Running with Dogs Header A Golden Retriever and a pair of running shoes

Running with Connor has become one of the highlights of my day! The one on one time together has made our bond closer than ever and I feel like a better dog parent when I know he is getting the exercise he needs. Running with your dog can be one of the most rewarding activities you can do together. But only if it is done right. Done wrong it can end in frustration or worse! An injured pet or owner. Following the five simple tips below will quickly show you how to enjoy running with your dog. How To Enjoy Running With Your Dog TipRead More →

A collection of Keto Pantry Staples. The collection includes Coconut Flour,Coconut Oil, Swerve, Olive oil and almond flour decorated with various blue and purple flowers.

  When my husband and I started the Keto way of eating our pantry was given a serious overhaul. With the exception of a few things for the kids, almost everything was given away or just thrown out. We felt it would be easier to stick with our new diet if all of the bad food wasn’t around to tempt us. This approach worked very well, except we were still learning about Keto and at a loss about what should be on our shelves. Thankfully you don’t have to fumble around like we did! We are here to help and this list of Keto PantryRead More →

I recently did a post telling everyone that they should learn to love themselves (Love Yourself – Being single on Valentines Day). Now I am not single and quite happily married but the advice spoke to me. How often do I spend time making sure my kids and husband are happy? How often do I spend time making myself happy? Sometimes that scale is a bit one-sided. I figured it was time to invest in a bit of self-love – so I signed up for FabFitFun. What is FabFitFun? FabFitFun is a seasonal subscription box. Boxes are mailed out four times a year (Spring, Summer,Read More →

Starting Keto can seem like a difficult task but it doesn’t have to be! For those of you who have been following along on the blog then you know I started Keto several months ago. Starting keto has made such a great impact on my life that I want to share it with everyone. This way of eating has brought so much energy and joy back into my life that I could never go back to living the way I was before. As of this article, I have officially lost 41Ibs and dropped several sizes in clothing. While the weight loss is certainly nice thatRead More →

Bullet journaling has been all the rage lately and with good reason! In a world of increasing technology, some of us long for the old school nostalgia of a book planner or diary. Book planners and Diaries, however, have their pitfalls. Diaries take a lot of time to keep up and while they are useful for collecting thoughts they don’t really help us navigate our daily lives. Planners never seem to have everything we need or you end up with wasted space in sections you don’t use. Bullet journaling solves both of these problems. With a bullet journal you can spend as much or as littleRead More →

A few months ago I made a commitment to being healthy. It started with adapting my diet to the life-changing Keto way of eating and evolved into hiking and eventually running. At the start of 2018, I decided I wanted to do more than jog about the block. I wanted to run a 5k. Running a 5k is a huge goal for me.  First of all, I have exercise-induced asthma – not the greatest start to this project! Secondly, even when my asthma wasn’t bothering me I had not run in close to 15 years unless you count chasing after kids.  I was a total couchRead More →

  Stumped about how to stick to your Keto diet and still have a fast and easy breakfast? Have no fear, these very simple and customizable egg cups will make your mornings a breeze. Bacon and Eggs or Keto Pancakes might be great on the weekends but not everyone has time during the week to play chef. If you just want to grab and go on the weekday mornings and coffee just won’t cut it then these egg cups are for you. This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking one of the links I may receive a small commission atRead More →

A few months ago my husband called me up with some information I was skeptical about at first. Like many people, he had been wanting to lose some weight for a very long time. We had tried prescription medication (Phentermine) from the Dr, portion control, attempting to just eat healthier, Slim Fast and other programs in the past and nothing worked. If we did lose weight it would come right back. Keto changed everything. This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking one of the links I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.  By followingRead More →

One of the changes our family made last year was to adopt a more active lifestyle. As part of that, we took up hiking. Hiking has been great for our family, it is an activity that everyone can enjoy together (even the family dog in most parks!) and requires only the most basic of equipment. Hiking is the perfect ‘get back to nature’ activity and our kids love spotting local wildlife and plants. The trick to hiking is finding great trails. Thankfully, there are a lot of State and National Parks which offer trails and require only a small parking fee for entrance. Reed Bingham State ParkRead More →

The last few months have been a series of drastic changes for my family and me. All of these changes have been for the better and I am sincerely hoping that they are changes that I will be able to build on in the coming year. A new year is a fresh start, and although it is not a magical charm that will ensure your success it is a time to look forward, to forget about the previous year’s mistakes and build on the good points. New Year. New Me. New You! In the last six months, my family has changed our entire lifestyle. WeRead More →