So God Made a Farmer–My Version

I could never write as eloquently as the late, great Paul Harvey. But if I could add a few things to his “So God Made a Farmer” speech, this is how it would go: God said, “I need someone who will spend hours working a field, planting a crop, tending that crop, praying over that […]

Stop Pretending to be SuperMom

“You have this picture in your mind of a mom or two that you know—their kids are always bathed and dressed nicely and well-behaved, their houses are spotless, they’re active in the community, they make Pinterest crafts with their kids, they cook all their healthy meals from scratch, they have a perfect marriage, their bodies […]

AJ’s Birth Story

I have started and stopped writing this story too many times to count. I know I should have written it down as soon as possible after it happened so that time and speculation could not cloud my memory. Even in the immediate days after my first child’s birth, the details were pretty fuzzy. This is […]

My Uncommon Marriage Advice

My husband and I recently celebrated the nine year anniversary of our wedding. I was having a little pity party one night thinking about all that had changed in the last nine years. And then I wrote about it, because that’s what I do. “I sit here nearly in tears on the eve of our 9th […]

Kindness–This Mom’s Superpower

Right now, in the world, there is war, unimaginable evil, and even social media is filled with haters spewing cruel words. On the other end of the spectrum, there is another hot topic—kindness. It seems bizarre to me that KINDNESS is a hot topic. Shouldn’t this be inherent to mankind? I mean, I can’t think […]

“Just”–That Four-Letter Word

Take the word “Just” out of your vocabulary!! I am “just” a small-town Nebraska girl. I am training to run “just” a half-marathon. I am “just” a friend. I am “just” a fitness instructor. I am “just” a stay-at-home-mom. I could go on and on. But now say it with me: I am a small-town […]

Self Worth| Happiness

Self Worth| Happiness You cannot have one without the other. If you don’t feel good about YOU, you won’t feel good about anything else. Pause and think about that.… When I started this fitness business, I wanted to help people feel better about themselves by helping them meet their goals of losing weight or getting […]