Hello and Welcome to my blog!
I am a wife (married to my high school sweet heart of 14 years), a M.O.M (aka – maker of meals) to three beautiful boys ages 10, 8, and 4 1/2 , plus a male golden retriever – truly outnumbered in a house of testosterone, a daughter, sister, friend, and registered dietitian nutritionist.
I chose to pursue a career in nutrition because of the impact I can have to help others learn about healthy eating and truly transform their relationship with food and improve their health. We all have struggles with something at one time or another and food just happens to be one that many people struggle with more frequently. My goal is to help motivate and inspire you to make healthy lifestyle changes that will meet your personal nutrition and wellness goals.
Some things about me:
My core values ~ Faith, Family, Friends, Food (of course), Health, and Balance.
Favorite foods: Portobello mushrooms, salmon, dark chocolate, most any vegetable and I haven’t met a fruit I don’t like except olives!
I enjoy being physically active yet I struggle myself with “fitting it all in!” I have run one full marathon, one 1/2 marathon, and this fall completed a 26K (16.75 mile) race. I exercise because it feels good and I know it’s good for my body, as well as connecting with others who motivate and inspire me to keep going! But, like many, I struggle with finding the time to fit it in with balancing everything on my plate.
The most important job to me right now is as a mom and knowing that what I am doing today is impacting and shaping my children’s lives for a lifetime. Even though meal planning may seem like a chore, I want to be a positive role model to them (and others). I want to create positive memories around food, cooking and eating so that one day, they can look back and remember how “mom used to do it.” I am fortunate to have been positively influenced by both my parents and, especially my paternal grandmother, Helen. She was the perfect homemaker to my grandfather who lived with Type 1 diabetes for over 57 years. She planned every meal out ahead of time and holidays were an extra special treat with every detail down to how the table was set. I am trying to carry on her traditions and values and pass them along on to others.
We, as moms, have a very powerful role in the lives of our children. Sadly, I meet and know so many people these days that don’t even know how to cook or where to start. So, one of my missions is to change that tide and help ensure that future generations are equipped with the knowledge and tools to take on the world in a healthy and nutritious weigh:).
Thank you for reading and I hope to hear from you and what your struggles or successes are with eating, health, and nutrition!
Eat Well & Live Well,