WHO I AM
I am a Blogger who lives in beautiful Southern California with my husband and children. I enjoy blogging about family, food, and fun activities – as well as adoption. Because I am a business owner and life coach for women, I also encourage moms to live a healthy lifestyle with home/work/life balance and self care.
I know from experience how important it is to take a step back at times and prayerfully re-evaluate changes that need to take place. The truth is that I had to deal with some difficult life circumstances which have definitely grown my faith, but for a while there I was super overwhelmed. My wake up call came when I had a series of somewhat serious health issues. After overcoming a time isolation and fear of the unknown, I still felt like I was functioning but not really living. I needed to make changes to become healthy and balanced again. Change is difficult, but it is a choice that we all have and it can be done. I prayed a lot and I mean – A LOT – then made a plan, simplified my life and took a back to basics approach to regaining my health physically and emotionally. This has benefited me and my family. They are happy to have their focused, energetic and funny mom and wife back.
I know that I need to engage with and receive encouragement from others. I hope that I can provide some of that for you here on the Back to Basics Mom blog. I so look forward to connecting with you.
What I love doing
I love to create a warm and welcoming home for my family. Decorating for holidays, redecorating our living spaces and DIY projects are always in the works.
I love a quick get away or a planned out road trip. The fact that we are all in the car together, exploring some place new, makes my heart happy.
One of the greatest callings in my life is to help others with adoption. I've spent many years watching miracles take place as I serve Adoptive Families and Birth Moms through their journey.
Watching My Children's Activities
There is nothing better than watching my kids utilize the gifts and talents God has given them. Grow that character! Develop those good work habits!
As a Christian, personal growth and development coach for women, my hope is to help you shift in areas you feel convicted. I help you to define your God given gifts and utilize them. You have a unique purpose!
Cooking Delicious, Healthy Food
I love when everybody is around our table. I love it even more when I know they are eating something healthy. Having a yummy, balanced meal is easy to put together and can be quicker than waiting in that fast food drivethru.
I like the free therapy that gardening gives me. There is just something about putting my hands in the dirt. Growing pretty flowers and vegetables that we can eat simply gives me joy.
I love to take pictures and memorialize all of our family activities and events. I am having fun developing my photography skills and share my photos (and others, too) here on the blog.