In contrast to New Year’s Resolutions, I put more emphasis on doing Year End Reflections. Click here to read more about how I like to go about it. Read on for my 2016 reflections. 10 HIGHLIGHTS Having our first child. I started the year pregnant, but come April our little J-dub arrived and a whole new… [Read More]
Meanwhile, back at the ranch....
I could say these posts are for sharing pieces of my personal story, thinking-out-loud posts, and things I'm really excited about. Honestly, it's mostly about Moxie.
Before I start sharing my motherhood issues, I’m going to ask you to vote for baby J in the Gerber Photo Search! You only need to provide an email address to “login” to vote. Here’s what you’re looking for: You can vote daily through Thanksgiving. SIX winners (determined by votes) will get $3,500 and $750 in… [Read More]
My absolute, hands-down, favorite time of the year is upon us. Autumn. Or Fall. Whatever you prefer to call it, it’s awesomesauce on fresh baked bread with a hot mug of apple cider. It’s perfect running weather with multi-colored trees and crunchy leaves. It’s a season of visible change in the earth and this year, it… [Read More]
Have you heard of those painting events where you get to enjoy adult beverages while being shown how to create your own work of art? Well here in McMinnville, we have Cup And Easel events with local artist, Amanda Pewonka. I got some girlfriends together to try this for my birthday and am just now getting around… [Read More]
Today I am going to talk about my body and how I see it now that I have a child. I don’t typically talk or write about body image or fitness in terms of how one looks. Mainly because a negative body image is a symptom of more important issues I’d rather discuss. Nevertheless, our bodies are designed to… [Read More]
Three months postpartum and I’ve been to urgent care twice and the ER. I’ve battled impacted bowels that have brought me to tears. I’ve struggled to accept that my fatigued body and mind simply will not let me “bounce back” after having a baby the way I’d hoped. Still, there has been so much good…. [Read More]
UPDATE: After posting there were some things I forgot to include, of course, which are now inserted in blue text. After a big race I like to write a recap. It helps me hold on to the good moments and remember what I learned. With Baby J’s birth story, I definitely want to remember the good, so a “Birth… [Read More]
Hi! I’m Moxie The Trailblazer of Puma Ridge. That’s my full name but mom calls me Moxie or Moxers. You might know me as #MoxieTheRidge on Instagram. Anyway, mom and dad have been ugly tired lately and basically everything has changed in our pack because…well, I’ll get to that. First let me explain that mom is letting me speak on… [Read More]
Today is (or was) Baby J’s official due date. Maybe he will have made his great escape by the time this post goes up. Maybe not. Either way, I figured sharing photos of the crafty things we did for the baby room would be a good way to mark the day. I’m not afraid to admit this… [Read More]
I’ve got days left until Baby J’s arrival date (or is it really a departure date?) is officially here. No way of knowing when he’ll actually make his great escape. I mean grand entrance. Anyway, I have a confession to make. I’m so not into exercising right now! Even though I feel better when I’m active throughout… [Read More]