Why Moms Get Emotional On The First Day Of School

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Last night at this time, I was laying in bed sobbing in my husband’s arms because I knew when I woke up in the morning I’d be bringing my oldest to preschool. This sweet boy, who I’ve had the privilege of spending almost every day with since birth, would be leaving me for a good… 

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Get Up & Move For 100 Days In A Row: #WorkItOut100

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I’m so excited to introduce you to the gals at #WorkItOut100 today! I actually met Amanda at the gym a few months ago and was so inspired by her story! I’ll let them take it away from here! I hope you’ll take them up on their invitation at the end! Fitness has always been a… 

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For The Days When I Don’t FEEL Like Being A Mom

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This summer we decided to put our house on the market. Houses were selling fast on our street, so we thought we’d give it a try too, and find a different house and location that makes more sense for the long term goals of our family. WHAT was I thinking?! I have four kids under… 

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Even In Miscarriage, He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands

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A few weeks ago I was pushing both of my boys in our backyard on their swings and we were singing “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.” This is one of their favorites. Gavin loves to dictate what person we are going to sing about next. He’s Got Daddy Brady in His Hands… 

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Taking Care Of Yourself In The Trenches: A Giveaway For A Momma’s Heart

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UPDATE! Winners have been selected! We will be in touch to help you claim your prize! Thank you to EVERYBODY who entered!  Evereve – Heidi Weaver Life Lived Beautifully – Tina Ter Horst Stella & Dot – Anne Rohe Holmberg Bosu Ball – Megan Litteken Lindsay Letters – Emily McDowell When I think about all of you out there who… 

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Bringing Your Sexy Back When You’re Married With Kids

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  Last weekend my husband and I had the opportunity to spend a couple days together without the kids. We try to do this a couple times a year, and each and every time we do it I’m reminded why it’s SO IMPORTANT. Having children has been hard on our marriage. It’s one of those… 

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Why I’m More Than “Just” A Stay-At-Home Mom

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The line on the questionnaire stared at me dauntingly. I was just about to have some much needed “me time” and before my facial/massage I had to fill out some paperwork. The line read occupation with a simple black blank line to write in. How it made me feel took me completely by surprise. A… 

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12 Ways To Help Twin Parents In The First Year

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The other day I was watching my twin girls play together, and I found myself amazed that I actually made it this far. Emersyn and Mckinley are two years old now, and life is so much different than it was in the beginning. NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING could have prepared me for that first year… 

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CALIA By Carrie Underwood: Shorts & Tees!

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I mentioned last month that I was participating in a five month long program with CALIA by Carrie Underwood. I have to tell you, this is hands down one of my very favorite partnerships to date. In fact, I actually told Jake last week, that if he is ever looking to surprise me with something,… 

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Remaining Hopeful When Our Children Are Struggling

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I sit here today typing this with a full and grateful heart. This post has been on my mind for a very long time, but for one reason or another, I didn’t feel the timing was quite right. Now that I’m in the place I am today, I’m confident that I was supposed to hold… 

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