Luck of the Irish-Series Completed!

The day of the final race in the Winter Run Series finally arrived. I originally signed up when I received an email about it (due to racing with the same event company in the summer) with a coupon for 15% off. I saw it was one race a month through the winter, a total of…

I’m Resigning…

I will be a full-time classroom teacher for a couple more months before I finally hang up my hat and move on… I took a chance moving to a new state for a new job, having no idea how it would go. I really love where I’m living now and am so happy for the…

Honk, Honk! Choo, Choo! Oliver is 2!

Last weekend we celebrated Oliver turning two! Every night before bed, he asks for a story. Without fail, every night he wants his story to be about cars and trains. So I used that love of cars and trains to come up with a theme for his party. We created a delicious spread of plant-based…

Plant-Based Toddler Lunches

What does one feed an almost 2 year old with a voracious appetite while sticking with a plant-based diet? I’ve also had to be conscious of what is easy for Oliver to eat on his own because he has now started daycare. I remember when I worked at preschool and I thought, “Why, parents, do…

Pumpkin Runs, Farms, Paintings, and Carvings

The last Sunday in October turned out to be a nice day with the sun shining and a temperature that wasn’t unbearably cold. We have wanted to visit a pumpkin farm for awhile, but never found the time. We ended up squeezing in all our fall activities into a weekend. It began bright and early…

A Facebook Fast

During Lent, some people fast. They may do a complete fasting for certain time or may fast from a certain food, or decide to go without some other item or activity. I’ve never done it before, nor is it necessary, but when done for the purpose of bringing you closer to God, it can be…

1st Birthday Party

This past Saturday we enjoyed a lovely party for Oliver with family. I’ve never hosted a party before, so I was nervous about having enough food, but we ended up with plenty extra for us to eat this week as leftovers. We really wanted to make all of our food plant-based to show that it…

1 Year Old

Today was Oliver’s 1st birthday. One year ago I awoke in the early morning to what I thought were just some cramps and 10 hours later I was holding my baby in my arms.   My life is completely changed, but I love having my son to play with and cuddle every day. Each day…

Thoroughly Equipped

2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” I knew I would need to go back into full-time teaching for the next school year. I came up with some ideas of…

Merry Christmas! A Look Back at 2016

Merry Christmas! This is the card we printed and were able to send out to some. I managed to lose a few. The only thing I can come up with is that sometimes static electricity kept two stuck together, so maybe I sent two to some people? If you live nearby, I’d love to have…

Book Review: It’s OK NOT to Share…

and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids by Heather Shumaker Browsing through the library, my eyes caught this title, which certainly evokes an emotional response. Today children are pushed to always share, but this book presents why that may not be what is best for a child’s development, along with 28 other…

Cloth Diapers-6 Months In

We have been using cloth diapers for 6 months now. I’ll share why we like them and what we are struggling with. The main reason we chose cloth diapers was because it is so much cheaper! Since he is our first baby, we got many diapers as gifts or used giftcards. The only money I…