5 Simple Stretches You Should Do Every Day

What is the first thing you do every morning, even before you’re feet hit the floor? You hit SNOOZE, take a deep breath, yawn, and stretch. Feels great, right?! Stretching not only feels awesome, but it also provides many benefits. It helps to loosen up those tight muscles, allowing improved flexibility, range of motion, as…… Continue reading 5 Simple Stretches You Should Do Every Day

A Better Self

Take A Break

Whether it is the (extremely long-lived) remains of the eclipse, some residual aftershock from the latest disaster, or a bad batch of ju-ju, life has felt increasingly chaotic lately. I could make a list for you, however novel writing isn’t my forte. Either way, life became busier, I became more anxious, and I became feeling…… Continue reading Take A Break


Homemade Pancakes

I love breakfast foods. I always have. Grits, sausage, eggs, omelettes, bacon, biscuits….ahhh. Bring it on! Something else I have always loved are pancakes! No, not healthy pancakes that are made of applesauce or bananas. Bring on the flour & butter, baby! My kids also frequently request pancakes, so we try to mix it up…… Continue reading Homemade Pancakes


Breaking the Slump

Have you ever stopped one day and realized that you haven’t participated in a single one of your exercise routine for days, weeks, maybe more?! If the answer is “NO”, then I applaud your ability to break through the wave of reality roadblocks that seem to throw many of us off track. For those of…… Continue reading Breaking the Slump


Quick & Easy Turkey Burritos

Did everyone’s eyesight survive the solar eclipse?! I tell ya, that was quite a big deal around here. Schools were cancelled, people were in a panic. Funny thing was, we weren’t even in the direct path of the eclipse. But hey, these things only happen every once in a while, right? Why not cause a…… Continue reading Quick & Easy Turkey Burritos

Motherhood & Life

A Lesson to Learn

Today, I watched him run to the door of that newly built brick schoolhouse, backpack hugged tightly over his shoulders, and an unbreakable smile on his face. We have started our second full week of our first year in school. My baby, my big baby. Up until today, I was able to walk him in,…… Continue reading A Lesson to Learn


Lemon Orzo with Chicken & Broccoli

This week, I tried something a little new. I had seen orzo when it was cooked and had found many recipes upon scouring the depths of pinterest. I figured, heck, why not?! The problem was, I couldn’t find any orzo at our local store. After multiple failed attempts at finding it, I started doing a little…… Continue reading Lemon Orzo with Chicken & Broccoli