Beyond Thankful

Grandmas Brood

For many years, November has been hard for me. This year, though, I made a huge effort to stay ahead of the sad and concentrate on being really thankful for what I have and who I am. For the most part, I succeeded. There were definitely hard parts to the month, and I'm still coming away from some of those feelings now; but, it was so much better than it's been before. With that being said, I'm … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday: Week Three

Three weeks in! Here's the breakdown for the week: Successes I'm still steering clear of caffeine for the most part. Over the last week, I had one can of diet soda and one 20 oz. bottle of diet soda (consumed over two days!) This is a giant improvement over the 3+ bottles I used to have every day. I drank a full gallon of the H2Orange every day this week. And learned that I don't love the … [Read more...]

Book Review ~ Hungry Monkey: A Food Loving Father’s Quest to Raise an Adventurous Eater

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When I was pregnant with Tobin I heard about a book called Hungry Monkey: A Food Loving Father's Quest to Raise an Adventurous Eater. The review said it was funny, it talked about food for the baby and us, and that it was short. So I bought it. Fast forward to a couple of weeks after T's first birthday and I finally got to read it! And it cracked me up. The author, Matthew Amster-Burton, is a … [Read more...]