food · meal planning

Meal Plan – Week of July 10

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 10

faith

Why are Christians so intolerable?

Last week was rough. Several bikers were tragically killed in a car accident in my community. The worst mass shooting in American history has left our country reeling, and has the perfect storm of hot button issues connected to it to cause massive amounts of bigotry, finger pointing and Facebook fights. It seems religion has… Continue reading Why are Christians so intolerable?

food · health · Lifestyle · natural

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

health · Lifestyle · natural · review

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