Living my best life, on my terms. 

Hey girl hey!!! I’m Michelle, better known as Coach Sparkles.  I’m a coffee drinking, fitness loving, wife, mom and whole lotta woman- just like the Kelly Clarkson song.  Welcome to my little piece of online paradise where I share up close and personal stories of life, love, healthy recipes, goal getting, and personal growth to inspire and encourage.  

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Helping Yourself or Someone You Love with Miscarriage or Pregnancy Loss

Helping Yourself or Someone You Love with Miscarriage or Pregnancy Loss

It’s October 15th, pregnancy and infant loss day. Chances are good you or someone you know has had been impacted by a lost pregnancy as 1 in 4 women have experienced miscarriage or pregnancy loss. Chances are also good you also had no idea how to comfort or care for the person going through the loss- be it your partner, a close friend or even yourself.

How I Organize Our Children’s Art

How I Organize Our Children’s Art

It seems like everyday our kids are bringing home stacks of paperwork, art projects and worksheets.  I've felt overwhelmed many times and proceeded to feel ultra guilty when I "file" the projects away in the recycling bin because they are consuming our countertops. ...

Sober

Sober

My husband and I switched churches when I was pregnant with our 2nd child, Jack.  Our first "official" service just so happened to be on Easter, so we frequently joke about how our church anniversary coincides with Easter every year. One of the big reasons we left our...

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