Thankfulness Lately

September 26, 2014
Thankfulness | InspiredRD.com

Since moving back from Montana, it has been easy to grumble about the heat, the lack of fall color, the heat, the scorpions, and the heat. When I find myself grumbling a bit too much, I pause, collect my thoughts, and give thanks for all the good stuff. Gratitude softens my heart as we sit […]

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Stop worrying, Start enjoying

September 23, 2014
Thoughts on anxiety and homeschooling | Inspiredrd.com

After 6 days of homeschooling, I feel like we’re finding our groove. Joe has declared his love for going to school at home, Leila is determined to put in just as much work as Joe, and I’m having more fun than I thought possible. So why am I anxious? As well as everything is going, […]

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Why I Run

September 22, 2014
Why I Run | InspiredRD.com #fitness

The purpose of running has changed for me many times over my lifetime.  As a child, running was simply a way to get somewhere faster.  I see this in my children now.  Why walk when you can run? As I became involved in sports, running was part of the game.  I never had to think […]

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A few days in…a homeschool and Whole 30 update

September 18, 2014
Charlotte Mason Homeschool First Day Photos

We are a few days into homeschooling and the Whole 30. At first I thought we were crazy to start both at once, but I am appreciating the extra energy from the boost of whole foods. We are eating tons of vegetables, good protein, and healthy fats. I don’t think I could have made it […]

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How free can our kids be?

September 16, 2014
How free can our kids be? | InspiredRD.com

Our family just spent three months in Montana. Three glorious months when our kids could run and play outside all day long. We lived at the top of a hill overlooking a small town. This was our view from the front yard. Aside from being breathtaking, it was the perfect place for Joe and Leila to […]

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Whole 30 and Homeschool

September 15, 2014
Homeschool and Whole 30

Today we start a new Whole 30 challenge which requires lots of planning, grocery shopping, cooking, and organizing. Oh, and we start homeschool too. We are nothing short of overachievers around here. (Send help.) I’ll be doing the modified low-FODMAP plan, and I guess that means Jeff will be too since I’m the one who […]

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Just because I’m good at it, doesn’t mean it’s easy

September 4, 2014
Just because I'm good at it, doesn't mean it's easy. InspiredRD.com

When friends describe me, the term “laid back” is often used. I’m pretty easygoing. Not much of a planner. I like to go with the flow. According to StrengthsFinder, one of my top five strengths is adaptability. As a baseball wife, this comes in handy. Jeff’s job is year-to-year. We don’t have a permanent residence. […]

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Gluten-Free in Missoula

September 1, 2014
Where to eat gluten-free in Missoula, Montana

We are finishing up our three month stay in Missoula, Montana this week. If you follow me on Instagram, you know how sad I am to leave this beautiful place. The weather, the people, the active lifestyle, and of course the gorgeous scenery has won us over big time. In case you’re ever in the […]

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It’s a lot harder to be awesome when you’re trying to be someone else.

August 29, 2014
Be you. Be awesome. | Inspiredrd.com

Have you ever noticed how much harder it is to be awesome when you’re trying to be someone else? My friends and I have been talking about fear and weakness lately.  About what happens when we focus on our weaknesses, when we think about all the ways we don’t measure up to others, when we […]

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A reason to keep moving

August 21, 2014
A reason to keep moving #fitness #exercise

Exercise used to be something that just happened for me. A side-effect of joining various sports teams and growing more competitive at each level. I didn’t have to think about going to the gym, I was just part of the team. And as a team, we practiced. We pushed each other. We worked our butts […]

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