Have you seen the movie 50 First Dates? Adam Sandler’s character meets Lucy, played by Drew Barrymore, who has no short term memory. He sets out to try to win her heart, but finds he must win her heart over and over Every NEW Day! That is exactly what I want to replicate in my… Continue reading Lessons from Lucy and Dory…
There was a time when I thought I would never sleep through the night again, never have an uninterrupted meal (or shower), and never find time for myself. But just as all of my older friends had warned me, it’s here. Somehow I went from wrangling four small unpredictable children, to simply coaching from afar.… Continue reading Mom’s growing pains
There are days when being a mom is the best thing that I could have ever imagined in my life. Then there are days when I want to run screaming into the night… no not really, I’m too tired for that. I would probably just hide in my closet. When my children were little I… Continue reading My Turn
It’s the first full week of January 2016 and I find myself starting all over…AGAIN! Like most people, I make a few resolutions, write out some goals, make a new workout plan, buy healthy food…and start all over. Sometimes I think it’s just not worth starting over again with “a plan”. Am I going to… Continue reading Begin again…
Motivation….by definition is that process which initiates, motivates, and maintains goal oriented behavior. motivation determines what we actually do, not what we just think about doing. Motivation is taking what we are capable of and creating something bigger, better, and rewarding. So how do you motivate your children? How do you teach them the value… Continue reading To Push or Not to PUSH!
I am a proponent of cardiac screening for young athletes. As a physical therapist and the mom of four I take a very personal interest in the safety of our young athletes. But when the screening comes back abnormal for one of your own it’s a shock. And when the screening comes back with an… Continue reading Ignorance Just Might Be Bliss
It is February in Texas and it is stinking cold!!! I don’t mind some cold weather. I grew up in northeast Kansas. I lived in Omaha, Nebraska for 12 years. I love our trips to Colorado for skiing. But this is Texas and it’s not supposed to be so COLD! I’m just a 40 something… Continue reading RUN MOM RUN!
When I first anticipated becoming a parent I determined that I would be a great one! How many of us have said that?! I read everything I could get my hands on, studied families around me, prayed for divine intervention, and swore I’d get the hang of this parenting thing…. atleast better than MY parents… Continue reading Parenting with LOVE: peace and patience not guaranteed!
As the kids start back to school, we go back to work, and our “normal” schedules resume… I’m hoping that this mama doesn’t just jump back on that same hamster wheel. Running endlessly, getting nowhere, fighting the same bad habits, getting sucked into whatever drama comes along… No more wheel for me! I remember when… Continue reading Here we go Again…
It’s January 1st. How many people do you think are caught in that crazy state of commitment to achieving new and aspiring heights of health, weight loss, fitness, clean eating, proper parenting, goal setting, income generating, novel writing, organized, fully decorated, and deeply insightful living? Just checking my email this morning I was faced with multiple… Continue reading 2014 the Year of Potential!