My Son’s School Food Update

Life is moving forward here, little by little. My son’s kindergarten year is going well. Last year Charlie was in a private kindergarten on a ...

I considered not voting…

- I considered not voting on Tuesday. – I considered not voting because I don’t relate with anyone running. – I considered not voting because I’m not a white male. – I considered not voting because I’m exhausted. – I considered not voting because I don’t have a lot of money and I have an […]

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November Book Giveaway: You Can’t Judge a Cookie by Its Cutter

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, but winter is my least favorite season. To keep myself going, each week I’m going to be giving away several interesting books that have come my way over the past months as well as some books I’ve received over a year ago. First up, this delightful cookie book: It’s brand […]

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My baby is eating breakfast at school!

 Charlie as the ring bearer in my sister’s wedding. He took this job very seriously! Charlie started kindergarten this fall. He loves it, for the most part, and it’s been an education for me. In theory, none of this should be new information. This is my ninth year as a school-based speech pathologist. I know […]

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My mom is dating a chicken farmer and 12 other things: An update

To me it feels like life hasn’t changed a lot, but it really has… 1) My kids are huge 2) We had a great summer. Coming from Wisconsin and living in Illinois, we virtually never go around the other side of Lake Michigan and visit Michigan. But this summer we spent a week in Saugatuck […]

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100 Days of Real Food is now a book!

I’m super excited that my friend Lisa Leake, from 100 Days of Real Food, has written a book, titled appropriately 100 Days of Real Food, and it’s coming out this week! I had the privilege of previewing the book and it’s terrific! If you remember back to three years ago, Lisa guest blogged here with some […]

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Giveaway winner is… and grocery shopping where??

Thanks for your patience! The lucky number was… And commenter #9 was: Nicole H!! Thanks so much for entering!! Please contact me and I’ll send you your books! *** Where do you shop for food? Five years ago I went to Aldi and I thought there was a lot of processed food. I didn’t return […]

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Summer reading giveaway (eight great books)!

Life has gotten quite interesting around here with my boys. The littlest guy is climbing up onto things and then asserting his will/opinion/stubbornness to not get down. He’s saying single words all the time. That’s so fun. The bigger guy starts real kindergarten this fall and considering his sensitive personality, I’m a little nervous. Today […]

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Plant Your Own Fail Garden: Meet My Rabbit-Proof Test Plot

I’ve spent most of my life trying not to make mistakes. Now that I’m in my thirty-sixth year, I realize that maybe that wasn’t the best approach. Being afraid to fail is no way to live life. I’ve been intimidated by the idea of planting a garden. I decided to just go ahead and plant anything. […]

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