Hi.

I'm Kristin.  I am a wife, aspiring designer, Christian and for now a SAHM.  My husband and I are parents to two darling little boys named Dylan Archer and Kyler Jude.  I created this space to document my family's adventures and lessons I've learned along the way.  The Mom Jungle is a modern interpretation of both the family newsletter and scrapbook.  

I call this The Mom Jungle because life is wonderful and messy and indeed, "It's a jungle out there!"

THE GLOWING GINGER: JUST KEEP SWIMMING

THE GLOWING GINGER: JUST KEEP SWIMMING

During my late teens and early twenties, I was privileged to live in Sydney, Australia.  If you ever get the chance to travel, I highly recommend adding " 'Straya" to your bucket list of places to visit!

For three years I was able to call this beautiful, coastal city my home.  I was reminiscing about my time in Sydney the other day after viewing the trailer for "Finding Dory" [the sequel to "Finding Nemo"].  One of the quotes from the original film, "Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming..." has become somewhat of a life motto for me.

Naturally I am very self disciplined, but occasionally I can find myself in a slump.  This is where I find myself right now.  Kyler has been waking up more throughout the night [Hello growth spurt!], my toddler is ruler of the "terrible two's" and my husband has recently accepted a new job offer.  His new position is a fantastic promotion and holds lots of promise, but the trade-off is we are back to a commute and I stress over the unknowns.  None of these are excuses to neglect my health, but they have certainly put a damper on my motivation.

Julian Michaels said, "Transformation is not a future event. It's a present day activity."  No one has ever regretted a workout or eating a nourishing meal after-the-fact.  Sometimes living healthy, means being healthy even when you don't feel like it.  Today I choose to rise above my feelings.  I choose to just keep swimming.

Time to go into #beastmode!

CANADA DAY 2016

CANADA DAY 2016

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