Making Hospitality Easy: 4 Tips for Hosting People in Your Home

20
Nov
2020

With Thanksgiving coming soon here for those in the U.S., I thought I would chat a bit about one of my most favorite topics—making hospitality easy. When I mention the word hospitality, how do you respond? Do you get excited? Or perhaps you begin to feel a bit anxious and nervous? My heart is to calm your nerves if you are the latter. The art of hospitality, the bringing together of friends in our home, is truly the heart of the gospel … {Read More...}

Living the RV Life: Selling it All to Travel Full Time

12
Nov
2020

"Living the RV life? But why?" I've had a lot of questions about why our family would sell our recently completed, custom-built, ocean view home in Seabrook, WA, to go travel the U.S. full time in an Airstream, so I thought it was time to share. Escaping the hustle and bustle of the city Just over four years ago we left the Seattle suburbs, sold 80% of our personal belongings, and ventured to a remote beach community on the Washington Coast. … {Read More...}

Grieving Losses Other Than Death

7
Nov
2020

The topic of grief has been on my heart for several months. For many of us, including myself, we typically only think of grief with losing someone we love. But all of us at one time or another find ourselves grieving losses other than death. I believe that as a society, we typically do not give merit to the other places grief can show up. Loss comes in the form of death, but also making a move, selling a home, losing a friendship or … {Read More...}

Self-Care: Giving Yourself Permission

28
Oct
2020

One of the biggest pain points that comes into the conversation when I coach moms is the lack of time for self-care. I have written in the past about the benefits of being a selfish mom, and it's a tongue-in-cheek post, but the message is clear. Most moms are so busy taking care of everyone else that they don't care for themselves and then become worn down, bitter, and oftentimes very ill from being exhausted. There is nothing that says you … {Read More...}

Simple Real Food Weeknight Dinner Recipes

22
Oct
2020

This week I have a simple and easy menu plan full of real food weeknight dinner recipes. I have some tips and tricks to let you work less and enjoy some really tasty food that is both nutritious and yummy. For Monday, I want you to grab TWO pasture-raised chickens. You will cook TWO today in your Instant Pot, one for the meal this evening, and one for Tuesday's meal. Monday Instant Pot Rotisseries Chicken from Kristine's … {Read More...}