I Started Laughing Before I Even Hit the Ground

For example, I fell this week and I started laughing before I even hit the ground. I was holding an open container of blueberries and, needless to say, they flew everywhere and so did my arms and legs as I tried to catch myself. Whenever I look at the bruise on my arm, I laugh again. I must have looked ridiculous. Read more...

Road Tripping

Road tripping. These words strike a thrill up and down my spine and I instantly remember that big blue cooler my parents used to wedge in between my brother and I, so we would stay on our "own sides." We would, of course, still fight for elbow space at the top of the cooler and eventually my dad got smart and piled pillows and things to the roof of the car so we couldn't even be able to see each other. Good times. The thing I remember most is that my mom was always prepared. For anything. She had that Mary Poppins bag that seemed to hold every possible preventative, remedy, or distraction ever invented. Read more...

Jurassic Quest Enter To Win

Interesting in bringing the family to Jurassic Quest? Check out our pictures and ENTER TO WIN! Read more...

Working Out When "Life Happens"

Life happens and working out often takes a back seat. But it doesn't have to! Take this week to fit in these two moves. Add in a family walk with in this fab weather and I guarantee you will feel amazing! Read more...

We Can Laugh About it Now

The times we really remember and laugh about are those “disaster” trips. They created a sense of camaraderie that comes only from having survived something tough together. Although we would never want to go back in time and relive those vacations, they have become the source of hilarious family lore. And, believe it or not, I wouldn’t trade that for all the reliable cars in the world. Read more...

Camping With Small Children

I have a million tips for families who want to camp with their children but are nervous about how to pull off a successful trip.But there’s one thing you can’t put on your list that will make all the difference. It’s your expectations. Read more...

Real Life Dinners - We Want To See Yours!

I did a really fun project two summers ago, called "Real life dinners" in which I just snapped a photo of what was on my dinner plate and shared the recipe or quick fix on my personal blog. I got so much excited feedback about showing what we ate for a week. Read more...

Day 7: Say Goodbye to Survival Mode Challenge

Small rewards for a daily job well done are a great way to motivate yourself to stay on track with your goals all along the way – not just at the end of the journey. Even though productivity and progress have been our goals on this 7-Day Challenge, life is still a gift to be enjoyed. It is important to keep that in mind and not treat it as an opportunity to do as much as humanly possible without taking time for ourselves and our own renewal. Living a life of purpose and intention also includes being intentional with your leisure. Read more...

Day 6: Say Goodbye to Survival Mode Challenge

It’s when things get hard that most people quit. Staying disciplined and motivated is easy as long as we see progress, but when the excitement of a new endeavor fades or forward movement stalls it can be hard to stay on task. Having an accountability partner to walk with you through the process – someone who cares about you enough to be your cheerleader while also giving you honest, productive, loving insight – can be a great way to push you through those stagnant, challenging periods. Read more...

Day 5: Say Goodbye to Survival Mode Challenge

Friends, I’ll be real here. This is my biggest struggle. I am a terrible housekeeper and I don’t pretend to be otherwise. I’ve gotten better over the years but it is a constant battle. I feel like my brain doesn’t scream at me that there is housework to be done, the thought of having a clean house doesn’t motivate me, I can’t develop effective organizational systems, and half the time I don’t even know what types of chores I should be doing. Lately it’s been one of my very top priorities – to get myself to a place where I have a consistent housekeeping routine that keeps the chaos at bay. Read more...

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