Mama Musings: How do I care for my soul during a season of busyness?

Spring is my second-favorite season. Fall edges it out by the slimmest of margins. My soul delights in warmer weather and watching the world come back to life. Unfortunately it seems like along with green grass spring also brings with it an extra-full schedule. This past weekend we attended three birthday parties in addition to … More Mama Musings: How do I care for my soul during a season of busyness?

2017 Goals: new habits to make, old habits to break

I don’t like the term “resolution.” It’s too broad, too vague, and too intimidating. I mean, does anyone really keep up with a resolution past February? I do, however, like goals, especially if they are specific and trackable. After I spent some time reflecting on what worked for me in 2016 and what didn’t, I … More 2017 Goals: new habits to make, old habits to break

Healthy Mama Habits: Meal Planning (Trim Healthy Mama part 3)

It will come as no surprise to my regular readers that I plan all my meals every single week. In my former life as a teacher I used to make weekly lesson plans, so meal planning has always been a logical and natural habit for me. Since starting Trim Healthy Mama it’s become even more … More Healthy Mama Habits: Meal Planning (Trim Healthy Mama part 3)

Healthy Mama Habits #3: Move It (a little bit of exercise goes a long way)

Exercise has always gone in spurts for me. I’d find a routine that worked for a few months, but then my schedule would change or I’d get sick or busy and that would be the end of that.After Charlotte was born whenever I heard someone talk about their daily workouts I would just kind of … More Healthy Mama Habits #3: Move It (a little bit of exercise goes a long way)

Healthy Mama Habits #2: Trim Healthy Mama (part 2 – The Plan)

I’m completely overwhelmed by the response to my Trim Healthy Mama story. The kind words and encouragement I’ve gotten from you, sweet readers, brought me to tears. I’m so thankful to all of you who acknowledged the courage it took to talk about my struggle with food, and lots of you bravely stepped up and … More Healthy Mama Habits #2: Trim Healthy Mama (part 2 – The Plan)

Healthy Mama Habits #2: Trim Healthy Mama (part 1 – My Story)

I’ve put off writing this post for a while now, but I think it’s time. I have lots of reasons for being reluctant to share this story, but after so many comments and questions about “how I did it” I decided to just put this out there. I’m about to get pretty vulnerable, but before … More Healthy Mama Habits #2: Trim Healthy Mama (part 1 – My Story)