• How to Start a Garden

    How to Start a Garden in 15 Steps

    It’s warming up in Minnesota, and soon enough that means getting ready to spend all of the sunny, warm days outdoors. This time of year is also the time I start my garden. I’ve been gardening for the last 7 or so years, and I’ve enjoyed learning so much about growing veggies and fruits. I actually feel like an accomplished person when I can grow thriving plants out of little seeds. Throughout my journey I’ve found a lot of helpful resources online and tried a lot of different methods. Every year I continue to work on improving my skills and and learning more about this hobby. Last year I documented…

  • Winter Hiking Gear

    What to Wear for Winter Hiking: A Complete Guide

    If you’re like me, from an area with cold weather for half the year, you don’t want to spend all your time stuck inside. Whether it’s playing with your kids outside or being active on the trails, it’s important to stay warm. I’ve rounded up a list of my favorite winter hiking clothing and gear. My advice is to use what works for you and for your budget. Not everything is going to be the perfect fit for every body type or perfect for every outdoor activity. This list is meant to give some ideas and possible options. I have accumulated most of these items over time, and most of…

  • Postpartum Exercise & Mobility After a C-Section

    Postpartum Exercise & Mobility After a C-Section

    After an emergency c-section in July 2019, I wasn’t sure where to start with my postpartum exercise and recovery and how long it would take me to get back into a fitness routine. Obviously going for a run immediately after giving birth wasn’t my first priority or even feasible, but I’m the type of person that likes to know what to expect in the days, weeks, and months ahead. Throughout my pregnancy, I worked out and moved my body as often as I could. Towards the end I mostly went on walks (because hello short Minnesota summers). While I was pregnant, I especially missed having fitness goals to challenge myself,…