Wow, you guys, have I missed blogging! This unexpected blog break went longer than I anticipated. These past few months have been filled with wedding planning and enjoying the summer with my family, but I can’t wait to get back into a regular blog routine. Today, I’m super excited to have Kayla Matthews from Productivity Theory sharing some great ways to address anxieties about starting a family. Caleb and I fall into the absolutely-we-want-children category, but I have some friends who are still on the fence. Undecided or not, these four tactics are a must when it comes to deciding to start a family. Be sure to leave some comments on what you all think!
It seems like there are two types of couples in the world: Couples who are absolutely sure they want children and couples who are absolutely sure they do not want kids. In reality, there’s also the category of couples who can’t decide whether or not they want kids.
It makes sense to be in the undecided category. Children can simultaneously be a tremendous blessing and a heavy burden. Child-rearing is not for everyone. There are many concerns that need to be addressed before you take the jump and decide to start a family. Everything from financial planning to discipline techniques will cross your mind as you consider having kids. However, there are ways to confront and dispel your anxieties. If you don’t know whether or not you should start a family, start by addressing your concerns with these four tactics.
Yes, you read that right! I’m engaged! As of last Wednesday, April 6 :)
Caleb is the sweetest man on earth. I’m beyond blessed to spend the rest of my life with him. Not only are we best friends, but we’re business partners and each other’s biggest cheerleaders. I’ve loved watching us grow together these past few years–from Maplewood (our high school) social rules to figuring out college, to running a business and celebrating life’s little moments, he’s always been my partner in crime. I’m beyond excited to be his wife!!
Ok, enough mushy stuff, I bet you’re all just dying for the story of how he asked, am I right? :)
Springtime is finally here! Seeing the cherry blossoms blooming and watching the grass turn green make my heart leap for joy! :) There’s just something about the warmer weather, sunshine and longer days that gives me an energy boost.
I was talking with Caleb the other day on ways we can make exercising a habit. One thing we’ve decided to do is Crossfit workouts at home (because joining a Crossfit box is expensive). I’ve also decided to go to the Christian yoga studio across the street a few times a week (yes, there’s a Christian yoga studio!).
As we were talking, I realized that getting active really isn’t that hard. With a few basic tools, the long-awaited springtime can be full of fitness and fun. Will you join me? :)
Honestly, just a few months ago, the thought of not blogging for even a week was hard for me to wrap my mind around. We’re told that to have a successful blog we need to:
1. Be active on ALL social media
2. Have a new blog post up 3-5 times a week (but the more frequent, the better)
3. Be constantly thinking up ideas of what to blog about
But the truth is, most of us don’t have the time to do all of that. And if we try to do it all (while maintaining healthy relationships with friends and family, managing school/work, raising children, running errands, cooking food, exercising….basically living a life) we might not put our 100% best into what we’re sharing with the world.
*I was compensated with free products from Fresh Thyme to use in this giveaway*
Fresh. Healthy. Natural. Organic.
Those words are big in today’s society. It seems like everyone is jumping on the healthy bandwagon…and that’s a great thing! I’m all about eating organic and incorporating more fresh fruits and vegetables in our diets.
Last week I had the opportunity to check out a new store here in Lincoln called Fresh Thyme Farmers Market and just had to share my thoughts with you. At first I thought it was just another expensive health food store, but boy was I wrong!