Welcome to MNMSpecial!
I’m a domesticated type mom to four kiddos. I left a career in finance to follow my love of fitness, crafts and food on a journey around the western United States with my husband of 14 years.
I love to organize closets and drawers, craft, paint and do DIY projects around the house after I’ve slept in.
MNMSpecial – My New Moments is an assemblage of adventures, recipes, crafts, projects and reviews from my family to yours. I started blogging with the sole purpose of finding the best products for my family, but it has evolved into a lifestyle change for a healthier, happier family. I share my joys, heartaches, successes and fails as we test, taste and report the outcomes.
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I had my back fused in 2011 and lost a significant amount of weight since that time.I am a Beachbody Coach that loves to workout and help others on their journey. I also am a Co-Founder of Fitspiration For Moms LLC a site dedicated to Women and Moms getting their healthy living journey on.
I love to create oil paintings, holiday crafts, and cards. I recently rejoined Stampin Up as a demonstrator and I’m loving all the coordinating ink and paper. There is just something about matching that excites me. If it can be painted, glues or bedazzled I’m willing to try it.
I found my love for cooking and baking back in 2002 when my oldest was only a few months old. Over the last few years I’ve learned to adapt my cooking to account for all our family’s allergy issues, including my own. Combined we are Corn free, Dairy/Casein Free, Soy Free, Almond Free, Peanut Free and Pea Free and not all in that order. I’ve also found that certain foods evoke some erratic behavior in the household, so we try to avoid those too.
I enjoy attending health centered events, meeting up with friends and blogging at events and (hopefully) inspiring others through my blog and speaking opportunities.
I grew up in Idaho surrounded by family and friends. I married my husband and we were whisked away to his first duty station in the US Air Force. We extended our family to include two boys (2002, 2011) and two girls (2004, 2008). After 16 moves we are finally ready to establish some roots, make new friends and build our extended family as we return to Northern California in 2014.