Six things I’ve learned in eight months (with two kids).

Huh. It’s been half a year since I’ve last written. Tonight is a rarity. The four-year-old is at a basketball game with dad. The babe is asleep, the laundry abuzz, the Mumford aloud. Life is full speed, slightly chaotic and completely amazing. Adulting is simultaneously hard and beautiful. I’m young and I’m old. I’m on top…

What I’ve been doing instead of blogging.

Hello. I’m still here. Even though I’m off work for a few more weeks, my days have been full. Between baby snuggles and chasing a three-year-old, dishes and laundry are my top hobbies right now. Just kidding (kind of). In June, we welcomed sweet Scarlett Eisley into our family, making Annistyn a big sister and…

Things I do daily to bring joy to my days.

Here we are just over two weeks away from baby girl Laxdal’s expected arrival. I’m thinking back to how having a child the first time shook up our entire world, making life a little more hectic and a lot more fun. The first few months are a whirlwind of joy and exhaustion, and I remember…

Wisdom about hearts and love.

Tonight I was reading about heart disease. One perk of working in health care marketing is the reading material is often good stuff to know for life. I skimmed through prevention tips. Eat well. Get enough sleep. Move your body. Know your numbers. All the basics. Then, I saw this line. I paused and re-read. Stressful?…

OneWord365: Grow

2013 was all about play. 2014 was new. I picked up some new healthy habits (like running). I made more time for self-renewal, through regular exercise and reading. I started going to bed earlier, making mornings easier. We made some wonderful new friends and created new memories with our spunky two (now three) year old. And,…

Unrush me.

It’s Sunday evening. The kind of Sunday evening that leaves you asking, “What did I accomplish this weekend?” and “How can I possibly catch up before another work week begins?” I spent my weekend in bed fighting a nasty sore throat. It wasn’t my idea of a good weekend, and yet I’m thankful I had time…

Daily watering.

As a full-time working mom, I put a lot of pressure on my weekends. I keep a list of weekend to-do’s on my phone that I add to throughout the week. Our weekdays are ruled by routine, so if I think of something extra to do, it’s probably going to happen over the weekend. Some…

Me… a runner?

Just this year, I started hitting the gym on the regular. I’ve been breaking a sweat off and on my whole life, but until now, it’s been an all or nothing approach. I’m thankful to say that year 25 was when it clicked: Exercise isn’t another task; it’s a privilege. And it’s true what they say – a…

Treat yourself like a child.

I’ve always liked the idea of being a grown up. I tried to act mature as a teen, being responsible and getting good grades. As a young adult, the trend continued with graduating early, getting married, buying a house and having a baby before many of my friends. It’s kind of fun to do the adult…

Losing to gain.

I’ve written this post well over 100 times in my head and in countless personal journals throughout the years. We all have our issues in life. Unfortunately, mine is visible. I’m tired of weight occupying so much space in my mind. I’m ready to make a change. Why I’m losing to gain Skinny isn’t my goal….