Tag Archive | balanced lifestyle

Gratitude Gems: A Whole List of Things

Gratitude Gems: A Whole List of Things

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! Here I’ve missed two Mondays in a row, and that’s just unacceptable.  It’s not that I haven’t been grateful, but I’ve just been too busy and/or lazy to make note of it here!  So in classic catch-up style, […]

Gratitude Gems: Baby-Inspired Generosity

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! I already knew that we have some amazing family and friends who are very generous with their time and money, but no event in our lives has highlighted that fact for us quite so clearly as our pregnancy.  […]

December Fitness Challenge: Walking and Baking and Walking Some More

Ha!  Fitness! I have to laugh, because when I was reviewing my December, just like the previous few months, I really couldn’t help but relate my level of fitness back to pregnancy yet again.  And while some people may find that tiring, the reality is that this big thing is happening to my body, and […]

Gratitude Gems: Back to Work

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! I just had 10 days off in a row for the holidays so coming back to work, especially on a Monday, feels very hard to do. I’m not in the mood to work.  I’d rather be putting away […]

Gratitude Gems: After the Holiday Weekend

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! Today on this holiday-in-lieu Monday, as I take the opportunity to stay in my PJs all day and drink tea and cuddle with my hubby and my puppy and enjoy some downtime now that we’re back at home, […]

Vacationing with My Mom

I had a hoot in Las Vegas with my Mom last week!  I couldn’t drink obviously, and because the Americans apparently don’t drink dark rum (go ahead, say that ten times fast), we couldn’t find any outside of the few bars we went into, so my Mom didn’t do much of that either; but that […]

November Fitness Challenge: A Pregnant Fish Out of Water

I was duped.  As far as this pregnancy thing goes, I was told that the first trimester is the worst in terms of symptoms, particularly feeling tired all the time.  And for a few weeks there I totally believed it.  Then I hit a wall of exhaustion that has caused me to question my ability […]