top ten food staples in our house

As I’m preparing to be away this weekend for Refresh Summit, I’ve had to think about what FOODS I need to get at the store.  Travis won’t go to the grocery store (he just won’t think to do that) and they’d be happy eating cereal or rolls all weekend long.  While cereal will suffice in …

loving lately with blue diamond

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds.  All opinions are my own. ————- Oh my word – I’m so happy it’s Friday.  We’ve got a big weekend planned around here (Clara turns 4!). I’m back with another edition of “Loving Lately!”  These are some of my favorite posts because I get to share a …

loving lately – the pregnancy edition

First things first – happy (early) birthday to my Mama!  May you have many, many years of nagging me to death and kissing my babies.  :)  I love you. Today I thought I’d share some things/products that are making life easier on me during this pregnancy!  Things that bring a little smile to my face …

currently: january

Friday.  Friday. FRIDAY!!! Even though I don’t hold your typical 8-5, M-F job, I still get excited as the weekend approaches.  The weekend means more hands are available for help should I need them and usually marks the close to a solid week of homeschooling (sometimes we do school on the weekend if we’ve had …

working out while pregnant

As a pre/postnatal trainer, it is (was) my job to keep women healthy and fit during their pregnancy.  The question I’m asked most often, especially now that I’m working out with a bump myself is: How much should I workout while pregnant and what exercises should I avoid?  There seems to be a lot of …

5 things you SHOULDN’T say to a pregnant woman

I’ll be the first to admit it. Pregnant women be crazy! You can take offense to that statement (or nod your head along as Travis is doing at this very moment), but hear me out.  A pregnant woman is really not her normal cheery self and it’s all due to the hormones raging through her …