We have all heard the acronym GOAT associated with Michael Phelps, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, and Michael Jordan. And yes, they are the Greatest of All Time in their particular sport. But, when it comes to everyday life, my mom takes the cake with the title of GOAT. She truly is the Greatest of All… Read More The GOAT


Ten Lessons Learned

Since becoming a mom eleven years ago, I have learned a few things. I have to admit I really didn’t know what it would be like to be a mom and I don’t remember being one of those girls that always wanted kids and lots of them. I babysat all during college so I was… Read More Ten Lessons Learned


Another Restart

I have never really enjoyed running. I have enjoyed the memories that have come along with the runs such as running through Balboa Park, doing the Color Me Rad run, our family fun runs, and some 5Ks and a 10K that have been thrown in along the way. But, I go in spurts with running.… Read More Another Restart


With or Without

Growing up in a small west Texas town didn’t quite lend itself to many trips out of the country. The only people from other countries I knew growing up were the occasional foreign exchange students we had at my high school. I didn’t even have a passport until my mid-twenties. My idea of international cuisine… Read More With or Without


Perception vs. Reality

This blog may contain affiliate links. Please read the disclosure policy for more information. For the past four months, I have stayed home. Prior to that, I was in education for 17 years. During that time, I worked full-time and ran a household. My days started between 4:30-5:00 and ended around 11:00. I was busy… Read More Perception vs. Reality



Sunday marks the eleventh year that my life was completed by a gift I never knew I needed. In honor of that special day, I wanted to share a few thoughts to my boy. My boy, Have you ever been given something you didn’t know you needed in your life? Maybe it was something for… Read More Eleven


Ten Little Words

I want nothing more than to be a good mom. Everyone’s definition of what a “good mom” looks like varies and is impacted by different influences in their life. I have to say, I don’t think my mom was a good mom. She was and still is the best mom a kid could have! This… Read More Ten Little Words

Faith, Living

The Battle – Part 2

To recap part 1, our battles are not against people, but rather forces of darkness in the spiritual realm (Eph 6:12). Hopefully, some examples in your own life have come to mind and left you wondering if a certain situation you faced was actually a time of spiritual warfare rather than just something or someone… Read More The Battle – Part 2


The Battle – Part 1

We all have battles we face in this life and situations we have to walk through that seem to try to derail us. We have all known someone or heard about someone that constantly seems to want bad to happen to people and are never happy to hear that something good has happened. We have… Read More The Battle – Part 1

Faith, Family


I am pretty sure I have always had an issue with trust – trusting equipment when rock climbing, trusting the rope when water skiing, trusting the process when trying to get healthy, trusting that someone will actually catch me in that stupid fall backward activity (who thought that would be a fun activity anyways!), etc. Recently,… Read More Trust