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Reality – What It’s Really Like

Reality – What It’s Really Like

This post is part of a series titled, “A-B-Cs – What It’s Really Like”. Each week a new letter and its word will be revealed. Each word’s explanation will illustrate significant personal meaning, application and ultimately demonstrate, What It’s Really Like… Back in 1998 MTV debuted the reality TV s... Read More »

Previously Featured WIRLs

Small Circle | WIRL Project

I Don’t Need a Huge Tribe, Just A Small Circle

Over the past month or so I’d given myself the same morale-boosting pep talk dozens of times: “I know it’s scary, but you can Do This! You can learn from experts! You can talk to people who are passionate about the same things you are! You can FIND YOUR TRIBE!” I was preparing myself mentally and emotionally for my first Blog Conference. I was about to step out as a Blogger... Read More »

Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

  Two weeks ago at Thirty-One’s Leadership Council (where the top 25 women in each of 5 categories earn their spot to attend), I was challenged to look at our Core Values and pick one that I want to focus on this upcoming year. Our values are to be Purposeful, Thankful, Respectful, Accountable, Curious, Courageous, Authentic, Trustworthy, Hardworking, Fun-Loving and Flexible as required to do... Read More »

WIRL Workout | WIRL Project

What Fitness Means to Me

You’ve seen them shuffling down the street. Fragile old men and women who need canes or walkers to help them move because they’re likely to tip over at any second. About 10 years ago I realized I was turning into one. In my generation kids were expected to spend a lot of time outside, so I was in the habit of being active. Unlike nowadays, youth sports were limited but our high school ... Read More »

Why I LOVE the T25 Workout System

Why I LOVE the T25 Workout System

  So why do I love the workout system T25? Well, because it works! Nobody had to pay, bribe, or ask me to say that – it’s just the truth! If you don’t know what T25 is, it’s a collection of about 15 DVD workouts that come with a schedule to follow. Each workout is 25 minutes long (hence the 25!) and it was created by the Insanity guy, Shaun T. There are two phases that... Read More »

Being a Work at Home Mom

If my 14 year old wouldn’t kill me, I would take a picture to show you what is happening right now in our house. But first, let’s rewind just a bit… Yesterday when I picked my daughter up from school she was coughing, her nose was running, and she had a sore throat. So we stopped at the store on the way home to pick up the essentials.. medicine, kleenexes, cough drops, and juice.... Read More »

Twins | WIRL Project

Twin Life: What It’s Really Like

My toddler and I had a great thing going. We napped when we wanted (yes, we). We came and went as we pleased. I had a kid-friendly, work-from-anywhere business that I could do with him in tow. 18 plane rides by the time he was 2, and monthly 4ish hour car rides to see mom and family in DC – he was used to being on the go. We had fun. We loved the non-stop adventure. Thankfully, my husband was pret... Read More »