Crossfit Fitness Challenge

For most of my life I have been in good shape and some of it I was in top notch shape but the last 5 year have been something of a black hole. Since I got pregnant with my first, I have not done much to really shake my body into its previous glory. I know that... Continue Reading →


May Update

Hi! April showers bring May flowers. Portland has finally gotten out of a 6 month constant rain pattern, Yay! Yesterday it was 60 and today it is 80. I can't tell you how happy I am to feel the heat, hope I'm still saying that this summer. With this new weather pattern comes new energy.... Continue Reading →

Wise Words

“As you grow, you learn more. Aging is not just decay…it’s growth. It’s more than the negative that you’re going to die, it’s also the positive that you understand that you’re going to die, and that you live a better life because of it.” Tuesday's with Morrie, Morrie Schwartz, by Mitch Albom

In the trenches of motherhood

You can tell that spring is just around the corner when ants pop up everywhere in your house. We are under an invasion of epic proportions. Their presence made me think of a fact I read in one of my kids wildlife magazines. Did you know that the queen ant detaches her wings when she is ready to reproduce.... Continue Reading →

Websites that help get you out the door

This is a resource of websites I use regularly for getting out with the family. I will continue to update this as I find more useful sites. Outdoor Project - Great resource for outdoor adventures. PDX Parent - Community hub for kid-family friendly events and activities in Portland and Vancouver.

Shame and the blog

I've been working my way through Brene Browns book, "The Gifts of Imperfection". I'm definitely going to have to reread it after I finish. It's an easy read and has lots of good thought provoking information to delve into. It seems that everyone knows who Brene Brown is but me. She has been a TED... Continue Reading →

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