What’s on my Plate | #06

What's on my Plate | #06

Welcome to the What’s on My Plate please-let-me-eat-a-burger edition. For more healthy meal ideas for your own weight loss journey, click the series graphic at the end of this post. The boys participated in a reading program over the summer at the library and got free meals at Meatheads. I was certain I would absolutely blow my points […]

The Coffee Monologues | #02

The Coffee Monologues | #02

Have you gone to Starbucks for a Pumpkin Spice latte yet? No? You should. ASAP. Nothing says fall like a good Pumpkin Spice . . . And also carmel candles, and honeycrisp apples, and cool blanket-bundling nights. Can you tell I’m excited? This is the season that starts what matters most for me. Family outings, making memories, […]

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 […]