Clean Eating Challenge: 7 Things I Learned From 7 Days of Eating Clean

Clean Eating Challenge: 7 Things I Learned From 7 Days of Eating Clean

Holy cow, we made it. Today is officially the last day of the Clean Eating Challenge. Once I finally got out of the kitchen, the week flew by. I am really looking forward to hearing what my “Partners in Clean” Allison,…

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 5 - Almost There!

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 5 – Almost There!

Happy Friday! Today is the last day we’ll be sharing all the details of our Clean Eating Challenge. Our fearless leader Allison is posting again today. It’s a good thing it’s her and not me. I’m almost veered off the…

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 4

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 4

It’s Day 4 of the challenge, and I’ll be honest: my enthusiasm is waning. This is just about how long I lasted on my social media detox. Is there any scientific evidence that people only have enough willpower to deny…

Clean Eating Challenge, Day 3: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Clean Eating Challenge, Day 3: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

I was apprehensive about signing up for the Clean Eating Challenge. Despite the fact that I could essentially make my own rules, and regardless of the support I would get from my fellow clean eaters, I was nervous. So Monday,…

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 2

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 2

Well, the first day of the Clean Eating Challenge is in the books. Did I get a little crabby at 9:30 when I couldn’t have my evening treat? Yes. But overall, it was manageable. I was glad to feel in control….

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 1

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 1

It’s the first day of the Clean Eating Challenge. So far, I’ve done pretty well. I sent any remaining cookies in the house to work with Pat, and spent a good chunk of the morning at the YMCA, quite possibly…

Clean Eating Challenge Kick-off: Let the Cravings Begin!

Clean Eating Challenge Kick-off: Let the Cravings Begin!

Well, it’s here. The first day of the Clean Eating Challenge. As I mentioned Friday, I inadvertently got myself into this, but I’m glad I did. While my eating habits are generally pretty healthy, they could definitely use some spring cleaning….

Five Things Friday: 5 Excuses for Not Writing More This Week

Five Things Friday: 5 Excuses for Not Writing More This Week

Happy Friday! It’s a gorgeous day. I made it to a yoga class, where the teacher was kind enough to teach Noah a few moves (and let him demonstrate some of his own moves, like the “Upside Down Crisscross Applesauce”)….

Mama wants cookies Wednesday: Peanut Butter Sandwich Chippers

Mama wants cookies Wednesday: Peanut Butter Sandwich Chippers

We made cookies today. I was craving chocolate (SOMEBODY, and it may have been me, left an empty Valentine’s Day fun sized bag of M&Ms in the cabinet, which was a cruel tease in a desperate moment). I also really…

Souper Tuesday: The Best Pancakes Ever

Souper Tuesday: The Best Pancakes Ever

I love pancakes. Pancakes are the first food I learned to cook. In middle school, I hauled an electric griddle and a bowl of ingredients to my English class for my demonstrative speech “How to Make Pancakes.” Pancakes have not…