• Health Nut,  Life

    Be Stronger Than Your Excuses

    I have seen this saying over the past year that I have been trying to get my life together and add workouts into my daily life. But it never really sank in until recently.  I’ve successfully completed 45 days of Bikini Body Mommy’s FREE 90 Day Challenge. I have overcome my habits of binge watching TV until midnight and sleeping in until my children woke me up every morning. I survived and didn’t give up after every one in my house came down with the flu and I was unable to workout for about 3 weeks. Cowboy and I have figured out how to manage a workout schedule with him being…

  • Life,  Tiny House Life

    Tiny House Beginnings — Why We Choose Tiny Living

    Choosing to live in a tiny house wasn’t an easy decision. We looked at so many options to get us out on our property without creating a bunch of debt. Well, truthfully, we did get really excited about moving out here and went to a mobile home place and looked at getting a $180,000 loan on a double wide. I’m so grateful we decided against that! When we left Colorado we had some ideas about what we wanted out of life. Cowboy wanted out of the city, I wasn’t so sure about that, but we both wanted to lower our bills as much as possible with the hopes of bringing…

  • Homemaker,  Life,  Tiny House Life

    Changing Bedtimes: How to help your children adjust. Part 1

    Throwing Our Old Routine Out We are currently adjusting our regular bedtime routine we’ve had for many years because Cowboy is officially on a home every night truck route (Yay!) and I’m consistently waking early to get a workout in. We are tossing out the old times of being in bed around 9:00p.m. and waking up around 8:00a.m. We’ve always had the kids up later because Cowboy was getting home late and he wanted to make sure he got plenty of time with the them without fighting them to get into bed. Now he’s still getting home around the same time but living tiny means that when he goes to…

  • Health Nut,  Homemaker,  Life,  Mom

    Embracing Habits

    I’m not a type A person. I’m pretty much the exact opposite. If you give me a to do list, schedule or even something as small as a routine I will completely fail at it. My brain just doesn’t function well that way. I’ve struggled for years trying to figure out how to keep my house in order, get school done with the kids and make dinner consistently without forgetting to pull meat out of the freezer…speaking of I really need to do that right now! (FYI I didn’t actually do this when I was writing. It was forgotten for several more hours). But who would have guessed that changing…

  • Health Nut,  Life

    Week 4 Health Challenge Update

      Well its been 4 weeks since I started this new health challenge and it’s taken a turn for the worse. Its been 10 days of our family being sick and I started out so good staying on track and keeping up with eating well so I didn’t derail my progress. I did so well the end of last week that I even won the diet bet I was apart of just because I was eating well. Once that was over and I weighed in all bets were off. I ate packaged mac and cheese, cookies with milk, and other delicious foods I’ve been avoiding because they no longer fit…

  • Life,  Mom,  Teacher/Homeschooler

    5 Tips to Surviving Homeschooling while Sick

    When you homeschool there is no time for mom to be down sick. This cold I have is not fun. Cowboy is over the road with his current trucking job so I’m on my own. Bookworm is quite helpful when I’m sick and helps get everyone cereal for breakfast so I can get some extra rest. However, kids will be kids and they do require lots of attention, guidance and direction throughout the day so I can’t stay in bed forever. Over the years on being a stay at home mom I have developed some tips and tricks to get through the day when not feeling 100% but now that…

  • Life,  Mom

    Why Focusing On What Matters?

    Why did I start a blog and name it Focusing on What Matters? 3 years ago our life changed more than I could have realized. We had a big decision on our hands. We had two choices. 1. We could stay in Colorado where all our family was and where we grew up but I would have to return to work which would mean our 2 boys would be put in daycare and public school. 2. We could move out of state where the cost of living was less so we could make it as a one income family and keep our children home like we desired. Even though this…

  • Farmer,  Life,  Mom

    5 Tips to Surviving a Bad Day on a Homestead

    Life never stops and living on a beginning homestead life gets downright crazy some days. Today is a day that I’m feeling like just throwing in the towel and giving up and I ate all my feelings at lunch because of the crazy emotions. It all started out good. We got our chores done and the neighbors chores finished (last day of farm sitting…yay!). They had baby bunnies that were out hopping around and Firebug was thrilled to be able to pet one. I even felt like quite the badass because I was able to catch our pig that has been evading me all week. Even with help of Cowboy, Bacon…

  • Health Nut,  Life

    Tomorrow It All Begins

    2018 started out a bit rough. We drove home from vacation with family over New Year’s Eve and arrived home early morning on the first to a house full of frozen pipes. Like the entire house! Even the water in the toilet was frozen! So starting out the New Year ready to crush some goals and make some changes didn’t go as planned. In the past this would have taken over my entire year. I would have lost my momentum and kept going with the bad habits I want to break. But not this year! This times I’m going to pick up where I am and keep going. Last week…