A new journey…

Most of you may know by now that the Husband and I decided to homeschool our beautiful girls for their early elementary years. It’s a decision we don’t take lightly and one that we came to prayerfully and intentionally.

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“I have stored up your word in my heart…” ~Psalm 119:11a

Homeschooling has provided us with the opportunity to teach reading and writing through the Bible and memorizing scripture.  It has given us the blessing of knowing our children on a level we wouldn’t have otherwise.  The first week we sat down to work, I remember looking at Bel and thinking, “wow… I had no idea you knew this.”  How wonderful it is to see my child and know her capabilities and limitations.  To be able to challenge her and be there when the lightbulb of clarity goes off in her head.  What a treasure.

That being said…

Some days it is hard.  SO hard.  Some days our sweet girl wants to throw her hands up in the air because she doesn’t want to read or write.  She was in tears one morning because there were too many numbers swirling around in her head. I hurt with her on those days.  I give her the breaks she needs, but also push her through the tears.  Because I want her to be strong and resilient, and this is a process that is strengthening me as well.

And some days are beautiful and fun.  Some days, we see lots of people and she gets to learn things from all of them. Some days we make clocks and do easy math to help ourselves feel accomplished. 🙂


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When your kid learns by doing, you let them DO as much as possible. 🙂

Homeschooling… a fun, new, challenging journey of which I am grateful and blessed to be a part.

Another new journey for me? Plexus.  Yes, you read that correctly.

I’ve been “kicking against the goads” so to speak, for a couple of years now.  I heard about Plexus right about the same time I jumped into coaching, so I pushed everything Plexus to the back of my mind.  I am so grateful for the time I spent as a coach because I learned so much about myself and got to go on that journey with some truly AMAZING people. (People I will always hold dear to my heart!) But, when the time came to stop being a fitness coach, Plexus was STILL at the back of my mind.

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that’s right, folks.

My college BFF has been taking these products for about 2.5 years now and she has been able to keep her celiac under control because of it.  Not to mention pregnancy with twins that didn’t wipe her off her feet, but quite the opposite! She was doing CROSSFIT up until 32 weeks. She delivered her beautiful twins at 37 weeks (6+lbs each).  She doesn’t claim that her pregnancy went so well BECAUSE of Plexus (and I love that about her), but she DID say that she noticed her energy lagged on the afternoons she didn’t have her Slim and her legs cramped during the nights she forgot her BioCleanse.  Just sayin…..

SO.. fast forward 6 months (from when I stopped coaching), and here I am.  Starting a new journey as a Plexus Ambassador.  I’ve tried ProBio5, Xfactor family chewable for the girls, and the XFactor vitamin in the past and really liked them. Tomorrow morning I will take my first “pink drink.” I am eager to see how it helps my energy levels, quick tempered “mom fits”, and occasional anxiety/depression. (To be honest, I don’t struggle nearly as much with those as I used to because of God’s grace coupled with intentional prayer and study. But I would like to not have the anxious feelings to being with, and Plexus has helped many friends of mine in that area.)

I cannot wait to see what God does in me through this tool for achieving and maintaining good health! If you have any questions please feel free to send me a comment or email.  If i don’t know the answer, I will do my best to find it. Thank you for supporting me, friends! Love you all dearly.

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