i'm constantly fighting for balance.  constantly. i've been reading the book titled, PUSH, by: chalene johnson.  and yes, she's the creator of turbo kick, and yes-yes, i'm a groupie.  so what!!  she's freaking awesome, positive, fit, organized, successful, and one more beautiful advocate for a healthy, strong, and dynamite family life.  and here lately, she's helped push me right to where i need to be.  which is focused.  i'm quick to switch from one subject to the next, as well as one dream to the next.  and end up right where i started in the first place.  then, repeat.  some call it ADHD, but i'd prefer the term, dreamer.  it's less medicating.  ha!  ha!  but either way, i'm stoked about how this book has improved my focus on what i'm meant to do, (aside from being a mom and a wife), which is to pour myself into writing my book and have it completed by fall of this year.  ...

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i love my kids.  what parent doesn't?  they each have my heart in different ways.  powerful, earth shattering ways.  it's so neat to harbor this kind of love.  it makes the love that Christ has for us somewhat obtainable, and a little more able to grasp.  it's hard to comprehend that he actually loves us more than i love my children.  if i wasn't a firm believer, i'd have to argue that i love my babies more than Christ does.  but...okay God, if you say so.  but that's just it, we are so incredibly loved by HIM.  and that is just so flipping cool.  he has our best interest in mind.  today at church, my heart lit up when the pastor s-l-o-w-l-y read one of the most common scriptures known to man.  and for the first time, that scripture made me feel so far from where i'd like to be.  i guess i've never thought of this scripture ...

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it's dangerous when i get behind the computer screen in one of these moods.  and it's even more dangerous when i have the song, "and i think to myself, what a wonderful world.", softly playing on repeat.  this post might be random.  it might get spiritual.  it will get funny.  and it will come straight from my heart.  because i sit here with a candle flickering at me, that ridiculously happy song playing, and a hot cup of chamomile tea at my reach.  i purposefully created this specific ambiance, 'cause this mama wanted to write tonight.  and i wanted to set an intimate, writing-inspired tone.  i felt deserving of it.  this is my special treat to myself for the day.  writing helps me keep track of my busy, creative mind.  it also helps me lock in all these fleeting memories that i make with my family.  it helps me purge some of my thoughts so ...

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this post has absolutely nothing to do with raising my little people, or any thing remotely close. but, it has everything to do with a very important passion of mine.  a passion that i learn more about on a continual basis.  i'm using this particular blog post with high hopes that it serves to inspire just one reader to make a change. i love health and fitness.  A LOT!!  it has changed my life.  i love to credit my good Lord above for giving us all the tools for a healthful, joyful life.  he is the true maker of organic and happy.  i promote this way of living because of what it has done in my life.  i went from a nineteen-year-old with an eating disorder, to an advocate for all-things-healthy-and-happy.  and you better believe that i've never once looked back.  i'd like to share a little bit about a special girl that i work with ...

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well, this screen was blank without a single word typed until this sentence.  a blank space just waiting for me to seize the opportunity to talk about one of my kids.  the birthday kid.  my time to reflect on just how awesome of a human being she is.  i love birthday posts.  they are my favorite-favorite-favorite. (here is lucy's post from last year) (and nathan's birthday post too) and i love that lucy.  i remember just three years ago, days before she was born, anxious to meet her.  nervous that my love for her couldn't possibly match the degree of my love for nathan.  and then i lock eyes with her, and it was the silliest thought that had ever crossed my mind.  i was officially crazy.  i had managed to grow a brand new heart, filled to the brim.  she was perfect.  she weighed a whopping five pounds fourteen ounces.  she wasn't early, just ...

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