DIY Time Out for Pain Self Care Kit

DIY ‘Time Out for Pain’ Self Care Kit

Today’s DIY ‘Time Out for Pain’ Self Care Kit tutorial and shopping trip has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. It is important to always consult your doctor before using Advil if you are breastfeeding #AdvilRelief #CollectiveBias Hey loves, this DIY “time out for pain” Self Care Kit is super easy to make. It’s filled with fun things to stay busy while on bed rest and includes the perfect remedy for minor pain. Have y’all been formally introduced to my amazing oldest daughter? She’s my twenty-four year old “twin” and mother of my two adorable grandchildren. It’s been so exciting navigating this season of motherhood and family life with her. She’s learning how challenging life can be [Click here to continue reading]

School Year Routine

School Year Routine

My school year routine is inspired by the new new Oui by Yoplait Yogurts. This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Yoplait. It’s that time of year again when us momma’s are either excited or anxious about our kids going back to school. I’m one of the excited momma’s. My kids are all teens and growing into little adults. As a mom who’s put in years to help them get to this point, I’m excited for them. The transition back to school means I’ll have more quiet time to work from home and more time to care for me. I’m very intentional about  having a healthy balance between caring for my family and myself. School Year Routine So let me share a few things [Click here to continue reading]

How I Clear Up My Eczema | Glowy, Healthy Skin Edition

I hosted a live video chat on my Instagram channel earlier this week sharing how eczema has affected not only me but my children for years. Eczema has been a skin problem that has plagued me and my children and I have been on a diligent search to find a solution that would clear up the irritating breakouts. I’m not saying I’ve found a cure, but I’ve definitely found that the following solutions have reduced our eczema flare ups dramatically. Use an apple cider vinegar rinse as needed. I’ve found that by using an apple cider vinegar rinse on my hair and skin, most of my eczema has dried up as a result. I typically mix one part ACV to one part water in a bottle. My eczema is [Click here to continue reading]

The Courage to Pursue My Unique Future

It took courage for me to choose a path different from my friends. My story has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #StrengthHasNoGender #CollectiveBias I believe women have the ability to do one of the strongest things on earth and that is to give birth to children. I’ve served in the Army and law enforcement and none of the training and endurance amounts to the strength it took to carry and give birth to four amazing kids while building an amazing career.  Growing up I felt a certain stigma that women couldn’t do the same jobs, men did, so I followed in my mother’s footsteps and went after the most masculine jobs I could find. In my [Click here to continue reading]

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How to Plan Ahead for a Busy Week

Today’s tips to make busy weeks bearable is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kellogg’s Special K. Does anyone besides me sacrifice their own well being to make sure everything gets done? That’s something I have to fight against and I know I’m not alone. Do you ever have a busy week and skip the very things that fortify you just to get everything crossed off of your to-do list? I fall into that trap a lot. I skip meals and the gym, knowing those are the two things I need to stay balanced and handle the things life throws at me. I’m getting a lot better at handling busy seasons in life due to better preparation. One of the worst things I [Click here to continue reading]

4 Ways to Be Your Best from the Inside Out

People are often surprised by my age and think I’m younger than I am. I don’t mind it now, but when I was in my twenties I hated looking young. I think the assumption is derived by observing my height (I’m 5,1) my build (I weigh 120 pounds), my hair, skin, and nails.  In my early twenties, self-care became very important to me. Taking time to do things that made me happy and nurtured me from the inside out was a normal part of my routine. This got a little harder when I became a wife and mom. In all honesty, it fell by the wayside for some years. When our kids were little, self-care was put on the back burner. As my kids got older, [Click here to continue reading]