Chicken Pot Pie Filling

Chicken Pot Pie, the ultimate comfort food. Am I right? I love one dish meals. Even better is if they include a large variety of protein and vegetables. While I am not sure I can classify Chicken Pot pie as a Health food (a girl can dream though, right?) this recipe is full of realContinue reading “Chicken Pot Pie Filling”

A Few Thoughts on Grumbling and Authenticity

We have had a rough last several weeks. Very rough, pulling my hair out, not sure anything I say or do is getting through, send me all the coffee rough. Potentially made worse by the fact that my daughter is very sensitive to caffeine in breast milk and I can only drink the fake decafContinue reading “A Few Thoughts on Grumbling and Authenticity”

Emotion Placemats with Play Dough Recipe

Parenting intentionally is hard work. The act of raising self-focused children into loving adults takes a lot out of me somedays, even though it is my driving force. My biggest wish for parenting is to raise kind humans; I strive to model compassion, to sow seeds of love, and to have healthy conversations about emotions.Continue reading “Emotion Placemats with Play Dough Recipe”

Making Room For Christ: One pure and Holy Passion

I do my quiet times in the morning. I have bounced around a little and found different rhythms as time has marched on. In my first year of motherhood, I was so completely sleep deprived that I could only handle short snippets of scripture that I would mediate on all day long. My official “quietContinue reading “Making Room For Christ: One pure and Holy Passion”

Alignment and Holy Procrastination

Over the last couple years, I have gone through what I like to think of as a break-up with workout culture. I’m still actively pursuing my health and fitness but have been reframing my thought processes around it. I’ve seen so many young mothers struggling to breastfeed as they seek to “gain their bodies back”Continue reading “Alignment and Holy Procrastination”

Instant Pot Refried Beans

We have been making a conscious effort to eat less meat lately; in part for health, in part for the environment, and primarily for budget. I have been serving vegetarian proteins for 2-3 meals a week and loving it. I feel really good eating this way and the kids love when I make beans, theyContinue reading “Instant Pot Refried Beans”

Humility: Preparation for the Journey

I’ve decided my official position on 2020 is “confused”. I’m confused about media coverage, confused about how to love people well from a distance, confused about mandates and regulations, laws and systems. I’m confused about the global stuff we are all facing. Then I’m dealing with sickness right now, two serious illnesses in two menContinue reading “Humility: Preparation for the Journey”