learn || august theme

“there is always something new to be learned”¬† a new school year is right around the corner and as my two oldest children, my husband, students and families all around the world prepare to go back to school, my thoughts have been focused (and i’ve 

the message in the mess.

the message in the mess.

for the last several years as i’ve been on my journey to intentionally find more joy in my life, specifically in motherhood, there is one practice i’ve discovered that allows me more opportunities to feeling the most peace and joy every day. that practice is 

joy in waco.

joy in waco.

during my most recent trip to texas, i was fortunate enough to be spoiled by my loved ones with a day to magnolia market in waco. kevin has known for a few years now that waco, texas was at the top of my bucket list.¬†together 

word of the year.

last year i painfully decided to take a break from our personal family blog, fordOlogy, to take a much needed journey of mindfulness, intentionality and joy. as i said goodbye to my beloved online journal of all the things that had happened in our lives 

broken.

broken.

have you have ever felt broken? spiritually, mentally, physically, intellectually?  maybe you were broken because of an actual broken bone, loss of a loved one, a missed job opportunity, failed relationship or loss of your self worth? here’s the thing… no one is exempt from 

thoughtful thursday: word of the week.

thoughtful thursday: word of the week.

recently i joined a toastmasters group here in utah. toastmasters is an international organization that operates clubs across the entire world for the purpose of promoting communication, public speaking and leadership skills. each week, during our opening exercises, we have someone give a word of 

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this weekend i heard the phrase “being more, does not mean doing more” and it sparked a thought that i know at some point or another we’ve all felt. how often are we sucked into the lie that in order to be successful or happy