marriage · Mom time · parenting

Happily Ever After

***WARNING*** This is a sappy post. I’m not always a fan of those. But in this case, it is entirely necessary, especially since I am celebrating a totally non-monumental wedding anniversary (it’s just been 3 years people). I know, I know. You can stop here if you have no interest. But I’ll keep going, so… Continue reading Happily Ever After

fun · life · marriage · mental health · Mom time · parenting · travel · Uncategorized · Vacation

Enjoying a vacation with four littles…Part 3

The Finale Here it is. The final notes on our perfect-for-us vacay with the little troop. It might not fit in with everyone’s definition of the perfect vacation, but it wayyyy surpassed my expectations and will serve as the model for all future vacations involving our brood. Rather than bore you with all the notes… Continue reading Enjoying a vacation with four littles…Part 3

parenting · planning · travel · Vacation

Enjoying a vacation with four littles…Part 2

The First Half My last post gave you a look at how we started our vacation- and yes. It was awesome. Relaxing, enjoyable, and still included all four children and four of my in-laws. The Lauren from 5 years ago would tell you that she’d be ice skating in hell before she’d go on a… Continue reading Enjoying a vacation with four littles…Part 2

parenting · planning · Vacation

Enjoying a vacation with 4 littles

Here it is, friends. I finally put to words my amazing vacation experience. I’m actually still in awe of the fact that we not only survived, but genuinely enjoyed the trip we took with our troop. Like, I had to pull myself together to face the fact that maybe this isn’t such a big deal… Continue reading Enjoying a vacation with 4 littles

clean eating · cooking · eating at home · healthy living

Savory Sweet Potato Sauté

Can you say that 10 times fast? I just love savory sweet potato dishes. Before this whole clean-eating, vegetarian madness, I only did sweet potatoes with butter, honey, brown sugar, and cinnamon. And marshmallows. Don’t forget the marshmallows. But this whole spicy-sweet combo is legitimately awesome. Thursday nights are usually taco night around here, which includes… Continue reading Savory Sweet Potato Sauté

clean eating · cooking · eating at home

Quick Spicy Herbed Pasta

Oh friends, how I’ve missed you. What’s been happening in your world over the course of the last week? I just got back from the most wonderful, relaxing vacation with family and the little monsters, and have spent the last few days reminding myself that the vacation is, in fact, actually over. Cue the quick… Continue reading Quick Spicy Herbed Pasta

healthy living · holistic medicine · home remedies · kids · parenting

Home remedies

Well friends, here it is. My favorite home remedies. I didn’t happen upon these by accident- I’ve actually been fortunate in the fact that my family and I are very rarely sick. The only downside is that when we do get sick, it’s almost always with the same thing that gets us (usually allergies for the… Continue reading Home remedies

healthy living · holistic medicine · home remedies · parenting

Taking a sick day

 Ugh. The joys of a fever. Yes, even in our clean-eating, crunchy-granola household people get sick. And by people, I usually mean me. So, when I woke up this morning with a fever of 102, I started my usual routine in dealing with feeling totally gross in a house where I seriously do not have… Continue reading Taking a sick day

breakfast · clean eating · eating at home · kids

Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie!

Oh yes we did. Since we have officially closed out one full month of homeschool, the girls and I felt it was absolutely appropriate to treat ourselves to chocolate for breakfast. And this was some serious deliciousness, which was much needed after a few weeks of microwaved pancakes and dried fruit granola bars. Not that… Continue reading Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie!