Monthly Meal Planning System

I want to be efficient with my time! So, a major focus for this quarter has been creating good systems that allow me to make the most of my time.One area where I needed a new system was with my meal planning. We previously did our meal planning weekly, but I always found myself STUCK because I couldn’t figure out what to make each week. I felt like we were in the same pattern, eating the same thing week after week. So, I started thinking about a different way to do our meal planning. And, I created the perfect system for us...a monthly meal planning system! Here’s how it works: #1: Create Daily Dinner Themes Identify a type of meal or meat that you’d like to have each day of the week. Here’s what we decided on:Monday – Soup (or … [Read more...]

3 Simple Questions to Transform Your Marriage

My husband and I are passionate about having a great marriage! So, we make a lot of intentional decisions to invest in one another and our relationship. After a season of feeling a little disconnected from one another, we decided to create an end of the evening routine that would allow us to intentionally connect. It's nothing complicated, just 3 questions that we ask each other as we get in bed each night.What was the best part of your day? How did I make you feel loved today? What can I do better? (this is specific to our marriage/family)It's just 3 simple questions that are having a powerful impact on our marriage. It's amazing how much more connected we feel because we're having this intentional time to connect each … [Read more...]

10 End of the Year Reflection Questions

This is my FAVORITE time of the year! I love the preparation leading up to the new year. In many ways, it feels like a blank slate and an opportunity to get a fresh start.This is the perfect time to reflect on the past year and get ready for the new year.  Here are ten end of the year reflection questions to help you prepare for the new year.What are you most proud of from 2017? What lessons did you learn in 2017? How did you grow in 2017? Who invested in you in 2017? (This is the perfect time to write them a thank you note!) Is everything that you focused on in 2017 getting you closer to your big goal or dream? What are you going to do differently in 2018 than in 2017? If you had an extra $1,000 to invest in … [Read more...]

How to Plan Your Month

In this video, I'm showing you what to do TODAY that will set you up for a successful month.https://www.facebook.com/ibloomwomen/videos/10154898568601647/  … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Manage Your Everyday Stress

We all experience everyday stressors. Whether it's jamming our toe, a cranky child, traffic jam, a disagreement with a friend, feeling overwhelmed at work, or financial worries- not to mention the major life stressors. Our body sees them all as stress, so in response our adrenal glands create a flood of stress hormones that can wreak havoc on our bodies.I used to see stress as an everyday occurrence that I couldn't do much to control. It just happened...right? I've struggled with autoimmune challenges for the last 16 years, but it's really this year that I'm starting to tackle them full on. I'm on a mission to heal my body from the inside out and I'm discovering  just how essential good stress management is to our overall … [Read more...]