Making “Healthy” Part of our Family’s Lifestyle

I’m excited to be a Cleveland Heart Walk ambassador. Join me at the Heart Walk (for more than just walking!) on Saturday, September 23. Full event schedule below. I was not compensated for this post and the views here are my own but I am partnering with the Cleveland American Heart Association to promote the…

Resisting the urge to complain

It’s been kind of a long week over here already. In fact, when I was writing my to-do list for today before leaving work yesterday, I wrote “Friday” instead of “Wednesday.” Oops. Nothing majorly has gone wrong, but there’s been a lot of little things adding up, threatening to turn into a storm. But I…

Simple pleasures

In the spirit of practicing gratitude, here are a few simple things I find great joy in: Enjoying breakfast and drinking a HOT cup of coffee in the quiet morning hours, alone Writing (not that it’s always easy, but there’s something simple about writing) A cold craft beer after a long day (or half a…

Scenes from the week

Hi there! How are ya? I didn’t do a great job of taking photos this week, but I have a few so we’ll make the most of it. We’re pretty sure she’s been growing like a weed. It seems like every day, Mike and I are commenting that she seems bigger (taller or pudgier, haha). And her…

Weekly Meal Plan – Week of 6/26

Here’s what on the menu for the upcoming work week! Monday: BBQ pulled chicken and rice bowls Tuesday: Simple potatoes with eggs and peas Wednesday: Leftovers Thursday: TBD – not much of a meal plan, but we have a busy week so we’ll have to see how it goes Friday: Chicken sausage and sweet potato…

Broccoli Lemon Pasta {customizable!} {baby-friendly!}

Simple weeknight meals are the name of the game around here, and I’ve got another good one to share with you today. Some people are afraid of pasta and all other carbs, but not me. While I am careful to not overdo it (by, say, having each one of my meals revolve around carbs), I…

Weekly Meal Plan – Week of 5/15

It’s going to be 80+ degrees this week, so Mike officially vetoed any kind of soup. As revenge, I made him come up with at least one suggestion for dinner – he delivered with a request for pulled chicken over rice on Tuesday. 🙂 We love serving it up with BBQ sauce, and I’m always on…