For those of you that have been around a while, today’s history lesson might be unnecessary. But if you’re new around here, it might provide some helpful background. When I started this website way back in 2009, I had no idea that 10 years later I’d still be at it. Initially, this site was born out of a desire to inspire healthy living for mamas-to-be. As an expectant mama myself, I was disappointed with the lack of information out there for those of us that wanted to continue rock climbing during their pregnancy. I began chronicling my journey into motherhood…Read the rest of this entry →
Category Archives: Miscellaneous
Anything that was too random to fit into any of the other categories!
When it comes to local eating, strawberry season is my favorite time of year (although autumn apples are pretty high on the list as well…) So much delicious goodness from such a beautiful little berry! The past few weeks have been a yummy blur of picking, eating, and experimenting in the kitchen. Some of our results were gobbled up right away, others got tossed into the deep freeze for later. Below are our favorite ways to take advantage of the strawberry season. Strawberry Chia Freezer Jam This is seriously the bomb, ya’ll! And the best part about it is that we’ll be…Read the rest of this entry →
If you are a frequent reader of this blog, it probably means your one of those outdoorsy types. And if you’re one of those outdoorsy types, you’ve probably consumed more than your fair share of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches over the years. Or maybe by now you prefer a more “grown-up” substitute, like almond or cashew butter. Or perhaps you go for one of the seemingly contradictory “nut-free” options, like sunflower seed butter. But whether you reach for something fancy and exotic, or just plain ole PB, this post is for you! One of the things I was most…Read the rest of this entry →
Earlier this week we Southerners got pelted with our annual “snow storm.” Every now and then (like last year) we actually get a little bit of snow out of it. This year was more typical, in that a few inches of snow were initially predicted…which of course led to frenetic grocery store runs for bread and milk…and then all we ended up with was about an inch of sleet and freezing rain. But to kids (and grown-ups..) who only see snow once a year, any white stuff that attempts to cover the ground is considered snow, no matter how crunchy (and slippery!)…Read the rest of this entry →
Raise your hand if your house still has Halloween candy left. Don’t lie about it, we can’t be the only ones. And yes, that secret stash in the top of your pantry that your kids don’t know about DOES count. And playing that warrior game with your kids about their candy doesn’t make it any better. If you’re like our family, your kids probably got way too much candy and you’re not quite sure how to, ahem, dispose of it in a manner that is satisfactory to everyone in the household. I mean, you could always just throw it away I…Read the rest of this entry →