Best Dairy-Free Alternatives: Budget Friendly

“Plant-based” has become a buzz phrase these days, and it seems that you can get a dairy-free version of about anything if you look in the right place. Just because something is plant-based doesn’t necessarily mean it’s healthier than its dairy counterpart; however, if you want or have to avoid dairy for any reason, it’s… Continue reading Best Dairy-Free Alternatives: Budget Friendly

How to Organize Recipes Online- Free & Simple

Picture this. You make one of the best batches of snickerdoodles you’ve ever made. You save the recipe link so that you can make them again. When you come back to make more, the link is broken and you’re taken to a website full of coupons but void of cookies. Gone is the recipe, and… Continue reading How to Organize Recipes Online- Free & Simple

The Top Meatless Chicken Nuggets: Reviewed

Growing up as a vegetarian 20 years ago, there weren’t many different meat alternatives on the market. I remember a lot of Morningstar Farms, and that was pretty much it. Nowadays, there are so many different options, and it makes my vegetarian heart happy. I remember being scared to go on field trips in school,… Continue reading The Top Meatless Chicken Nuggets: Reviewed

2022 Goals: Be Intentional

Another year has come and gone, and another deadline for yearly goals has passed. I always enjoy writing about my goals, because I am able to have something to look back and reflect upon at the new year. Without rehashing my whole previous blog, here were the main objectives along with my current reflections on… Continue reading 2022 Goals: Be Intentional

Why I Don’t Lift Heavy Anymore: Finding a New Perspective on Fitness and Life 15 Months Postpartum

Before giving birth, my favorite form of exercise was without a doubt lifting weights. Besides walking my dog and occasionally bouldering at the indoor rock gym, I almost exclusively lifted about 4-5 times a week. Especially as my husband and I were trying to get pregnant, cardio wasn’t something that I wanted to do. To… Continue reading Why I Don’t Lift Heavy Anymore: Finding a New Perspective on Fitness and Life 15 Months Postpartum

Weekday Dinner Menu: Vegetarian Stay-At-Home Mom

When my husband and I were first married, I liked to think that I was a good cook; however, looking back, I don’t think that was the case. I knew how to throw together quick meals that lacked forethought. We ate a lot of mac and cheese, taco salads, and pasta. After years of eating… Continue reading Weekday Dinner Menu: Vegetarian Stay-At-Home Mom

1 Year Breastfeeding as a Vegetarian

When my son was a newborn, I didn’t understand how people could enjoy breastfeeding. My nipples were drier than the Sahara desert, and I literally felt like I had boulders attached to my chest. I was discouraged by how hard it was to get a successful latch, because I thought that it would come naturally… Continue reading 1 Year Breastfeeding as a Vegetarian

The Waiting Game: 39 Weeks Pregnant

Let me start off by saying that this baby has taught me to have patience, trust, and an open mind. Like many (if not all) new mothers, I started this pregnancy with little to no expectations. I knew some women got morning sickness while others didn’t. I knew some women truly enjoyed pregnancy while others… Continue reading The Waiting Game: 39 Weeks Pregnant