Healthy Habit: Meal Prep

I love food…like seriously love food, and I am always looking for ways to save myself time (and money!) while still eating well. This is where meal prep enters the picture, specifically lunch meal prep.  I prepare all of our lunches over the weekend and have been doing so for several years. It gives me better control over my weekday…

Help Your Future Self: How I Start My Best Day

I believe in the power of having a morning routine. Taking control of your day using each morning as an opportunity to start on the right foot, and using your established systems and routines as the foundation for a successful day. If you feel successful in your morning, your confidence, motivation and discipline will follow you through the rest of your…

Shiny and Perfect

I don’t know about you, but this rainy, cloudy, cold weather the last few weeks has really got me down. This dreary weather has greatly impacted my mood and I just feel off. The brief glimpse of the sun yesterday gave me hope that better days are near, and it feels appropriate to share this latest post today as we…

Dont Throw In The Towel

Being a “grown-up” is what has been on my mind lately. I am one month shy of thirty-two, but most days I feel like I am still twenty-two. I always thought I would hit this stage of life and feel like I had some things figured out, but all I have figured out is that I have very little figured…

The Family That Runs Together

This weekend, we participated in a St. Patrick’s Day 5k. Since Jason and I only do a select few races each year, we like to pick the races that are slightly more fun for our kids to join in.  Running with a 6 year-old and a 4-year-old can be challenging, but we have mastered the divide and conquer method for…

The Angel Watching Over Me

I wrote this last year, and I cant help but share it again today because it is still exactly how I feel about the loss of my grandma. Originally published on 3/17/17 Six years ago, on March 15th, my grandma passed away. My grandma was the first person that I have lost that I continue to miss every single day,…

Counting Down Until Bedtime

Raise your hand if you have ever counted down the minutes until your kid’s bedtime?  Yep, me too, and there was a time when I felt like I did this more nights than not. Once the kids were in bed, it was finally my time. It was the 90 minutes of my day that were mine, all mine and no…

Healthy Habit: Finding Time to Read

I have always loved to read. I can remember my Grandma taking me to the library when I was five years old to get my very own library card. I can remember walking to the library as a ten-year old on Saturday afternoons to pick-out books for myself as well as a few that I thought my little sister would…

Check-In On Your Goals: An 18 in 18 Update

Can you believe that it is March? The first few months of 2018 have really flown by, and I thought it would be a great time to check in on the goals that we set for the year. Remember way back in December I decided to pursue 18 key objectives this year to support me on my journey for greater…

Staying on Track: How to Create a Fitness Routine

Now that you have started down the path of creating a fitness routine, it’s important to keep yourself motivated to stay on track. The more you can make it a normal part of your life, the more successful you will be, and hopefully you will reach a point where exercising is like brushing your teeth. You do it because you…