When blogging is difficult

For weeks now, there have been many things I wanted to say here. My head is very loud with all the things. But when I sit down to write a post (if I get that far, even), they all seem so silly and unimportant. I don't want to bore people with tales of my feelings. I've always tried to keep the … [Continue reading]

Recent Reads


Despite the fact that I set a goal to read "fewer books, with more intention", I managed to read a ton these past few weeks. Although to be fair, I believe a couple of these were titles I simply forgot to list last time. How To Be Parisian Wherever You AreĀ - Longtime readers know I have a … [Continue reading]

Postpartum weight loss: low carb, month 2

postpartum weight loss low carb

About 7 weeks ago I started a low-carb diet in an attempt to boost my postpartum weight loss. The first month I lost about 10 pounds, but with a … [Continue reading]

Blowing things up


We had a yard sale Friday, in support of our neighborhood, who was hosting a community-wide sale. A minimalist having a yard sale is funny. We … [Continue reading]

Homeschool/Educational Freebie Pack

educents homeschool freebie

I'm partnering again with Educents to offer you guys a fun, free printable pack of educational goodies. There are math printables, reading and … [Continue reading]

Postpartum Weight Loss (After the 7th Baby)

Postpartum weight loss after the 7th baby

Once again I find myself having to lose weight after a baby. I wrote about how I did it with the last one here, and for the most part, I'll use the … [Continue reading]

Goals Update: April 2015


When I wrote my first goals update for the year I was still stressed and ... postpartum. This month I'm doing better. I'm still far from feeling back … [Continue reading]

Review: BeliBea Nursing/Pumping bra

Belibea review: Nourish pumping bra

When I wrote this post about pumping for your preemie, I recommended that you invest in a hands-free pumping bra. Little did I know that in the mail … [Continue reading]

Introducing: Educents Marketplace

(Note: I have an affiliate relationship with Educents, but I was promoting them as a happy customer long before. I think they're a great source of … [Continue reading]

The Things That Don’t Kill Us

the things that don't kill us

I've been thinking a lot about adversity lately. This week I read the book Unbroken (likely, I'm the last person in America who didn't know it was … [Continue reading]