Runner Tested, Dance Party Approved

Look, you guys. I tried. I really did. In my mind, this post was titled "Kid Tested, Runner Approved." But it just didn't work out that way. You see, there are just too many songs that have the perfect beat for running, but that are also full of bad words and...

Dinner is Served…on Time

Thank goodness I started the soup early. My friend had been under the weather for far too long, so I was planning to surprise her with just what she needed. Some chicken and vegetable soup. Whole30 Instant Pot Chicken Soup to the rescue. It was cold and rainy outside,...

How to Stop Gossip

Isn't it funny how when you are in the market for something, it starts showing up all around you? Like when you are in the market for the latest model Honda Odyssey you start noticing 2019 Honda Odysseys everywhere you go? And when you're in the market for growing...

Write Something Worth Reading…Why I Journal

The more I think about it, the more I realize how strongly life hinges on habits. How having healthy habits and rituals can bring order to life, keeping one healthy, happy, and strong. Emptying the dishwasher before breakfast in the morning means our kitchen is clean,...

Are You Afraid of Your Instant Pot?

Do you want to learn how to use your instant pot more confidently? Today I am going to acquaint you with the kitchen appliance that is taking busy moms everywhere by storm. Over the course of this three part series, I am going to share with you why I prefer my Instant...

6 Things to Model for Your Kids

I was in my regular spot on the couch on Sunday morning, sipping coffee, when Camden tiptoed down the stairs, waved his wand in my direction and commanded, "Luminous!" When the lamp beside me did not respond, I promptly told him to try again, and this time, with the...

Kindness, to Me

I volunteered to write a post for the Cross Training Couture's Facebook page on the theme of the week. The theme was "Love Kindness: How do we model kindness." I spent the better part of a day writing a post about kindness, digging deep, doing research, trying to...

7 Tips for a Painless Family Dinner

Your kids groan when you call them to dinner. They just want to, "finish this game," shoot one more basket, and inevitably someone has to go to the bathroom. The struggle is real. By the time everyone is gathered at the dinner table, dinner is cold, you're angry, and...

The Reason for Lavender and Laugh

So, I'm doing a thing. A 31 Day thing that started the first of March. I am taking a blogging class called 31 Days to Build a Better Blog. Because, guess what? I need some guidance! I have been doing the blogging gig for over a year (L&L launched in December of...

When You’re Scared of a Little Paint Job

I have only performed the Heimlich once in my life. Camden was almost finished with his hot dog when his brothers excused themselves to run off and play in the yard. Camden, eager to join in, had stuffed most of the rest of the dog and bun in his mouth. When it became...