My Health, Wellness, and Weight Loss Plan for 2019 – Chasing 141!

One of my seven goals for 2019 was to follow a Paleo diet, but I’ve decided to scratch that goal and make it more specific and realistic. In the last two years, I’ve gained a lot of weight.  In the past, I’ve had great success with the Paleo diet, but I’ll be honest, I don’t […]

4 Weeks to a More Productive Life: Week 2

I’ll be honest, last week when I set my goal to wake up at 4:30 in the morning, I was afraid I was setting myself up for defeat.  I have a really hard time getting up that early in general, but even more so when it’s cold and dark out and oh so cozy in […]

4 Weeks to a More Productive Life 50% Off!

I’ve been through a rough time with my kids the past 18 to 24 months, but things are finally starting to settle down.  I’m finally at a place where I can start to work on my life again and improving the things I’m not happy with. This post contains affiliate links. One thing that has […]

Busy Moms: How Do You Get All.The.Things Done?

I haven’t worked outside the home in eight years.  However, my husband likes to remind me that with all of the responsibilities on my plate right now (homeschooling, having two kids with high-functioning autism who are enrolled in ABA 25 hours a week, driving 1.5 hours a day to the ABA center, and working part-time […]

Menu Planning for September 15, 2018

Last week was our first week of taking two kids to ABA therapy 25 hours a week.  I naively thought I’d be able to cook meals at night, but that didn’t really happen because each day was jam packed.  Instead, we relied on easy and slow cooker meals, and I think we’ll keep doing that […]

What The ABA Intake Process Is Like

If you find your child has autism, there are many potential therapies that you can pursue.  However, the gold standard in autism therapy is ABA—Applied Behavioral Analysis.  ABA has been around for years, and it sometimes gets a bad rap because it changes behaviors based on a reward system.  I won’t get into the debate […]

Menu Planning for August 26, 2018

Last week I made Iranian Kebab, but I only made a half batch because the girls don’t like it.  I used the rest of the beef to make tacos for them.  The three of us who do like it were really disappointed there were no leftovers, so no more half batches for us.  In fact, […]

Update: Kitchen Freezer Clean Out Shelves #1 and #2

I had hoped to get on a roll with cleaning out/eating the contents in one or two shelves of my freezer every week, but that didn’t happen.  Still, I made good progress on the two shelves I wanted to clean out. When I started this challenge about two weeks ago, my kitchen refrigerator freezer looked […]

Kitchen Freezer Clean Out: Shelves #1 and #2

I have a lot of freezer space here.  We have one deep freezer chest in our guest room and another in our kitchen.  We also have a freezer in our refrigerator in the kitchen and in the refrigerator in our garage.  Because I have all of that freezer space, I tend to neglect my kitchen […]

My Weight Loss Plan

I’ve never been a yo-yo dieter; instead, for most of my life, up until my early 30s, I was, shall we say, pleasingly plump.  Then, after I had my first child, I bumped up into the seriously overweight range and stayed there until I was done having children.  But then, I started having health issues–often […]