Hoo-gah

A definition of hygge: According to Meik Wiking, the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute, hygge (pronounced hoo-gah), is a Danish concept that embodies love, family, homey-ness, and an overall sense of well-being that is settled not in the things we have but in the people we surround ourselves with and an atmosphere we create….

Summer Plans

I have finally finished my last paper for the semester, I only have four more weeks of teaching, and we already have three (3!) camping trips booked. Summer break is just on the horizon and I am running to it with open arms. I am choosing to look at those two and half months of…

Mama Days

I feel like I’m spending a lot of time writing about difficulties in my life lately. Maybe it’s just me, maybe it’s just that my head is filled with those tough things right now. But I feel a bit tired of finding myself in front of my laptop to write about struggle, though at least…

Keep Showing Up

A few weeks ago, I talked about my desire to lose quite a bit of weight with the promise that I would check in periodically. Here I am! Checking in! Oh, it’s not been easy, this path I’m choosing to follow. Lately I have been feeling fairly defeated. It started with realizing that the weight I…

Just Before Spring

I spent all of February saying that it is quite possibly the hardest month to get through, but March is proving me wrong. We had a pretty wild winter storm this past Tuesday. It landed the littles and I at my parents’ house. My husband had to work and planned to stay with a coworker…

I Will Define Me

Oh, I’m cringing as I write this, because I know I’m going to feel so drastically uncomfortable with some of the content. But. I’m also very excited. For the moment, I’m moving briefly away from my more usual topics and I’m going to talk about weight-loss. For all my love of good, nourishing food and…