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I have been waiting for that spark of inspiration to come back. That fire that I know is somewhere in there. But I feared I had lost it. I remember reading a quote from a famous artist, that I admire, and he said “inspiration is for amateurs… the rest of us show up and get […]

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My 15-year-old said to me recently …. “mom, why can’t you just be a stay at home mom??”  Which at the time made me bust out laughing. For several reasons ..one being that this same child was the one I had to leave at daycare every single morning when I was a working mom, and […]

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  First of all…… Whoa, THAT was an experience.  I have been planning this triathlon event in my head for like 15 years. So when I crossed that Savage Man Triathlon finish line …I am not ashamed to tell you that I cried like a baby. Not because I was in pain – I actually […]

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Ok…. So this just arrived at my doorstep and I am in love ….and you need one! This Active and Fit Kit is now back as an available item and there is just so much good stuff in here ….you must check it out  

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If you missed the YL Lifestyles FB Event last week…. never fear!!! Here is the very first video I did that didn’t make the cut …in all fairness it IS 12 minutes long. I know, I know …I like to hear myself talk. If you are interested in seeing the rest of the videos in […]

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Actually I forgot his mouth guard and elbow pads too, but hey I got him there dammit!! In all honesty I almost DIDN’T get him there … I read the e-mail literally the afternoon before the practice, that we were having our first practice. Yeaaaahh I also am the proud owner of a 5 year […]

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  The short answer is no – and yes. You see, I have been all kinds of different moms. I was a “working mom” for many years, in fact my older boys were really co-raised by their daycare provider and I am thankful for her, to this day. I’ve been a “stay-at-home mom” when our […]

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This people, so much this. And I have not done a very good job at this. Why? Because friends and neighbors I have stories …. So many stories…. And they are hilarious. And I rarely tell them here. Are they about essential oils, you ask? Nope, probably not. So why tell them on this website […]

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Yes, yes there is a theme this week. And that theme is about all the ways we can avoid ending up on the 6 o’clock news….. It’s is often a daily struggle around here. So I talked about P90x on Monday, today it’s all about how yoga keeps me from punching people in the face. […]

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Yeah, yeah I know ….  made the video yesterday. Like I said ladies…. I’m a busy mom. And did I mention I have 5 kids?? So how do we avoid it? People taking advantage of us, Kids being awful, people trying to kill your vibe… well the short version is .. we don’t. But we […]

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