My oldest is a joiner. FREQUENTLY. She has dipped her toe into many organizations and sports over the last several years. This year is no different. On any given day she can be found building pinewood derby cars (a glittery blue truck?) for cub scouts, learning about the Bible at her PSR class through our… Continue reading Short on Time? Two Simple Recipes that can be Prepped in Advance!
Photo by Binti Malu on Pexels.com This school year has been a struggle. Creating and feeling confident in my lesson plans, juggling kid extracurriculars, planning that once in a blue moon date with Justin, and just finding time to sit and not have a single thing to do seems impossible (it really is!). I won't… Continue reading Feeling Your Best
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I fancy myself a Nerd these days! Remember in grade school, the smart kid with glasses who scored high marks in everything but gym class? Well, that guy or girl is now dominating their life! Today, I hope to help you find a similar path. Budgeting isn't just for money in today's hectic life. Time… Continue reading Budgets are for NERDS!
The age old question that typically leads to cheers from Justin and groans from the kids (honestly, if it's not gummies or ice cream, I'm not sure they would ever cheer. NOTE TO SELF-Create gummy dinner recipe). Weeknights are generally chaotic and I know they will only become even moreso, with all of the extracurricular… Continue reading What’s for Dinner?
Your health and fitness should be a personal, guiding principle in your life. If it’s not, make it a priority otherwise you’ll end up missing out on a lot! For me, getting strong was my first goal. So, I started with the authority on building strength, Mark Rippetoe. If you don’t know Mark's work, he’s… Continue reading Health and Fitness, where I started.
Saturday mornings are the hardest day of the week for me to get a workout in. I feel like I deserve a little extra shut eye, and when I do roll out of bed, I want my tea and a little breakfast/news time before I am even remotely awake. But...when I finally head down to… Continue reading Quick Work Out
In approximately 48 hours, I will be prepping for my first day back to school. Yes, I said that, and yes, I realize it is only August 6. The problem is, school districts LOVES to send us back earlier and earlier each year. I dread the day I look at our district calendar and see… Continue reading Back to Life, Back to Reality
As I sit here listening/watching Trolls for the millionth time with my entranced toddler, repeatedly interrupted by my 6 year old who updates me on her art projects every two minutes, I can’t help but think about how lucky I am. I’m not going to lie, I was somewhat dreading this summer. School break for… Continue reading Summer with the Kids
Cue the dancing Oompa Loompas and whiny, entitled children that entertained me as a kid in the fantasy that was Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Years later (and after working for the WONKA brand), I am still intrigued by all of these ideas, but from the perspective of a grown adult. Why do we believe we… Continue reading Don’t Care How, I Want it Now…