90 Day Water Challenge

How many time have we all said, I’m going to lose weight, or I’m going to fit into those pre-pregnancy clothes, or even I’m going to go running every day?? Unless you’re one of those people like my husband who has trouble gaining weight (and in that case, I hate you a little, but will…

Every Day I’m Hustling

I know that song is in your head now. You’re welcome. For real though, this is what life has been like lately. We are hustling. Getting up way too early. Scheduling and organizing every tiny bit of our time. My “Happy Planner” is finally getting the use it should. (If you don’t have one, you…

What’s In My Bag?

The other day, I went out for drinks with a friend for her birthday. As I dug through my clutch (yes, friends, as in my tiniest bag) I found my wallet, my phone, a pacifier and a toy dinosaur. Sigh. Motherhood. This week, I’ve started a new job (more on that later!) and as I…

An Ode to Little Hands

You know the “small hands” song by Jewel? After hearing it for the 709th time, my dad started calling her the “little hands girl,” and that is how I always think of her now. Today, that song is in my head, and all I see are little hands. The little hands I’m most seeing right…

10 Things You Can Do To Make Today Better

Happy Friday, folks!  I bet you’re already thinking today is pretty spectacular because it’s the weekend! But if you really want to have the best day ever, try these suggestions on for size. Let’s have an amazing day! 1-Play Nancy Drew (or your version of it). When I was a little girl  I wanted to…

Three Deep Breaths

Three deep breaths. That’s what I tell my three year old when he starts getting upset. “Hold on buddy, it’s going to be ok. Let’s do some deep breaths!” In his perfect child like faith, he usually will stop and copy me. Breathe in 1-2-3, breathe out 1-2-3. Okay, now let’s figure this out. For…

Integrity: another thing we’re called to and suck at

Integrity. As in doing the right thing. Being morally and ethically upright. Even when no one is looking or when it would benefit you to do otherwise. This is a word that has been heavy on my heart the last few weeks. As a married couple, my husband and I meet with mentors a few…

5€ Healthy Dinners – Black Bean Burritos

When I left my job last year after Little #3 was born, our lives changed a bit. In addition to the added chaos and exhaustion (and of course, the joy and love!), we also began the adjustment of going from two incomes to one. My husband and I sat down and wrote out a super…

The Taming of the Shrew, I mean, Tongue.

I am sassy. Like, for real sassy. And it goes way back. To give you an idea, when I was five, I told a mean lady at my church to “Go to Hell.” (I know, gasp! shock! Ariel, how could you?!?) In all fairness to my parents, I did not hear that kind of language…

Carrot Oat Muffins and Honey Butter

You guys, these are good. My kids loved them. My husband loved them. AND THEY’RE PRETTY HEALTHY FOR YOU. In my recipe, I’ve dropped the sugar entirely, BECAUSE I serve with honey butter. Honey butter is life. You’ll wonder how you ever survived before. This recipe is fast, easy, healthy and yummy all around. Enjoy! (And…