Healthy Meals and Snacks for Kids

When I first started making small healthy changes in my life I knew my kid’s eating habits also needed to change, but being that I was already overwhelmed with just ME – I decided to table that for the moment. I focused on what I was eating, getting into a routine and finding recipes that Read More

Taking a Family Sabbatical

Taking a sabbatical is something that many professors and pastors do. The concept is to go away for one year, after seven years of working. The time away is usually spent on travel or study. It’s a break from the day to day grind to get refreshed and inspired. I’ve had a lot of questions Read More

How to Thrive in a Foreign Land

Growth. Change. New experiences. New flavors. A new way of life. How does any of this happen? How do we go from things being COMPLETELY foreign and uncomfortable and strange and scary – to normal(ish) and a rhythm we can keep up with and start to feel apart of? It happens one day at a Read More