I'm a week late in writing this, but he was a week and a half late in getting here, and if I've learned anything in this process, it's that time works differently now. My sweet little boy is one year old! The last year has been the quickest and slowest year of my life. Some… Continue reading Motherhood: Year One
I'm falling in love lately. I'm already head over heals for my son & husband, so this relationship is new. I notice myself excitedly making plans with this new love. Gawking at pictures on-line. Dreaming about all the extra time that I will get to spend--not WITH my new love, but BECAUSE of my new… Continue reading Married Up: Apricot Ginger tempeh/chicken in the Crock Pots
According to the calendar, it's still summer, but something always shifts within me after Labor Day weekend. Something shifts in the air too. The light is different in the morning and in the evening. Morning runs require an extra layer. The windows are closed before bed. The neighborhoods are more somber, silent; the schools… Continue reading A Promise to My Son.
Breakfast on the porch. Peaches are in season this time of year, and I can't get enough of them. A couple days a week, I've been enjoying this Peaches & Cream Smoothie: 1 Banana 1/2 large peach 1ish cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk 1 scoop your favorite protein powder ( I use Vega or Sunwarrior… Continue reading A Day in Eating
*The above pictures were taken when I was 8 months pregnant (I got EVEN bigger) and around 5ish months post partum. My son will be 7 months on Thursday, and I am now 9 pounds lighter than in the picture on the right. I gained 50 pounds during my pregnancy (while working out daily &… Continue reading A Weightloss Story.
I know I said Wednesdays would be wellness-minded posts, but my little boy has his first cold right now. We just got back from his longest road trip & I'm sure it played a part in him picking it up. It breaks my heart to see his little runny nose and watery eyes. And though… Continue reading Worth it Wednesday.
Have y'all seen this floating around the internet or various media outlets? Good for her. Can we all clap our hands for her? For showing us how it's done? I don't mean to belittle her fantastically toned, lean looking figure after having 3 boys. I'm sure it took work and a lot of it. It… Continue reading I dont Work Out.
So, I'm just a tad late in posting this. A tad.... Because on Tuesday, my little guy will be 12 weeks. I aim to start writing again 3 times a week. I've been putting it off. For several reasons. 1. Time. I've worked over 35 jobs. I quit counting after that. When I was… Continue reading 2 Months? 3 Reasons.
It's Ash Wednesday. You won't see me with any on my forehead. And you may or may not believe in any Christian doctrine or practices. Regardless, I think 40 days is a perfect amount of time to adapt to a new way of living. I like ritual, when it's practiced with earnest intention. I think… Continue reading 40 Days of Gratitude, 40 Days of Health, & a Lifetime of Surrender
At the end of 41 weeks (and 3 days), I had gained almost 50 pounds. Far more than you are "supposed" to gain during a pregnancy, but I really don't agree with or care what THEY say. For my thoughts on weight gain during pregnancy, go here. Anyway, after the last 4 weeks, I have… Continue reading One Month