Saturday, November 29, 2014

Go on over...

I am having fun over at my new blog:
I am learning how to build a blog and have some creative fun.
Let me know what you think....It's still in the works....

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Discount for FIT2B

Hi Friends,
Just wanted to share the love and a discount! see links below. (Sign up on the side of blog).
I know I've shared a bit of my journey to healing my core after 4 pregnancies, 5 babies, twins, a c-section, and bloating due to food allergies. Most in real life I've shared with my family and friends, but I wanted to begin to share on my blog, too.
I'll post more soon (think real life pictures...yes may too much for some to see a tummy but I want to share my journey), but I just found out I can offer a 30% off for a year long membership with Fit2B. It's so worth it. I love being able to do a 10-15 min workout, and if the day allows sometimes up to 45 mins. They have over 100 workouts and a lot of great education on how to be tummy-safe and grow in healing your body, all of your body! Nothing (of our bodies) left behind. (oh, and all my boys can watch it without asking why the girls don't have clothes on. This is what I got when I did other workouts, I like not having to think about when I can do my workouts if they are around).
I know personally for me after having my twins, via emergency c-section, that I had a long hard journey to get healthy/fit again. I did lots of cardio, but couldn't do the sit ups. Something inside me said, they were wrong. I only ended up with a neck kink and a head ache for a day or two. So I did everything but sit ups. (When I found FIT2B it confirmed my gut feelings about my own body and all of ours). NO planks (until healed), no crunches or sit ups, ever. I know it sounds crazy...but it's about all the muscles in your body, not just the exterior muscles. We are amazing and complexly made.....and made to heal.
Right before my pregnancy with Brody, I thought, I want to challenge myself to heal, and naturally. My husband is of the mind set of quick. Think if he was the woman, scheduled c-section, tummy tuck, etc. But I on the other hand liked the challenge of healing the way I knew my body was meant to heal. find the education/information on how to proceed. I began to research, not knowing a lot. Just knowing I had a big belly (getting asked what the sex of my baby was daily and was skinny everywhere else. I stumbled upon Fit2B and also realized I was pregnant with my 5th baby, 4th pregnancy. I began to do the simple workouts meant for pregnancy and those with a diasatsis recti. A Diastasis, is the separation of the muscles in your tummy/core area, from many things, for me mainly pregnancy and a c-section. I have loved Fit2B because I could do their workouts and know I was healing my body, preparing for pregnancy (this time a VBAC- Vaginal Birth After C-section) and my goal to heal my core/diastasis. I have learned so much and they just opened up a education course which is on sale for a little bit longer. I've sign up for this too, because I know for me being educated along with exercise/movement has taught me how to move daily, through out my daily chores/activities. Think a 7 year old, two 6 year olds and a very active 1 year old, all boys, all the time! I never knew how I got out of bed, or how I bent over could be affecting my core healing/strength and the rest of my body/health.
I have more to share, but I wanted to share this link. When you sign up put in: living and you'll get 30% off a yearly membership. Also, if you use my affiliate link on the side of this blog, top right side. (I do get paid from sending you their way but it doesn't cost you anything. Who doesn't want a discount, too). If you're not sure check out the site and there is always a free workout each month. And if you want to come over (local GV peeps) you can preview what I have with my membership, so many workouts and education. And I'd love share with you.  (Disclaimer I'm not a trained medical person or trainer, just can share my basic knowledge that has personally helped me). I know for me I learn so much from the people in my life.....and I enjoy the treasure hunt of find things that help make life better. Fully Living! Here's the link for the course on experts/education that's only on sale a bit longer: It's not open yet, but you can get a deal on it if you do it now. Also, there are discounts once you sign up for other courses, like the Tummy Team and splints sometimes. (I'll share more about the tummy team, but they are below FIT2B on the top right and my education with them).
Hope you're enjoying the last day or month before school starts. Off to be with my kids. (PS if you are a professional midwife/DR, physical Therapist/Trainer, they also have courses on the Tummy Team for continued education).
Let me know if you have questions.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Why I started this blog

