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This is what it looks like at my house, most of the time. Homework, sports, army men, a hungry pooch and a busy husband fill (and fulfill) my life. Sometimes it seems like I'm juggling everything but the kitchen sink! Life is tough, but it's all worth it. With a little bit of lavender and a whole lot of laughter, we will come out on top, and we will be stronger, smarter, braver, and tougher than before.


October 29, 2019

I'm proud of my boys for lots of reasons.  

But nothing makes my heart swell more than when I see them show empathy. 

The other night I was prepping my coffee maker for a 4:45 am wake-up, heart already racin...

July 16, 2019

The beginning of my run is always the same.  "I Can Handle it" blaring on my headphones.  Running uphill.  It's kind of a bummer to always start on the uphill, but you know what? I don't go into the hill afraid.  Pa...

July 2, 2019

My husband always says to use fewer words when I am talking to our boys.  I tend to want to go into the "why" they should do something and overwhelm them with too many details.  Maybe it's the teacher or the wordy c...

June 6, 2019

Did you miss Monday's post?  Well, in case you did, here are the cliff notes...

  • I am really trying to eat better, which means more frequent, smaller meals.  I am including more whole foods in my meals, and I don'...

June 3, 2019

Warning: This post is going to be all over the place, so just go with it m'kay?

I have been working out at Burn Boot Camp since October and I finally signed up for a focus group.  When it comes to exercising, I don't...

May 23, 2019

Are you a multi-tasker?  Chances are, if you have a pulse, you are.  And for sure if you are a mom, you are.  I listen to podcasts while I fold laundry, catch up on email while waiting for my hockey player to take t...

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