Pregnancy Week 22

This week has been kind of strange. I’ve been in a funk, just not really feeling like myself. I don’t know what to do to snap out of it, either. Usually some time relaxing or walking outside or a couple days of really healthy eating will cheer me right up, but neither of those things has […]

Chocolate Banana Date Smoothie

Chocolate Banana Date Smoothie

Have you guys heard all this hype about how good dates are for preggos? Just in case you aren’t a birth board creeper like I am, here are a few of the (many) benefits: Women who ate dates on a daily basis throughout pregnancy were more likely to start labor on their own and keep progressing, […]

Happy Things #2

Happy Things #2

This week was chock full of little things that made me smile, so there was no question about whether to do a follow-up to last week’s Happy Things post. I welcome the opportunity to take some time and think about the awesome little things that happened this week. Here we go! Baseball Adrien and I […]

The Well Stocked Pantry

The Well Stocked Pantry

I spend a lot of time thinking about what’s for dinner. Or lunch. Or snack. My mind is usually occupied with what I get to eat next, basically. Many nights, we end up trying to come up with meals based on what we have on hand. And usually it isn’t that difficult because we keep a pretty well-stocked kitchen. The idea is to be well-stocked, not overstocked. Budget is important here, so I’ve included an asterisk(*) on items that you can usually find for much less in bulk sections of the grocery store.

The Trouble with Hierarchy

Companies change, and so organizational structures must change. There are restructurings to boost efficiency, implement new systems or technologies, downsize, or simply to accommodate the changing needs of a business. Problems arise when the complex needs of an organization are simplified, and the changes to process or hierarchy don’t take into account the real operational requirements that help a business run smoothly. The three keys below explain how to transform a hierarchy that may be a barrier to success into one that is staged for success.

Pregnancy Week 21

Pregnancy Week 21

I’ve been successful at putting off starting our registry until this past weekend. Decisions, decisions, decisions! It’s hard to pick from the hundreds of baby gear options out there. Even narrowing it down to the best in safety, price, and comfort still leaves a lot of options, and honestly it’s just daunting. Adrien, because he is the […]

Happy Things #1

Happy Things #1

Today I feel like sharing some things that have been making me happy lately. Maybe this will be a regular thing, maybe it won’t. But lately I’m a little overwhelmed with the little things that make me smile, so here we go!

Salmon Stuffed Tomatoes

Salmon Stuffed Tomatoes

Paired with the easiest salad ever, this dish is basically a requirement this time of year. This is one of those ‘take your dinner out on the patio and watch the sun set, then light a couple candles and chat the night away’ kind of meals. So fresh. So clean. So summery. Have a friend bring over a bottle (or two) of white wine and enjoy a relaxing evening with this one.

3 Ways to Get Your Workday Back

3 Ways to Get Your Workday Back

Like so many people, I get bogged down by email and overbooked in meetings. At the end of the day, I often finding myself wondering what the heck I actually got done… By implementing these tricks, you should start each day with a plan and leave each workday knowing exactly what you accomplished.

Pregnancy Week 20

Pregnancy Week 20

Adrien has been reading Dr. Seuss’s ABC to Sesame Seed every night since we found out SS can probably hear our voices. Sometimes twice. That makes the total times we’ve read it to about a million. “Big J, little j, what begins with J?” Yeah, we should really buy another book. But daddy + baby […]