Wednesday, March 7, 2012
exciting news to share!
I am thrilled to share some exciting news with you all...
Three years ago, I started this blog (then called "mom-a-licious") with a goal of sharing my strategies for staying balanced as a wife, mother and friend. In that first post, I wrote:
"...a mom is “mom-a-licious” when she feels good about herself, and good about her skills as a wife and mother. Like you, I am trying to do it all: raise happy, kind, confident children…be an interesting and interested wife…get back into shape…see my friends…volunteer in my community and children’s schools…stay abreast of what’s going on in the world…have a homemade dinner on the table…and stay grounded. Believe me, I know it’s not easy to do it all, and do it well!"
I called motherhood the most important job I'd ever had, and I still believe that it is. But like so many of my fellow moms, I haven't been able to strike the truly healthy balance I so desire. And while I'd love to say I'm feeling "40 and fabulous", the truth is: the fabulous part needs work. I have the cooking part down pat. I have a tremendous knowledge of nutrient-dense foods...and a knack for making them family-friendly. And, I love writing this blog for the creative outlet and the chance to share what is working here-- around our kitchen table, in particular.
But I also have come to appreciate that there is so much more to being "healthy" and feeling good as a wife, mother and friend. This year, I've decided to make this my focus, both personally and professionally. After eyeing and admiring the IIN program the past 10 years, I will become certified through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a holistic health coach. This is a grand step in my resolution to continue to learn, and I cannot begin tell you how excited I am to further my education in this holistic approach to health.
I will continue to share simple recipes and mealtime inspiration here on the full plate blog. My goal is to get into a regular posting schedule once I am in my school groove. I recommend subscribing via email, in the upper right hand corner of the blog, if you'd like to be in the loop. (Don't forget to confirm that you would like Feedburner to subscribe you, otherwise your subscription goes into some sort of black hole...). I also pop things on to the FB page for full plate / meals in a snap page, so you might like to "like" that as well so you get updates on recipes and articles I find inspiring.
I cannot imagine a better gift of health for myself, my husband, my children, and hopefully for my clients down the road. Here's to an amazing learning experience ahead
as I excel at the most important job I will ever have.