National Pretzel Day. It’s a thing, you guys, and it’s on April 26! I’m all about celebrating the little things, and I’m pretty excited for all the fun stuff I get to share with you today. (Including a fabulous giveaway that includes swag you’re totally going to want!) I’m the type of very unhealthy person who can’t […]Read More national pretzel day: take a break & treat yourself!
You guys, you have to watch this video. This is 22-year old student Kristyl J. L. Smith, performing spoken word about the challenges she has faced living with sickle cell disease and how she has met and overcome those challenges. She is talented, beautiful, and rooted in a real, raw, and relentless faith. Her poem […]Read More when he said try, i said why?
I have to admit something: I buy baby food. Like, ready-to-go jars off the grocery store shelf. I know there are super-pioneer-mamas out there who till the garden and can organic vegetables and add fresh herbs to their 9-month-old’s breakfast, but I am not that person. (Not judging — if I had the time and […]Read More fast + easy homemade baby food (so easy, even I can make it!)
I’m so thrilled to share my talented friend Nicole’s words with you today about the intersection of food + God. Kingdom living spreads to every aspect of our lives, and food is a big part of it. I’m a convenience cook who could be a lot more intentional about what I’m buying + making + […]Read More kingdom in the kitchen
Joseph is a sweet and rambunctious almost-three-year-old who loves watching Curious George on repeat, sneaking into our bed in the middle of the night, and spending hours playing in the sandbox. He also happens to have Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), a blood disorder he was born with. Today is World Sickle Cell Day, and I’ve been […]Read More my son has sickle cell anemia
I’m not really an athletic person. I’m busy. I’m tired. I’ll do it tomorrow. I’m an expert at creating excuses. Making exercise a priority is a challenge. As I neared my third trimester, Jonny and I attended a childbirth class, where learned about the importance of breathing to relax and focus during labor. It was […]Read More yoga during pregnancy
I have to confess: Pregnancy has made me really tired lazy. And last night, my laziness hit an all-time high. I just didn’t feel like cooking. Or thinking about cooking. I mostly just wanted to eat. Preferably sweet things. Unfortunately, cookies don’t count as dinner. And, alas, our cupboards had grown bare. Husband to the […]Read More recommended recipe: quick & easy banana pancakes