Throwing a Party without Losing Your Mind (or breaking the bank…)

I love birthdays. Ask anyone who knows me, and it will likely come up. I begin counting down to my own birthday on the first day of my birthday month (October), and I fully embrace celebration for the ENTIRE month. So naturally, when my daughter’s birthday rolls around, I am all in. Bring on the … More Throwing a Party without Losing Your Mind (or breaking the bank…)

Electric Kettle Review

Last November, my best friend and I road-tripped down to Kansas City, KS to see our dear friend, Caitlin. While there, we visited the World War I Memorial, drove to the quaint town of Parkville to get smoothies and walk along the railroad tracks, and acquainted ourselves with Caitlin’s hotspots including Navah Church and the … More Electric Kettle Review

Mealtime Rituals: Instilling a Thankful Heart and Body

I, like most mothers of young children, seem to be forever preparing food for hungry bellies! I have three boys and keeping them well-nourished and satiated has been quite the evolutionary ride. There was a season in my life of exclusively breastfeeding my firstborn, and our ritual was snug and mostly simple. He would root … More Mealtime Rituals: Instilling a Thankful Heart and Body

What DO you eat? (My go-to grain-free, dairy-free, meat-free, 0ne-pot weekday dinner

Let’s talk about what I don’t eat.  When I’m out, I’ll eat anything, but at home I have certain standards that keep me feeling healthy.  It baffles some people: “So you don’t eat sugar?  You don’t eat dairy?  You don’t eat gluten?  Wait, you don’t eat ANY grains?  And you don’t eat meat in the evenings?…WHAT DO YOU EAT?!”  A fair … More What DO you eat? (My go-to grain-free, dairy-free, meat-free, 0ne-pot weekday dinner