The 3 Shifts We Have Made to Get Our Kids to Do Their Chores

Are you tired of asking your kids to do the same things 100 times? And arguing about it all along the way!? I honestly could not even guess how many times I ask my daughter to put away her laundry from the time it is dry to the time it is actually folded and put away. EVERY SINGLE time clothes need to be washed, we battle for a few days about getting them put away. I REFUSE to do it for her. She is a wonderful, capable and strong willed child. I am determined to do everything in my power...

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Exhausted...Trying to make better choices!

Natural Living Optimal Health Optimal Mind Stress

10:42 pm 11:45 pm 12:42 am 1:42 am 2:45 am 3:44 am 4:42 am 5:43 am Those are all the times I woke up last night.  Ridiculous right!? Well...when a baby is teething everything seems to get a little crazy.  SO needless to say, as I type this...I am exhausted. But it is important that I share this message… Being tired, overwhelmed and struggling are all part of life. Of course we hope they aren’t the norm but in some season of life, they are.  In the past I would have had multiple cups of coffee first thing. Maybe I...

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Reality Check...Overwhelm

Optimal Mind Stress

You know I am all for positivity. But this is something that is really important to talk about.  So let me say I love you. I share what is on my heart in hopes that at least one person benefits from sharing what is coming up in my world…. I have talked to so many friends recently who are putting a smile one their face but behind the scenes are really struggling and feeling so much pressure with everything that is happening in life.  I really struggled with this next section. I actually removed it, because as I read it...

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Being on Autopilot isn’t Serving Us

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday...Is it really Friday already!? This is how I feel sometimes. The days feel long but then before I know it we are approaching another weekend. I hate to admit it but I fell into autopilot. I can tell you about being sick for 7 months while I was pregnant with Dakota. Now I have an infant and am tired, run down and overwhelmed. For the last year it has been really comfortable to check out of life. I wish I would say this is the first time this has happened. It’s not! It is probably the...

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Being Tired is Reminding Me- I Need a Simple Plan


For two weeks I have not gotten more than 90 minutes of sleep at a time. I am tired. Using the word exhausted would not be an understatement. As soon as I start to think I am doing pretty good I completely lose my train of thought or forget what I walked into a room for or realize I am zoned out staring off into space. I want to share with you how wonderful life is right now. Telling you that being a mom is simple and that I am using all the tools I have would be awesome. I...

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