Day 4 {Whole30}

No, chitchat today. You need to go to Nom Nom Paleo and make her Asian Meatballs. By all means, stop reading now so you can go straight to the store and buy the ingredients. No judgment here. I did only find the Red Boat Fish Sauce (affiliate link) a … [Read more...]

Day 3 {Whole30}

Today I finally came to terms with the fact that I insanely overbought greens from Trader Joe's. I'd never shopped there before as they are relatively new to this area but I read post after post of Whole30 peeps raving about how easy their … [Read more...]

Day 2 {Whole30}

Today, after Mass, we swung by Whole Foods to pick up a few of the weird ingredients that I need for the week: Coconut Aminos, Red Boat Fish Sauce, Avocado Oil Mayo, and Sugar-free bacon. That's right, sugar-free bacon. (It's bacon, not … [Read more...]

Day 1 of Our Whole30

We are doing the Whole30 (I'm still not cool enough to know whether I have to put "the Whole30" or "a Whole30", or just Whole30. I am, however, cool enough to know that there is no space between Whole and 30, thankyouverymuch). It was a pretty sudden … [Read more...]

Top 4 Misadventures in Traveling

Most people that go to Notre Dame study abroad. Something like 85% of people. I was that homebody 15%. I always tell people that going to Notre Dame was my studying abroad. Seriously. I loved it and really came into my own and met some of the most … [Read more...]

Authentic Moment #7: My Police Escort

Around this time of the year I always remember all of my ridiculous travel stories flying home from college for the Christmas break. My very first time coming home for Christmas, I had no idea what the heck I was doing. I overpacked like crazy. I had … [Read more...]

Inner Dialogue About Exercising

After four pregnancies and ending with twins, baby weight is a real thing. In my head I can bound up my stairs two at a time but when I try, my legs laugh at me. Or if I am chasing Olivia, she can actually outrun me because my body just won't move … [Read more...]

Feeling Numb

December 9th, was the one year anniversary of the twins getting out of the NICU. Ever since having the twins I've been jotting down my thoughts here and there. They weren't always coherent but they were me trying to figure out life and everything we … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Cope With Sleep Deprivation Without Caffeine

First off, I just want to make clear my expertise on the subject. I'll just bullet point my sleep deprivation résumé: In college, homework never started before 1 am Papers never started getting written before 2 am Movie nights with roomies a … [Read more...]