8.05.2020

BACK TO (HOME)SCHOOL WITH RX KIDS PROTEIN SNACK BARS

This post is sponsored by RXBAR and I received compensation in exchange for my honest opinion.

I only share products and brands that align with our lifestyle and that we truly love and use.

 

 

As many parents and caregivers are gearing up to send their littles back to school this year, we’re faced with knowing school is going to look much different this year. Some will be sending their children back to public or private school, switching to cyber school, or many, like us, have chosen homeschooling! We are so excited for this homeschooling adventure, we've actually already started and love how we can learn on our own schedule, choosing our own days and times for studying, choosing alternative ways for learning in some subjects that work best for us... homeschooling is awesome!

 

No matter what kind of schooling your child will be undertaking this year, the one thing every parent knows best is that a busy day of learning builds up an appetite; kids love snacks and they learn better with a full tummy. Personally, I'm not a fan of sugar laden, highly processed, dye filled and artificially flavored snacks for kiddos. I mean, I'm not saying they never ever eat those, because they do on rare occasions, but we tend to choose more natural when it comes to snacks for the kids.

 

 

That's why we love RXBAR’s brand new RX Kids Protein Snack Bars so much. They have the best (seriously, Bella and Bodhi LOVE them) protein snack bars. The ingredients are scary simple with 4 core ingredients in each one (I LOVE minimal ingredients), each bar has 0* grams added sugar (*disclaimer: not a low calorie food. See nutrition info for sugar & calorie content), and each bar contains 5 grams of protein!

 

Everything a health conscious mama could want for a snack for their kiddos, nothing but wholesome nutritious ingredients. The perfect brain food for little minds that are constantly stuffing new information into their growing craniums.

 

 

We've been a fan of RXBAR for years so you can imagine our excitement when we discovered they were releasing their brand new RX Kids line last month. Their flavors are winners with our kiddos, they constantly ask for more and gobble them up lickety-split fast and ask for more. The flavors they currently have are Chocolate Chip, Strawberry... and Bella and Bodhi's favorites: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, and Double Chocolate. All of the flavors are winners, plus they have some pretty cute swag to go along with them if you're into that kind of thing, a kids coloring tote, a lunch bag, and a pencil pouch. All great for back to school, road trips or outdoor adventures!

 

 

Whenever we are headed out the door for hiking trips or lake days I love to grab a couple RX Kids bars for our littles to snack on after a full day of learning about the world around them. Every lake trip becomes a lesson, every hike has so much to teach. That's some of the biggest reasons why we love homeschooling, because once you discover that there is something new to learn and discover at every turn and around every corner, the entire world opens up before your eyes and all of the world becomes your school.

 

 

The nicest thing about RXBAR (besides their commitment to high quality and wholesome ingredients) is that RXBAR is for the entire family, they have something for everyone to enjoy! RXBARs for adults, RX Nut Butters, RX Kids Protein Snack Bars, and RX A.M. Oats!

 

So, be sure to check out their brand new RX Kids Protein Snack Bars. You can find them on rxbar.com, or your local Target or Walmart! What is school going to look like for your family this year?

 


7.10.2020

SILENT NO MORE


These past 7 months I've been on a wellness journey, physically, mentally, spiritually. I've struggled, wrestled, fought and questioned all before I gave in. I was weak in all aspects. My mind, my body, my soul. I knew it, and God knew it. Every aspect of my life needed work and healing. I knew God was placing a calling on my life and I was afraid. I've been doing the work, putting in the work. I still have work to do, but God has answered questions, answered a mother's fervent prayers, even though life isn't perfect, he has shown me so many things and I am choosing to trust.

He has instilled a new bravery in me, a fire in my heart, a passion and a Holy anger for the innocent, for the hurting, for the vulnerable. There are still times I question, I ask, God is this what you want, is this really what you're calling me to share, and always I know the answer is the same. A resounding yes, a call to follow, to trust, a life he is calling me, us to. He has been placing words upon my heart and each time, the words come so quickly my fingers can hardly move fast enough to write them down.

So many people who are called to share the things I've felt placed upon my heart to share have been ridiculed, called crazy. The ones bringing dark to light, the ones fighting for freedom, for justice, for the innocent are slandered, made fun of... but if God is for us, then who can stand against us?

