How My New Morning Routine is Changing My Life

Why My New Morning Routine Might Just Change My Life Forever

For years I’ve read countless blog posts and magazine articles touting the life-changing magic of set morning routines–from CEOs to famous yogis, prolific writers to politicians, it seemed that everyone was jumping on the morning routine bandwagon, and it made me feel, for awhile, that because my day didn’t start with a green detox smoothie …

Why I Challenged Myself to a No-TV Week

Remember in elementary school, when every year there was always a big push to challenge yourself to a “No-T.V. Week”? For me, being the avid reader I was, No-T.V. Week was never too big of a deal–it’s not like I dreaded it or anything. Sure, I had my television programs I liked to watch–Bewitched and …

Learning to Embrace Plan B

Every fall for the past three years, we’ve made a yearly tradition of going to a local apple orchard as a family. It was part of The Plan that this tradition would be long-standing and annual, with nothing or no one standing in the way of us getting our yearly cider fix and hundreds (!) …

Health(ier) Habits, Vol. III

  It’s hard to believe that almost two weeks have passed since my last installment of this series, but since I have a decent amount to report, I guess it makes sense. A recap: Last post (Vol. II), I set some specific goals for these last two weeks– start tracking what I eat again (mostly …

Elevating Family Mealtime (& Bringing Back the Joy in Eating)

With October well underway, we are now firmly in the last quarter of the year, which has got me thinking long and hard about the resolutions I set all the way back in January. One of my biggest challenges for myself was to complete my 100 Hours in the Kitchen project, which, surprising even to …

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How I’m REALLY Doing on my New Year’s Resolutions

pic of one of my successful resolutions—our latest “day adventure”! Truth: I was due for another resolutions update all the way back at the end of June, but I put it off so that I could get myself back on track before posting. (I know, I know–sneaky.) Now, two months later, I’m going to just …

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Paying the Price of Improvement

Whenever I get an extra chunk of income in one swoop, there are only two things I’m tempted to spend it on–laser hair removal, or new photography equipment. With the income I just received for putting in extra time all school year to attend a professional development course, I’m leaning towards buying a new camera …