Just So I Won’t Slack Off During the Holidays… {November Goals + October Goals Recap}

The end of October went MUCH more smoothly than the end of September (for starters, we didn’t have to deal with any more broken bones, and Matt could finally start using his right arm again!), but as years past have taught me, from about Halloween until the end of the year, life tends to get …

Thoughts on Kayla Itsines's BBG

Halfway Through Kayla Itsines’s BBG (Bikini Body Guide): My Thoughts

For several weeks now, I’ve mentioned in passing several times about how I’ve been working my way through the popular Kayla Itsines BBG program, an exercise regime largely based around resistance training with short bursts of intensity (HIIT) mixed in. Although I’m technically halfway through the original 12-week program, I’ve actually been doing the program …

Birthday, Goals

32.

Today I turned 32. If you happen to follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that my day (and mine and Matt’s birthday week in general) did not go exactly as we’d hoped. But rather than talk about all that went laughably not-great this week, let’s talk about how now, at 32, I actually kinda sorta …

September 2018 Goals

The Second Fresh Start of the Year {September Goals + August Recap}

I guess the 20+ years I spent in the educational system in one form or another must have permanently influenced how I view the year, because I (still) think of September as a fresh start, as do most people, I presume. A lot of days, I feel like I hardly get anything “done” (or at …

My Self-Assigned Reading List for the 2018-2019 School Year

My Self-Assigned Reading for the 2018-2019 School Year

  Seeing as my social media feeds have been taken over by parents posting pics of their kids going back to school, and seeing as my own daughter is starting preschool for the first time tomorrow (eek!), I figured it was time for me to hide myself in a quiet corner somewhere to figure out …

What Can I Get Done on Minimal Sleep? {August Goals + July Goals Update}

Now that the baby is a month and a half old (6 weeks as of yesterday, to be exact), I’m now in that awkward stage where we’re basically all adjusted and I finally have my motivation back to do ALL THE THINGS, but the problem is, we’re still terribly, terribly sleep-deprived, so my motivation is …

Money Saver #1: Tackling the Freezer

Last week, I announced our intention of adding $1000 to our emergency fund over the next 100 days. Now, for some families, this wouldn’t be too much of a stretch, but for us, trust me when I say that this is going to be a true challenge (especially as we are expecting the hospital bills …