Hey there, Tuesday!

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I’m linking up with Ashley and Erika for their monthly Tuesday Talk post! Once a month, we talk about anything and everything and just “chat”.

Today, let’s talk about meal planning during busy seasons. I don’t know about you, but there are certain times of the year when my meal planning and cooking dinner is STRONG. I’m cooking 4-5 nights a week, we’re grilling out, we have all the veggies, and trying out new recipes. On the other hand, there are our busy seasons of life - for us that’s mostly basketball and baseball season. Right now, Carson and Cutter are both playing baseball which means we play Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday nights. Add church on Wednesday nights and it’s a meal planning nightmare! Most nights we leave the house around 5:00pm and return either at 8:00pm or 10:00pm depending on the times of their games. And whichever one of them has a game that night, the other has baseball practice. (or Cutter also has soccer!)

We have a lot of “Choose Your Own Adventure” nights where the kids fend for themselves. We try to keep frozen options such as corn dogs, chicken nuggets, chicken fried steak, pizza rolls, bagel bites, chicken pot pies, etc. on hand for those nights. The boys pack sandwiches for lunch every day so I know they’d prefer something different for dinner. Because of the crazy schedules, we all eat at different times and I’m not always home to grab something out of the crockpot. So, please HELP!

What ideas do you have for things we can pack on the go and take with us to eat at games/practice or in transition to places? What are your other go-to quick meals? This Momma needs ideas!

Happy Tuesday, friends!


Happy Tuesday!

Today 2/4 of our kiddos celebrate a BIRTHDAY!
Conner and Carson share a birthday! - 5 years apart! Conner is celebrating 17 years old and Carson is 12 years old today. We have some fun planned and I’ll share more about these two tomorrow!

For now, here are a few photos from the past couple birthdays!

Ages 13 and 8


Ages 14 and 9


Ages 15 and 10


Ages 16 and 11


Man, I love these two!
So again, I’ll share some more of each of them tomorrow but today…

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I’m teaming up with Ashley and Erika for Tuesday Talk!!
Once a month, we talk about anything and everything! This month let’s talk

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE a good podcast! I listen to them while getting ready or while driving, when working on the computer, while I’m running - pretty much just anytime I can squeeze it in!

Here are a few of my favs right now!


The Rise podcast with Rachel Hollis is SO GOOD! Rachel is the author of Girl, Wash Your Face. If you haven’t read her book, I highly recommend it! Rachel is SO motivating, inspiring, and always giving you just the best tips for doing life. And the girl is FUNNY! You’ll love her weekly podcast!

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She also has a podcast called Rise Together with her husband, Dave! They talk about relationships, marriage, being parents, raising kids, and all about being the best version of yourselves.


Logically Irrational is hosted by Melissa Rycroft Strickland and her husband, Tye Strickland. You may remember Melissa from The Bachelor. Her and Tye now live in Dallas and have three precious kiddos. This podcast is just FUN! They love Reality TV and they share their thoughts on different shows which is usually hilarious! They talk pop culture, relationships, and life! This is an easy listen that will make you LAUGH! This is one of my favs to turn on and go for a run!


I recently started listening to The Brendon Show with Brendon Burchard. I have really enjoyed the two episodes I have listened to thus far. Brendon is a motivational speaker so if that’s your jam, I think you will enjoy it!

There you go! A few podcasts to keep you busy!

Now, please share some of your favorites! What do I need to be adding to my list?!

I’m off to celebrate some birthdays!