• Balancing Summer

    With summer here I'm feeling a mix of emotion. Am I prepared for the long hot days with kids under foot?  Partly yes and partly no. I want my kids to play and enjoy their time off of school without their brains turning to mush. The more notes that come home about summer camps and the multitu

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  • Schools out for Summer.

    The countdown is on.... only a couple more weeks until school is out for the summer. I know not all of us follow the same school calendar and not all of us have school age children but we can all relate to the anticipation of summer vacation. Remember when you were a kid feeling that crazy exci

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  • Getting in Shape for Grilling Season

    We are gearing up for grilling season at our house.  While I grill meats, fruits and
    vegetables year round on my stove top grill, I especially love grilling outdoors
    with friends and family gathered around.  We have some awesome recipes perfect for
  • Regroup and Refocus

    It's time to regroup and refocus for Spring.  I am doing my own victory dance for
    making it through the winter months.  When the weather starts getting nice it is the
    perfect opportunity to revamp our menu and work in some light and healthy options. 

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  • Finding Inspiriation

    Last night my piano students and I were inspired and motivated by the amazing Landon Weeks. Landon is an 18 year old high school senior who was born with a birth defect called phocomelia. He has short arms and only three fingers on each hand yet Landon has turned trial into triumph and

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  • Mindful Breathing

    Just as important to your health as eating well and exercising is breathing. It may sound like common sense but when was the last time you stopped and actually thought about your breathing? Many stress management articles feature breathing as the simplest and most effective ways to red

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  • Freshen Up Your Daily Routine

    This is the week to engage in your daily routines! With the change of seasons comes an opportunity to evaluate your routines and shake things up a little. Take a beat this week and assess the different aspects in your life. Workout routine going alright or do you need to recommit to fitness? &n

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  • Creating Memories

    I’m on a mission to create as many sweet and fun memories with my kiddos as possible.  The old cliché about how fast kids grow seems especially true at our house lately.  Yesterday I caught myself staring at my 11 year olds feet.  When in the world did they get bigger t

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  • Spring Cleaning in the Kitchen

    Spring is here and with all the sunshine and fresh air comes the desire to open windows and freshen up our homes, right? Hopefully these handy tips for sprucing up your kitchen will help you feel a little more motivated and a little less overwhelmed.  

    When I clean

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  • Vacation Help Anyone?

    I just spent a few days in sunny St. George, Utah with my four kiddos.  My hubby was coaching a rugby tournament there so we went to support him and the team.  We also snuck in some hiking, swimming and sight-seeing.   As much fun as it was to play in the sun for a few days, I am beat

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