cooking · eating at home · failure · humor · marriage · parenting · planning

Epic Fail #5,773

Well dang. That’s all I can say about tonight’s dinner. While I love to think of myself as a slightly less inspired and less incarcerated version of Martha Stewart, the truth is I’m a more-casually-dressed version of Lucy Ricardo in regards to my homemaking. I’m always thankful for Mr. Scott Daniel, my 11th grade British… Continue reading Epic Fail #5,773

depression · dessert · mental health · Mom time · parenting · special needs parenting

Digging out of a rut

Well friends, before I get started, a quick update. First, HUGE thanks to those of you who sent up prayers and sweet thoughts and hugs our way with regards to our wee one. My intention in my last post was to point out the hope that comes with our sadness, and so many of you… Continue reading Digging out of a rut

faith · parenting · special needs parenting

Waiting for Sunday

I want very badly to write something clever and creative here, like notes on a cute, crafty project, or something deliciously foodie, but friends, I am completely without creative energy. I am exhausted. My heart is aching. As we eagerly await a final diagnosis on our littlest boy, I sit with so much frustration and… Continue reading Waiting for Sunday

clean eating · cooking · eating at home

I’m a dog too! (And a bit about roasted veggies)

I like to think of myself as the everymom. You know, the one who occasionally loses her cool and yells at the kids, who says “okay one more popsicle, but I’m drawing the line at 5!” and who makes a fool of herself on a regular basis in spite of really attempting to be cool.… Continue reading I’m a dog too! (And a bit about roasted veggies)

faith · marriage

Thoughts on a sex scandal

**Warning! I’m taking a very brief deviation from my crunchy-clean eating-parenting notes to record my thoughts as a Christian mama. I am writing about SEX. I’m also going to have some biological references, Biblical references, and lots of my own particularly strong opinions, so if you’re easily offended, completely sheltered from Christian women talking about sex, or you’re… Continue reading Thoughts on a sex scandal

budget · clean eating · cooking · eating at home · marriage · Mom time · parenting

Date night in: Bistro Spaghetti Squash

Oh friends. The struggle gets real every Friday/Saturday night, when we want to get out and enjoy the gorgeous weather, or the fun downtown area by our house, have a few beers, enjoy some good food, and have conversation that doesn’t involve someone’s preference for Peppa Pig over Dora, or whether or not a certain… Continue reading Date night in: Bistro Spaghetti Squash

clean eating · cooking · kids · lunch · make ahead · parenting · school

Easy packed lunches

Oh the adventures of a #boymom. So…yesterday I spent most of my day in the ER (don’t get sympathetic on me yet…this was basically the ER from Stepford, complete with fresh coffee, leather sofas, and recessed lighting for your personal comfort) with the little man, Miss Co, and the wee baby, all thanks to my… Continue reading Easy packed lunches