The Perfect Family

The Perfect Family

Months ago I listened to a sermon and took notes furiously.  It was a topic that just struck a chord with me and had my husband and I basking…

Revisiting Grief (A Tribute to My Aunts)

This past week has been a brutal one for my family.  We’ve lost two women, two matriarchs, in a matter of five days.  One is blood family, and…

Grow my child's conscience

How to Parent with Grace (and Grow my Child’s Conscience)

Winter seems to bring the “best” out of child behavior (and possibly the “best” out of us parents, right?).  I’m not sure if they get cabin fever and…

functional medicine

My Steps Toward Health with Functional Medicine

After writing about my current health and fitness situation, I’ve decided to make a focused effort with my writing about health and related topics (as I assumed, at…

Marriage – it’s Supposed to be Hard? (marriage problems = infinity?)

  It seems that everyone had a lot of advice about marriage before and even after we were first wed.  I received comments like, “it’s better to be…

Response to Fear

I’m a late bloomer, I’ll be the first to admit.  Being a people-pleaser I have spent the majority of my life putting myself in servitude to others even…

Fitness Addiction

Eating Disorders? Me?!?! (Me and my fitness addiction)

Recently I approached my beloved mental health professional with a new topic that was nagging at me.  I told her that for the past year I kept trying…

Life Changing Books

Coincidentally, about the time I started this blog was about the time my life would be on a non-stop transformation.  Some avenues ended up being dead end streets…

Boiling Frogs – A Year End Reflection

Being Midwesterners, my husband and I sometimes get strange looks regarding our tastes in food.  If we believed in previous lives, we both would say that we are…