Strong over Skinny

Strong over Skinny

Once upon a time there was a girl. Dealing with disappointment, comparison to other women, unmet expectations, feeling the need to keep the eyes of her husband (because let’s face it, he’s pretty cute and other women think so too!), this girl turned to Dr.Google for losing weight. She learned if she worked out and cut calories, she could lose some pounds.

And so she did. She worked out with one of the most popular fitness professionals via DVD. She used My Fitness Pal to track every bite of food that went into her mouth. She could eat less during the day to splurge on dessert that night and still stay within her calorie range. Guess what? She lost weight. She thought she had found her value and worth by being skinny again. While not pre-pregnancy weight, it was the least she had weighed since having kids and well, that felt good to her.

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Kiss It Goodbye!

Summer is upon us. Well, at least here in Georgia it is! My children are daily asking if we can go swimming because it’s “SOOOOOO hot!!!!!” If you are anything like me, you’re not the mom who likes to play in the pool – let alone get in a bathing suit. No, this is not about telling you to get in the pool with your children. Mine are just as happy knowing I’m there to watch them jump, slide, do cannonballs, and splash me while I’m on the sidelines! But this summer, I’ve decided to wage war against guilt and body-shaming. I’m starting first by kissing my scale goodbye. Read More

5 Things I Love About Homeschooling

5 Things I Love About Homeschooling

This week has been full of challenges. Between exhaustion from adrenal fatigue and discipline issues, it’s been rough. Homeschooling isn’t always easy. I often feel in a constant state of evaluation. This week has shown me that there some things that we could be doing better and more efficiently. I’ve been sharing some of my struggles with a  friend, and she encouraged me to write down 5 things I love about homeschooling.

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My Weight-Loss Journey Part 1

My Weight-Loss Journey Part 1

As a child and teenager, weight loss was never a concern for me. I was an athletic young lady and “could eat whatever I wanted” and really wouldn’t gain any weight. I remember girls in my 7th grade class having “weight loss challenges” and they would see who could lose the most weight in a week. They would sit at lunch and eat saltine crackers and drink water. I remember thinking how ridiculous they were. I never said that, but it was how I felt. I can even remember telling my mom about what they were doing. The idea of being worried about weight loss at 13 didn’t make sense to me. Read More

Dear Weary Mama who just wants something for herself…

Dear Weary Mama who just wants something for herself…

Dear Weary Mama who just wants something for herself,

I get you. I am you. So even though I’m writing this to you, I’m also writing it to me.
I know you have plans and dreams in your heart to do great things, but you put them on hold so that you can pour out into the greatest “things”: your family. You give up so much of yourself. I know it’s hard. TRUST ME. I do. I promise. Read More

How to Battle Discontentment

How to Battle Discontentment

Oh friends.

I hope you know that I never want to portray myself as perfect. FAR FROM IT! This week has proven to me just how much work God still has to do in my heart. I’ve been in a funk this week and am seriously struggling with discontentment. I can’t pin-point one reason why I feel this why. It just seems to be a bunch of things jumbled together. Do you battle discontentment? Let me share with you how I plan to win this go-around.

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Hello From The Other Side

Hello From The Other Side

Dear Mom at Walmart with 2 young children in the cart and one strapped to your chest,

Hello from the other side. {Go ahead. Sing it! Belt it out. You know you want to!} I promise, I know what it’s like to be in your shoes. I too, had ‘stair-step’ children, one right after the other. I know you get tired of the “Are they all yours?” Or the “You sure have your hands full!” While I was wandering around today before I saw you I even received a “Looks like they brought the whole school to the store!” As a matter of fact, we did. Because we homeschool. 😉

Hello from the other side
Family Photo Christmas 2011

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Triggers Book Club!

Triggers Book Club!

Introducing the first ever Fit for Worship Fitness Book Club! The book “Triggers” has been such an amazing tool in my parenting toolbox, that I want to share it with YOU! Beginning October 3rd, we will read through Triggers together! You will need your own copy of the books available here on Amazon. There is also a study guide which will be optional, but I believe beneficial to your study, also available on Amazon. Read More