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!
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WARNING… Crazy mom rant ahead! … I woke up the other day angry and upset because of a dream. In the dream I was angry because Tyler was not giving a good effort. Just ask any of my kids…. Lack of effort isn’t tolerated! In the dream Tyler was arguing with me and had a… Continue reading Changing Phases or the Culmination of Chaos
Next time…. That’s how I ended my last blog. I didn’t realize it would be over a month before I blogged again! Sometimes life just takes over and the days slip by with ZERO word count! I had good reasons this month, but don’t we usually have good reasons? I wonder how many other adventures,… Continue reading Next Time….excuses and heart trouble
WOW! It’s actually happened! I got a notification, you know those push notifications you can put on your phone JUST in case someone reads your blog AND comments!! And then this talented person honors me with the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! I’m honored and honestly inspired to keep trying to write! The Nominator (Is that… Continue reading Very Inspiring Blogger Award!