The Season of NO

Why it's okay to be in a season of NO and how it can benefit you.

No. I’ve heard so many times that “No is a complete sentence” but haven’t really used it nearly as much as I should. I have learned the error of my ways and am slowly adopting this spirit of the “Season of NO”. I know sounds contrary to the Year of Yes from Shonda Rhimes but it’s actually very similar. (And I do mean to read the book soon because friends have raved over it.) My Season of NO means saying NO to anything that my spirit doesn’t immediately say YES to. It means that I’ve been … [Read more...]

Why My Family Chooses to Homeschool

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If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen me posting using #homeschooling, missed my cute first day of school pictures and made the guess that we’re choosing to homeschool this year. If you didn’t, here’s my big announcement: We’re homeschooling my oldest son this year. When we considered who he is as a person and a student and what he needs as well as what his school was able to deliver, the choice to homeschool  was the best choice now and we’re committed for this year. Honestly, it … [Read more...]

Diabetes Alert Day – Learn Your Risk #prediabetes #diabetesalertday

Prediabetes Alert Day - Headband For Today

While I’ve shared with you my motivation to get fit this year, I have to admit it’s not all just vanity. I’m one of the more than 86 million American adults that have prediabetes and are at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. March 22nd is Diabetes Alert Day and I’m using this as a reminder for both myself to do a few things and encouraging you to do so as well. I’m one of the people who actually knows but nearly 90% of those with prediabetes don’t even know they have it. One reason … [Read more...]

Choose JOY

JOY

I feel like we’ve had this New Year’s haze in the air. Everyone is happy with the expectation of newness. I know I was part of the “Looking Forward to 2016!” crowd last month. However, with only a few days into the new year, things are just as busy and full as they were at the end of last year. I have been slammed with unexpected challenges that have tried to knock me off of the “New Year, New Things” happy vibes. It was in the midst of this that I realized it’s about the choices I made and what … [Read more...]

2016 Life Goals: Starting 2016 Running

2016 Life Goals Get Moving More

My family (my boys and I with dad as the official photographer!) literally started the year off running by participating in the Atlanta Track Club’s 2016 Resolution Run. If you know me, I don’t really run. Over the years, I’ve said I was going to start and even worked up to running a mile using the Couch to 5K program. However in 2016, my 7 year old is going to turn me into a runner. The real reason why I’m going to become a runner is because he’s a Kilometer Kids with the Atlanta Track Club. … [Read more...]