Family/Life, Mental Health, Mom Life, Personal Growth, Uncategorized

I know…

I know what it's like, when you're working so hard on overcoming your mental illness, and something happens that has you feeling like you're right back where you started, for seemingly no reason at all. I know how it feels to be going, happily, through your day, unaware that you're about to snap over something… Continue reading I know…

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Family/Life, Mental Health, Mom Life, Uncategorized

You Said You Wanted to Be a Mom

"You said you wanted to be a mom." * * * When I became a mom, I was prepared for the late nights, the constant feedings, the exhaustion. What I wasn't prepared for was the feelings of inadequacy, the violent mood swings, the psychosis, and "knowing" in my heart that I was failing. I struggled… Continue reading You Said You Wanted to Be a Mom

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Family/Life, Mental Health, Personal Growth, Uncategorized, Yoga & Meditation

Gratitude

I made time, this morning, for a short meditation session on Gratitude. The guided meditation took me through three layers of gratitude -- a person, a situation, and then all of the things I feel grateful for. I am so grateful for my husband, Kyle. He keeps me grounded and is the perfect yang to… Continue reading Gratitude

#NoBossLife, Family/Life, Fitness, Health + Fitness Influencer, Mental Health, Personal Growth, Uncategorized

How I Share My Story to Help Inspire Others

I’m not in the business of selling shakes. I’m not even in the business of selling fitness programs. I’m in the business of helping women change their own lives. _____   I once lived in such a dark place in my own life that I begged to be able to find a way to be… Continue reading How I Share My Story to Help Inspire Others

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Family/Life, Marriage, Mental Health, Mom Life, Personal Growth

What You Don’t See

A friend once told me that he wished his wife was “more of a mom like” me. My heart hurt for their broken family but, more so, for the fact that he didn’t realize the truth. I told him that it wasn’t fair to compare the reality of their life to the social snapshot of… Continue reading What You Don’t See

Diabetes Life, Family/Life, Recipes + Meal Plans, Uncategorized

Halloween Carb Counting

As any d-mama knows, Halloween can be the best and worst day of the year for a child with type 1 diabetes. The class party adrenaline and extra treats throughout the day make it near impossible to maintain target blood sugars. Then, in the evening, as our children rampage the neighbourhoods, they need prevention agains… Continue reading Halloween Carb Counting

Family/Life, Marriage, Mom Life, Uncategorized

Before you tell me a mom does everything…

You know those posts about how a mom does all the work around the house and the dad does nothing? Or the video about how a kid will walk past dad to ask mom for something? Or the memes that list all the things moms do before bed but the dad's list just says "go… Continue reading Before you tell me a mom does everything…

Family/Life, Health + Fitness Influencer, Mom Life, Personal Growth, Uncategorized

Choices

Those of you that know me, know how much I love Gary Vaynerchuk. I often refer to him as my spirit animal because he always says the things I think, before I even know thinking them. A little bit ago, I shared a quote of his that said "You have time, you just picked something… Continue reading Choices

Family/Life, Mental Health, Mom Life, Personal Growth, Uncategorized

Angry Mommy

I still vividly remember the day that I got so angry with my kids that I scared myself. All because of spilled milk. The day started late, again. I slept in because I didn't have the energy or ambition to get out of bed any earlier than the very last second I had to. Like most… Continue reading Angry Mommy

#NoBossLife, Family/Life, Mental Health, Personal Growth, Transformations, Uncategorized

Finding Confidence

We're not BORN confident. At least, I wasn't. In fact, I've spent the majority of my life trying to "fake it" until I "made it" or at least trying to fake confidence enough that others wouldn't notice I was self-conscious as hell. I'm sure it was very transparent... A lack of confidence is where my… Continue reading Finding Confidence