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

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10 ways to stay stress-free and healthy when your budget shrinks

When healthy makes you unhealthy Over the past four years, my husband and I have been trying to get healthier. We started making more things from scratch, buying mostly organic and switching out personal and cleaning products for more natural versions. In some ways, it feels like we’ve been doing this at a pretty slow… Continue reading 10 ways to stay stress-free and healthy when your budget shrinks

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Why we quit our Whole30 – and how we didn’t

I was so excited to try this Whole30. I’ve been dealing with some chronic, though not serious, issues I was hoping would finally be kicked by it. I want my family to be healthy and happy. While I wasn’t able to get a copy of the Whole30 cookbook, I read the explanation book and read… Continue reading Why we quit our Whole30 – and how we didn’t

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It begins – Our Whole30 Journey Day 1-2

Ever since V was born, my health has seemed to be in a downward spiral. I attribute much of this to simply┬ánot taking care of myself and eating too little/not enough nutrient-dense food. All the work I had done while pregnant to be as healthy as possible just sort of undid itself. I suffered for… Continue reading It begins – Our Whole30 Journey Day 1-2

babies · Birth · health · Parenting · Pregnancy, Birth, Breastfeeding

Learning to love my baby

You always hear about the connection between a mother and her baby. The instant connection. But what about those mamas who don’t have it? Does that mean we are destined to have terrible relationships with our babies? To make selfish decisions? To not love our children? When I was pregnant, I could not wait to… Continue reading Learning to love my baby

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When I stopped taking allergy medicine…

I have taken one of the common allergy medicines for as long as I can remember. So long that I can only vaguely remember going to the allergist and having my back pricked over and over again and itching like crazy. My body has always seemed to build up a resistance to medicines. I fought… Continue reading When I stopped taking allergy medicine…