Honestly Girls

The honest truth about a girl changing her entire world.

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I’ve been struggling for days.  I’ve wanted to write special thoughts about Mother’s Day. And I can’t seem to sum it all up. How do I wrap up all the emotions of the word “Mother” into one quick snapshot on a blog? This may be a very poor attempt. But I am going to give […]

I run. I have for about 6 years now. And yet, I still hesitate to call myself a runner. My sweet running buddies would roll their eyes and disagree (as good friends will). But it’s a mindset for me, not a title. Owning the status of runner is hard for me.  I was that girl […]

I’m on day 29 so I am definitely not a Whole30 guru by any means.  But, I’ve had many friends say they are going to start and have asked if I have any tips. This is my lazy way of not having to repeat myself as well as having a reminder that I can always […]

I have 3 more days.  Three days before I finish my first Whole30.  And I’m scared.  What happens on day 31?  I’m not gonna lie – I’ve envisioned a buffet of all the foods I’ve been without during these 30 days.  But then, I pause and think – my Lord – what was it all […]

It’s funny. When people hear I’m doing a Whole30, the highest response I get is… “There is no way I could live without my coffee creamer.” It’s really not funny though. Not having the luxurious dairy divinity making my coffee a caramel-colored piece of heaven is no laughing matter.  I have felt (and some mornings still do feel) […]

Growing up my mom had a garden. Several actually. She had vegetable gardens and a beautiful herb garden transformed from an old dog pen for our Great Danes of the past. Some of my fondest memories of my momma center around her standing in the kitchen with a basket full of fresh basil on the […]

I had big dreams when I “retired” from my out-of-home career that I would become more amazingly fit and healthy than I had ever been. I started going to yoga. I continued running. I swam, I went to spin (a few times), I even started to contemplate meditation to complete my mind / body / […]

So, as I start this new life – I find myself applying many of my ‘work’ tactics towards the everyday of being a stay-at-home mom and wife.  When I worked at my agency – I was focused on profitability, new business development, creating sustainable plans and creative marketing tactics for my clients, elevating my staff […]

When I told people I was “retiring” from my business, a funny look came over most peoples’ faces.  Each with a little different emotion behind the contortion of their features, but the same question resulted from nearly every person. It didn’t matter if they had a warm smile hidden underneath or a confused furrowed brow […]