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I’m the only one who can give my kids a healthy, happy Mom


There are so many busy, overworked, tired and sometimes crabby Moms in the world today.  I often think about the Mom I was just 5 years ago.  I wasn’t a happy, energetic Mom. Looking back now, I feel like I was just getting by every day. I did my many duties for my family with very little time for myself. I was a stay-at-home Mom of 4 kids and we did struggle financially back then. I tried different ways to make some extra money but in the end, I just didn’t have the time or energy. I knew there was something missing in my life. I knew I wasn’t taking care of me. I wasn’t eating as healthy as I should. I wasn’t as physically active as I could have been. I had extra pounds to lose but I it wasn’t doing anything to try and change anything. I was just going through the motions every day and counting down the hours every day until my husband came home from work and the kids went to bed.

Eventually my family and I relocated out of state and that was the best thing ever for me. I had a fresh start. I had to get out and meet new people and explore my new surroundings. I got to try new things and gained my confidence back. But I still wasn’t taking care of my health. One day it just hit me that in the end, I’m the only one who can give my kids a happy healthy mom who loves life. I knew my kids deserved a happy, healthy mom and I knew I deserved it. I knew I wanted to be around for them as long as I could and the only way to ensure that was to take better care of myself. I had to eat healthier. I had to workout regularly. I had to make time for me.

It’s taken me 5 years to get where I’m at and I’m still a work in progress but I am happy and I am healthy. I take care of myself and I definitely don’t dwell on things like I used to.  I’m in charge of my own happiness. If I’m miserable, unhappy, discouraged, depressed or etc., ultimately I’m the only one who can make a change in my life to make things better. Too many people complain about things they just aren’t willing to change. So stop complaining and stop being unhappy. Your kids deserve better and so do you. If you aren’t happy with your weight, guess what? You are the only one who can change that. If you aren’t happy with your current job or lack of one, you are the one to change that too. Whatever it is that makes you unhappy can be changed. You can find happiness! I honestly believe that being truly happy with life also means you take care of your health. Being overweight, sick, tired and dealing with all sorts of health ailments can really bring someone down. I’m here to help you in anyway that I can, please reach out to me. Don’t give up! Be happy and love life!!

Just a Mom on a Mission…

Welcome to my Happy Clean Life!! I’m so excited about this new blogging journey.  I’m just a Mom on a mission to make the world a healthier, happier place.

I’m sure you are wondering who I am and what is a happy clean life…don’t we all want that as opposed to a sad dirty life? I am a very blessed Mom of 4 beautiful children (ages 5, 8, 11 & 15).  I have been a stay-at-home-mom for the past 10 1/2 years.  I’m married to my best friend, biggest cheerleader & the best supporter of all of my crazy ideas.  We will be celebrating our 12th wedding anniversary in July…where does the time go? I’m a Midwest country girl…born and raised on a farm.  My family & I moved from Illinois almost 5 years ago just a little east to Indiana.  We’ve built a great life here in Hoosier country.

We love being outside & recently we took the kids hiking at Turkey Run State Park. We had a blast & all got a great workout living a happy clean life.

So over the past 10 1/2 years that I’ve been a stay-at-home-mom, I’ve dabbled in a few network marketing businesses, started my own hand-made notecard business, jewelry business, hair accessories business, dj business, mechanical bull business and now finally I found my passion.  I love helping people lose weight & live healthier lives. I have been in the health and wellness industry for 2 years and over those 2 years I have learned SO much about nutrition, fitness, healthy cooking, supplementation, ingredients in foods & products, and so much more.  I’m really driven to help others make healthier choices when it comes to fitness, nutrition & the products they use.

I decided to really share my passion with others, I needed more than a Facebook page or an Instagram account.  So, here starts my blogging journey.  My goal is to educate people on how easy it is to make simple changes that can dramatically change your health (and sometimes wealth).  I don’t live a 100% clean life all of the time but I have learned that making healthier choices every day is so important.  Too many people are suffering from obesity, health issues, chronic pain and etc that in my opinion can be controlled by making simple changes in the foods they are eating, their activity level and the products being used.  I realize that most people are not going to live 100% organic & clean.  I don’t even live that kind of life.  I do however make healthier choices & choose organic & natural when I can.  You see, about a year ago it hit me. I realized that what I want more than anything is to live a long healthy life and to live on this earth as long as I can.  I see far too many people suffering every day with some sort of pain and I don’t want that for my life.  So I started really educating myself & boy have I learned a lot and I’m still learning.  I’m intrigued by natural remedies, natural products, & natural ingredients as opposed to chemicals and toxins.  Living healthier doesn’t always mean more expensive either because how expensive do you think being sick is? How expensive are doctor visits? Hospital visits? Prescription drugs?

I come across & collect so many great ideas, tips, tricks, info, recipes and etc about living healthier and I just want to share them with you.  Even a few small changes can have a big impact on your health.  I’m all about fun, healthy ideas that will have us all living happier cleaner lives.

I value your feedback and comments but I ask that you understand that what I post is my opinion & I realize not everyone agrees with me.  Please feel free to share your comment below or email me at happycleanlife@gmail.com.  I’m also on Facebook & Instagram.