Life being a

Mom & Wife;

a fitness coach sharing
healthy tips & advice
around family life

Returning to Work

The choice to return to work after having a baby is a very personal decision. I believe every mama has to figure out what will be best for their family. Unfortunately, society seems to shame mamas if they do return to work and also if they stay home. We often cannot...

Self-Care is Not a Luxury

Though the following blog is geared towards moms, the message is also for fathers and those without children. Take care of yourselves. You deserve it. Our entire lives change once we become moms.  Not only are we trying to navigate the new journey of motherhood, we...

Eating Candy with No Guilt or Shame

Last year I posted how Halloween is the only day of the year that I do not regulate my kid's sugar intake and actually allow our kids to eat as much candy as they want.   I received a lot of comments on social media and I liked learning about how other families...

Motherhood is a Privilege

As Madelynn was screaming that she wanted to take her half eaten breakfast (that took her 90 minutes to pretend to eat) in the car with her, I just kept repeating, 'motherhood is a privilege, motherhood is a privilege,' to try to get me through the moment. A few weeks...

I Hate Soccer Snacks

Caleb just started his third season of soccer and this topic has been on my mind for a few years but it wasn’t until my best friend sent me the picture below of the snack her four year old received at 9 AM last week that compelled me to write it. I love sports and I...

Traveling: Connecting, Walking, Eating

I just returned home from a week long trip with my sister, and prior to that I was able to do a long overdue (as in 14 years) girls weekend with my college girlfriends.  I have previously written about how traveling has changed for me over the years as my relationship...

Can You Get Lean Eating a Vegetarian Diet?

We all know that our country has had an obsession with protein for quite some time now.  It is a huge marketing tool and companies seem to be adding protein to everything!  Protein crackers!  Protein peanut butter! Higher protein bars! In my professional and personal...