Permission to Slow Down

Life December 5, 2016

When you think of the holiday season, you instantly think of a crazy time of year, right? I feel like holiday and crazy are basically synonymous these days. Parties and baking and decorating and school plays and shopping and wrapping and hosting and I’m getting tired just thinking about it all. If we’re not careful, this season will pass us by in a blur. In the blink of an eye,…

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3 Tips for Balancing Social Media

Life September 13, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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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