Book of the Month: August Selection + August Goals

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Happy August! My kids start school in just over a month. That’s nuts! It’s time for my monthly post where I talk about my little old goals. I’ve also included this month’s Book of the Month Club selection. I’ve been a member for 3 months now and I’ve been enjoying the selections. Many are ones I probably wouldn’t have considered and others are ones I’ve been looking forward to! I have a paid membership. Book of the Month Club is a {Read More}

July Goals: Workouts // Meal Plan // Art Journaling

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Happy last day of June! Crazy. I’m really looking forward to July because it’s one of my favorite months. I get to celebrate my oldest turning 14 and Roger and I will be celebrating 8 years of wedded bliss! haha. And it should be feeling like summer here for most of the month. Our summers are short so bring the heat I say. Minnesota has a hard time doing that sometimes… I’ve been thinking about what I wanted to work {Read More}

Feeling Strong is Fleeting

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Some days you feel strong and other days you’re seconds from falling apart. Today is the latter. Usually working out is enough. Usually working out on top of taking my Lexapro helps even more. Not the case today. I don’t know what can make a person go from feeling so strong to feeling pathetically weak. Kind of feels like maybe I’ve been strong too long and it’s time to release the pain through my eyes by way of tears. I {Read More}

The Doctor Said I’m Fine [Depression Song by Chloe Adams]

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Amidst the everyday drama on Facebook sometimes I’m able to find some real gems. I was originally going to post another weekly workout recap today but this morning I came across a video by Chloe Adams and I knew I had to share it however I could. I will share a weekly workout recap very soon I just think this is more important at the moment. Anyone who deals with depression will be able to relate to this song. And if {Read More}

May Goals 2017: Fitness, Financial, Blogging + Personal

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Welcome to May! It’s looking to be a pretty busy month around here so I’ll be trying not to get too overwhelmed. Fitting in my workouts will be a must! Now it’s time for the monthly post I like to do where I round up my monthly goals and share them here for accountability and to remind you to do the same! It’s time for new goals, y’all. May 2017 Goals     Fitness Workouts are still going great! I have been {Read More}

April 2017 Goals: Fitness, Financial, Blogging + Personal

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Welcome to April! It’s officially been spring for a couple weeks now and it’s finally starting to feel like it around here. The kids had spring break last month and it felt like winter still! Now it’s time for the monthly post I like to do where I round up my monthly goals and share them here for accountability and to remind you to do the same! It’s time for new goals, y’all. April 2017 Goals Fitness I’ve definitely been doing {Read More}

How to Prevent Emotional Triggers From Sending You into Depression

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Have you ever been having the perfect day only to have it seemingly ruined by hearing, seeing, smelling, touching or tasting something that reminded you of a horrible experience in your life? Those somethings are called triggers. And they can be a real bitch. What are triggers? Emotional triggers are something that can totally destabilize you and throw you into self doubt faster than Garfield finds pizza. Everything can be going really well and then something suddenly reminds you of {Read More}

Sexual Assault: Know the Facts, Know the Signs #NOMORE Week

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Today’s content may be triggering for some audiences. I encourage you to read through and educate yourself about sexual assault but please do so at your own risk. Feel free to browse the menu bar above for lighter content. I’m not shy about speaking out about sexual assault but it hasn’t always been this way. Speaking out about sexual assault is very close to my heart thanks in part to my personal experience with it and wanting to educate others {Read More}

March Goals: Fitness, Financial, Blogging + Personal

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Welcome to March! March is one of my very favorite months because my “twin” and I celebrate our birthdays on the 25th! This means my youngest will be 9 years old. That’s halfway to 18! Growing up I used to cringe when relatives would say, “You’re getting so big! Wow, time flies!”. Now as a mom I completely understand. Kids do grow up fast. Way too frickin’ fast. They go from little tiny bodies that depend on you every minute of {Read More}

8 Helpful Ways to Maintain a Positive Attitude As a Stepmom

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Today’s post is more of the mental health variety, specifically for stepmoms. If you aren’t a stepmom, please feel free to share this with somebody you know who is or use the menu above to read other content that may be more relevant to you. :) First a little background… Let me first start off by saying that I’m a bio mom and a stepmom. My parents divorced when I was six years old and they both remarried. My stepdad {Read More}