SAHM Life

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Being a SAHM has many unique extreme highs....which can quickly turn into extreme lows...  What better way to navigate this roller coaster than by sharing it with other moms who are going through the same things?

Over the relatively short time that I've been a SAHM, starting in the Fall of 2011, I have found that one of the best ways for me to hold onto my sanity was through connecting with other moms who were going through the same thing.  Knowing you are not alone can be such a comfort....especially when you're trying to get dinner cooked, keep one of the kids from hurling across the room to dive-bomb the couch and the other is pulling out the contents of her diaper to examine it more closely, just for example....

I hope you enjoy reading about the hilarity, frustration, joy and stress of my day-to-day life as a SAHM.  If you do, I'd love to hear from you.

- Emily

You're A What?

I thought I'd launch my blog with the story behind why I became a Beachbody coach.  This is a very vulnerable post which was tough for me to put down in writing.  But I know there are other SAHMs out there going through the same thing and I want you to know that you are not alone!  Continue Reading

 

The Magic Pill: The Secret to Getting Healthy and Fit

Interested in learning about the pill that will make you healthy and help you feel vital and confident without paying attention to what you eat or having to exercise?  Continue Reading

 

Depression Is A Cancer

I often use my workouts as a way to get out of my own head, to turn down any emotions that are swirling around and need to be tempered, and use up extra energy whipped up by anxiety.  After I’m done, I always feel relief.  But not today. Continue Reading

Goals and Resolutions, and How to Stick with Them

If I had to bet, millions of people make New Year’s resolutions every January 1st.  But how many people keep them?  According to a Forbes’s article, only 8%!!  Health related resolutions are some of the most common.  How many people do you know resolved to eat better, exercise more, lose weight, get healthy, be fit, etc.?  Maybe you’re one of them.  No matter what your resolution or personal goals, there are some simple steps you can take to help you be one of those successful people who sticks with them. Continue Reading

3-Day Refresh: Easy Peasy or Sadistic Cleanse?

With Halloween nearing and the cold weather setting in, my choices in what to eat, how much and when…well, they were awful!  I decided I need a clean break to shake off the bad habits I had fallen into.  So I decided to try BeachBody’s 3-Day Refresh.  I was committed and ready to make this work!  Continue reading.

Simple Tips for Keeping Mommy Sane

A 2012 Gullup poll analysis of sixty thousand women found that stay-at-home moms have a higher rate of depression than moms who work outside the home.  What’s up with that?

Well, if you’re anything like me, you were flat unprepared for what the reality of being a stay-at-home mom would look like.  I thought it would be “Leave It to Beaver” easy.  When in fact my reality was more “Surviver.”  Continue Reading

Demise of a Mom's Nightstand

So many things change once you become a mom, big things like having a tiny human completely dependent on you and your spouse for survival. But what always catches me off guard are the little things that change…like what you keep on your nightstand.  Continue Reading

Who Has Time for Meal Prep?  Why Bother?

Does the idea of advanced meal prep make you break out in a sweat?  Putting more on the to-do list creates stress, it doesn’t relieve it, right?!  I get it.  At my house weekends are so crazy that sometimes grocery shopping for the week ahead happens after the girls are in bed at night.  Nothing like another fun filled Saturday night at the grocery store! 🙂  And I’m supposed to have found the time to think about meal planning and preparation for the entire coming week and to make my to-do list longer!?  Continue Reading

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