Beautifully Imperfect: Motherhood Unfolded
Life & Lovely Chaos

Beautifully Imperfect: Motherhood Unfolded

Lately life has been truly chaotic. I feel often as if I am being pulled in so many directions. So many opportunities have arose and my mind is constantly shifting from idea to idea, leaving me with almost no time to keep up. At first I was ashamed to come to terms with the fact that my focus was on too many of the ‘wrong’ things. Day after day I was in hustle mode and struggling to keep my head above water; a feeling that became almost overwhelming. So I started pushing harder and I didn’t realize the damage I was doing. Real damage! My family life began taking a real hit and the bumps were growing far to quickly for me to fix them. Sitting here telling you this has become my breath of fresh air. Because when everything felt like it was about to shatter and all I…

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Life & Lovely Chaos

Parenthood Doesn’t Mean Giving Up Your Adventure

Being a parent has been the greatest achievement of my life. To be able to grow a life and then be there for every milestone, every step of the beginning of their journey… I am pretty sure that there is nothing that will ever compare to every feeling this journey has brought about. For the past 10 years my focus has been on being the absolute best mother that I could be. And while I do not regret this one bit, especially when I look at the beautiful beings that I have created, I have realized that at 30 years old, I have somewhat lost myself. It has taken me some time, but with my children growing a little older, I have grown to understand that Parenthood Doesn’t Mean Giving Up On My Adventure. Someone recently said: “Tell me about YOU” That’s when it hit me, I don’t really know…

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Health

How CBD Oil Can Benefit YOUR Life

I am sure by now you have come across the hype of CBD oil. And while some are still skeptical of using a marijuana-based product, I am here to tell you that all of that hype is for a very good reason. CBD oil is beginning to be more accepted and used as an addition to modern medicine, and the health benefits are unlike any other. From my personal experience and the experience of those closest to me, I have become a HUGE advocate for using CBD daily. Whether it be to help achieve better health, utilize it as a preventative measure, or to relieve symptoms of certain ailments there is something that every individual can gain from using CBD oil. In this post, we will discuss many things about this incredible product but most importantly how CBD oil can benefit your life. My Personal CBD Journey I want to…

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Field Trip Fun

Don’t Plan, Let Nature Be The Guide (Teaser)

It is so easy to get caught up indoors, especially as a busy homeschool parent. Let’s be honest- the lessons don’t always go as planned, dinner doesn’t make itself, and those chores just never end. Some days getting outdoors seems near impossible, too. So of course there are many days that planned nature studies are more beneficial. After all, most of us can easily step out back and pick a flower to dissect or find some insects to study. For me, these planned studies are often complemented with printables and worksheets. While I enjoy this type of education for my children and for the sake of my time, it is extremely important to to make time for a more natural experience and let nature be the guide.   You never know what nature will teach. The world around us is such a beautiful thing to explore; wouldn’t you agree? Any…

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Ethnic Splurges

Enchadillas- Dinner Improvised

This recipe is one that you just have to try! It is now one of my Quick Fix Meals- perfect for the busy mom with no real time to cook. In fact, these enchadillas were created by my husband as a improvised meal and total dinner save. He had the kids, okay and me, raving about them all night. Yesterday I had planned to make some quick and simple enchiladas. I knew it was going to be a busy day so I prepared the ground beef the day before. It is a simple process, cook the ground beef than add in 1- 28 oz can of Las Palmas green enchilada sauce. I always season with some salt, pepper, and garlic powder as well. It was simple and I thought I was fully prepared for the next day and all of its chaos… But I was very wrong The next day…

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Traveling the Country

Big Bear- The Less Traveled Path

Big Bear Lake is a beautiful vacation spot. There is nothing quite like a nice getaway in the fresh mountains. As I have said before Big Bear is Southern California’s mountain treasure and if you make a trip there you will see exactly why. After all, who wouldn’t enjoy hanging out on a lake in the perfect 80 degree weather during the day and ending the evening with a stroll around the village? All before grabbing dinner at one of Big Bear’s most popular restaurants, like the Azteca Grill. While the town of Big Bear Lake offers so much to do and see, some of the best and most unique adventures are on the Less Traveled Path.   I love exploring what many do not. It makes life all that more adventurous. I love looking back and saying “we explored this cool place”. Big Bear was our first real adventure…

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Parenting

5 Unique Ways To Beat Summer Boredom

It’s that time of year again! School is almost out for many. For us, our lessons are at a bare minimum, the weather is hot, and the good ol’ saying “I’m bored” is constantly ringing in my ears. This is often followed by one of the three saying that make me cringe: “Can we watch tv?” – NO! “Can we play on the tablet?”- NO! Or the famous “Can we play on the PlayStation?” – UGH, NO! You see, we have an after-dinner rule in our house. After dinner, the kids get their electronic time. Otherwise they will be glued to those devices all day. We did grant a few days of “unwind time” when summer hit where we allowed some half binge days but I ended up having four mini zombies occupying my home. But now we are well into summer vacation and their boredom is becoming something I…

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Educational Thoughts, Parenting

Push Your Kids Toward Their Future

“What do you want to do when you grow up?” This is what they asked. It was my junior year in high school and everyone around me had a plan; had a goal. They knew what they wanted in life, what colleges they would apply to, and what career they wanted to work towards. But me… I was lost. As hard as I tried to make those decisions that would shape my future, I discovered that there was just nothing there. Sure I could go to college, but for what? What was I good at? What did I love to do or dream of doing? There was no on who could encourage me at the time. I felt so lost and I let that stop me from moving forward for a long time. “You can do anything you want to do and be anyone you want to be.” This is…

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Health

Know Your Body: Smell Your Pits

The human body is a brilliantly fascinating mechanism. To fully understand the way it works would take far too long and a whole lot of scientific references. However, it is important, and simple, to understand that every system in the body has an effect on every other system in some unique way. So even though the body is broken down into different systems with different functions, they all act as a whole- obviously right? Often times, when one system is sluggish it will begin to affect other systems. This creates greater problems that can lead to long-term ailments. Therefore, it is crucial that you get to know your body. When I think of holistic health the first thing that comes to mind is DETOX. So many things clog our bodies; the things we eat, the things we wear, the air around us, and at times even our own skin. When thinking…

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Traveling the Country

Big Bear- Southern California’s Mountain Treasure

When most people think of Southern California they think of warm weather and the ocean. However, in a culture that favors beaches, breezy warm weather, and flip flops, there is something exotic and adventurous about having a beautiful mountain range so close by. As a native Californian, Big Bear is somewhere that I frequented throughout my entire life. So I can tell you that it is no secret- Big Bear is Southern California’s Mountain Treasure! Whether you like off-roading, hanging out on a lake, fishing, hiking, or strolling around just to shop, eat, and take in the local sights…. Big Bear needs to be on your California bucket list. Scroll to the bottom to see my photo gallery. If you are planning a getaway during the warm weather, the following tips will help you get the most out of your trip. Try to head up on a Thursday (anytime) or…

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