How Getting Rid of My Stuff Saved My Motherhood

Hi Beauties!

Every month in The Balanced Life Sisterhood, we have a mission - a special focus on one area of life where we want to grow and improve in an effort to care for our mental and emotional health. This month's mission is all about simplifying. So I'm delighted to have intentional living coach Allie Casazza [...]

By |August 22nd, 2016|Categories: Finding Balance, Motherhood Mondays|17 Comments

Surprising Ways “After Hours” Emails May Be Damaging Your Health

Happy Monday, beauties!

I have a question for you. Over the weekend, when you hear the "ding" of a new email coming in, do you check and respond right away?

Technology is a gift in so many ways. It allows us freedom and flexibility that wasn't possible even a few years ago. But along with that freedom [...]

By |August 8th, 2016|Categories: Finding Balance|4 Comments

6 Principles Healthy Women Practice

While there may not be a one-size-fits-all recipe for a healthy life, I've found that there are some specific habits and beliefs that most healthy women have in common.

Women who see the best results and remain consistent with their healthy habits embrace the following 6 principles...

1. They ditch the "all or nothing" mentality when it comes to exercise.
Healthy [...]

By |August 1st, 2016|Categories: Finding Balance|4 Comments

A little life update…

Hi Beauties!

It's been awhile since I've done a personal life update here on the blog and I want to share a little more about what's been going on "behind the scenes" here at The Balanced Life.

First of all, 2016 has been a BIG year for TBL and I can't thank you enough for your support, encouragement [...]

By |July 11th, 2016|Categories: Finding Balance|51 Comments

Loving My Actual Life – An Interview with Alex Kuykendall

You may have seen Alex’s latest book Loving My Actual Life on Instagram, perhaps it’s on your summer reading list, or maybe you're currently reading through it (like me!). Either way, you’re in a for a treat today. Alex Kuykendall is an author and speaker who has a heart for encouraging women.


In today's interview, Alex [...]

By |June 28th, 2016|Categories: Finding Balance|0 Comments

We’re Moving To The Beach!

Remember a few weeks back when I mentioned that life "thew me a curve ball?"

Well, I can finally share the news...The Balanced Life HQ is moving!

After 3 years in Colorado we are heading back to the beach. My family and I will be relocating back to sunny Santa Barbara, California next month and we couldn't [...]

By |June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Finding Balance|3 Comments

Creative Ways To Exercise With Young Kids

Hi Beauties!

I recently recorded a podcast with one of my favorite blogs, Coffee + Crumbs, and one of the topics we discussed was how my workout routine has changed since having my second child. I shared how my perspective has changed and also got practical about creative ways to exercise with young kids at home.

Since [...]

By |June 20th, 2016|Categories: Finding Balance, Motherhood Mondays|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Make Your Own Cold Brew Iced Coffee

how to make your own cold brew iced coffee

It's no secret that I have a Starbucks obsession.

I treat myself more often than most.

The funny thing is, I drink decaf these days. So it's not even a physical caffeine addiction I'm dealing with, it's purely emotional. :)

But some days I choose an at-home brew to satisfy [...]

By |May 31st, 2016|Categories: Finding Balance, Recipes|7 Comments

How To Write A Health Vision

Lately I've been thinking about all the visions we have for our individual lives. Sometimes they're very clear, like owning a home, falling in love or having kids, and sometimes they're more vague. We know we want something but haven't actually put words or details to the notion yet.

This came up for me when my [...]

By |May 17th, 2016|Categories: Finding Balance|Tags: , , |0 Comments

8 Organizing Mistakes You May Be Making

Hi Beauties!

Our mission this month in The Balanced Life Sisterhood is called "Spring Refresh."

We're focusing on refreshing our homes a little bit at a time to reduce clutter, reduce stress and bring a sense of peace and calm to our daily lives.

If you want to join us, click here. You'll get access to helpful resources and room [...]

By |April 26th, 2016|Categories: Finding Balance|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Apple-Blueberry-Mango Smoothie + Vitamix Sale!

Hi Beauties!

2 things I'm loving this morning: the spring sunshine and my Vitamix.

I REALLY hesitated spending so much money on a blender. In fact, I bought 2 other high-powered blenders before finally splurging on the Vitamix.

And believe it or not, it was our pediatrician that gave me the final push I needed to make the purchase, [...]

By |April 13th, 2016|Categories: Finding Balance, Robin's Favorites|Tags: , , |6 Comments

30-Day Pilates Body Challenge: Day #17 (strong glutes)

Are you ready for another booty-strengthening Pilates routine?
These exercises will certainly tone and lift your backside, but did you know there are a lot of other benefits to having strong glutes? Here's a quick list:
Strong glutes...

make you a better runner by improving your ability to accelerate.
reduce your risk of injury in your lower back, knees, hamstrings, and [...]

By |March 16th, 2016|Categories: Finding Balance|24 Comments