I recently learned about Thrive Market and I wanted to find out if my readers had heard about them. So, have you? If you haven’t, think of Thrive Market like a Costco meets Whole Foods with the benefit of being online. Lately in some of my circles, there has been a lot of excitement around Thrive Market, and I wanted to see what it was all about. I was a little skeptical until I checked out some of the items I frequently buy. The savings was… Read more »

  So, it was a day off for this mama between the ending of one job and the starting of a new one. I had big hopes for that day. I would get some rest, meditate, get a good workout in, a pedicure and focus on my passions to recharge, preparing me for a busy weekend with the boys while daddy was still working out of town. You know what I did? I ended up filling it up with an expired list… Read more »

On my journey through self-care, I have learned a big piece of the puzzle is having a strong support network. What does that have to do with self-care and well-being? If you have ever been through a difficult time and tried to do it alone, or had to do it alone – you know. Your ‘self’ loses when you go it alone. Good self-care means having a tribe of people that will be there with you during the tough times and the… Read more »

I am nearing the end of my journey on The 21 Day Sugar Detox and just had to share a short post with you all. I feel SO good, I can barely stand it. What’s more is I have been astonished by some of the things I have experienced. A few highlights: The ‘fog’ has lifted I have much more energy My joint pain is almost completely non-existent I am sleeping soundly (Who doesn’t need that? Especially if you kids!) I am… Read more »

If you are like me, I bet you are feeling like it’s time to clean up your eating so I pulled this Salad and Balsamic Dressing Recipe together to help you ring in 2015 with clean eating. I think it is great to have balance, especially around the holidays. Too much restriction in your nutrition plan is no way to live. I hope you enjoyed some favorite treats, and that you even dabbled in creating them with unrefined sugars, flours… Read more »

When I choose my boys over it all, time stands still. The holidays are approaching and there is still so much to do. I swear I just cleaned the house and it’s a mess again… I thought I had all the gifts complete, but I forgot a few. The holiday baking is in full swing, and a few ingredients are missing… Yet somehow playing trains, hide and seek and tickle games are exactly what I need right now. It’s a… Read more »

The last few days have rattled me to my core, creating a shift in perspective. My 4 year old is reacting to something, and we have no idea what it is. When the allergic reaction comes on, I feel lost. My brain stops functioning. My heart is racing. My fears overcome me. What if I mess up? I feel immense panic and helplessness. That feeling, as if there is nothing I can do to fix the problem, consumes me. It feels awful. All… Read more »

Mamas, if you are reading – will you kindly take a seat? No, really, I know there is still so much to be done… but please sit. I would like you to read this, and really hear it. Especially now, this time of year. What’s that? You say the sink is overflowing, the laundry is calling, and the rest of the gifts need to be bought, and…. Please. Sit. Breathe. Take a couple of minutes to read this, for you. You do… Read more »

Is self-care the first thing to go as the holidays approach? For many, the answer is yes. The holiday hustle begins, our lists grow, and we lose sight of our needs in an effort to create the perfect holiday. The result? We get worn down, making it hard to enjoy this joyous time of year. I get it. As my oldest son’s birthday comes and goes each year, the intensity of life’s pace grows exponentially. His birthday is in mid-November and after… Read more »

I am so honored to have been given the opportunity to review Carrie Vitt’s new book, The Grain-Free Family Table! Honored and grateful. Carrie’s story of healing her autoimmune disease through food inspired me to take action to heal my own. You see, her story penetrated so deep as she and I have (or in Carrie’s case had) Hashimotos thyroiditis. During the last few days in October, I reached out to the same nutritional therapy practitioners Carrie worked with to heal. And since November… Read more »