On Learning Body Kindness

Life March 10, 2016
Take time to find your answers to these questions, so that the next time you feel tempted to critique yourself in the mirror, you’ll have some tools to be kind to yourself...

For the first time in a long time, I have been consistently working out for an extended period of time. I am gaining strength, flexibility, and energy. My clothes fit better, my muscles are more defined, and I was actually looking forward to trying on swimsuits this spring. Then I walked into the dressing room. You know, the one with the fluorescent lights and the side mirrors. The dressing room…

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Be Right Back

Life February 21, 2016
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Since arriving in Arizona last week, we have quickly settled into a routine of homeschooling, pool time, enjoying the outdoors, and most importantly, reconnecting with friends. And while I have all kinds of ideas swirling around in my brain about the future of this blog, I’m realizing it’s going to take a lot of behind-the-scenes work to get there. So I’m going to say goodbye for now. Not forever, but…

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Life of a Baseball Family – Frequently Asked Questions

Family, Life February 12, 2016
The Life of a Professional Baseball Family - Frequently Asked Questions

For those who have been asking, I am feeling much better than I did a few days ago. That was a scary episode that I hope to never experience again. And it’s a good thing that I’m feeling better because early tomorrow morning we leave for spring training. Which means today I have to pack up everything we will need for the next six months. With a new baseball season…

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What Celiac Disease Looks Like

Celiac Disease, Health February 9, 2016
What Celiac Disease Looks Like

Celiac disease looks like something different for everyone. For many, a run-in with gluten ends with an uncomfortable trip to the bathroom. For others, fatigue follows them around for days, making it hard to work. The thing is, there are over 300 symptoms of celiac disease, and it hits us all differently. For me, gluten goes straight for my brain. I’m having a hard time typing this right now as…

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Mexican Street Corn Salad

Recipes, Recipes - Appetizers, Recipes - Gluten-Free, Recipes - Salads, Recipes - Vegetables February 2, 2016
Mexican Street Corn Salad recipe

Maybe it’s the thought of warm weather as our family prepares to head to Arizona for Spring Training, or maybe it’s the fact that I haven’t started packing yet and needed another excuse to procrastinate, but yesterday I decided that I MUST have Mexican Street Corn NOW. Obviously it’s February and I’m in Texas, far from fresh corn season, but dang it, I was determined to eat some charred corn…

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Honoring the Live I’ve Been Given

Life January 26, 2016
I will choose to honor the life I have been given

Forget New Year’s Resolutions. Scrap that long list of goals you won’t remember three weeks from now anyway! Choose just one word. One word you can focus on every day, all year long… One word that sums up who you want to be or how you want to live. It will take intentionality and commitment, but if you let it, your one word will shape not only your year, but…

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