Turkey Noodle Soup

I’m a Christmas dinner purist. Give me the mashed potatoes, stuffing, and gravy. Don’t forget the cranberry sauce. And definitely don’t forget that turkey!

And while I love Christmas dinner, I’m about done with the leftovers after one day. The problem isn’t the leftovers so much as it is the proportion of what is left. Too much turkey, no more gravy, not enough mashed potatoes. Boo! Continue reading

Workouts for Busy Mommas

workouts for moms

Now that I’ve had baby #2, I’ve found that my body is totally different than it has ever been. To start off, let me preface this post by saying that this post is  not about body hate, but about body improvement. I am NOT including any pictures of my “before” body, namely because I can’t stand those pictures when the picture is of a lady who is 9 months pregnant. My body at 9 months pregnant is not a before picture. That was my body doing something amazing by making a whole other human being. (Pretty cool, eh?)

What this post is about, however, is self-improvement, self-care, and strength. Before I had Little Bear, I used to go to the gym, take lots of fitness classes, and was in pretty good shape. After I got pregnant, due to a great many reasons/excuses (time, energy, medical issues) I lost muscle tone and barely exercised. I am now 3 months postpartum after having my second child and am ready to get my strength back. (Abdominal wall? What abdominal wall?!) But now, with a 3.5 year old and a 3 month old, when and how will I find the time (and energy) to exercise? Continue reading