Blog Archives: family

shy guy

shy guy

Posted by on May 31, 2014 in family | 9 Comments

I realized pretty early on that my oldest son, Grady was shy.  At first, I honestly didn’t know how to deal with it.  Neither me or my husband have a shy bone in our bodies, so this was new territory for us.  I didn’t understand it & I’m sad to say that I didn’t do a very good job of […]

Baby Weight Workout

Baby Weight Workout

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in family, fitness | 1 Comment

I know how hard it can be to squeeze in a workout with little ones around, so why not include them?  Tonight, my crew helped me throw this video together with some fun exercises that the whole family can enjoy!   Baby Weight Workout from for-the-love on Vimeo.

A Mother’s Day Prayer

A Mother’s Day Prayer

Posted by on May 10, 2014 in faith, family | 1 Comment

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day and while I have so much to be thankful for, my heart is incredibly heavy tonight.  Last Sunday morning, a family in our church woke up to the unimaginable…their precious 4 year old son, Tate was gone.  My heart is absolutely broken for my friends and I can’t seem to think about anything else.  I have […]

steps

steps

Sometimes when I have a tough decision to make, or I don’t understand why God is allowing something to happen, it’s hard to trust Him.  But then I look back & see that He’s always been faithful. I grew up with a single mom, who worked her tail off just to make ends meet.  That woman could seriously stretch a 20 […]

kohlrabi fries

kohlrabi fries

Posted by on March 17, 2014 in family, food | 0 Comments

Have you ever heard of kohlrabi?  Nope…neither had I until it started showing up in our produce bin a few months ago.  It’s a member of the cruciferous (cabbage) family and tastes a lot like broccoli stems.  The word kohlrabi is actually German for “cabbage turnip” – and that’s exactly what they look like. I honestly have let a lot of […]

Movement vs Exercise – Part 2

Movement vs Exercise – Part 2

In the last post, I shared my shift in thinking when it comes to movement.  It has been so fun to hear stories of friends, choosing not to use carts at the store or squatting while blow drying their hair…that’s what I’m talkin’ about, ladies!;)  Keep up the good work! The bottom line is that exercise is not a replacement […]

Movement vs Exercise – Part 1

Movement vs Exercise – Part 1

Recently, people have started asking me questions like “How have you lost your baby weight?  What are you doing to get in shape?  What kind of workout plan are you following?  What are you eating?”  I find myself stumbling around (partially because I’m so flattered), trying to explain what has changed.  Our family has definitely been on a long journey […]

Get in sync with yo man!

Get in sync with yo man!

As embarrassing as it is to admit, just a few short years ago, I was still rockin’ an aol account…with my maiden name.  In my defense, it was the first and only email address I had ever had & I honestly was a little attached to it!  I might even still have it…you know, just in case.  I don’t like change […]

fweeze fwuit smoothie…

fweeze fwuit smoothie…

Today, I’d like to share a recipe with you that’s known around our house as the “fweeze fwuit” smoothie.  Here’s what you’ll need… 1 cup of orange juice (I juiced 3 small oranges & got about 10 ounces…if you don’t have a juicer, you can just use store bought OJ) 1/2 a bunch or 5 leaves of kale (I throw the […]

Minion Boosters

Minion Boosters

Even though it’s warming up outside, cold & flu season are still in full swing.  I used to find myself anxious throughout the winter that my kids might get sick.  I felt sort of powerless but then I had the realization that I play a HUGE role in their health!  There are a lot of things I can do to […]