My family has chosen to follow a lifestyle that doesn't align with the agenda of mainstream culture. We have been removing things from our life, cultivating our hearts and pruning our lives, looking into the deeper story of so many things, and now my eyes are opened. I cannot go back to sleep now that I have seen the corruption with my own eyes, saw good things laid waste by evil. Saw the masses of humanity call evil good and good evil. Felt the war waging between God and satan, Heaven and hell, Good and evil. Saw how almost every aspect of our modern culture has been infiltrated with new age undertones and satanic symbolism. I will not be fooled by the trickery and lies anymore, and I will be shouting from the rooftops, bringing light and exposing the darkness.

Without Jesus we are all dead men/women walking, we are all blind until He brings us into the light. I spent the first few months of this year weak, questioning, until around mid April, I decided no more. I started strengthening every aspect of my life, my relationships, my soul, my body, my mind. I will forever be working on some aspects, I don't want to stop growing. I don't want to go with the flow, I want to make waves and swim against the current, only dead fish go with the flow. With every pruning comes new life, a new growth and I am a willing vessel. I want my prayer to be "here I am Jesus, use me".

These past few months have shown so undeniably who is for good and who is against good, who is awake and who is asleep, it has shown who has been awoken but refuses to take off the blindfold and to open their eyes to the bright morning light. Life has become so much more freeing since I finally accepted the calling placed on my life. At the end of the day, it will never matter how many followers I had, how many I lose or gain, but if I spoke truth and shared about my Saviour. What good is it to gain the whole world but lose your soul in the process?

At the end of my life, the number of likes I got on each post won't matter, it won't matter if I had 10 followers, 16,000 followers or a million followers on social media, it won't matter if my life appeared picture perfect, my words and actions are the things that are remembered and what will matter, it will matter if I share about Jesus or not, it will matter if I share the important things. My children aren't going to remember if I was liked by the popular people, they'll remember if I raised them right, to be good and kind, if I was a good example and instilled a good moral compass and an unwavering love of Christ in their hearts. They'll remember if I spoke up, and when it comes down to it, I need to be able to tell my children I did not stay silent.

7.09.2020

ROAR OF A MOTHER


They are the reason I fight. The reason I will never stop advocating. And while I advocate and fight for my own children, I'll do the same for yours. Not because I believe everyone should choose the same path and make the same decisions as us, but because I believe in freedom. Freedom for me and for you, my family and yours, your children and mine.

I believe every one deserves to know what they are putting into their bodies, to know the risks associated with what they are putting into their bodies and the bodies of their children, and I believe that everyone deserves the freedom of choice, to make informed decisions, the choice to say no if that's what is best for their family.

I believe the mothers who have cried out in desperation, trying to get their screams to be as loud as even a hint of a whisper in the ears of the sleeping. Why is it we believe women, but not mothers? The mothers whose children are gone, the mothers who's children are suffering. I believe them because my children have suffered too. I have been that mother, holding my children while they cry. I believe them because I too have suffered.

All because they said it was safe, they said it was effective, they said everyone does it, that it was recommended, they said that it was science and that it was settled, that there were no lasting side effects. Just asking questions has been frowned upon and made fun of. They have sold us a misinformed lie and we have been bought and sold by the highest bidders for far too long.

I advocate for all children, for all people, so that not one should have to suffer again, not one would have to suffer in silence anymore, afraid to be ridiculed and afraid of all of the people saying "it's normal". Suffering and sickness are not normal no matter how many times we have been told so and lied to. I advocate because nothing is truly one size fits all and where there is risk there must also be choice.

My fight may not always be a shout, it may at times be a word whispered in the wind and carried by the sea, a whisper dancing on the breeze through the forest, over the mountains and into the starry skies above. It may be a word spoken to a friend, a note silently left where a stranger, a mother might find it, but sometimes it may be loud.

A roar of a mother who will not be silenced, a roar of a mother who does not consent, a roar of a mother who calls the shots, a roar of a mother who stands her ground as she yells above the noise of a crowd to get someone, anyone to listen. I will fight until there is nothing left to fight. I will advocate until all the children are safe, until everyone is safe, because I do not consent.