What’s on my Plate | #05

What's on my Plate | #05

I think it’s about time for a good salad hack, isn’t it? Welcome to the What’s on My Plate raw veggie edition. For more healthy meal ideas for your own weight loss journey click the series graphic at the end of this post. Salads are kind of a staple weight loss meal, but they definitely don’t have […]

DIY Chore Board {FREE Printables}

DIY Chore Board Printable Graphic

I’ve seen several chore boards online and in stores and have loved the concept, but haven’t been able to bring myself to pull the trigger on spending the money times TWO. Leaning into the inspiration from our Family Schedule Board, I created a family Chore Board. Read on for information on how to organize your own, […]

on glory days, witching hours, and finding sanity

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This is one of those momma posts that has been sitting in my drafts folder for a while, waiting for my little family to grow up enough to get my head above water, gain some perspective, and breathe. We’re just now emerging out of this season, but it’s still real enough to remember. Take heart Momma of littles. […]

What’s on my Plate | #04

What's on my Plate | #04

Hey-hey! It’s weight loss day! Hope you’re finding these meal hacks helpful in your own journey to better eating. For more meal ideas click What’s on My Plate or the series graphic at the end of this post. Tacos are a meal everyone can agree on in this house, but the chips and hard shells and flour burritos […]

Surviving Breast Cancer, BRCA1, and What We Can Do

Surviving Breast Cancer, BRCA1, and what we can do

For a very long time, breast cancer was something that affected other people. It existed, but in a reality parallel to my own. When my dad’s sister was diagnosed, this disease that was so easy for me to pretend would never affect me, or someone I loved, became very real and very personal. With my family’s permission, I’d […]

Shake it off

Shake it Off | Chorus Part 2

I haven’t been able to stop listening to Anthem Lights new cover of Shake it Off since Saturday. It’s been with me when I get up, when I lay down, and in a little dance I’ve been doing all over the house every moment between. My mom used to tell me something similar when I came home from school in tears […]

What’s on My Plate | #03

What's on my Plate | #03

Today’s hack is actually a snack-hack to help curb the munchies while pursuing healthy eating and weight loss. For more meal ideas click on What’s on My Plate or the series graphic at the end of this post. We like to snack in this house, and eliminating everything just wasn’t possible for long-term success. What we could do […]

The Coffee Monologues | #01

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I feel like it’s been a while since we last chatted. Meet me at a Starbucks? Or would you rather cozy up in someone’s living room while the kids play? Either way, we gotta do coffee. I think it’d do us both good. So I got new glasses. The ones that I’ve been wanting forever, but haven’t […]

What’s on My Plate | #02

What's on My Plate | #02

Thanks for stopping by! Every Monday I’m posting a meal hack to encourage healthier eating and weight loss. For more ideas click on What’s on My Plate or the series graphic at the end of this post. I’ve been bulking lunches up with fruits and vegetables (when I’m not eating a straight salad) to keep points low, and […]

Zucchini Bread in the Kitchen at the end of Summer

Zucchini Bread in the Kitchen at the end of Summer

Growing up, Mom always kept a garden. At the end of summer, when the zucchini’s were plump and ripe she made one of our favorite breads. I don’t remember being particularly quick to help, but I do remember leaving my childhood playthings long enough to watch. Even now I can see her standing over the kitchen sink with […]