Angry Prayers and Grace

I had to write a personal narrative as my final paper in my English class.  I will probably post all of the papers I wrote for that class, but this one really hits close to home as we get ready for our sweet little one joining us within the next couple of weeks.  For anyone…

Do I Have Too Many Kids?

This is me. Our sixth child has needed more from me than all of my children combined. As I was trying to take a moment to breathe he came up to me needing even more. How am I going to be able to do this again? Seven kids….. that’s a huge number to me just…

Getting Healthy in 2019 is Nothing Like Before

For decades we have associated “getting healthy” with eating less and sweating more. How is it, then, with so many of us applying these principles, are we fatter and sicker than we have ever been before?!  Let me put a disclaimer: I am not an expert, I’m just a regular person trying to figure out…

It’s A Wonderful Life – Our 2019 Adventure

I am sure I am not the only person that never watched the age old classic It’s a Wonderful Life until they were well into their 30’s.  This Christmas season I finally sat down and watched this entire movie from beginning to end. If you haven’t seen the movie, I am totally going to spoil…

To Act Or Be Acted Upon – Our Gift of Agency

I had to pretend I was writing a 5 minute talk for my religion class this past semester.  I worked really hard on this talk, only to find out, it was over twice as long as it was supposed to be! I sent my instructor the Reader’s Digest Version, but I wanted to share the…

Episode 8: Answered Prayers and Finding Meaning in Life Through Trials

  When I am in the thick of the hard times in life, it is so hard to maintain perspective and get through trials gracefully and with faith. In the middle of my faith crisis last year I definitely doubted many times that God actually answered my prayers.  I doubted my worthiness.  I questioned my position…

Mom Advice: Just Keep Smiling :)

I know it is hard to find the strength to smile when life feels like a never ending string of demands, but keep doing it. Hold your head up in confidence even if others think you should be doing it differently. You are doing your best. Believe it. You ARE enough. It is OK that…

Momcation

What is a Momcation you ask?? It is a vacation for moms. Short. Simple. Necessary. This isn’t just any group of moms though. This is your TRIBE.  The people who accept you for who you are and love you. They don’t gossip about each other except to admire and praise each others’ awesomeness. Your relationship…

Episode 7: LET IT GO – How to Survive Cynicism

Sometimes you get stuck in your cynicism and feel like everyone around you is being fake, lacks genuine concern or is even being judgmental. Step back and ask yourself: What are you doing to keep it real? Are you being open and honest about where you are at in your life? Or do you prefer…

My Favorite Kitchenware and Gadgets

(This post may contain affiliate links) Ok, so I have taken on minimalism… but with a twist!  I don’t consider myself a minimalist.  I am a SEMI-minimalist!  Here are some of my favorite kitchen items that have made cut after cut after cut! The Soup Bowl of Soup Bowls I love these because they are…

Episode 6: Surviving When Life Get’s Hard

Podcast note: I DID NOT EDIT my podcast.  I would never have gotten it out to you if I had.  So enjoy the ‘ums’ and my 3 yr old hanging out with me in the background. You’re welcome   Time moves differently when you’re raising kids! Life is no longer lived by the day, but…

FREE 30 Day Health Challenge

Ok so this last year has been a doozy.  I have gone through a rollercoaster of life events and emotions that have taught me so much about what TRUE HEALTH and SANITY really are!! I used to just get my workout in, eat mostly whole food, plant based, and just hope for the best.  I…