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how to practice being present + lessons learned over summer break

how to practice being present + lessons learned over summer break

Tomorrow will officially be the first day of fall.  Hello changing leaves, flannel shirts and scarves!  It also means my summer break is over and I’m back!! So… HI!  Welcome back!  I’m so glad we are both here!  I hope your summer was judt wonderful […]

summer break

summer break

The sun is out, our grass is green and we’re spending the summer playing and having fun!  I just wanted to pop in and let you all know I’ll be back in September.  I’m taking a summer break of sorts to relax and just take […]

let’s start a smiling epidemic

let’s start a smiling epidemic

The road to health doesn’t just show up when you take your focus to one area, like what you eat, how you move, or your sleep and how much of it you get.  They are all important, SO important!  But there is another area I […]

the cost of real food + five tips to save more money

the cost of real food + five tips to save more money

Does eating real food cost more than the typical standard american diet (SAD)?  The short answer: yes it does.  The long answer you’ll get below: it doesn’t have to.  For me, I definitely have some room for improvement. Today I’m going to share what our […]

dear hunter {year 4}

dear hunter {year 4}

I remember the evening you were born. After a tiring 24 hours of labor, the most beautiful boy was laid on my chest. The instant love for you was strong and just keeps getting stronger. Yesterday on your 4th birthday, I held you close and […]

april highlights

april highlights

April is going down as the month of sunshine.   We got so much enjoyment out of not only playing in the yard, but working on it as a family too. Sunshine + dirt does the body good. Pictures and more of the month below! […]

baby steps to a real food lifestyle: start with a cooked breakfast

baby steps to a real food lifestyle: start with a cooked breakfast

Over the years my way of eating has changed a lot.  My view on what a healthy diet is has changed a lot too.  In the past I thought low-fat or “diet foods” were what was good for me.  The media tells you that, so […]

march highlights

march highlights

Ya know when you’re living life, and it just goes on by in a blink?  That’s what we’ve been doing here.  Now let’s take a look at the highlights from March! That first week (or three) with a new baby around meant a whole lot […]

make your workout count

make your workout count

I totally get the challenge of finding time to workout when you have kids, especially when you are trying to workout at home.  There are so many thoughts running through my head before starting a workout: Are the kids sleeping?  When will they wake? Do […]

oatmeal almond flour biscuits {gluten free option included}

oatmeal almond flour biscuits {gluten free option included}

This oatmeal almond flour biscuit recipe is sure to please the whole family! Weekends are my favorite.  Everyone is together, breakfasts can be longer and slower, tasks and errands decrease and play increases.  The weather was perfection this past weekend.  Hunter played his soccer game […]