Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.) -Walt Whitman, "Song of Myself" For a little while, I felt bad for liking Barnes & Noble. Starbucks, too. Because I also like the independent bookstores. And the independent coffee shops. I'm not sure why I ever thought it … Continue reading Let’s contradict ourselves, friends.
Oh heyyyyyyy. Last week, I talked about 'finding your bottom line' to maintain sanity. I explained that, for me, the 'bottom line' of being ok was ensuring my family is nourished with healthy food. So, to keep my life from completely spinning out of control (remember - school starts next week!), I did a thing. … Continue reading Let’s meal plan, friends
Eleven. That's how many days separates our beach trip from my oldest's first day of first grade. Eleven! And yes, I'm soaking up every day/hour/minute of this end-of-summer beach bliss, but I'm also making mental lists. Because - eleven days. And also because: School supplies School uniforms School lunches Meet the teacher night School … Continue reading Finding the bottom line (so we don’t go crazy)
Oh, hey there. This morning, I'm writing from my quiet living room (I can literally hear the crickets chirping outside), still a little groggy from my 5:45 alarm. The grogginess is likely more from my fitful night of sleep - tossing and turning in the 6 inches or so that I had left of my … Continue reading Six months of blogging: An update
Months ago, we started a conversation around morning routines. I can now report that - after months of experimenting - I've settled into a groove. And while I seem to be on a constant quest of "doing better" - and therefore will surely change this all up in the near future once I learn new … Continue reading Writing Down Goals / Thinking Positive Thoughts
The weekday morning rush, pick-up lines, and packing lunches are fading away, and will soon be replaced by lazy mornings, pool time, and snocones on scorching afternoons. If you've followed me for a while, you know how much I love my gym. And trust me - I didn't really want to give up my spin, … Continue reading How to: Transition into a summer fitness plan
Hi friends! We chatted a bit about snacks on Instagram last week, but I wanted to move the conversation over here, where we'd have more space. As I mentioned, my biggest downfall when it comes to healthy eating is definitely snacks. I can eat healthy meals, but I live in a house that seems to … Continue reading Delicious, healthy snacks – 5 options