Extreme Thrifting: Birthday Edition


Some of us have the thrifting bug worse then others. I definitely have an advanced case. Which is why, when Lydia’s first birthday approached, I left her napping with her daddy and hauled the rest of my crew to the local thrift store to birthday shop. I wanted to get her a doll–I guess that’s […]

From Guilt to Strength {Tummy Team, Week 2 Recap}


Here’s a report on how I’m doing, two weeks into the 8 week online core rehab course from The Tummy Team. You can read why and how I started in this post. I’m super pumped this week because I’ve had some ups and downs but things are a changin’ for the better! Here’s a recap… […]

Lydia’s Birth Story


She turned one this week. One whole year of the incredible joy her tiny self has brought into our home. 2:30am is her favorite time of day. My other babies were sleeping through the night more often than not at this age. My only explanation for the bonding time that we have once or twice […]

Redneck Deck Reveal


It’s time to show you our finished deck! If you follow me on instagram you’ve seen some glimpses of our deck project, which we fondly called our #redneckdeck because it really did have very rustic beginnings. Today I’m gonna give you the whole story… Last November we moved from Upstate New York to my in-laws […]

Hope For My Backache {In which I meet the Tummy Team}


Pssst! I think I’ve found the solution to my constant backache! I’ve just started the Tummy Team’s Core Rehab Program and it’s amazing! But here–let me tell start at the beginning, because I don’t think you even knew my back’s been aching for months… Discovering Mommy-Friendly Fitness My personal fitness journey started 3 years ago […]

Real Food Burnout Is Real

Real Food Burnout

Have you ever suffered from Real Food Burnout? It’s an actual condition, people! Symptoms include an aversion to the kitchen, phobia regarding shopping or menu planning, and surprisingly strong cravings for junk food. Sufferers often experience amnesia in regards to meal ideas, paralysis when it comes to trying something new, and general depression on the […]

For Those With No Natural Talent for Rest


We have friends who own some acreage with a small house and barn which they use for family retreats and hunting. We got a chance to stay overnight there this week–ostensibly as part of our eldest’s birthday celebration, but especially just to get some rest and relaxation as a family. Jeremy took Jesse fishing, the […]