Cochlear Implant Update: 3 Months Since Activation

It’s been three months since my cochlear implant was activated and four and a half months since my surgery. We finally have some data on the actual progress I’ve made! All the struggles and headaches have actually been worth it. A personally shout out to Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss. That book was aContinue reading “Cochlear Implant Update: 3 Months Since Activation”

Cochlear Implant Journey Continues

This week I was cleared to be healed enough to receive my device. As exciting as this is, my journey to better hearing is in it’s infancy. After the surgical site is healthy enough to handle a magnet, I got the processor which tells the implanted device in my head which electrical pulses to send.Continue reading “Cochlear Implant Journey Continues”

Recycled Wrapping Paper

I always feel a bit of guilt buying and throwing away single use things. Wrapping paper is one of my big gut punches. Since we still want to keep our Christmas and birthday gifts fun surprises we’re trying something different this year. Recycled grocery bag wrapping paper. My 4 year old had so much funContinue reading “Recycled Wrapping Paper”

Pumpkin Growing Adventure

We attempted growing sugar pumpkins this year and well….we learned a lot? Did you know that sugar pumpkin vines can grow up to 15 feet long? Me neither. In all honesty I spent a total of $0.29 at Aldi on this experiment and that fact that we yielded 4 edible pumpkins with 5 more potentialsContinue reading “Pumpkin Growing Adventure”

Ombre Roasted Vegetables

Simple Sheet Pan Roasted Vegetables 3 cups butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed 3 cups carrots, chopped 3 cups beets, peeled, cubed 3 cups turnips, cubed 3 cups parsnips, cubed 2 TBS olive or avocado oil 1 TBS dried rosemary or 4 TBS fresh, chopped salt and pepper to taste Preheat oven to 400 orContinue reading “Ombre Roasted Vegetables”

Halloween Cupcakes…Healthy…ish

Modified from Wellplated.com 1.25 cups Whole Wheat Flour 1 cup rolled oats 1 tsp Baking Soda 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon 0.5 tsp ground nutmeg 0.25 tsp ginger 0.25 allspice 0.25 kosher salt 1 Tablespoon ground flax seed mixed with 3 Tablespoons of water 2 TBS olive oil 0.33 cup pure maple syrup 0.33 cup plainContinue reading “Halloween Cupcakes…Healthy…ish”

Getting Connected off the Internet

I am here to grow my relationships with Mother Nature and my local community. There is too much hate and disconnect with those two things so I am striving to be better. My goal is to teach my children that actions do speak louder than words on the internet and that tomatoes are not alwaysContinue reading “Getting Connected off the Internet”