Burnout.

I’m having a hard time finding motivation lately. Going to the gym feels like the ultimate burden and work somehow feels like my only escape or mini break, weird, right? Anyone else feel like this lately? I don’t know if it’s the time of year and the fact that Summer just won’t leave. Knowing Fall…

Real Friends Serve Humble Pie

Every once in a while people need a good hearty helping of humble pie. Ya’ll know who I’m talking about. That person who knows everything. That person who’s done more, seen more, knows more. That person who’s feelings are deeper, stronger, worse than your’s are… They love more, experience more, and grieve more. There are…

‘Girl, Wash Your Face’ By Rachel Hollis Book Review

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be, By Rachel Hollis I haven’t read a book since 2013. Let’s get that admission out of the way. I haven’t even wanted to read a book, no shame. I have a 45 minuet…

Be Kind, But Don’t Expect the Same From Others

Nothing will teach you more about yourself than seeing your child interact with others. Behavior is learned. Over the last few weeks I’ve seen my daughter go through some of her first negative interactions with other children. We’ve all been through it. As children, we want everyone to like us and we want to be…

What Helped Me Lose 100 Pounds.

There is no magic pill. There is no magic shake, tea, or drink. There is only consistency and work. After losing over 125 lbs in one year I find myself a little on the fluffier side again. Now that baby is 8 months old it’s time to get serious again. I’ve been maintaining my current…

Breastfeeding Tips & Tricks

Breastfeeding is hands down the hardest thing I’ve done in my life. The amount of time and dedication needed is insane. Your entire day is planned around your baby’s eating schedule. Breastfeeding my second baby was much easier than my first. Not because breastfeeding was ‘easy” I just had more knowledge and trusted my body…

Surviving the Winter Blues

As I sat down to write this post it started to snow. Again. Yes it’s Iowa. Yes it’s Winter. I know all of this. I’ve known it my whole life. The problem is the Winter Blues are real. January and February feel like the longest months of the year. Even if we don’t get record…

What You Didn’t Expect, When You’re Expecting.

Let’s start this off with a few intros or disclaimers, what ever you want to call the fact that I’m not a doctor, a professional, or anything that has any kind of degree in being perfect. Just a mom. So you’re expecting your first baby? Time to plan a shower, decorate the baby’s room, pick…