• Motherhood

    Being a Mom and Being You

    Many mothers tell me that they feel selfish when they do things for themselves.  I completely understand that feeling.  It's easy to think that our children should have 100% of our attention.  I'm not going to try to convince you otherwise on that issue.  But I do want you to realize the importance of your own physical and mental health.

  • From My Life

    Reminders and Rainbows

    Normally, I love seeing my Facebook memories pop up and remind me of what I posted “on this day.”​Today, however, Facebook reminded me of a pregnancy announcement I made on this day two years ago. Which means in a few days, I will be reminded of the day I called the doctor and asked Facebook for prayers, because I knew something was wrong. And a few days after that, I’ll be reminded of how I shared with you all what was going on. How I’d had a scare, but I was waiting in agony on test results. How I was terrified but hopeful. And in a few more days, I…

  • Balanced Mindset

    Handling Discouragement When You Have Big Dreams

    We all feel discouraged at times. Especially if you have some big dreams and expectations, you're bound to have setbacks. You feel like you're working hard, going in the right direction...and then SMACK. A roadblock. They can come in many forms. But you know when you've hit one. Or maybe you feel like you're working hard and you're not really getting anywhere. You're just spinning your wheels over and over and never gaining traction.

  • Achieving Goals

    How and Why I Became a Morning Person

    I was once a late riser.  Like, very late.  I would wake up as late as I could possibly get away with.  When I had a baby, this meant sleeping in until the baby woke up.  Before that, it meant sleeping until I had to get ready for work. If I didn't work in the morning, I slept until I naturally woke up. I thought that I could never be a morning person.  I felt like a zombie most mornings. I yawned, stretched, and walked slowly for a good 15 minutes after finally getting out of bed. Today, I wake up at 5 am most mornings.

  • Achieving Goals

    Love Where You Are While You Get Where You’re Going

    I used to be a fitness coach. Often, at the beginning of someone's fitness journey, they would share their thoughts about their bodies. Many times I heard things like "I'm so fat!" or "I hate my body."I also heard people say that they "shamed" themselves out of bed for a workout. Something along the lines of, "You're so fat and you're always going to be fat unless you get up and work out." It's hard for me to even type that out. I encourage people to try to love themselves— no matter where they are. Our bodies are amazing. They do so much for us and they should be appreciated…