The Lowly Cucumber

June 9, 2015

Where we live in the South Pacific, it’s difficult to get the fresh produce available in the average supermarket in the States. Twice a month a ship comes delivering supplies to the stores and we all rush to the markets to purchase our wilted and nearly dead lettuce, broccoli, and whatever other wonders the ship […]

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Finding the Balance

November 9, 2014

Balance! It’s a quest many of us crazy busy moms are on for what seems like eternity.  We’ve got our kids’ school projects, carpool schedule, sports practices, meal planning, grocery shopping, endless laundry, and more while trying to keep up with all our other responsibilities as well.  What’s a mom to do!? I don’t know […]

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What’s In Your Fridge? Kitchen Essentials Part 2

October 16, 2014

Awhile back I shared some tips on stocking a pantry for clean eating and promised to cover the fridge next.  So here we go!  (If you missed the first article, check it out here!) What should you have in your refrigerator if you’ve committed to clean eating?  First off, I want to repeat my primary […]

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Moms Get Fit: Back to School Challenge

August 29, 2013

Moms Get Fit: Back to School Challenge! Ok, let’s be honest – how many of you HAVE a copy of Insanity… or P90X… or TurboFire… or some other fantastic workout program…that’s hiding away in a closet somewhere?  Your intentions were great when you purchased it or borrowed it from a friend, but then life got […]

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Confessions of a Recovering Addict

April 30, 2013

Overcoming Food Addictions I admit it…I’m a recovering addict!  Yep, me.  Ok, maybe not the type of addict you’re thinking of, but I have spent much of my life in bondage to FOOD!  For many years I fought the battle of overcoming food addictions – pizza, chocolate, ice cream, cheese cake, the list can go […]

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The Trip That Changed Everything

February 23, 2013

Have you ever come to that point in your life when you realize that the next step you take will cause your entire life to be changed?  That was a point I came to twelve years ago this weekend.  You may or may not know this about me, but my family and I are missionaries […]

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Twelve Days of Fitmas!

December 10, 2012

Ok, who wants to have a little fun this holiday season?!  We’re going to hold the Twelve Days of Fitmas Christmas Challenge!  No cost to enter – just show up!  A fun and easy way to burn some of those Christmas calories!  I came across this idea last Christmas (have no idea who originally came […]

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Marooned Without A Compass

November 6, 2012

Does your life often feel like it’s spinning out of control, going around in circles? Do you sometimes feel hopelessly lost? Do you know where you are in your life and where you are headed or are you just hoping you’re heading in the right direction? November 6th, believe it or not, is actually “Marooned […]

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Sauteed Tuna Steaks

October 26, 2012

Living on a tropical island in the South Pacific, we are blessed with an abundance of fresh fish!  Just two nights ago my next door neighbor, who is a fisherman, walked in with a 12 lb yellow fin tuna he had just caught!  Whenever they catch extra, they pass some on to us!  I’ve had […]

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It’s Chocolate Milkshake Day!!!

September 13, 2012

Happy Chocolate Milkshake Day!!!!  What?  That holiday’s not listed on  your calendar?!?! One of the many beauties of homeschooling is I get to learn bizarre and unique facts about pretty much everything that I probably never would have known or cared about otherwise! One thing I’m doing this school year to spice things up a […]

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