Encouragement

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5 Healthy Habits Anyone Can Do

During the holiday season, it can be easy to forget about healthy habits and get out of normal routines. Now that the holidays are over, it is time to get back into routines and start making healthy choices. I am by no means a health nut, but I do enjoy living a healthy lifestyle. When

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From Surviving to Thriving

When we visited my family over Christmas, my youngest brother’s Christmas gift to my parents was to get professional family pictures. We were also able to get individual family pictures as well. Later that day, we all looked through the pictures, and that is when an interesting thought struck me. Pictures do a great job

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The Beauty Behind Our Messes

When I look around on any given day, I see mess after mess. Sometimes I feel like all I do is pick up toys, do laundry, and clean the floors. It can be tiring and frustrating at times. Maybe you can relate. But in the last couple of months, I’ve started looking at these messes

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What I'm Not Doing for Christmas

Christmas should be the most wonderful time of the year, but sometimes it can be the most stressful time of the year! Last week I shared 6 lists to make for Christmas preparation, and I also shared that I make a “not-doing”list. It is something that I started the year I was pregnant and just

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Rush for the sake of rushing. Slow Down instead

I have a love-hate relationship with Wal-Mart. Anyone else? If at all possible, I try to avoid shopping in the store like the plague. That’s why I love grocery pickup and online ordering. However, last week I HAD to make a quick stop. I wanted to get in and get out, but it seemed like

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I was recently given the chance to read the book Money-Making Mom by Crystal Paine who runs the blog Money Saving Mom. Amazingly enough, I didn’t walk away from this book thinking that I needed to make more money! At least, not in this season of my life. One of the things that Crystal stresses

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Realistic Post-Partum Weightloss

A few weeks ago, we headed to the park in the morning. I basically rolled out of bed, put some clothes on, and covered my bed-head with a hat. We had a great time and took some pictures. Later that day when I looked through the pictures, my eyes were immediately drawn to the extra