Month: August 2017

Starting the school year with a child who has special needs…

Starting the school year with a child who has special needs…

The beginning of this school year marks the last year that we’ll send Evie to Northern Voices– a Moog school in Minnesota that teaches students with cochlear implants, hearing aids, and more to use verbal communication.  It’s the last year that we’ll be able to […]

Cookie Dough Bites

Cookie Dough Bites

Excuse me while I find a quiet room and stuff my face with peanutbutterychocolateygoodness. If you love chocolate, peanut butter, and cookie dough, you NEED to make these. I actually created these cookie dough bites as a clever way to get in MORE nutrition for […]

How to break a bad habit…

How to break a bad habit…

“Considering that our habits create our life, there is arguably no single skill more important for you to learn and master than controlling your habits.” -Hal Elrod Welcome everyone!  I’ve honestly been stuck for days thinking about what to write for my first official post. […]

My morning routine (Part 1)

My morning routine (Part 1)

  I have always been an early riser. As a teacher, I learned if I wanted to get my workout in, the morning was the only time I would do it. So waking up really early isn’t new to me. However, over the last few […]

The thing about faith…

The thing about faith…

There was this idea that took root when I was in the throws of an eating disorder: control, discipline, restrict. Control, discipline, restrict. A thumping mantra that played over and over and over and allowed me to be very successful in many areas of my […]

Some Thoughts about Body Image

Some Thoughts about Body Image

It starts and stops throughout the day. A pinch of the arm flab. A thought. A self-criticism. I’ll look in the mirror at one angle and then another to check how I look, how I compare, how I feel. And the picking and the criticism […]