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…

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…

Extrovert Meets Introvert

So… we’ve been married for 10 years.  We made it 10 years, yet in MANY MANY ways, it feels like we have only scratched the surface on what it really MEANS to be married to someone. When a ton of my friends are getting their first divorce, we are wrapping up 10 years of marriage…

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED! I am a total MESS when it comes to hearing the stories of others that are in the same shoes I USED to be in.  Depressed, unhappy with my body, tired, in PAIN… The list goes ON!!! I was 24 (On the left), a total wreck, and I could barely keep up with…

My Personal Struggle with Modesty PART 2

A few days ago I posted all about my internal struggle with the PHYSICAL aspect of Modesty as I was brought up to understand it as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a result, I had SO MANY people reach out to me personally to tell me of their…

Episode 5: Finding Happiness in Motherhood: The Love Of Learning

Being a mom can feel terribly thankless and overwhelming.  This is a job you have to find fulfillment in ALL on your own.  Of course, almost ANY profession calls for some inner reflection from time to time, but the world doesn’t really allow for encouragement to stay at home moms, and it most certainly doesn’t…

EAT MORE PLANTS TO IMPROVE YOUR LIFE

  We have ALL heard that we need to eat more FRESH and CLEAN foods… but why does that sound like we need to walk around with a bag of carrots and celery and deal with a grumbling stomach all day, only to sabotage all efforts by eating a HEAVY dinner because we just can’t…