While the kids are always very sweet and willing to try new things or participate in family activities, I will admit that the teens are growing out of some of these activities. I don't actually celebrate Halloween and I haven't raised them to but their dad did grow up celebrating so we compromise with some of these seasonal festivities.
It is not often a weekend of moderate activity wears me out, but this weekend we went to the Annual Kula Pumpkin Patch, and after walking through endless pumpkins trying to find the right 5 to bring home, trying every single activity or photo opp available, and getting slightly lost in the maize maze... I am happy to report that I was worn out the next day.
These days may not last forever, but I appreciate every moment.
D Goosby of JD's Organic Productions is a wife and a mom to 8 beautiful kids including 2 sets of twins. At one point, she weighed close to 300 lbs and then lost half of it just to put most of it back on. D eventually got tired of the yo-yo. She learned some hidden truths about our food system and decided to get educated and make lasting changes. D studied to become a certified personal trainer, nutrition coach, and peristeam practitioner because she realized that she was not alone in wanting to make healthy lifestyle changes but lacking the knowledge to make anything permanent.
That is what D does today, she helps busy moms like herself, get back to where they feel good again, they look the way they want to look and they get to be a healthy role model for their families and friends.