Life being a

Mom & Wife;

a fitness coach sharing
healthy tips & advice
around family life

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...

Guest Post: Defending Healthy

This is a topic that I have actually thought and talked about for a long time.  It wasn’t until my best friend came to me fairly pissed off about a situation that happened to her that got us thinking this would make a great blog topic. I was a vegetarian for 8 years. ...