Tiny Turkey Meatballs and Other Yummy Stuff

Our Texas weather is indecisive…to say the least. From 80 to 40 to 80 again. Our bipolar weather is not only to blame for the numerous doctor visits (is it allergies? a cold?) and  wardrobe confusion, but also for the creation of this comforting soup. When it’s cold and rainy outside, nothing beats sitting in … Continue reading

The Many Misconceptions of Fitness and Nutrition

We all want to be healthy. Most of us want to eat right. But getting started can be a daunting task. There is so much information out there on diet, exercise, do this, eat that, go vegan, don’t lift…It’s overwhelming and to a novice, can be down right discouraging. I am not a certified trainer, … Continue reading

Lemony Shrimp and Spinach Pasta

I love experimenting with new recipes, especially recipes that I can feel good about serving my family. I recently created what I call ‘Lemony Shrimp and Spinach Pasta’ by simply tossing together a few stray ingredients I had lying in my freezer. This meal was so yummy, my three year old didn’t even realize she … Continue reading

Parenting Style

Overprotective. Pushover. Guilt-driven. Fun-loving. Smothering. Disciplinarian. I read an article recently describing the different types of parenting and asking the question, “What is your parenting style?” Well…that depends. On the day, the circumstance, whether or not I’ve eaten in the last four hours. Hey, just being honest! After giving it some thought, I came to … Continue reading

Heart Work Playlist

‘What muscles did I work today?’ -Only the most important. My Heart. And my booty! Today I ran three miles during my lunch break, starting off slow with a slight incline and working my way up so that my last mile was at a faster pace and a 5 degree incline. My “lower unit” as … Continue reading

I Would Never…

Before I became a Mommy I judged…Mommies. Horrible I know. But because I have been there…judging…I hold no ill-will for those that now judge me. I get it! We, Mommies,  relentlessly shove pictures of our babies in your face, or take over you Facebook news feed. We talk about really inappropriate things at really inappropriate … Continue reading

Keep Em’ Guessing

The Em’…ahem, THEM I refer to? Your muscles. I was recently asked why it is that I work out regularly, yet continue to have sore muscles. The answer is simple. It’s called muscle confusion. I am constantly introducing new moves, new cardio routines, more weights, and different levels of intensity in to my workouts. This … Continue reading

Confession #12

This week has been a struggle. For several reasons, none in particular. Just one of those funky weeks. And I haven’t handled the funk with the most grace. I’ve allowed stress to get the better of me and it has revealed some major character flaws. I will work on that. On a brighter note, stress … Continue reading

The Pressures of Mommahood

I had a conversation with one of my sweetest friends yesterday who just so happens to be a new Mommy. She repeated the age old saying, “Being a Momma is by far the hardest job in the world, and the most rewarding.” She admitted that although she had heard this time and time again before … Continue reading

The Year of The Happy Face

**This should have been posted yesterday, but I was too busy having fun with the birthday girl** One year ago today, after 36 hours without sleep, 24 of which I was certain I would die before ever laying eyes on my littlest girl, after vomiting until I literally had nothing left and then vomiting some … Continue reading