If you haven’t seen it yet, I am planning to host a blog hop this coming August. The idea is to encourage more home canning! I am not going to pretend to be an expert, but I do come from a long line of home canning enthusiasts and think this is such an important skill to cultivate. Each month leading up to the blog hop, I intend to share a post to help the novice embark on this new adventure. I will start that in March. Right now, I have a couple posts from my old nutrition coaching site that I want to share to help provide inspiration before we get down to the nuts and bolts of the thing. I have re-worked a few parts of this post, but if you want the original, un-edited version, please see the original post.
Borrowed from flikeflu.com
Back when I was pregnant with Teddy Bear and didn’t know it, I received the most incredible gift: my great-grandmother’s canning book from 1942. I knew that my aunt would be sending it to me and I was so excited to forge a relationship with the great-grandmother I never knew by following the same recipes that she had used so many years ago. What is even more wonderful about this gift is that each generation since the original purchase has followed this book. I have a direct line to the women who came before me through this book. For me, that is powerful. Continue reading →
Thanks to Snotmaggedon and Snowpacalypse 2014, I’ve had a lot of time on my hands. I am letting Crazy Pants watch so much TV I’m sure his brain has been reduced to green goo, but he’s so sick that I just need him to sit still, rest, and stop screaming about EVERYTHING. So, when I’m not cleaning up runny noses (yup, Teddy Bear has it too) and other random messes around the house (read: dog vomit), I’m blogging, updating my blog, and reading/commenting on other blogs. Pretty enjoyable, minus the sinus pressure and the lack-of-sleep delirium. Continue reading →
I have a guest post over at Winding Road! This is possibly a triggering subject so please be aware of that and reach out if you need someone to talk to. I am so glad to have had the opportunity to share this part of me and hope that it is a blessing to you.
Mathair Fiona is a blogger whose posts I never miss. I can’t exactly put her in a nutshell which is what I think I like best about her. Meghan is inspiring, thought-provoking, honest, curious, and very smart. I am particularly honored to be hosting this post as she shares very defining moments in her life.
When Kerry asked me to guest post, I wasn’t even remotely sure what I would write about. Luckily, she has a topic list for her Freestyle Fridays so that gave me a place to start. I’ve landed on a defining moment in my life.
Typically, the posts on my blog are inspired by whatever is going on in my life at the moment, things I’m reading/studying, or current events. The topic I am going to share today has been one that I have been wanting to write about for quite some time, but I have never had the occasion to put the words to the page. This topic often pops into my head, but I can never come up with a way to write about it that won’t make it seem completely abrupt and out-of-place. Now I have a platform and a reason to share other than my own personal need to process.
Initially, I was going to write a piece about a common phrase that I hear all. the. time. about having young children, but I decided that my bitterness is just the congestion talking. So I decided to “put mind over matter,” and write about something interesting (to me) and fun. This will hopefully take some of the sting out of Snotmageddon 2014 and the flipping snow that starting falling today. Bah!
After wasting a lifetime chasing quick fixes, I finally put my big girl panties on and took accountability for my health. I exercised every single day of 2013. And it didn't kill me. So now I'm continuing my journey of well-being into 2014. Please join me!