easy meal planning

September 9, 2014

My adventure with cooking, meal planning, eating healthy, and providing for my family has been one of the more difficult aspects of adulthood for me. There is still so much that I have to learn, but one area that I have become pretty comfortable with lately is meal planning. Today I’m sharing the easy, low-stress way I approach it. Frequency Right now it works best for us to meal plan only a week at a time. Yes, I have to do it more often, but right now we don’t have much freezer space and so we’re at the grocery store once a week anyway. Planning weekly is also much less overwhelming to me. We have a lot of random dinners…
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working mama files : amanda nelson from book riot

September 8, 2014

Working Mama Files is an interview series designed to support and encourage working moms along the path to having a fulfilling life. Today I have Amanda from Book Riot joining me! I discovered her from her (now defunct) book blog and have enjoyed keeping up with her since we share taste in books, and also because she is just super interesting, smart, and funny. I link to Book Riot all the time, so I’m excited to have her here today! Who lives in your house? Me (obvs), my husband, my 3-year-old twin boys (Rhett and Atticus), my cat Finnegan and my hound dog Othello. Will you tell us a little about your current job and how you ended up there?…
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Posted in: books & reading, motherhood, motherhood, working mama files

link roundup / 12

September 6, 2014

>I liked watching Rachel’s video of a Project Life spread from start to finish. If I can figure out how to do one myself I might! >I just adore these home life photos. >If you can’t tell, toddler conversations are one of my favorite type of posts these days. I’m just gonna keep sharing ‘em. >DIY kids’ thank-you notes with free printable. I love these! >I’m intrigued by the Ford Audiobook Club on Goodreads. Join the group and you get a free audiobook! Seems legit, but I’ll report back! >Why don’t we start small this weekend? What are your nagging tasks? Right now mine is finishing up the kids’ room and getting them moved into their own beds. I’m going to…
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new running shoes

September 5, 2014

I got new running shoes, and I kind of hate the way they look. Let me start over, because apparently the fact that I got new shoes requires a back story and I have way more thoughts on the matter than one would expect. So. The shoes I had been running in were probably about four years old. They were high quality, and I had been fitted for them. But I never logged a lot of miles in them because I ended up having two babies, so I thought that they might last me awhile. In the back of my mind I had a feeling I might need to get new ones prior to running a half marathon, but I…
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Posted in: health, exercise, health, personal, thoughts

excerpts from my journal

September 4, 2014

Inspired by this, I’m going to share periodically some of the personal journaling I do. Tuesday morning. 5:30 a.m. Liam is sleeping in my lap in a dense bundle of warmth and cuteness. I am watching Meredith sleep on the monitor, all curled up. And I can hear David softly snoring. I just drank a cup of coffee and wrapped up the last lesson in the Bible study on James. What an amazing book. I am so grateful for my life. For these children I’ve been entrusted. For the husband who is my partner and my love. For our home. It is all a happiness. But for all of these good gifts from God, I know there is more. There…
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