Birthday · Goals · Milestones · Reflection

30 Things for Year 30

In one week I will be 30! I had to pause for a minute to let that sink in. 30 years old. What a milestone. My life has looked very different from what I imagined it would be when I was younger. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would be whereEce… Continue reading 30 Things for Year 30

Food · Health · Reflection

Eating Plant-Based for a Week

Working in the field of population health, I see the impact of chronic disease on overall health and health care costs on a daily basis. Did you know that 6 in 10 U.S. adults have a chronic disease? 4 in 10 have two or more! Heart disease, diabetes, and cancer are the leading causes of… Continue reading Eating Plant-Based for a Week

Motherhood · Pregnancy · Reflection

The life that could have been…

October is almost over, but I didn’t want to end the month without acknowledging that this month is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Over the last 8 months or so I have been encouraged and inspired by the countless stories of loss that I have read or listened to. So much so that I have finally decided to share my own story.

Milestones · Motherhood · Reflection · Toddlerhood

Don’t Call Me Mom

All of a sudden my little one doesn’t seem so little anymore. Why? Well, this past week he started calling me Mom! Not Mama, not Mommy, but Mom. Saturday morning, as I’m making his breakfast, Jaden looked right at me and said, “Mom,..." I don’t recall what came after that because I was dumbfounded that… Continue reading Don’t Call Me Mom

Personal Growth · Reflection · Self-care

Creating Margin in Your Life

Lately, I’ve been thinking about what it means to create margin in my daily life. As 2017 came to a close, I felt like the Lord was telling me to STOP striving. Striving to be like others, striving to change things about myself, striving in the workplace, striving to "fit it all in." My mind… Continue reading Creating Margin in Your Life