adventures, family

An Inspired Journey Through a Dreadful Year

What a year! I think we can all breathe a small sigh of relief in knowing that it’s (nearly) over, am I right?! In a year that started as most do (at least IMO), with promise and anticipation, the majority of us have been vastly disappointed. Emotions quickly turned to fear and angst over situations… Continue reading An Inspired Journey Through a Dreadful Year

adventures, family

A Much Awaited Family Reunion

This year has been a wild ride, and a struggle for nearly every person out there. Most of us are spending the holidays without our loved ones and it is incredibly hard. Our family was no exception, and for the second year in a row the kids would miss seeing their daddy at Christmas. As… Continue reading A Much Awaited Family Reunion

Parenting

Giving Back During the Holiday Season

I’m still in shock. My family lost a truly remarkable piece of our puzzle last night. My great-uncle Pete was such a wonderful person. A God-fearing man, who did his best to be kind-hearted and generous to everyone. He had the most uncanny ability to share a funny picture or meme with me just when… Continue reading Giving Back During the Holiday Season

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Happy Thanksgiving

As I'm finishing my practice and coming back down to reality from Savasana, there is a whirlwind of senses surrounding me, reminding me of everything I am grateful for. The sound of my furness thrumming, my family's footsteps and giggles, even my children’s consistent fighting (they don’t miss a day of that) remind me that… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving

adventures, Parenting

Travelling With Children and Why I Do It

Another miniature adventure checked off our list. Have you ever travelled alone with children? It’s not always the easiest or most fun thing to do, and let’s face it, kids can be downright annoying at times. My oldest two are always fighting with each other and asking “are we there yet?”, and my youngest tends… Continue reading Travelling With Children and Why I Do It

Parenting

Motherhood: the Ups, the Downs and Why We Really Do Need a Tribe

Parenting is hard.  Now that we’ve all collectively nodded and agreed, I want to talk about why I feel motherhood is especially hard, and tips I’ve learned. Of course, I realize that all parenting is hard, but since I’m a mother I am pulling from my own experiences here. I have three children that are… Continue reading Motherhood: the Ups, the Downs and Why We Really Do Need a Tribe

fitness

How fitness transformed more than just my physique…

One year ago today I began a journey that would soon change my life in ways I didn't realize... It actually started on October 24, 2019 when I reached out to Brittany (a friend who runs Body by Brittany, a personal training company based out of Michigan) and said "it's time and I need your… Continue reading How fitness transformed more than just my physique…

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Self-Care Saturday

Managing to take care of ourselves among everything else in life is taxing enough, but in 2020, it seems nearly impossible. As a mother of three, and a Navy wife whose husband is currently geobaching in a different state, self-care is incredibly difficult. Once upon a time, I could send the kids to school and… Continue reading Self-Care Saturday