Most mornings, I can be found putting on makeup and lacing up some ugly MTB shoes with SPD cleats. Usually, I do this before my toddler are ever awake. I then ride to work with the sun coming up. It’s the best part of my morning. No car, no university parking congestion, no emissions. Just […]
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Better living through science, they say. That’s been my life since childhood. I was a sick, sick kid. Due to my constant exposure to latex through a number of operations and procedures as a young person, I have a latex allergy. Due to the constant in-and-out of the ER, hospitals, and specialists from South Bend […]
Read More My love-hate relationship with medicine and why it’s the real truth
February went especially well despite some challenging situations. We were required to pony up more money for preschool (summer) program fees. Which I absolutely do NOT mind doing but it was hard after the big property tax hit, increased pre-tax deductions for dependent care from my check, waiting for reimbursement, and then finding out, indeed, […]
Read More How’d we do? February Meal Planning Run-Down
Tonight, I had R sing solfege back to me. She tried to match my syllables first, then my pitch, and finally my rhythm. She’s definitely not the next child virtuoso but she can repeat simple lines from songs (most notably, her rendition of “Uptown Girl”) with just the melody. For a two year old, that’s […]
Read More Can you dream in a world without art?
I hate to say a recipe can change your life but I have and I won’t stop. I made this recipe using simple ingredients you can buy at Aldi exclusively if you so choose. It will be better than most sauces on the market and will cost far less (as you will see). Even if […]
Read More Crock Pot Marinara to Blow Your Mind!
I’m keeping up with my recipes. Today, let’s go through one of the simplest soups you can make with a few ingredients you usually have on hand (maybe minus the parm and heavy cream). It’s also a really affordable recipe you can buy with aldi-only ingredients! Recipe: 6 cups of chicken broth or chicken stock […]
Read More Cheesy Chicken and noodle slow cooker soup
If you haven’t been living under a rock this past year, you’ve probably seen the emergence of the #boymom movement. I’m about to rant about why it’s harmful not only to girls boys but also boys. Hear me out. You may say “this is harmless and for moms who are trapped at home with boys […]
Read More Why the #boymom fad hurts girls and boys alike
We built a home gym this week or started to. I’m thankful it survived the great flood of 2019. Our basement survived some awful flooding due to 11 in of rain in 72 hours (5 inches in about 4 hours) and serious rain wrap and cloud rotation. Last week, I realized self-care needed to be […]
Read More Self-Care and How I’m lowering my barriers!
If you followed my chicken tutorial, you’re aware just how awesome chickens are for generating stock. Whether you’ve done that or you plan to use pre-made stock, one soup you will for sure want to create is this delicious potato and cream-based soup. You will make it in a crock pot so anyone can […]
Read More Loaded Potato Soup