Being Intentional in Motherhood

Last week I talked about what being intentional in marriage can look like. You can find that post here.Today, I want to venture into being intentional about motherhood.You’re probably thinking, “for pete’s sake what does this woman even mean when she says ‘intentional’.”...more
intentionalmom Thank you for taking the time to read!more

Feeling helpless?

These days it's easy to feel overwhelmed and helpless. I think our day-to-day fosters it, with our worlds getting smaller and smaller, anything accessible at the touch of a finger. Sometimes we focus on the drastic, big things and lose sight of the modest, little things. I've found that when we only see the big things in life we become overtaken. Our worldview is in black and white, one extreme after another....more
@Barbarahughes I agree wholeheartedly! Thank you for reading!more

10-Minute Ways to Unleash Your Inner Athlete

How much can you improve in a sport in just 10 minutes a day? Every month I pick a different goal and spend 10 minutes a day on it. The goal is almost always motivated by frustration – a perpetually messy house inspired Declutter Month; not having a handle on our finances led to Money Month....more

Are You Having as Much Fun as You Used to?

Recently I had someone say, "you're gonna be good for me - I don't have enough fun in my life anymore... everything has gotten so serious."  I laughed at that and agreed that fun seems to get lost in the land of responsibility when you become an adult.  I went to bed and woke up this morning thinking about that more.  How was my "fun" different now than my "fun" before?  Well, I had less responsibility, less bills, less to do (responsibility) and well... let's be honest, I'm more ethical now....more

Try Something New

Ok, I will be the first to admit that I am a creature of habit. I drive the same way to my favorite Starbucks every single time I go and order the exact same thing.  Grande nonfat mocha, no whip.  I decided that last week it was time for me to try something new. I am not a big cook, so trying a new recipe was too stressful. Heck, I can barely manage the seven things I already know how to cook. I am also not a big fashionista so taking on a new look like a meat dress was not going to happen either. Instead, I settled on a hot yoga class at a local Core Power studio....more

ChangemakeHers Rising

Sometimes a brain-stirring, heart-tugging, butt-kicking mentor session is in order....more

Work? Life? Balance?! How to…

How can you achieve ideal work/life balance in a 24/7 world?“There’s no such thing as work life balance,” declared Sheryl Sandburg recently, best-selling author of “Lean In.” “There’s work, there’s life, and there’s no balance.”What do you think?What are your thoughts about Yahoo recently withdrawing the treasured right to work at home?...more

Undoing The Glorification Of Busy

  "They say time is money. But that's not true. Time is life. And I want the fullest life, and so I need to find the fullest time." - Anne Voskamp...more
Absolutely. My husband and I make a point of leaving large blocks of time open and our children ...more


I spent the majority of my Labor Day weekend with my nose in a book.  I have a weekend class coming up and I spent the weekend noting my chapters in advance of the class.I realized that I enjoy the actual process of going through a chapter, pulling out the relevant facts, and putting them in a neat format on a piece of paper.  There is something about the detail of the process that puts me in a deep state of concentration....more
@Karen Ballum LOL!!  I promise...I won't tell!!more

An Inspiration...

After reading the link below on the Wal-Mart President I was intrigued (click on the link below).As a female in business it is difficult to find women that inspire you. There tends to be 3 types of female executives out there- ‘girlie girl’s', ‘women’s lib’ or ‘one of the boys’. Well what happens if you don’t fit into one of those categories?What if I want to dress pretty, but don’t want to be treated differently then the guys?What if I like to have a door opened for me, but don’t want people to have to watch what they say around me?...more