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“But I’m Too Tired To Workout!” {Exercise Tips For Exhausted Mamas}by  

By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer Before I start writing this post where I tell you I haven't worked out in 18 months, first let me defend myself. I used to run marathons. Okay ... half marathons. I ran half marathons. I used... Read More

10 Minute Workouts for Busy Moms {That Really Work}by  

I gave up trying to do lengthy workout videos long ago, and the gym hasn't been much of a thought since my first baby arrived . These days, I've got four kids around, at least one or two of whom have... Read More

How to Begin and Maintain a Consistent Exercise Routineby  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer At the beginning of this year, I signed up to run a half marathon on June 1 with my sister. I was six months post-partum after my third baby, still at least 20+ lbs above... Read More

Day in the Life: Stacy (Preacher’s wife and homeschool mom of an 11, 7, and 2 year old)by  

  Written by Stacy K, Contributing Writer I'm a little anxious about this post. You see, I'd really like for you all to think I have it all together. But I don't. There's also the underlying fact that I am... Read More

Stress: The Overlooked Toxinby  

Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer We live in a fast-paced society where economic troubles and health problems seem to be everywhere we turn.  It's no surprise that stress is such a close companion to so many people. While we are... Read More

Why I’m So Glad I Exercised This Pregnancyby  

From my 4th month of pregnancy onwards, most early mornings would find me sneaking downstairs in the dark, donning sweatpants, a t-shirt and hoodie. After drinking half a glass of water, then filling my large glass back up to the... Read More

12 Steps to a Healthier Life in 2012by  

Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer It's January, so we all know what that means... New Year's Resolutions. Did you know that according to Time Magazine, most of these so-called resolutions fail after 9-10 days? So, if your wrote any you probably... Read More

My Journey to Burnout and Back: A One Year Updateby  

It was nearly one year ago that I first began to share about my experience with burnout. Last January, I shared very candidly about the circumstances and lifestyle choices I had made that had pushed me to a place of spiritual,... Read More

Treating Depression During Pregnancy, Naturallyby  

This post is the follow up to last month's post on Stacey's experience with Depression in Pregnancy. The first post was intended to bring awareness to the issue and offer hope and encouragement, and this second post takes a closer... Read More

So, Mornings… How Are They Going for You?by  

Have you met my friend, Kat? Allow me to introduce you... She makes a ball cap look great. She loves Tex-Mex food (me, too- except I live in Canada. Drat.) She actually has a chin-up bar in one of the... Read More

Staying Motivated to Exerciseby  

Written by Stacey K, Contributing Writer Once the initial excitement of New Year's goals has passed, the reality of sticking with an exercise plan can become difficult. As keepers of the home, we have much to do every day. It... Read More

Panel Discussion on Burnout and Fatigue: 3 Women Get Real About Their Struggles, Part 2by  

In the first part of this panel discussion, we focused on what led to a situation of burnout and fatigue, how the panelists recognized it, their signs and symptoms and more. This time, I wanted to focus on the hopefulness... Read More

Developing the Exercise Habitby  

Written by Stacy K, Contributing Writer Every new year many of us vow to exercise regularly and get in shape for good. Some wish to shed the extra pounds that crept on over the holiday season, others want to improve... Read More

Making Mom’s Health A Priorityby  

Guest Post by Leah When my children wake up in the morning, I sometimes chuckle to myself as I’m reminded of some old horse races I used to watch as a child. The whistle blows, the announcer proclaims, “And she’s... Read More

Get Outdoors and Get in That Sunshine!by  

Guest Post by Kait Curran Palmer Summer is upon most of the Northern Hemisphere at this point--minus the cloud-covered and still-chilly Pacific Northwest--but for the rest of you lovely people you are kicking off your flip flops and getting to... Read More

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