Walkin’ in Wausau – Doepke Park

Next up on our park tour is Doepke Recreation Area. This is “our” place. It’s usually our first choice, we do quick outings or spend as much time here as possible, we stop here after running errands, we’ve practiced riding without training wheels here, we’ve tested out our snowshoes here, etc.    This park has it … continue reading…

Walkin’ in Wausau – Oak Island Park

This is my first post in a series I’m calling Walkin’ in Wausau. I’m going to feature places I take my kids to burn energy (biking, walking, or playing) when our small yard becomes boring and I just want them To. Stay. OUTside! When you have children, your perspective of what to do in your … continue reading…

DIY Custom Wall Art

Do you have a hard time looking for wall art for your kid’s spaces? Or do you find your kids have a different taste than you? Have you had a hard time locating their requests? Or maybe you want to find something that they can grow into? Or maybe you’ve found something that is absolutely … continue reading…

DIY Kid Room Makeover – 2 years later

Thanks to facebook and Google Photos Assistant, I was reminded what I was up to two years ago. Which also reminded me I intended to write a post about how I painted the room, but never got around to it (Update: I got around to it! Read about it here). If you do not know … continue reading…

DIY Kid Room Makeover

This post is written two years after the fact, so I may omit a few details/steps here. With the arrival of our fourth child, we thought it would be a great bonding experience to put a big kid with a little kid. We also wanted them to have a space that felt like their own room on … continue reading…

I am a Fatherless Daughter.

I get emotionally sidelined when I talk about my father.  Deep sigh. I have two versions I carry around.  The first, is where I give part of the story and do so in a bulleted fashion. Afterwards, I usually change the subject or deflect questions back to the person asking about my life. The second, … continue reading…

My Top 5 BOD Picks

You have exactly 28 more days to take advantage of the discounted All Access Beachbody on Demand subscription. The All Access Pass gives you access to EVERY Beachbody Program that has been released and future 2017 program releases. Here are my top 5 program recommendations, if you follow these programs your entire year will be … continue reading…

My Fitness Transformation Through the Years

I have always struggled with my weight — or, struggled to love the body I had. After I became a Mom to three daughters, I decided I needed to change my perspective and my thoughts toward my body. My fitness goals are always evolving based on what I have time to do, what works with … continue reading…

The {Hard} Truth I Learned about Nutrition

I love food. I love watching cooking shows. I love cooking. I love to eat. I love pasta, cheesecake, pizza, French fries, loaded baked potatoes, Doritos, Potato Chips … I’m/I was a meat and potatoes kind of girl. I’ve learned to love vegetables and fresh fruits without adding ingredients to cover up their flavors (that … continue reading…