This blog was my friend, my journal, my dear diary for a long time. It encouraged me in the things I was (am) passionate about. I felt it was a way to document my life, my kids lives, and hopefully have somewhere to come back to, later to refelect on memories. When I realized that a whole year had passed after I'd had my twins, and I could barely remember any of it. That was the day I decided to document it. It's been a long time since I've written, though I enjoy it, I had to put it on hold to live life.
My twins just had their 6th birthday! We've come so far.....though I still have moments (many of them) of forgetting things, events, names, etc.....especially who's who with my children (namely my twins, they are identical!).
A month ago we celebrated my youngest son's birthday of the big 1! I still am so happy I had a 4th baby! Life is adventourus, but never will it be as crazy as it was when my 3 babies were all babies! Now I just have one baby and three big(er) boys. Sadly saying 4 boys, ages 7 and under isn't as cool as when I could say 3 kids 1 and under. or 3 kids 2 and would help me feel that yes, this is hard, but good, it sounds hard, too....ha, ha. Now I can look back with compassion on myself and see that yes, it was hard. So grateful for those times. Still trying to enjoy these times, daily as they pass so quickly. So here's to trying to write more again....and document my kids' lives and maybe get to share from my heart a little more, too. I'm not just into or about gluten free eating, cute kids, and what I'm making/baking.
And now off to never never land.......and some much needed sleep.

Sunday, October 28, 2012


For Science check out this Cool interactive solar sysytem we are studying
I found this fun online solar display. We were going to make one, but the white styrofoam balls cost 2-3 each and I needed at least 9 of we are going to paint them on a large piece of paper, and enjoy our glow in the dark solar system for $4.99. Maybe when my youngins are older....and can retain more (and I don't have to do most of the crafty work) we'll make a hands-on one. Or I'll check with Adam's crafty Aunts who always have these sort of things in their attics:)
Deep in thought
We are also going to begin the Five Senses. After a bit of research, I decided on the library for resources and some hands on fun. I'm also going to copy my Mom's fun activity of putting different foods in a bag, tasting and identifying them. And we (I) will look for opportunities throughout our day to apply the Five Senses. We will probably draw some of what we do, too.
For ideas, I always try, Google, Pintrest, and the library, (oh and my Mom, a homeschool educator for over 36+ years)
Another thing I love about this year, besides the fact that I get to spend each and every day with my kids, is that we get to have so much fun learning together.
I was really surprised at the boys retaining Bible verses...(which of course we really just started being consistent at). I chose Psalm 29, since I memorized this in First Grade. I'm focusing on verse by verse each week and also discussing it at my kids level.
And the LIBRARY......we go almost every week. Another fun memory from my own childhood, coming home with brown sacks full of books that I would devour until the following week. I also, remember being very car sick becuase I couldn't wait to get home from the library on our 20 min. windy, curvy country road. And yes, I'd have to lay there (Or power through helping the family) while I recovered from my car reading sickness. It's so fun to make the outing. I do have to say I get overwhelmed at carrying a large sack of bags and holding all my boys hands on the treck back the car.  But the joy when we get home.....3 little men on the couch, quietly 'reading' while I make lunch. Peace and Quiet and lots of fun times together cuddling and reading for the week ahead.
Well, I must start our carnitas for this yummy Sunday evening.....

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I have connection......

After a long period of little internet, to my phone being my wifi and a computer! It's happened.
I now have the (easier) option to post random things to my hopes to remember some of what I've done with myself...and my family.
I think I ended with us getting ready to move...back into our 900+/- sq ft home.....I was very doubtful it would work.....but it has. Of course, we are entering 'winter'.....and I'll see how we manage...homeschooling 3 rowdy and happy boys!
I would have to say this move was good for our family, getting rid of a lot of stuff.....and learning that it's good (pack-rat in recovery). I have to be more organized with my time with the boys, but it's good for us all (minus the fact that the play set is too wet now to play on and burn off energy).
I think I'm rambling my tired need to go to bed ramble. But really excited to be back on....And writing about life.
Until.....later, chow....addios, asta lavista.....

Friday, August 17, 2012

Dry erase from a picture frame

This may seem a simple idea, but I found such joy in enjoying my own gift of creativity from God. Sitting in His Presence, being me.
This is the fruit of letting go of being my own worst boss, and listening to what God has to say, letting go of the voices that drive me, not into love, but to be my own dictator to myself. Freedom is accepting God loves me and taking His word as my truth. It's so much easier to be ME!
I could go into more detail, but would like to do a project before I get the kids up.
To sum it up, enjoying being the true me from knowing His LOVE for me and from it flows creativity that I thought was lost!
Off to have fun,
Hope you're enjoying you!
Ps will try to post finished background when it drys in my cool frame

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Thankful thoughts

Thankful that my husband didn't put the kids in jammies, since it was an early out the door morning, and miraculously they were still clean!
Thankful my grandparents watch my three boys, 5 and 4 so I can go to the grocery store alone!
Thankful for my fun bathroom that's almost done being remodeled by my favorite contractor;)
Enjoying the wonderful color in my bathroom
Thankful for the fun we've had so far this summer.