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Blow your Stress Away


We opened our first full course “Blow Your Stress Away”

This course is geared for parents who feel stressed out, or just are overwhelmed with their lives. If you are feeling like your life is spinning out of control, or you just aren’t being the Parent you want to be, this course is for you!

I’m offering limited Beta Testing spots for $10 and a chance to win a $20 Amazon Gift card. All beta testers that complete the course and feedback will be entered to win.

We are offering this because we want you to be a part of our community right from the start. We want to hear your opinions and grow this course with what you need. As a Beta Tester, you will have full access to our entire course for life! This includes any and all updates, additional resources or bonuses we may add in the future.

Help us create a course that addresses your needs!

If you are ready to find the humor in everyday parenting catastrophes, this is the course for you. In this 3-part course, I will guide you through gathering your thoughts about your stress, identifying what is making you the most stressed (you might be surprised at what you find), and activating new habits to reduce your daily stress levels.

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Why we stay awake for the New Year


I always meet the new year with a significant amount of excitement and let-down. As it approaches, I tend to see the new year as a big deal. It is the start of something new. A new beginning. A chance to try again. That idea is exciting, possibly even life-changing. I get very hyped-up about it.  But there is always somewhat of a letdown.


As my daughter exclaimed at 11:56 pm on New Year’s Eve “I’m going to bed”.

Ringing in that moment of the new year has never been quite as exciting as I anticipate. It’s like your birthday when you are a kid, you wait and wait, and then on your birthday, you don’t feel any older. You are still you, there is no moment or spark that happens that you can say now you are one year older.

New year’s eve is the same. There is no moment where your new life starts. The old year will pass and the new year will come in. But you will be there, still the same person you were.

There isn’t magic at midnight.

The magic isn’t in that one minute change over. It happens slowly. The changes come the next day when you decide that you want to lose weight or quit working so hard. It comes in a week when you are sweating at the gym trying to fulfill your resolutions. It comes in a month when you find a new friendship because you decided that you would have a more positive attitude. It comes throughout the year when you make memories with your family.

So why not go to bed? Why do we feel the need to stay up to watch the moment when one year comes to an end and another one starts?

There is a quote going around on Facebook from Brad Paisley

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.”

I think, like me, many have excitement and anxiety over endings and beginnings. The middle is where most of us are comfortable. It might be messy, but it is easy. There isn’t any build-up or anticipation of the blank pages. There isn’t the set-up and work we must do to dive into a story.  There also isn’t any of the climaxes of the end of the story. There is just the everyday, normal, easy to deal with, plot points. The groundwork is down, the ending isn’t here yet. Life just goes on. And this is both comfortable and depressing all at the same time.

I think so many of us fall into “survival mode” that by the time Christmas comes and goes, we start to realize that we aren’t living the life we want. We, literally, are just surviving. The new year gives us a reason to dream big once again. We want to stay up and mark that moment. For us dreamers and goal setters, this moment, however fleeting and unimportant it may seem, holds all the power of successful beginnings.

As a mom, I frequently feel like I have failed. In that moment of the New Year, we are a blank slate. We haven’t screwed anything up, or let anyone down yet. We haven’t forgotten about ourselves. We just are. We are at the start of that 365-day story. Ready to write that very first word.

But the truth is, we can’t live that way. We can’t forget and start over again. And really, why would we want to? Each year is not its own book. The lessons the past year brought were important. They also hold your motivation as to why you want things to go differently. This is why I believe it is also important to look back and acknowledge the past year. Be grateful for the things that came to you and be mindful of the things you want to change. Only then will you be ready to make the big changes you want to see in yourself.

So, whether you stayed up in anticipation of the new year or if you just went to bed, let’s acknowledge our stories of the last year and start writing this year.


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Happy New Year From My Family To Yours


One Month

It’s been a full month since I have started this blog. So, I wanted to take a second to say thank you. Thank you to the 137 people who have collectively viewed my blog 363 times this month (that’s over 2.5 times per person). Also thank you to everyone who has chosen to keep up to date with me and liked my Facebook page. And a big thank you to those of you who have helped share my words.

It may not seem like much, but I can tell this is the start to something amazing. I’ve always dreamed of being a writer (the first time I said I wanted to be a writer was 3 years old) and this is just the start. It seems fitting that my one month blog-iversary is on Independence Day because for me this is my own type of independence. I was always too scared to put my writing on the top of my to-do list. I believed that it wasn’t as important as working, finding a job, cleaning the house, because it was fun. If it’s fun, it can’t be important. But the truth is, that makes it that much more important. The start of this blog is much more than just a side thing I do with free time.  I have all of you to thank for that. All of you who have already joined me and all of you who will in the future. You are as big of an inspiration for me as I hope to be for you.

I would like to take this opportunity to let you in on three things that you can expect from me in the future.


This month is Camp Nanowrimo (If you don’t know what that is check out all the details here: ). I have participated a few times in the past and have decided to participate again. For this camp’s project, I am working to write my first book. It’s all about my life as a parent of toddlers. More of the crazy, fun-filled, antics that I post here, but new stories, new insight, and book length. If all goes well, I will finish the draft for Camp Nanowrimo this year, edit during the next few months, and this will be out to buy in October.


I have been working as a writing coach for about 6 years now. Between working on my Master’s degree and having babies I have taken it easy and only took on a few projects. But I’m ready to start building up again. Over the next few months I will be working to bring information and inspiration about writing. Expect more information about that later (it’ll be posted to my Facebook and twitter, so make sure to follow me to keep up to date).

In the meantime, I have just a few available spots for writing coaching open if anyone is working on (or wants to get started working on) a story they have inside of them. If interested, contact me through Facebook, twitter, or email.


The final thing that you can expect from me is more posts. Yes, this is my commitment that I am going to keep this blog going. I love sharing my stories and insight with you and most of all I love hearing what you have to say. Expect more of my thoughts about parenthood,  more about our journey in homeschooling, more about our trips and explorations, and more updates from our crazy family. And I hope you will all keep sharing with me.

I am also planning to give you all some extras with my blog posts. I’m working to develop some printables, tables, charts, and lists that will be available soon. I am an organizational freak and anything that makes my life easier or more organized I am in love with. One of the best things in some of my favorite blogs have been these type of extras. So, I really want to be able to provide them in the future. If you have any ideas of things you would like to see from me shoot me a message.

Thank you again for all your support. Happy Independence Day from my Family to yours