Both my husband and my dad are hunters. Though I have never shared in the excitement of the hunt itself, I absolutely share in the anticipation of eating wild meat. Dragging the deer out of the woods and taking it to a butcher for processing is not only normal to me, it’s exciting. What’s not… Continue reading Skin rolling and deer hunting…
It’s the day after Halloween, and after an unseasonably warm fall, I’ve felt as if it’s a cold, winter day. Some of my best childhood memories are of such days – building snowmen, making blanket forts, eating homemade baked treats. Perhaps that is why I felt myself gravitate toward one of my favorite places this… Continue reading A trick or a treat?
Hello friends! My, but it has been some time. I never intended to take such a long break, I just suddenly realized that a break was exactly what I needed. There are many things that I wish to accomplish in a day. Some of them are necessary, some of them I only think are necessary,… Continue reading A time to rest, a time to heal
Sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest difference. As a stay-at-home mom, I don’t have a traditional work week but I look forward to the weekend just as much as anyone with a standard job. On the weekends, my husband shares the responsibility of taking care of the kids for the whole day.… Continue reading A service that made my life easier
I’m experiencing the kind of summer that makes the best memories. This morning I went on a long walk with a good friend and now, as I type this, I’m sitting on my porch swing watching my twins ride their bikes through the sprinkler and play in the kiddie pool while the baby naps. The… Continue reading How do you really lose weight?
Let your summer BBQs burst with flavor by using some of these salt-free seasonings.
I am experiencing the best part of life right now. Let me explain. When I was a teenager, I was visiting with a friend from church who was in her mid-thirties and had a young family. As I was helping her pack for a camping trip, she told me something like this: “Just you wait.… Continue reading When life is play
I never knew motherhood was so hard on jeans. I’ve worn holes in the knees of four pairs since the twins were born. I strongly dislike shopping and I use every excuse imaginable to put it off, so this truly is a personal tragedy for me. Thank goodness for online ordering, home delivery, and in-store… Continue reading I wish someone had told me
Eating healthy can be a challenge, but after going seven days with no added sugar, I can assure you that the sacrifice is small and the rewards are plenty.
Willpower isn’t enough when choosing what to eat. You need to design your environment to help you succeed in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.