3 Tips for Balancing Social Media

Life September 13, 2016
3 Tips for Balancing Social Media

I’ve noticed a theme in my blogging over the years. Every few months I talk about trying to find that magical balance between family and work and social media. For years now, my response to the overwhelming anxiety I feel when life is off balance is to shut everything down. No social media. No work. Shut it all down. The problem with this approach is that it doesn’t solve anything.…

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Overflowing with Gratitude

Life September 8, 2016
Overflowing with Gratitude

A few months ago, I was sitting in my office, stressing out about life. My heart was racing, my stomach felt hollow, and I couldn’t understand why. I took a deep breath, closed my eyes, and forced myself to sit in the quiet. As my mind’s eye zoomed out from the situation, I was struck with the reality that I had been chasing things and influence and money. I was…

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The Simple Show

Family, Life September 3, 2016
Alysa Bajenaru on The Simple Show Podcast

The Simple Show is a podcast that explores unconventional ways of living and making the most out of things like work, travel, and family. This week, Tsh Oxenreider invited me on the show to talk about our family’s unconventional baseball life. We talk about how and why our family travels, what it’s like to live the nomadic lifestyle, and how I can’t stand the smell of ripe bananas. I had…

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How Setting Mini-Goals Can Help You Reach The Finish Line

Life July 18, 2016
Setting a goal is important, but what you do on the way to that goal determines whether you will ever get there at all.  So what kind of goal is looming large before you, tempting you to quit? Take that goal and break it down. Figure out what your first mini-goal will be. Get yourself to the bridge, then to the tree, then to the bushes. Set enough mini-goals and all of a sudden the finish line will be in sight.

On a recent trip home to visit family, I told my sister that I wanted to get back into running again. Even though I have been working out pretty consistently over the past year, I haven’t gone for a run in what seems like forever. Running can be hard on my body, especially when autoimmune issues pop up. But I’ve been feeling good lately, better than I have in a…

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Hospitality That Feels Like Summer

Life June 8, 2016
The secret to simple hospitality

My husband is a professional baseball coach which means our family moves 2-3 times a year. While we enjoy the excitement of exploring new cities, it can be hard to constantly be the new people in town. Making friends is difficult when people are busy and you aren’t part of their everyday hustle and bustle. Too many times, good intentions get lost in the shuffle of “Let’s get together sometime!”…

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Free Cooking Classes for Kids

Family May 23, 2016
How to get 3 free classes from the Kids Cook Real Food eCourse!

A few weeks ago, Katie Kimball from Kitchen Stewardship emailed and asked if I would like to try her online cooking class for kids. She also mentioned an affiliate program, but to be honest I didn’t read the entire email because I was responding so quickly with YES! Please! Sign us up! See, I have been wanting to cook with my kids for years, but I always fall into the…

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Sometimes the Why Is More Important Than the How

Family, Life May 18, 2016
Do what you feel like you’re supposed to do, and don’t worry about what others think. Figure out your why and figure out the daily how along the way.

My husband, Jeff, and I have been in professional baseball for 15 years now. Living such an unconventional life invites plenty of questions and commentary from friends, strangers, and even the cashier at Trader Joe’s. Mostly people want to know how I manage to do it all – the moving, the traveling, the homeschooling, the uncertainty. All I can say is that I just…do it. One day at a time.…

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