Breakfast for the Busy Mom

We’ve all heard it said, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” and “Eat breakfast within 2 hours of waking up.” But for busy moms who care for others before themselves, this can be a challenge. Or, if you are like me, you don’t really like eating breakfast. Don’t get me wrong. I love breakfast foods! I just don’t always enjoy making breakfast for myself. Read More

my health journey {a year in review}

Today’s post is going to be raw, real, and vulnerable. I’ve share a lot of my health and weight loss journey with you already, but it is a journey, so it hasn’t ended yet. I don’t plan on it every ending really, because it’s a lifestyle and I refuse to go on a diet ever again. This past year has been truly dedicated to doing my best to honor God with my body. Alisa Keeton, founder of the ministry, Revelation Wellness®, and author of The Wellness Revelation® has said “When our hearts are right, our  bodies will follow.” I’ve hard a hard time believing that as I’ve felt like my heart has been right for a while now. My body just didn’t seem to be following.

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Delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies!

Finally! I am sitting down to share this amazing recipe with you! It is delicious, easy, full of chocolate and peanut butter goodness! A few of the ingredient might be “specialty” ingredients if you aren’t currently using alternatives for sugar. I’ll share some links from Amazon to my favorite sugar replacement that is zero on the glycemic index! You can use what you have, but by replacing the sugar they make these more of a fat loss friendly recipe. Read More

{being} T R A N S F O R M E D

Raise your hand if you made goals or resolutions for this year? *raising hand* How long did it take you to break your resolutions or seemingly fail on your goals? For myself, it didn’t take long. One of my goals was to blog weekly. Nope. Hasn’t happened. Yet, I’m okay with it because I know my family is priority right now, but it’s still tough because I so desperately want to make the time for it!

No matter how much you wish you would, should, or could do them, you just can’t? Why can’t I do the things I want to do? Why do I fall back into old habits? I have found myself in this position many times. In my health journey, my parenting, my writing, homeschooling, in all areas of life. Last week, I was finally able to breath a sigh of relief as I read the Word of God: I am being transformed. I am a work in progress. I’m not finished yet. Read More

Delight in Discipline

It was cold and overcast this morning. I woke up before my alarm went off and did not want to get out of bed. Monday, here again, already. I hadn’t slept well and wasn’t feeling great when I woke up, but I was looking forward to a nice hot cup of coffee and some time in the Word. I read through week 8 of The Wellness Revelation® as we are wrapping up our time together in my 8-week Reset group this week. For the past 8 weeks, I have once again been learning the delight in discipline. Delight in discipline. It sounds like an oxymoron doesn’t it? Why on earth would we delight in discipline of any kind? Read More

Spring into Summer

If you follow me on social media, you have probably seen me share about the “Spring into Summer” Momsanity Sisterhood challenge. Y’all already know how much I love my Momsanity Mom Fuel and BCAAs, so…. the Sisterhood is the cherry on top for me! Now, some of you may wonder why on earth I would promote something fitness related when I, myself, am a Revelation Wellness instructor. The answer is simple: I don’t offer an ‘at-home tribe’, a collection of recipes, or have a community of like-minded women. Yet. Someday, I hope to make this dream a reality! Read More

joy in surrender {our homeschool}

joy in surrender {our homeschool}

Homeschooling.

Did you know there are a bazillion options when it comes to homeschool curriculum and styles? It can be absolutely overwhelming. Add in five children and a mother who all learn differently and you will soon discover that one size does not fit all. Confession: for the past few years we have been using a curriculum that I wanted to use. I loved it, everything about it. The books, oh the books! I love reading and I love books, so any curriculum that uses real books to teach have my eye. However, as much as I loved this curriculum, our children weren’t thriving. We struggled and wrestled our way through school. As much as I hated to admit it, what I wanted wasn’t working. I had lost my joy for homeschooling. It felt like drudgery, to all of us, no matter how much I loved what we were using. Homeschooling wasn’t going as planned. It didn’t need a few changes,  it needed a major overhaul!

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Cookie Dough Protein Bites!

Who doesn’t love to eat cookie dough??? If you don’t, I’m not sure we can be friends anymore. 😉 However, we all know that delicious cookie dough isn’t the best thing for us to be eating. I will be the first to confess when my daughter makes cookies, I sneak a little bite. I’m a believer that the cookie dough tastes better than the actual cookies! Make sure you read to the end, I have a little something for you!cookie dough protein bites Read More

Fit For Worship {8-week Reset}

Fit For Worship {8-week Reset}

January has come and gone and I’m in need of a reset. I don’t know about you but I feel like all I did was blink and it disappeared! This year did NOT start out the way I thought it would. On December 30th, we took our kids to the skatepark that ended in Greg spraining his ankle and going to the ER. He was off his foot for a few days and could barely walk for quite a few more. I had one good week of workouts and then fizzled. In the meantime, we also decided to do a middle-of-the-school-year curriculum switch. This week has been spent prepping and planning as I continue to surrender my homeschool to the Lord.

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