Author Archive for Megan

diaversary

The Cadet’s 1st Diabetes Anniversary

On the 11th of January, The Cadet celebrated his first Diaversary! (which is cheesy Type 1 Diabetes code for the anniversary of diagnosis) We’re not the type of people to make big brouhahas about most things in life, so where other T1D parents throw parties and celebrations, we spontaneouly went to have frozen yogurt. {seriously though, we don’t do birthday…

barre3 plank

My {almost} Fitness with Barre3

If you had told me 2 years ago that I would be singing the praises of a fitness routine I would have {silently} mocked you. But here I am, telling every mama I can find that they should try Barre3 online workouts. And here is why… There have been 2 {and only 2!} positives to come from my horrific pregnancies.…

Raw Edge Circle Quilt

A Baby Quilt for the Third Kid

We have this pervasive saying in our household, “Third kid.” Always applied to The Peanut when we acknowledge that he is getting the shaft in ways his older siblings never experienced. Pretty sure I only spoon fed The Peanut for about a month. I gave up that pursuit the day he figured out how to suck baby food out of…

Homeschooling – 6 months in

Homeschooling {6 months in}

So here we are, half-way through the school year and totally resigned to the fact that we are now that family. The one who homeschools their kids, and they might turn out totally awkward as a result. {le sigh} I don’t think I love it, I don’t love sending My Helper to the primary school either, but I don’t hate…

DutyStation

Going Home?

In God’s infinite kindness, the Army let us know (very early) that we will {ok might, in the army it’s always might} be moving back to Hawaii come May. Being the realist that I am, the excitement will come when I am settling us into and decorating The Island House part deux. Thankfully everyone I know has outwardly expressed the…

Meal PLan 2

Meal Planning 2.0

So I’m HUGE on meal planning. {huge i tell you!} I wrote about it back in 2011 and most of that still rings true, but my methods have tweaked a bit in the last 2 years. I was having a group text conversation with 2 dear (nameless) friends a few weeks ago regarding what to cook for a last minute…

Wednesday Wanderings

Happy Wednesday! I hope you’re all doing well. We’re still battling the plague. {less of a biblical plague and more of a medieval plague} It’s a looong cruel beast that leaves you utterly wrecked with ear, nose, throat and lung ailments. Not exactly sure what virus has taken us down, but where going on a month with someone consistently sick.…

yield

My Word for 2014

Tired of resolution posts yet? Whelp, here’s another! It’s actually less resolution, more focus driven. I don’t have issues with resolutions, I actually am not too terrible at keeping resolutions. {honestly that has more to do with setting low expectations} I actually set resolutions in 2011 and stuck to them pretty well, in 2012 and 2013 I didn’t even try…

this advent season

I heart Advent. A whole season devoted to a longing for Christ’s birth. It’s my favorite time of year. The entirety of Fall ranks as a close second, but Advent is still clearly the winner. {because there is clearly a competition between the seasons going on in my head} I loved Advent long before I had kids, but having 3…

currently reading

I read…A LOT. Especially when I’m stressed. I spent the last half of September stressed (and the first half of October for that matter)  so I read even more than I usually would. I thought I’d give you a list of what I’m currently reading and what I’ve plowed through recently. Currently reading Insurgent by Veronica Roth. Insurgent is a followup…