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…
After an exhausting week running the girls all over, my husband arrived home yesterday from his IT conference in Orlando and boy, was I ever glad to see him! I don’t think the girls ask too much,but being the only parent that is available to do ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING really does catch up to you… Continue reading Dad’s Day Celebration
I was one of the first of my friends to have children. People would ask me what to expect, I would laugh at them. You don’t prepare for motherhood, you survive. Those who have been through it know, yes, you love your kids. Do you want to knock their heads together sometimes? Yep. Do you… Continue reading How to Survive Motherhood and Try Out Dinner Recipes
You guys, I'm cold. Like, really cold. Like, can't feel my toes, wake up in the middle of the night because my nose is freezing and if I stuff it under the comforter I'll suffocate but I still consider doing it, cold. Our town in Ohio (and let's be honest, most of the midwest, or… Continue reading Baby it’s a Freaking Tundra Outside!
Christmas has come and gone, and the New Year holiday is quickly approaching. I sit here in my snuggly warm, new Ugg robe (a perfect gift from my fabulous husband) and contemplate why we look forward to these moments for so long and why, so often, they fall short of our expectations. Ever since I… Continue reading Checking Off the Christmas List…
You know the feeling. You get home from a LOOONG day of work and all you want is to put on comfy clothes and lounge on the couch with a cup of matcha tea and a good book (no? Just me?) for the evening. So you change, get comfy, and then realize, you had dinner… Continue reading Bad Blood