Encouragement

Hey there Mama…I See You

Hey there Mama…I See You

Hey there Mama...I just want you to know that I see you. I am rooting for you. I believe in you. As if our job, life, marriage, relationships, parenting, and self-care wasn’t hard enough already.  I just want you to realize that I see you. I feel you. I am you. I have been you. I know you. I strive to be you. I...

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Welcome to Homeschooling…  Encouragement and Tips

Welcome to Homeschooling… Encouragement and Tips

Welcome to having everyone at home. This has been my journey for the last 5 years, and I have to say, we have come a long way. Yes, there have been many challenging days, but I like to remember how many more good days we have had...because there have been many more of those. You are the Captain of the Ship The path of the...

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5 Ideas to Strengthen Resilience for Yourself and Your Kids

5 Ideas to Strengthen Resilience for Yourself and Your Kids

This time is uncertain for sure. Living one day at a time is for real. We are all in this together, hoping for the same, and enduring an unknown that we have never, ever seen. I love this quote Mel Robbins posted... "Our kids are watching us and learning about how to respond to stress and uncertainty. Let's wire our kids...

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10 Truths to Protect Your Energy

10 Truths to Protect Your Energy

In Order to Care More… You Have to Care Less We seemed to have reached the point of the new year, where our resolutions, goals, new routines, and habits become a bit murky, or lost in the sea of overwhelm. The world around us distracts us once again.  This happens to many of us. If you truly want things to change in...

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Is Calm Really Possible These Days?

Is Calm Really Possible These Days?

January was a whirlwind, and I have absolutely decided that I am going after CALM this year. I think you should too. It is possible to find more calm and quiet time. This is something I am trying to be more and more intentional about. I have talked about it, added it sometimes to my life, but this month I realized how...

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New Year. New Perspective.     Real Change.

New Year. New Perspective. Real Change.

As we head toward the New Year, it is a time to reflect on 2019 and what we want to change in the coming year. It is easy to think about what you want, plan to go after it, and then...end up in the same place.  Working in the fitness industry, every January, we would see the excitement of the new year, resolutions,...

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Chase Your Dreams Anyway

Chase Your Dreams Anyway

Over the years, I have started and stopped, started and stopped, and started and stopped, chasing my dreams. I have had an abundance of fleeting thoughts of ideas and dreams, and then let them go, because responsibilities came knocking. I have made plans to move forward, then been knocked over by one challenge after...

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Simple Steps to Revive Your Resolutions

Simple Steps to Revive Your Resolutions

We are into the second half of 2019, and first off I can't believe my kid is taller than me and second and most importantly...I want you to get honest with yourself. What did you want to accomplish this year? Are you moving toward it? Have you made any progress? Listen...if you haven’t...get over it and let’s get to...

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10 Ways to Slow Down and  Live with More Intention

10 Ways to Slow Down and Live with More Intention

Last week I talked about living with more intention, and remembering that you get to choose what’s on your schedule each week. So, if your plate feels too full, you need to talk to the person that put it there...YOU. I’ve been there...and I still go there sometimes. I am actually there as I write this, and am reminding...

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Be Intentional Mama

Be Intentional Mama

"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind."~Romans 12:2 Exhale. Thank you again, Lord, for these wise words. I was deep in the process of improving my mind, and feeling a strong resistance to society’s pressures. I was in a battle, and this verse took on the fight for...

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Letter to my Fellow Moms

Letter to my Fellow Moms

To the mom that feels alone, different, or unsure, I am writing to YOU and I want you to know... You are not alone... you are just not following the crowd.  You are not different or odd... you are special and uniquely yourself.  You are not unsure... you are just growing into your true self.  This can be an...

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Are You Ready to Change Your Habits?

Are You Ready to Change Your Habits?

Let's be honest, it is easy to let habits become who we are. Because we then have excuses for why things are the way they are. We think, “that’s just me”, or “I’ve always been that way”, or “it’s because of my parents”. Break the Cycle Here's the deal... Our response, or action, or lack of action, just becomes a cycle. It...

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