The Race Conversation with Kids

On Wednesday while at the Oregon Zoo with my kids, a little boy saw my son, Finley, in his wheelchair and said loudly—as kids do—“Mom, look at that kid in the wheelchair. I feel so bad for him.”

I have to be honest, these moments are exhausting and frustrating. Educating people around me about …Continue Reading

WHOLE30 Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti

WHOLE30 Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti

Who doesn’t love spaghetti? Spaghetti Squash is one of my favorite things to work with when it comes to eating sans grains. It emulates spaghetti in such a simple, fabulous way. It also lends a hint of sweetness to spaghetti and when you’re cooking all healthy-like, your sauce is not all that sweet. This combo …Continue Reading

21 Day Fix & Body Beast Meal Planning Tools

Every few months my brain gets tired of the way I do meal planning and I need to change it up. I’m a chronic desk re-organizer, so this is pretty standard Shannon-brain stuff. I find that the newness of it sort of inspires me to get excited all over again.

I like perfecting the practice …Continue Reading

Meal Planning for Disneyland: CHURRO WARS!

Meal Planning for Disneyland: CHURRO WARS!

Our family leaves for Disneyland and Legoland on Sunday BRIGHT and EARLY. I should not say bright, really. Its going to be 4am when we leave our house so let’s say DARK and EARLY. I am ever so excited! Our kids loved visiting Disney during Christmastime a couple of years back and now we’re adding …Continue Reading