• Life,  Parenthood

    I had never tasted anxiety, until I drank from the cup of motherhood.

    I had never struggled with anxiety. I’m not even sure I knew what anxiety was, outside of the stress of upcoming exams or a lump in my throat before an interview. I got anxious, but I never struggled with anxiety. Then I had my son, and anxiety washed over me like a tidal wave. My worry started before I even gave birth, I just didn’t realize it. I legitimately was scared to walk…

  • Soups & Chilis

    Mal’s Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

    One thing you will learn about me if you stick around long enough, is I frickin love soups. I love making soups and I love eating soups. I can make a mean soup, they are kind of my specialty. And this roasted butternut squash and sweet potato soup with maple and ginger is one of my favorites. My poor husband eats soup probably more than he would like, but this time of year,…

  • Furry Family Members

    Meet our furry family<3

    “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened”                                   -Anatole France We couldn’t live without our furry four-legged family members, and although they each deserve their own post at some point in the future, here is a quick look at our little pack:) Jasper Cat Bubba, Studly, Bubba Do.  The oldest of my…

  • Parenthood

    Potty training: Nakedness and bribery.

    Ladies and gentlemen, we are officially daytime potty trained, hallelujah! #byebyediapers. Our sweet little Ever has figured it out, just shy of two and a half years old. Unfortunately, his addiction to apple juice makes nighttime a whole different ballgame that we are no where near winning. But we’ll get there eventually. I’d like to think we are just great parents… but in all honesty, I think they decide when they’re ready;) Now…

  • Life

    I will be your tribe.

    If you’re lucky enough to have already found your tribe, the ones who love your kids like their own, who are always ready with coffee… or vodka depending on the day, and whose hearts are open without judgement, then you are so lucky. If, however, you find yourself without your village, please know that my door is always open. When you get that first positive pregnancy test, and even though you were kind…

  • Soups & Chilis

    Hearty Veggie Chili

    This post contains affiliate links. Please read my Disclaimer for more info: Who doesn’t love a big ole bowl of comfort? Especially one packed with all your veg for the day! Living in the midwest means insanely long and crazy cold winters. When it snows 6… sometimes 7, or maybe even 8 months out of the year, you’ve got no choice but to adapt!  Good snow boots, a resilient state of mind, and warm hearty…