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Christmas Reflections: The Best Gifts aren’t Under the Tree

Just two Christmases ago…

It was a really stressful time for us. Adam and I had to count, save and hoard all his vacation days just so we would have a week off at Christmas. He was working as a chemical engineer and had a great job!! but they were really strict about their vacation days and it just made everything hard to work around.

On top of that stress, all the extra costs associated with Christmas (even without going overboard with the gifts!)… it all quickly added up.

Our family was 1,000 miles away & we only saw them 2x a year – and just being that far away was really tough. We always were making sure we saved enough money to travel back to Louisiana to see family. Because we were that far away it would take two days to get there, hotel rooms and gas weren’t cheap. read more

How to Exercise on a Busy Schedule

I haven’t met a single person who isn’t busy! We all have the same 24 hours in a day – but some how some people are able to get more done in those same hours… what is their tip???

I think the biggest thing about being efficient with your time is to plan ahead. If you are trying to get in exercise throughout your day, PLAN to be active! Look for opportunities.ย 

I do a LOT of traveling, which I love to do… but that usually means long car rides and then trying to get the girls settled in a hotel room – so how do we fit in exercise when our schedule is busy? read more