My Short Run as a Zealot and Why I Love Simcha Fisher

When I was a new mama, I was going insane. I wish I was exaggerating. Olivia never slept and she cried and cried for hours and hours. I didn't know any other stay-at-home mamas and only one of our friends had a baby. I was completely alone all day … [Read more...]

Olivia’s First Day of Kindergarten

A couple years ago when Olivia started Kindergarten I was so ready. She was so ready. We were all ready. I felt like it had taken a lifetime for her to be old enough to go to school. Real school. I was more excited about it than she was. The world … [Read more...]

“My Family Loves Me”

We have had such a fantastic summer. Really, really great. One for the books. We've had some big adventures and the kids really hung in there with all the traveling and driving. They did beautifully. It was in between all these awesome trips that … [Read more...]

The Dreaded Sugar Dragon

It has been 2 weeks since we finished our Whole30. I have snuck in a few sweet treats. After we finished the Whole30 we went to New Hampshire for one of the most joy-filled, fun-filled, great-people-filled weddings I've ever been to. It was so … [Read more...]

Day 1 of Post Whole30

Geez, I'm gonna have to learn how to title my posts again. Numbering them was so easy. I'll get better. I promise. Today was our first post-Whole30 day. We still ate Whole30 mostly. Kraft ate a square of chocolate and got a headache within 10 … [Read more...]

Day 30! {Whole30}

Here we are. Day 30. I'm not going to say that doing a Whole30 was easy, but I will have to say that it wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be. It was plenty difficult to continue making non-Whole30 food for my kiddos the whole time and … [Read more...]

Day 29 {Whole30}

Kraft and I have been talking quite a bit about what we are going to do post-Whole30. The whole point of doing a Whole30 is to wipe the slate clean so that you can reintroduce all the food you took out one at a time. That way you can see that maybe … [Read more...]

Day 28 + Week 4 Recap {Whole30}

Zoodles. When these first came on the scene, I thought they were ridiculous. Spiralized zucchini, give me a break. Just eat the freakin' pasta, weirdos. Why do we need to make simple things so complicated. If you don't want the carbs, just don't eat … [Read more...]

Day 27 {Whole30}

While I was driving home from the gym, I passed a Torchy's Tacos. I stared longingly, wanting some chips and queso so bad. And then I tried to remember the last time we ate out. It was within the first week or so of our Whole 30. I'm not sure if … [Read more...]