If you've been reading my blog for long, you know my life sort of imploded about six years ago (my dad died, we adopted two more kids from foster care, plus other things I didn't share online). As I struggled to cope with all of that, I began a journey towards strength in body, mind, and soul. Because this made such a … [Read more...] about Online personal training
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Yay, books! I love adding recommendations to my own To-Read list, so I like to share my favorites for other booklovers. I keep a written record of books I've read, which seems somehow more substantial than online lists; however, the functionality of Goodreads is fabulous because I can quickly pull it up on my iPhone at … [Read more...] about My favorite books read in 2018
"Yes. And yes." I've been an adoptive mom for nine years. By now I've learned when folks mean well with their questions or comments, and I've learned not to get offended. Unless people are part of an adopted family (extended or immediate) or have close friends who have adopted, they may not realize what terminology … [Read more...] about Are they yours? Or are they adopted?
Today is my fitiversary. (Yep, that's a made up word.) I define my fitiversary as the day I began my fitness journey in earnest. I'd worked out on and off over the years, but then my schedule would change or I'd get sick or injured and out of my routine and never start back. Or the friends I was going to exercise … [Read more...] about Happy fitiversary to me!