30,000 Steps at Starved Rock

According to my Fitbit, I walked over 30,000 steps on Saturday and let me tell you… I felt it on Sunday.  While every inch of my body might have been tired, it was a good tired.  Camping is always a good kind of tired.  You’re drunk on fresh air and nature, the sun has fueled you the entire day, and technology is far enough away that you don’t feel the constant pull of its various forms.

I really do enjoy our camping trips. 30,000 Steps at Starved Rock | Life Healthfully Lived Continue reading

Happy Mother’s Day

If you’re a mom, Happy Mother’s Day.

If you’re about to be a mom, Happy Mother’s Day.

If you aren’t yet a mom but want to be, Happy Mother’s Day.

If your mom isn’t here but you wish she were, Happy Mother’s Day.

If you’re not sure whether being a mom is for you, Happy Mother’s Day.

If you never had a biological mom in your life but someone who acted like a mom, Happy Mother’s Day.

If you feel a LOT of complicated emotions on this day and don’t know what to do, Happy Mother’s Day.

It’s a happy day, a rough day, a sad day, an exciting day, a fun day, a painful day, and a million other emotions.  So no matter where you are on the “mom” spectrum or how you celebrate, I hope you found peace and happiness in your time yesterday.

And to my mom, I am who I am because of your love, guidance, laughter, rules, and example.  I can’t imagine a better mom for me and I’m so glad I get to call you mine.

Happy Mother’s Day.

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Things That Make Me Happy

UGH!  This weather is a major bummer.  The whole weekend has been drizzly and windy and cold and gloomy and just… BLAH.

But I don’t want to sit here and complain because that is making me grumpier than the cruddy weather.  Instead, I’m going to talk about things that make me happy.  That should make Monday (and this nutty weather) a little bit better! Things That Make Me Happy | Life Healthfully Lived Continue reading