Ready, Set, Launch: Whole30

whole30It feels strange – and liberating – to be writing again.  A dear friend I met in the blogging community (The Latchkey Mom) gave me some much-needed and well-timed advice: “Take your time and do what you need to heal. Your readers will still be here, I promise.”  So I have taken my sweet time in getting back to my favorite pastime.

Where do I begin?  In short, losing my dad has been difficult.  But watching my mom grieve has been heart-wrenching.  It’s worse than I ever imagined.  At the same time, I know we will get through this.  We have wonderful friends and a deep-rooted faith on our side.  Though I have to admit, my favorite quote from my mom in recent days has been:  “His death wasn’t a blessing.  EVERYTHING. DOES NOT. HAVE TO BE A BLESSING!”  Amen.  The best sermon I’ve heard all year. There's more…

Be the Change

Chocolate Easter RabbitI read a lot of information on the state of health and wellness in our country.  I’ve read books that have changed the way I eat.  I follow blogs that influence how I cook for my family.  I even switched brands of deodorant this morning after reading this post It’s something I am passionate about and I see a need for change in how we think about food.

But I read an article over the weekend that provided such sobering statistics that it stopped me in my tracks.  It was written by Robyn O’Brien for Prevention and discussed the shift to eating organically as a way to reduce exposure to certain toxins in our food supply.  There's more…