Kirsten McCarthy

Kirsten was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and is married her high school sweetheart, Ryan. Her family relocated to Dallas. when their first daughter Kaelyn (October 2012) was 18 months. After their second daughter Alanna was born (October 2014), Kirsten became a certified group fitness Instructor and taught bootcamp-style classes to local moms with strolled-aged kiddos. Their third daughter Nora (April 2017) was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 18 months. While struggling to manage her daughter’s T1D, Kirsten went down the rabbit-hole of nutrition and became a certified health coach. She opened her private coaching practice in April of 2020 where she currently provides health and nutrition support to local mompreneurs. You can find her playing with her girls outside or trying a new workout.

From Homeschool Back to Public School :: 4 Things Saving My Sanity Right Now

I knew this day was coming, I just wasn’t expecting it so quickly. Over the summer, the girls and I decided to homeschool for a second year. A few weeks ago, I was in...
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Homeschooling for a Second Year :: The 4 Things I Am Doing Differently

The 2021–2022 school year was my first year homeschooling my 5-, 7-, and 9-year-old girls. It was a beautiful disaster. I wanted to quit the journey at least once a day, if not more....
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Safer Sunscreen: What You Need to Know and Which Ones to Buy

Over the last decade, I have been working to minimize exposure to chemicals in our food and personal care products. It’s been a journey filled with incredible success and massive trial and error. For...
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The 1000 Hours Outside Challenge :: How to Spend Time Outdoors with Kids in...

I started homeschooling my three girls, ages four, six, and eight, back in September 2021.  It went great for the first few months, then I forced us to take a few weeks off because...
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5 Easy Ways To Celebrate Earth Day!

Earth Day is Friday, April 22, and I am excited to focus my three girls' homeschool day on this important topic. Over the last few years, my family has become more aware of how...
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Best Summer EVER :: Elite U Summer Camps are Now in Dallas!

This post has been sponsored by Elite University Summer Camps. All opinions are 100% our own. It’s hard to believe summer is around the corner. It's one of my favorite seasons: swimming, fireworks, cookouts, and...
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5 Veggie-Forward Recipes You Need to Try This Spring!

At the start of March, I crave the signs of spring. Each day, I look for spring flowers and blades of green grass popping out of the ground. I even catch myself sniffing the...

How I’m Leveling Up My Fitness Routine This Year

I love the start of a new year. It’s the ultimate Monday for this lover of Mondays—a time for me to reassess my personal and professional goals, re-ground myself, and create a fresh start....

5 Make-Ahead Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipes Your Whole Family Will Love

You’ve been working overtime to ensure your family experiences the joy and magic of the holiday season: buying and wrapping gifts, making food to share with family and friends, keeping up with your family’s...

5 Tips For Better Sleep Now

It’s midnight and you’re wide awake. You’ve been lying in bed for over an hour and sleep hasn’t taken you yet. Your body is tired, you’re yawning, but you can’t seem to turn off...

We Are Type 1 Diabetes Warriors and Proud Of It!

November is one of my favorite months of the year. The weather finally starts getting cooler, all the cozy things come out, and there’s my fav holiday - Thanksgiving. November also holds a special...

Going Against the Grain :: 5 Reasons Why I’m Now a Homeschool Mama

I was feeling more stressed out and anxious about in-person school than ever before. Adding to this, were the ever-changing school safety precautions. After a year of virtual learning, my brain was telling me...