So, this happened today! It’s not every day an article about you is published in a magazine with massive circulation. 🙊 I’m not gonna lie, I’m both excited and totally waiting for the ways in which this could get weird. But hey, world, here I am! I just hope my story is helpful to someone … More My Good Housekeeping article!
I took Miss A (and her twin brother) out this weekend to get photos in her baptism dress before the weather turns. She had a very specific idea for her dress, and I have to say, it did turn out to be as beautiful as we both imagined in the end. I see so … More Divine.
I’ve had several conversations the last couple weeks with people who want to talk about my “before” and “after.” It’s been sort of a weird, out-of-body experience for me all the way around, but particularly each morning as I step on the scale. There is a “before,” when I weighed 250+ pounds. An after, when … More After the After
About a year ago, I started thinking again about getting an activity tracker. I had a Fitbit once upon a time, and while I liked it fine, I realized I didn’t at all enjoy the competitive nature of the Fitbit app. I’d really only bought the thing to give myself an idea of my real … More Gear Review: Misfit Ray
Who’s lauging? LOL OK, so, it wasn’t that long ago that I posted all about how I was going vegan, and I knew that was going to get strong reactions one way or another. Which, in real life at least, it absolutely did. And hey, no big deal! Because either way, I knew I was … More Why I Decided Vegan Wasn’t for Me
Confession: I may have lost a lot (LOT) of weight, but it is still so. hard. for me to make myself work out regularly, even though I love it after I get going. What’s my deal? Are you as bad as I am? But I was a good girl this week, and I’m so proud … More With me?
I love being a stay-at-home mom, but I don’t always handle the quiet well. The TV is generally tuned in to something innocuous—just to keep me company, really—though I often have no idea what’s happening in the shows I’m purportedly “watching.” I don’t mind the solitude. It’s the silence that gets to me. Once in … More For the Soul: Plan
Today we went on a little family bike ride. Actually, for us it was pretty long–almost 8 miles. My kids are getting so big so quickly, and they’re able to handle more. It’s fun. Our area has an awesome (mostly) paved trail system next to the Boise River called the Greenbelt. It’s almost entirely wooded, … More These are the best days.
At the top of Corrals Trail, overlooking the city. Go take a hike!
Today I took a little hike with my kids. It’s the last day of my 30s, and I wanted to spend it on an adventure with them. I’ve grown to love the outdoors, and it was so fun to hike through the water and explore somewhere new. I know some people feel anxiety or distress … More Goodbye, 30s