Souper Tuesday: Sweet Potato and Kale Tortilla Soup

Souper Tuesday: Sweet Potato and Kale Tortilla Soup

It’s been a while since I wrote a real Souper Tuesday post. And who would have expected that today –  almost the end of April, and in the South, at that – we’d have perfect soup weather? The high today…

Birth Story: The Induction, the C-Sections and the End of Second Guessing

Birth Story: The Induction, the C-Sections and the End of Second Guessing

Rory turned two on Saturday. While many people have commented “I can’t believe he’s already two!” I keep thinking “Wow, he’s only two?” Yes, this is partially because he’s as big at two as Noah was at 3 1/2. But…

"Free Money," "Having a 30," and other shopping lessons my mother taught me

“Free Money,” “Having a 30,” and other shopping lessons my mother taught me

It’s been a week since my last post. It’s been hard not to write – I’ve cooked a bunch of stuff I want to tell you about – but I’ve been distracted. First, the kids are on spring break, so…

DIY Friday: Homemade Playdough

DIY Friday: Homemade Playdough

I just read a blog post from my former “partner in clean,” Allie, about another challenge she is doing. She calls it “I Dare Allie.” The idea is to do one new thing every day for a year. Some are fun…

Clean Eating Challenge, Day 18: Updates, confessions and recipes

Clean Eating Challenge, Day 18: Updates, confessions and recipes

The Clean Eating Challenge I participated in last month ended on March 30. In my final post of the challenge, I made the audacious declaration that, uh, I might just keep up with my clean eating ways. As a reminder,…

Wordless Wendesday: Rainy Day Tantrums #12 & 35

Wordless Wendesday: Rainy Day Tantrums #12 & 35

Guys, I ‘ve had so much I wanted to write about lately. But between trying out new “clean” recipes, exercising for my April resolution and, most importantly, watching season 3 of Game of Thrones, the free time that I usually…

When I Grow Up (or, to find where you should be, go back to the beginning)

When I Grow Up (or, to find where you should be, go back to the beginning)

On the way to church yesterday, Noah said, “Mom, I have something to tell you.” If you have kids, you know the sentence after this one could go 1,000 different ways. We had barely made it out the door in…

April Resolution: My Diastasis Can Kiss My Ass(tasis)

April Resolution: My Diastasis Can Kiss My Ass(tasis)

All this nice weather is making it hard to blog. I’ve been spending a lot of time outside working in the yard of our new house, which I’ve basically ignored until this month. I’ve been continuing on my quest to…

March Media Round-up: The Plague, Mix Tapes, John Snow and more

March Media Round-up: The Plague, Mix Tapes, John Snow and more

Happy April! The Clean Eating Challenge is officially over (though, as of 10:02 today, I’ve kept my vow to keep going, and am on Day 9). As I blabbed about yesterday, I’m so glad to have done it and so…

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,…