Back in high school, I believed I wasn’t smart enough because I needed to read textbooks and literature out-loud (or have it read to me) before I could grasp the words on the page. Moving on to university, I thrived the most when either I heard the lectures (sitting in front row, of course) or when I taught the information to others. Somewhere along the line I finally realized that I was an auditory learner. Once I made that connection, I’ve gravitated towards audiobooks, webinars, and podcasts ever since. That being said, today I’m sharing 3 of my favourite podcasts for you to discover!
Hey! It’s me. The long lost writer of this blog. It’s been a quick minute. A whirlwind of a year. What’s new? Well a lot of things. Specifically... my kind-hearted husband moved my desk and computer upstairs, so it’s going to be a bit more enjoyable to write now that I’m out of the dungeon-like basement. Okay. I had an amazing office downstairs…but let’s face it. I’m not a fan of being cornered down in a cold (sometimes spider-infested) room while all the action (and sunlight) is going on upstairs. And by spider-infested… I mean a spider once dropped from the ceiling all the way down my dress while I was working at the computer. It was a bit traumatic. I was a bit dramatic… Needless to say, I’m pretty excited to be able to blog, work, do continuing education, etc. upstairs now!
Anyway. Back to the reason you’re here. S’mores cupcakes! The perfect upgraded campfire treat to celebrate August!
Happy 2019! I can’t believe it’s already been awhile since I’ve written on here. Okay. More than awhile. 2018 was a year full of blessings: One where I truly enjoyed summer for the first time since having children. One where I gained time with my dad after we almost lost him to septic shock in September (Praise God for his healing hand!). And, one where I’ve seen firsthand the Church’s love in action through its uncommon community.
However, this past year was also really hard. One where I’ve been continually at the end of myself needing Christ’s strength to carry on in motherhood, in my marriage, and in the everyday mundane. I guess, I know, that’s a good place to be, but often it doesn’t make it any less gut-wrenching. The dreary days of Winter also dampen my spirit, like I know it does for many of you. The days are cold and the nights seem unending. With the changing of the calendar, I usually get excited about all the goals I hope to accomplish, but this year I’ve been a little apprehensive about my big dreams as I know how fickle my heart can be. One second, the world is my oyster; the next, I just want to curl up on the couch and avoid the world.
But there’s hope for my fickle, unsettled heart. There’s hope for yours, too.
It’s been awhile since I’ve sat down and written on the blog (surprise, surprise!), but since my husband is out for the night, I thought I would give a little update on what life looks like right now. This year we had the option to send my son off to junior kindergarten, but we felt he wasn’t ready to be in full days of school just yet. Plus, as I’ve met more and more lovely homeschool families, I’ve begun to research and pray about it myself. My husband and I aren’t sure what next year looks like just yet, so for now I’m fully embracing new rhythms as a mostly stay-at-home mom (still doing some dietitian work). One of these rhythms my son and I began in August is morning time.
A while back I shared on Instagram that I've decided to become a gardener. (Basically get a little more involved in yard work than just mowing.) My hope was to plant a few flowers and start a small vegetable garden. Well, once my husband caught wind, his wheels started turning, too. So what started as a small venture into gardening. . . is now a full-blown backyard construction site. And not just our yard, the neighbour's, too. Three full dump trucks of soil removed and a couple more loads of rocks tampered down. . . and we've got ourselves the beginnings of some patios!
Hi! I'm Erin – a follower of Christ, wife, mama of two, and registered dietitian. Welcome to my blog where I write about intentional motherhood, intuitive eating, inspired discipleship, and whatever else I feel like! I'm so glad you're here.
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