I went to bed with my soul hurting last night. Hurt and confused. Raising a gender non-conforming child is perhaps one of the hardest things a parent can deal with. I’ve been through so much in the short 5+ years I’ve been a parent, it never seems to end, this one is up there. I… Continue reading What color is gender?
One of my all-time favorite quotes is from the ever inspiring Dale Hayes in the world of childhood hunger and nutrition. "When students are listening to their hungry stomach they are not listening to their teachers." This resonates. Think about when you get hungry, so hungry that it's all you can think about. Imagine an… Continue reading National School Breakfast Week
Women are busy. Throw a kid or two in the mix and you have the perfect recipe for a personal tornado. But are we doing ourselves any justice? Are we mindful that we come first? When I became a twin mom to two premature babies my self-prioritization went out the window. I firmly believed that… Continue reading Are you prioritizing YOU?
I could not even begin to tell you how many times I've heard phrases like "wow twins, you must be busy", "I couldn't imagine twins", or "they must keep you busy". I usually just smile politely and say yes but know it my mind that no matter what my heart is full and that's what… Continue reading One Way I Relate to “This Is Us”
As we all seem to do this time of year I have started thinking about what I want to change or do in the new year. (Which I can't stop thinking is the year my twins will be starting Kindergarten, but more on that later I'm sure.) What is a resolution? By definition it is… Continue reading Forget Resolutions, Hello Intentions!
Last night as I was laying in bed trying to go to sleep I had a quick reflection of my life's journey to parenthood and as a parent. I started wondering if it all was some sort of cruel joke. It's not a secret we struggled to get pregnant and needed IVF to conceive. But let's… Continue reading Why me God?
A major part of living a healthy life is having spiritual health too. I'm not referring to the "church" kind (although that is certainly important for many) but your spiritual self. I will certainly do more on personal development and such but there's this one topic that has been sitting on my heart and I… Continue reading A Grateful Heart
One of the things I hear most when it comes to clean or "organic" living is that it's expensive. A lot of my tips and tricks will be centered around helping people live clean for LESS. No one wants to spend a lot on food, personal care items, and cleaning products. I am super excited… Continue reading Clean living doesn’t need to be expensive!
When will we stop living a world that focuses more on ourselves and less on everyone else? When will we stop allowing the lives of others and their opinions to drive us to hate and violence? I want to raise my children in a world that doesn't judge the color of your skin, the place of… Continue reading Lead with Love.
This was written back in 2012 on my last blog "The PCOS and Infertility Journey" and I always think about it every year before Mother's Day. Even though I have been a mother for over 5 years now the raw feeling of empty arms still holds a place in my heart, along with all of… Continue reading Happy “Soon-to-be Mother’s Day”