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…

It’s Time

It’s been a year. More than a year since I have been comfortable having an online presence.  Let me tell you why. Ok but first, let me pre-empt this post by explaining that I am healing from a mild concussion.  How did I get this you ask? Well, we are EXHAUSTED really tired parents dealing with an 18…

Don’t Call Me SuperMom. From a Mom of 6 Kids Under 10.

If I had a quarter for how many times someone told me I was a ‘SuperMom,’ I’d be rich. It is overwhelming, to say the least, to be putting off an impression that I’m handling more than others feel they can handle. When someone says, “there’s no way I could do what you’re doing,” I…

Growing Up

I’ve had three babies in a hospital, four at home, an epidural, Pitocin, long labors and short ones. I’ve homeschooled, sent kids to public school, been in therapy, more than once… I’ve been vegan, vegetarian, I’ve eaten ‘cancer’ food and healthy food. I’ve had periods of intense emotional stress, and periods of clarity where I…

Welcome To The World Baby Jack! Baby Number 6! 

I guess it’s only appropriate to start at the beginning. Not the moment my water broke, but the beginning of how you entered the outside world and started becoming a part of our family.  I’ve known you were ready for our family since I was pregnant with your older brother. I saw you two in…