My days probably don’t look much different from yours. I go to workouts almost every day, drop off my kid at school, attend a couple of weekly Bible studies, and spend almost my whole day thinking of and caring...
Every year without fail, from the second November hits until the day April shows up, I am hit with a gray cloud of seasonal depression. Here’s what seasonal depression is like. From April through October I am an optimistic realist with...
My weight loss journey has been full of ups and downs. As any mom can tell you, pre- and post-baby weight fluctuations can vary widely. With my first pregnancy, I had hyperemesis gravidarium and I struggled to gain enough...
Note: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own, and I did not receive reimbursement for my recommendations. Winter is well and truly upon us here in Iowa. And for me, it means that it’s time...
It’s no secret for those of you who know me, that I’m a snosher. (I may have actually coined that term.) "Snoshing" is the noshing that I sneak behind the open refrigerator door.  I do this to block my...
We live in a self-love, body-positive, be mindful and present, self-care promoting society. So why do we have the one rule that every January 1st you must change something about yourself? Why are New Year's Resolutions usually so negative?...
My kids rarely get sick. They’re 4 and 1.5 years old. They should be boogery, coughing, and have monthly fevers during winter. It’s kind of expected for these ages, amiright? #kidsaregross Sure, the occasional cold will hit our house, but...
For the majority of my life, I have been an anxious person, always worrying about everything surrounding me. For the longest time, I let my anxiety rule my life and spoil a lot of events and opportunities that came...
Oh, winter. Just when we’ve finally recovered from school starting...you slip in quietly, practically undetected. You bring with you all sorts of foul beasts--primarily viruses!  Knock on wood! (I knock gently on my head as I type this.) My kids...
I just can’t. I have hit my limit. It's time to say no. If you are anything like me, notifications from Doodle Pool, Volunteer Spot, or Sign-Up Genius currently fill your inbox. I find myself scrolling through sign-ups, holding...
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Corridor Mom Spotlight: Kate Getty {Metro Catholic Outreach}

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As summer approaches, many are dreaming about the idea of getting back to "normal." However, for Kate Getty at Metro Catholic Outreach, she understands...