Featured Image

Five Reasons You Should Do a Sugar Detox

One of the things we knew we needed to address as we tried to get back to more healthy eating habits and #makepantsfitagain was address our relationship with sugar. (Backstory here.) At first, we tried to do things like limit our sweets to once a week, but we kept relapsing because Tuesday the kids were really hard… Read more »

Featured Image

Hi There + Why You Should Use Pastry Flour in your Pie Crust

Hi there. It’s been awhile. Life threw us some curveballs last fall and it just now feels like we’re clawing our way up for air. In August, Noel broke his arm and I tried my hand at being a middle school English teacher while a teacher was out on leave. We barely survived juggling all… Read more »

Featured Image

Eating with Kids, Not Like Kids

This post is really just a list of special considerations for those with kids that can be added to my Meal Plan Like a Boss post. As much as I wanted my kids to be extremely cultured when it came to food and despite my best attempts, they are still kids and still finicky about… Read more »

Featured Image

Meal Plan Like a Boss

I was recently asked to teach a mini lesson on meal planning for a church activity. Turns out I have a lot more to say than my allotted 5-10 minutes slot so I thought it would make an excellent blog post. Specifically, my topic was meal planning for small children, but since all people eat,… Read more »

Featured Image

Taking Meals to New Moms and the Sick (or Otherwise Afflicted)

It’s been awhile. Let’s just blame the fact that we recently switched hosting companies and all our pictures turned into boxes with question marks and no amount of coding voodoo was able to make them magically reappear. Since this blog is just a hobby it’s taken us awhile to plod through manually updating all the… Read more »

Featured Image

School Birthday Treat

We are just dipping our toes into the world of school birthday treats and all the rules that affect them and the stress they can cause. Currently our son is in a classroom where one of the kids has a severe nut allergy and all snacks and treats (even the one’s they don’t share) have to… Read more »

Featured Image

A Perfectly Balanced Baby Shower Menu

I swear there must be something in the water, but there has been a baby boom amongst my friends lately.  With both of my kids solidly out of the baby stage (although our three-year-old all too often acts like one), I’ve really enjoyed my role on the sidelines where I get to cheer friends on,… Read more »

Featured Image

Earth Day Goals

“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself.” – Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire… Read more »

Featured Image

Scavengers

We have a couple of wild animals living in our house. They leave sticky paw prints, apple cores, and torn wrappers in their wake. They scale the side of the fridge in search of nourishment and are often found cowering in corners hunched over piles of crumbs. Despite the overpowering ravenous hunger these poor creatures… Read more »

Featured Image

Well-Balanced Camping Meal Plan

Last week was our son’s spring break and the desert was calling our names. Both Noel and I have a special place in our heart for red rock country having spent many formative years and moments in Nevada, Arizona, and Utah and I think we were a little homesick for red dirt. We spent a… Read more »