Catholic · faith · Family

Grandparents, extended families and Sts. Joachim & Anne

The importance of grandparents is a topic I’m oddly passionate about. Both my maternal grandparents died before I was born and my paternal grandparents lived over an hour away and quite frankly they were not very grandparenty. So I had no real experience having grandparents like you see on TV. Because, of course, TV grandparents… Continue reading Grandparents, extended families and Sts. Joachim & Anne

Blogging · Lifestyle

Letting go of my fear of confrontation

One of the reasons I have waited so long to take my blogging more seriously is because I am terrified of confrontation. Seriously terrified. The idea of someone disagreeing with me, of being wrong, of offending someone, that all gives me so much anxiety that having a space to share and build community didn’t seem… Continue reading Letting go of my fear of confrontation

meal planning · Uncategorized

Week in Review – July 17-22

Because I think it is encouraging to see how other people actually function, I’m going to recap the week with what we actually ate vs. what I had planned. Hopefully you find it encouraging. I know I am learning a ton about improvising 🙂 This week was kind of a bust… Work was a little… Continue reading Week in Review – July 17-22

food · meal planning

Meal Plan – Week of July 17

Every Monday, I’ll be posting our meal plan for the week, complete with snacks and any deals I found. I usually do my grocery shopping on Saturday (market and Earth Fare) and Sunday (Meijer and Aldi). Depending on the budget for the week and what we have in our pantry, sometimes I will meal plan… Continue reading Meal Plan – Week of July 17

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Week in review – July 10-16

Because I think it is encouraging to see how other people actually function, I’m going to recap the week with what we actually ate vs. what I had planned. Hopefully you find it encouraging. I know I am learning a ton about improvising 🙂 Sunday, July 10 Breakfast – A little bit of this and… Continue reading Week in review – July 10-16

food · health · meal planning

Method to the Madness: 5 Steps to master this meal plan business

Meal planning seems to be all the rage these days. There are millions of pins and blog posts filled with weekly meal planning ideas. But how do you even get started? There are lots of different methods and I’ve tried most of them. Here’s the system we use now that has seemed to work the… Continue reading Method to the Madness: 5 Steps to master this meal plan business