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Building Discipline with My March Goals

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March Powersheets Goals

I don’t know about you but I am DONE with winter. Mentally, physically, and emotionally done. No matter what the weather says, winter is behind me and I am looking forward to spring. I’m ready for the warmer temperatures, the sunshine, and the hopeful spirit of the season. I spent the last weekend of February in Mexico and that trip completed shifted my mindset. Spending four days in paradise with little responsibility and very few cares allowed me to unwind from a very stressful time and start focusing on creating my personal new season.

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Reset + My February Goals

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I know that it’s been a long time since I checked in, but is it too late to say, “Happy New Year?” Since this month feels like the true start of my 2018, I’m hoping that you’ll give me a pass. Of course, I thought that January 1st would be this magical date for me, but life had its own set of plans.

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Slowing Down Sundays

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slow-sunday-routine

With only two weekend days, it can be SO tempting to overcrowd Saturdays and Sundays with activities and errands. It’s something that I still struggle with, but I will tell you that I have gotten so much better at having “Slow Sundays” in our house.

I don’t have much control over the pace of my life Monday – Friday. Of course, I can choose what activities I do after work, but I’m usually on someone’s else’s schedule between 6 am – 6 pm. This mindset left me feeling like I needed to have FULL control over my calendar on the weekends.

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Intentionally Grateful: Are You In?

KB's Journey, Living & Giving

Intentionally Grateful challenge

“Be grateful.” It’s a phrase that we all hear on a regular basis but sometimes it’s easier said than done.

In an effort to shut out anxiety, I have been trying to cultivate a more grateful existence this year. I have a weekly goal to write in a gratitude journal and I regularly seek out scriptures on the topic. However, I still have moments where I find myself in a slump because I have spent too much time thinking about what I don’t have.

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Grace Is the Best Birthday Gift of All

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But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” – 2 Corinthians 6:9

When I came across this passage, I knew that I wanted to set my heart on these words for the month of October. Grace is a concept that I’ve always been aware of but never really knew how to set it in motion.

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My August Powersheets Goals

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August Powersheets Goals 2017

How is it already August?! Knowing that this is the last month of summer makes me sad because I can’t believe how fast it flew by. More importantly, I feel like there are so many things that I didn’t do yet this summer.

Last month, I didn’t get around to going through my Powersheets like in previous months but I did set a couple of high level goals for myself that I did accomplish.

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My June Powersheets Goals

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Welcome to June aka summer time! Well, at least if you are in Chicago. Last month, I didn’t set any official goals in my Powersheets, but I did commit to some things so May wasn’t a total wash. That being said, I set some intentional goals for June related to parenting, fitness, faith and relationships. While May ended on an incredible note, the middle weeks were a little all over the place. Without having a clear sense of what I needed to accomplish, I was flying by the seat of my pants as far as what I was and wasn’t doing. That is not what intentional living looks like!

 

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Finding Peace and Sun in Biloxi

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Last week, our family left rainy Chicago in search of sunnier skies on the Gulf Coast. My oldest stepson graduated from high school down there so our trip was the perfect excuse to celebrate his accomplishments, catch up with my husband’s family, and honestly just whoosah.

Leading up to the trip, I was burnt out to the max from work and some other tasks on my plate. I have been saying “Yes” to too many things, people, and projects. And, it finally took a toll on me. Honestly, I’m still in “generosity recovery,” but that’s another post for another day.

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How One Bra Is Helping Restore my Body Confidence

Beauty & Style, Motherhood

ThirdLove 24/7 Classic T-Shirt Bra

Last week, I was showered with love and fuzzy feelings as I celebrated my second Mother’s Day. Motherhood has brought me so many incredible moments but I have to admit that I am still struggling with some of the physical aftereffects of carrying Caleb.

Thanks to Whole 30, I’m below my pre-baby weight, however parts of my body just aren’t the same as before. One of the biggest insecurities had to do my how poorly my bras fit post-baby. After breastfeeding, my girls just weren’t themselves anymore.

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