I’ve started creating some inspirational quotes to help motivate myself along my fitness journey. I will be sharing them on social media and here on posts as I create them.
Today marks 12 years that we experienced a miracle that many doctors said would never happen. I gave birth to my first, and supposedly would be only, child. A wonderful baby boy, my dad nicknamed Might Man. We know God still works miracles. We experienced it. We had two more children. God blessed us with amazing children with hearts of gold and a whole lot of energy.
So what happened to me writing at least 3 blog posts a week. Well to put it simply…fibromyalgia and the flu. My daughter was diagnosed at age 9 with fibromyalgia. She had a recent flare up that caused her to be wheelchair bound. All of my time and energy went to taking care of her. The day she was able to start walking again, she ended up getting diagnosed with
I’ve talked to many moms and seen shows where moms put everyone else first but neglect themselves. I’m guilty of it too. Isn’t this what moms are supposed to do? Aren’t we supposed to put our kids’ and husband’s needs first? Don’t we DESERVE the time to sit around, watch tv, and snack after our long days? This mentality has been ingrained in me. Where it came from, I don’t
It seems like we all make resolutions at the beginning of the year. Our intentions for these resolutions and changes are the best, but somewhere along the way we lose our focus and motivation. Life gets busy and we stop pursuing our goals. Which begs the question, “where these goals that important?” I’m possibly the most guilty person there is. I’ve been trying to lose baby fat from my first
I read a wonderful post from Holistic Homeschooler about needing a teaching degree to homeschool. When I began homeschooling, I only had an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. When my youngest was three, I decided to go back to college to earn a bachelor’s degree. I had several credits in psychology but Liberty University offered a degree in Elementary Education that was fully online. Since I was homeschooling my children,
Perhaps the hardest part of being a parent in America, or the first-world for that matter, is getting children to eat healthy. There is a constant assault on kids from advertisers with bright colors, cartoon characters, and celebrities to attract their attention to unhealthy foods. Go look at the packaging of the big name brand items compared to the organic counterparts and you can see a noticeable difference. The packages
One of my most active pins on Pinterest is to an old blog site. I have decided to recreate the chore chart for that pin. It is now a downloadable PDF File. The chores are listed in order by how often they are to be done: daily, 2-4 times a week, weekly, or monthly/seasonally. Please enjoy it! Download it here: Chore Chart
I had my Shakeology®shipped to my parents house! By now, most everyone on my friends list knows I have had an ankle problem for the past several years and most know I was ALWAYS the super SKINNY girl-until I had kids. I made excuses over the years for it. (I wrote a blog post about it a while back you can find it on my page One Unique Mom.) What
The body positive movement has been around since 1996 (see: http://www.thebodypositive.org/). I believe the body positive movement is a two-sided coin that is both positive and negative. From this movement, I agree that YES WE MUST LOVE WHO WE ARE, AS WE ARE, AT TIME MOMENT! However, if who we are is unhealthy, then we must make a plan to become healthy. I am not talking strictly about the scale.