Cheering Each Other On

Life July 31, 2017

I have some exciting news to share with you all. I launched a new website today! WAGS in Real Life is a place for women in professional baseball to connect, share stories and give each other advice. It is also a place where you can get a glimpse into the reality behind an often crazy lifestyle that is nothing like what is portrayed on television. Below is my first blog…

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5 things to check out at the library other than books

Life July 20, 2017

Our family loves the library. We stop by at least once a week to grab a stack of books and a movie or two. For a while, that was the extent of our library interactions, but in the past few years, we have discovered that the public library can be a much bigger resource than we had imagined. These days we take advantage of everything our local library has to…

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38 on my 38th

Life July 1, 2017

I turn 38 today. Man, that feels weird to say. I don’t feel 38. I feel like the 90s were 10 years ago. Didn’t Ross and Rachel just break up? Where did the time go? I’m spending today with my two beautiful kids. Jeff is on the road because it’s baseball season, and that’s the way it goes most years. So as I sit here drinking my coffee, I thought…

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Gratitude on Hard Days

Life May 26, 2017

The past two weeks have been rough. After a turbulent trip home from Israel-Palestine, I immediately got hit with allergies which triggered an autoimmune response that locked up my whole body. My back went into spasm. My kids got sick. And then I got the stomach flu. There has been so much to complain about. Which means this is the perfect time to make a gratitude list. Giving thanks is…

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The Inspired List

Life April 23, 2017

Thank you for all of your kind words about my decision to start blogging again. I’m glad you like the inspired imperfect version of me because trying to be anything else makes me a crazy person. I thought it would be fun every once in a while to bring you a list of things that are making me happy. Products, articles, videos, whatever. Sometimes these might include affiliate links, but…

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Hey Y’all, I’m Back

Life April 19, 2017

I’ve been doing this blogging thing for seven years now. In that time, Inspired RD has grown and evolved, shrunk and shifted. And in seven years, everything about blogging has changed. At first, I tried to keep up with the trends. Better photos! SEO! Find your niche! It was exhausting. I gave myself a break, saying no to writing assignments and stepping back from everything for a while. And then…

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Simple Ways to Feel At Home When You Travel

Life April 7, 2017

As a homebody who has to travel for most of the year, I am always searching for small ways to make a hotel room or apartment feel more like home. As much as I love to simplify and pack light, there are some must-haves for my own sense of well-being and the happiness of my family. Whether you travel often or only every once in a while, here’s how you…

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