I can’t believe Odin is 6 months! The past half year has gone by so quickly. So many sleepless nights, tears, laughs and smiles. Having a baby has been the biggest change I have ever experienced in my life, and the best one! I have never felt happiness quite like this. The feeling of waking … More Reflections on the first 6 months of Odin
I didn’t necessarily decide to be a SAHM while I was pregnant. It sort of became my reality, and I then decided to stick with it until I was ready to leave Odin. I had a job lined up with the company I was working for that would allow me to travel and pay off my current … More Things I Didn’t Anticipate About Being a Stay- at- home Mom
While I was pregnant, I worked, ate healthily, and gained reasonable weight. Until I hit the last month or so. I started to notice a layer of extra fat growing on my lower belly. I had crazy pregnancy cellulite on my legs that was unlike any cellulite I’d ever had before. I started to notice … More 5 Month Post- partum Update: How I Lost the Baby Weight & Review of Lean & Clean Diet
Quite a title right?! I swear when I was looking at baby stuff everything was tan with animated animals on it and I thought (still think) it was all so ugly. I put so much effort into decorating my home and though I wanted my baby to have everything he needed I didn’t want to ruin … More My must have baby items for minimalists and people who hate baby themed stuff
“If breastfeeding hurts, you’re doing it wrong. It should never hurt!” Then why when I searched high and low on the internet for answers as to why I was having so many issues and pain with breastfeeding, were there so many women also suffering? During pregnancy, I pinned many articles about how easy and natural breastfeeding … More The ups and downs of breastfeeding + my tips for success
I love Valentine’s day! But its not because of the flowers, jewelry or other gifts. It’s because I love any reason to celebrate love! People complain about Valentine’s day being a marketing ploy for the candy and jewelry industries, but it’s not about that to me. Personally, my ideal gift is a heart felt, handwritten … More Vegan Valentine’s Day: Fettucini alfredo recipe!
What can I eat when I have no food? How can I stay healthy on a budget? I’ve been in this situation many times, I have a bunch of ingredients at home but “nothing” to eat. It seems that it would be hard to make something decent out of so many random items. So what … More Easy Vegan Recipes
I feel sharp on my face, then slap. My eyes are heavy, so I keep them closed a moment longer in hopes of getting more sleep; no such luck. Once again on my face “slap”, then I hear “mmmumuma”. That can’t mean me already, can it? I blink my eyes open, its as if someone … More Life with a 4 month old
How do I go vegan? Can you enjoy food if you’re vegan? WHERE DO I EVEN START? Why SHOULD I become a vegan?! If these are some questions you have, or if you’re just a little curious about veganism, you’ve come to the right place! I decided to go vegan almost 2 years ago and … More How to go vegan!
This past weekend we took a trip to our beloved Tampa, where I not so secretly wish I still lived. I’ve been eating high carb, low fat, salt/ oil/ sugar free for about a month now so I was dreading eating out all weekend. Knowing that I have to eat unhealthily is only one part … More Eating vegan while traveling // Weekend in Tampa