• Survival Mode Mom? You’re Up!

    I could have served the gluten free, antibiotic free, no preservatives, all natural dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets and homemade sweet potato fries alongside fresh slices of fruit for lunch. It was, after-all, what Overachiever Mom had meticulously planned. It’s what she, in the most organized fashion had drawn up on the menu board adorning the front of the fridge. The one right next to the organized schedule of fun, exciting and stimulating activities for the day. I could have…but….life… Fourteen minutes in to the morning my older two were at each other’s throats fighting, landing them out into the fresh air and morning sunshine soon after breakfast. That organized schedule…

  • Prepping for Fall 2020: First Steps (Freezer Cooking Plan)

    I shared my thoughts (or, anxiety: let’s just call it what it is) about Fall 2020 in this post last week. And then I immediately set to work in the small windows of time I had available to me to start hammering away on a plan. As you know, life with little kids often means plans go to hell in a hand-basket rather quickly but I managed to squeak out the first steps of getting ready for a massive round of freezer cooking and meal prep. First I got online and cashed in some credit card points for gift cards to purchase groceries and other supplies needed to do this…

  • Thoughts on Preparing for Fall 2020

    If I’m honest, I’m nervous about what the Fall season has in store for us. It’s all a very delicate balance between promoting and ensuring safety (to the best of our ability) in the midst of a pandemic that no one seems to fully understand and allowing opportunities for the economy to stay afloat. I’m not sure anyone has the right answer(s) and it’s all a wild shot in the dark to know what would be best. I understand the need to get back to “normal” as much as possible. My heart breaks for small (and large) businesses that simply haven’t been able to stay afloat during this time. And…