You are a wife. You are a mom. You are a daughter. You are a sister. You are a friend. You are a woman of faith. You are a group fitness instructor. You are a health and fitness coach. You are a writer. You are a blogger. You are living the dream. In many ways […]


I lived there the spring semester of my junior year in college, in this house. It was 1996 and an awesome time to be “across the pond.” Everyone who lived at 21 Pembridge Gardens, which was run by the Butler University Study Abroad program, in partnership with the University of Illinois (where I was student), […]


I was compensated for my participation in Coca-Cola’s Balanced Living Workshop, but my thoughts and views are my own. “Mothers of the world are the biggest healthcare system in the world, so we really hold a lot of power and responsibility.” ~ Coca-Cola Balanced Living Workshop There were many things that struck me throughout Coca-Cola’s Balanced […]


It’s been ten months since the last time I read and reviewed a book for the BlogHer Book Club (BHBC). There were many reasons this year that I passed on opportunities to participate and in a few cases I didn’t respond quickly enough to get the chance. However, I am glad to be sharing this […]


About five years ago I had the idea to make a video in honor of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day which is observed annually on October 15th. Each year the date would near and I would day-dream about the the photo montage I had imagined, the songs I might use and what it […]


Let’s do the Time Warp again! Welcome to the twenty-fourth installment of my blog hop/writing exercise called Time Warp Tuesday! It has also been a little over a year since Time Warp Tuesdays began here on my blog and I am grateful to all those who have done the Time Warp with me! For those not […]