Working Mom's Guide to Balancing Family, Career and Life

First 5K Done! Want To Know If I Beat My Time?

First 5K Done! Want To Know If I Beat My Time?

Last Sunday I completed my first 5K of the year.   I’ve been training – sort of – with the couch to 5K running program.  But I hadn’t made it to the end yet, so knew I’d be walking a good portion of the race.  My goal was to finish under 45 minutes, the timeContinue Reading

Wordless Wednesday – Selfie Style

Wordless Wednesday – Selfie Style

Just a regular Saturday taking selfies at Tev’s basketball game.  This is the Facebook version – you know, all rainbows and unicorns.  And this is the true to life version – what we’re more likely to look like if you see us in real life – the behind the social media scenes version. :)  HappyContinue Reading

Intentional Living 2014 – April “Goals” Check In

Intentional Living 2014 – April “Goals” Check In

The first quarter of 2014 has already flown by.  Can you believe it?   Theoretically we should be 1/4 of the way through our goals for the year.  The YEAR!  I know for sure I’m not there on some of them (weight loss), and yet on others I think I’m on track.   So let’sContinue Reading

Grow Your Own Herbs from Seed – Guaranteed?  Checking it out…

Grow Your Own Herbs from Seed – Guaranteed? Checking it out…

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gro-ables for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I get so antsy this time of year; that first crocus I see timidly testing the temperature has me dreaming of gardens and backyard bbqs.   The magnified flavor of homegrown tomatoes can’t be matched inContinue Reading

GREAT CAUSE ALERT!  Every Step of the Way #everystep @citieverystep

GREAT CAUSE ALERT! Every Step of the Way #everystep @citieverystep

Disclosure: This post was created in partnership with Citi®. All thoughts and opinions are my own. When I watch the Olympics I am always amazed and awed by the dedication and drive the athletes demonstrate in their quests to become the best of the best.  Olympic athletes are powerful – both physically and as inspirationsContinue Reading

Would You Ban Food?  No.  So Why Ban Marijuana?

Would You Ban Food? No. So Why Ban Marijuana?

I enjoy thought provoking discussions.  If you read this and it makes you think, my goal has been met.  Contradictory opinions are ALWAYS welcome and I encourage you to let me know why or why not this post resonated with you.  I don’t expect everyone to agree, just to be polite and comment in theContinue Reading

5 Ingredient Thai Peanut Chicken in the Crock Pot!

5 Ingredient Thai Peanut Chicken in the Crock Pot!

  This Thai Peanut Chicken recipe for the crock pot will quickly become one of your family’s favorites.  Guaranteed!  It’s easy, delicious and the kids love it!  Plus I can throw it all in the crock pot in the morning and all I have to do is make rice or pasta when I get homeContinue Reading

8 Reasons to Have Your Groceries Delivered #walmarttogo #sp

8 Reasons to Have Your Groceries Delivered #walmarttogo #sp

**Walmart-To-Go paid for a portion of my groceries to facilitate my review.  All opinions are 100% mine. With three active kids and a full time job, it seems like there isn’t enough time for what has to get done, forget the fun stuff.   One of my goals this year is to carve out moreContinue Reading

Dollar Tree St. Patty’s Day Mason Jars – Easy!

Dollar Tree St. Patty’s Day Mason Jars – Easy!

I must confess that I’m a Pinterest-aholic.  I see all those super cute crafts and I get all antsy to get creative in my spare time.   With that in mind, I’ve been saving old spaghetti jars for almost a year now.  Apparently I don’t have a whole lot of that illusive spare time.  But thisContinue Reading

Intentional Living in 2014 – “Goals” Check In

Intentional Living in 2014 – “Goals” Check In

Goals, Resolutions, Focus, Aims – all different words to say the same thing.  What do we want to improve?  What do we want to prioritize and give our energy to this year? For me, the areas I want to focus on being Intentional in 2014 include: Fitness & Health Organizing My Home Finances Blogging ParentingContinue Reading

Free IHOP Pancakes on March 4, 2014

February Accountability Check-In for 2014 Goals

February Accountability Check-In for 2014 Goals

Remember that one word I picked to define 2014? Intentional. Specifically, I want to be intentional in the following areas of my life: Fitness & Health Organizing My Home Finances Blogging Parenting Foods We Eat Self Improvement Today’s post is focused on my goals for fitness.  Because there are a number of facets to thisContinue Reading

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