• New Year & Vision Boards

    We are half way through the first month of our new year. Happy 2020! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and have had opportunity with the start of the new year for a little bit of rest and re-grouping. No? Yea, me either. Our holidays were wonderful but there’s been little in the way of rest and re-grouping. We’ve been clipping along at a pretty steady pace; riding in the new year on a wave of sickness but life moving forward as it does nonetheless. So…I’ve been wondering…how many of you set resolutions for New Years? How many of you are still on track with resolutions you set?…

  • Movement Monday: Standing Abs Challenge Check In & Green Beans

    When the garden knocks…you answer…immediately. The best time to preserve anything – whether canning, freezing or drying – is 24-hours within picking. Or sooner, if possible. Waiting means the freshness and quality of the food is being compromised (tomatoes has been the only exception to this rule that I use simply because you want them to be as ripe as possible and that sometimes means having to wait a touch). And what’s the point in putting in all the work if you aren’t going to have a high quality and fresh final product? Yesterday before it warmed up I got out into the greenhouse and did a harvest. Tomatoes and…

  • Why We Sleep Clock

    The sleep clock entered our lives a month or so after our foster kids came bursting through the door like the whirl-wind you might imagine (and a whole lot more I promise you couldn’t dream up — because we didn’t/hadn’t/couldn’t — which is probably the reason the chaos hit us so hard. Emotionally and Physically). Among the lengthy list of “stuff” (i.e. behaviors) we had to navigate with these two little ones were sleep issues. MAJOR SLEEP ISSUES. Issues that differed between the two. For one (9 months old) it was a matter of waking in the night and then holding us hostage the remainder of the night because he…