I started yoga as an experiment to see if it would improve my running. As I researched and learned more about the practice I was surprised to learn of all the benefits. I was also surprised by how hard some of the poses were! I was quickly alerted to just how weak my upper body was. My legs have benefited from running but my arms? They are still a work in progress! I can’t yet accomplish the harder poses so here is a collection of 5 upper body yoga poses that even beginners with weak arms (like me!) can achieve. This post may contain affiliateRead More →

Keto Pork Chops with brussel sprouts and mushroom gravy

This is a meal that makes you wonder how on earth you can eat it and be on a ‘diet’. Now we consider eating low-carb/Keto to be a lifestyle change around here but the point still stands! This meal is fulfilling and full of flavor.  It certainly doesn’t make you feel restricted or like your missing out. I think that is part of the reason we have been so successful in the Keto way of eating, we get to keep eating amazing meals like these keto pork chops with brussel sprouts and creamy mushroom gravy.! This post may contain affiliate links. This means that shouldRead More →

Keto and Cancer

We in the western world have an addiction. No matter who we are or what we do, no matter how much we exercise or how much we eat, almost all of us are afflicted. In fact, this addiction has become so normalized that we usually don’t even notice it. Yet, it can cause us to pursue damaging and even life-threatening behaviors. That’s right, we’re all addicted to… Convenience. We live in an age where convenience is no longer regarded as a fun novelty or a useful helping hand. We treat it as if it were a fundamental human right. And why wouldn’t we? Convenience hasRead More →

Running with Asthma

I have struggled with exercise-induced asthma since I was a kid. It’s a condition that I have also passed on to my oldest child and its a problem that I wouldn’t wish on any parent. Unfortunately, approximately 24.6 million people in the United States alone suffer from Asthma. So, you might be asking yourself – if you’re Asthmatic…why on earth do you run? Running with asthma might seem like the exact opposite of what you should do! The fact of the matter is I love running. And, I don’t believe my asthma should keep me from doing something I love. In fact, improving my lungRead More →

FabFitFun summer box review

I enjoyed my Spring FabFitFun Box so much that I couldn’t wait for this one to arrive! This year I am making a real effort to be a bit kinder to myself. This includes doing things like Yoga (I use the FabFitFun TV included with my box subscription for instructional videos I can follow along with at home), eating healthier and spoiling myself once in a while. This FabFitFun summer box review is the second box that I have received and reviewed here on the blog.  I picked FabFitFun because I like that I receive full-sized products from a wide variety of categories. If you areRead More →

saving money a matter of habit

Every family is subject to its own financial struggles, It just seems to be a part of life.  It’s the solution that can be troublesome to find! Saving money is one of those things that everyone’s got their own opinion about. For some, it feels like too much of an effort. For others, saving money is a way of life, even if it’s just for a few pennies. But how exactly can you tighten your belt for the sake of your whole family? We have explored a few ways to do this on the blog in the past, including couponing, meal planning and even earningRead More →

weight maintenance after keto

So you worked hard, you played by the keto rules and it all paid off. You have reached your goal weight! But, now what? This is a very common question and one worth asking. You spent a great deal of time and effort getting to where you are now and you certainly don’t want to throw it all away! Weight maintenance after keto looks different for many people but it doesn’t have to be scary! You have learned a lot on your keto journey and it will help guide you for the rest of your life. The first thing you have to realize is that youRead More →

your summer of almost free family fun, beach picture

Summer is the perfect time to get outside, soak up the rays, live life to the fullest and stay out later than normal (say, 9:15 instead of 9:00 – crazy right?). The issue is, while summer is meant to be a time of fun-filled family adventure, it’s also a constant reminder that you could be having way more fun if you had a bank balance that allowed it. We all stare wistfully at the vacation pictures our friends post on the various social media outlets. But, Don’t worry, this can be your summer of almost free fun! If you’re like our family, you’re already wonderingRead More →

reasons why you might struggle financially

Everyone has trouble with money from time to time and it’s always good to look for creative ways you might save.  But for some, it often feels as though it’s a hole they will never climb out of. If you are someone who seems to struggle financially, then the underlying problems might be something worth looking for. You might discover that you are actually able to improve your finances if you look at what you are doing on a basic level. In this collaborative post, we will look at some of the possible reasons that you struggle with your finances, along with some great solutions forRead More →

faux stained glass

Stained Glass has been one of those artsy projects I have wanted to try my entire life. Of course, it’s not exactly something that you can do from home. At least not my home. I have neither the tools or the space to figure out how to cut glass. Never mind the leading! Imagine how happy I was to learn that I could make faux stained glass! It might not be real stained glass but I wanted to give it a try anyway! Sometimes when you try new projects things go as planned, other times there are challenges. Faux stained glass turned out to beRead More →