I am a married mom of three children (well one adult and two toddlers to be exact!) living on the Canadian prairies. I am the owner and author of this little space on the internet. Throughout the last few years I have followed (and many times resisted) a call deep in my gut to share my passions and journey in this online space with the hope it can inspire and motivate others to love healthy living.
If you like food that makes you look good AND feel good, you’re in the right place!
I have been a teen mom, divorced mom, single mom, working mom, newlywed mom, and mom-again in my mid and late thirties. If there is anything I understand, its how to build healthy habits that work for busy families! I love to bridge the between whole food nutrition and fun and help busy families raise healthy and happy eaters.
I have always had a deep passion for healthy living as far back as I can remember. However, several years ago, while working my “dream job” my lifestyle shifted. While climbing the corporate ladder I started going to the gym less, traveling more, and eating out regularly while on the road. My energy depleted and I felt like I was barely keeping my head above water in a career I had worked so hard for.
I was not taking care of myself as well as I should have been, and my body was telling me something was wrong. A few months later, I lost that job. I was left physically and emotionally drained. However, the damage had been done and I had to have half my thyroid removed due to a lump on my neck that developed under all the stress.
I vowed then and there I would never sacrifice my health for a job again, nor would I allow anyone to have that kind of power over me and my career. I had been broken physically and emotionally and I sure wasn’t going to let that happen again.
Page turn: I got another shot to pursue my passion.
I was still a single mom and needed to work, so I picked myself back up and within weeks found another job. But I can tell you my heart wasn’t in it and my perspective had been forever altered. I was no longer going to give my health for my job ever again.
I got back into my workout routine, ate good food that nourished my body and soul, and spent time with people that made me happy. From a personal perspective, I had accepted that it would likely just be my son and I, as I was completely tired of the dating scene. I also realized I needed to give more than receive and made a pact with myself to do more volunteer work.
One September evening I was volunteering at a Cancer Society event and I saw a man walk across the room. In my head, I distinctly remember saying “THAT guy!” We met, we talked, we dated and then we were married a year later to the day. I had no clue I would be blessed with having two more children in my late thirties with my new husband. After my daughter was born, I made the decision to leave my successful career, go back to school and study holistic nutrition. I’ve been a full-time supermom pursuing my passion for sharing healthy living with others ever since!
Let me help you balance the science of nutrition with the art of healthy living
My family motto has always been “it takes a village to raise a child” and I would love for you to join this village of moms as we support, encourage, and laugh together at all of the crazy things life (or our kids) throw at us 😉
You’ve heard mine, I would really love to know YOUR story. No matter where you are in your journey, know that you matter and that you can still live your best life!