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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Are we listening?

August 14, 2014
Are we listening?

This week I haven’t said much on social media because I’ve been too busy reading stories. Too busy listening. Trying to understand. Putting myself in other people’s shoes. Because as much as I’ve experienced the darkness of depression in my own journey, I have never seriously contemplated suicide. I don’t know what that’s like. So […]

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July Ecocentric Mom Box Review

August 14, 2014
July Ecocentric Mom Box

Disclosure: I am a paid expert with Ecocentric Mom. My Ecocentric Mom Box made it all the way to Montana, a little bumped and bruised, but intact and bursting with great stuff! Here’s what we got this month (my personal notes in italics). Before The Flow / After The Flow Herbal Supplement from BIORAY – Before The […]

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