1. I used to blog when I first became a mom & did so for a while. I made an intentional choice to stop after my daughter was born. The fun was gone, it was a lot of work, & it was taking time away from my family. I'm grateful for the experiences I got from it (good & bad) but I don't ever want to get to that place again. 2. I am not one of those people who loves to work out. Do those kind of people exist?? I love the benefits of it, I love it when I'm done, I love how my muscles ... Read More about 10 Random Facts About Me
Made Me Want To Go Swimming: I've been seeing this swimsuit online in Facebook ads & y'all I took the bait. It should come in the mail next week. I will let you know if I love it or not! Their site says their suits run small, so I went up 2 sizes based on the reviews & got an XL in navy blue. If I love it, I might get the black one too. Made Me Want To Go On An Adventure: This is an epic story about a mom & a dad who took their 5 year old on a canoe trip across Canada. I don't ... Read More about Sunday Funday- A Weekly Roundup
The most frequent questions I get about being gluten, dairy & soy free are how I handle it when in a restaurant or when I'm going over to a someone's home do I follow all the "rules"? First off, while I try to eat soy free, I've basically decided life is too hard to avoid the grand trifecta of all 3 "frees" all of the time & my life will have some soy in it. I don't seek it out, I don't cook with it, I don't eat a lot of processed foods & since I cook at home 90% of the time it ... Read More about How Do You Eat In A Restaurant With No Gluten, Dairy or Soy?
Baseball season started for us tonight. My 9 year old is obsessed with it. He came home with an athlete’s high you only experience when you’ve had an amazing practice or game. He was talking a million words a minute, telling me about his hits, his catches, & the positions he gets to play in the first game. He couldn't stop talking about his coaches or his teammates & he then said to me, "Mom, I'm so proud of how tonight went." It made me so excited to see him so excited! As we ... Read More about I Don’t Want To Dictate My Kids’ Passions
1. Seven Hollows at Petit Jean State Park This is a 4.4 mile trail that features a waterfall & from the photos I've seen, lots of rock formations that look like they would be kid heaven for climbing in & out of while hiking. I have spent my entire life going to Petit Jean & have never been on this trail. Can you believe it??? 2. War Eagle Valley Loop Trail This is an 8.1 mile trail. I probably wouldn't be able to get all of my kids out there because of distance, but I'd love ... Read More about My Arkansas State Hiking Bucket List
On Monday, I wrote my part 1 story about how our family went tech free for a year when my kids were 6 years, 3 years & 5 months. So where are we today in 2019 with technology? My kids are now 9, 6 & 3 and are allowed different amounts & types of technology based on what is appropriate for their ages. What is good for the 9 year old isn't necessarily going to be good for the 3 year old & vice versa. So while we have guidelines we like to follow, nothing is set in stone. We ... Read More about That Year We Went Tech Free, Part 2