Episode 02 – Baby, Take a Break

Does your spouse need a break? Do YOU need a break? In today’s podcast, we talk about what time looked like for us before and after kids, and what we’ve intentionally made time for to keep ourselves and each other from feeling like we’re losing it. 😂

We also cover that time we had a kid, how Kirsten got sucked back into a classic cult fiction series, and why this podcast could end up being a once a year thing.

You can subscribe to our “How to Real Life” on Apple Podcasts or listen below on SoundCloud.

A New Project Coming Soon!

So this site has been collecting cobwebs over the last year, but that is about to change and we are STOKED to dust it off! Over the last few months we have been talking about how we can basically relaunch the site (aka: start writing again and hopefully engage in a new community here online). We have come up with a few ideas that we will begin sharing in the next week or two.

The above image is a sneak peek into one of the “projects” we have been working on and that project will launch here in the next 7 days!

Once again we are very excited to engage in this type of community once more and this time we are praying that we continue to find the time and energy to pour into it. I mean why wouldn’t we… we are about to have baby #2 in the next three weeks!

✌🏼 Mike

Day 5 – Meals and Memories

When it comes to food, people typically fall into two camps.

In the first camp, you have people who just gravitate toward food. They love it. They appreciate it. At the end of a long day, they want nothing more than to roll up their sleeves, pull out various ingredients, and build a masterpiece out of a meal. Their dishes are colorful and delectable. They speak poetry over what they’ve created with savory adjectives. Flaky, crunchy bread. Melted squares of creamy butter. Rich red wine. Food is not merely about consumption; it is about the experience. It can be a perfect way to show love and bring people together.

But in the second camp, you have people who are a bit hopeless when it comes to the whole food thing. You give them an “easy” recipe and they manage to botch it. Their handwritten recipes include detailed instructions on making hard-boiled eggs or cutting onions. There can be a lot of anxiety in this camp because all the opinions surrounding food these days make the whole process even more complicated.Read More »

Day 4: A Surprise Snack and Why Learning Preferences is Helpful

Hello from our 9th day out of town! We’ve been in Charlotte for the past week with my family, and are spending our last couple days with Mike’s parents before heading home.

Two things we’ve learned:

  1. It’s basically impossible to keep up with the #31creativeways challenge while on vacation.
  2. It’s basically impossible to keep up with the no-TV-watching challenge while on vacation.

It’s been 4 minutes since I last watched TV, having walked away from the Lifetime movie my mother-in-law and I were getting into so I could focus my attention on finally writing this blog entry.*

*Okay, so I’m actually listening to the Lifetime movie while I write. I have to know if this movie about a girl suspicious of dating apps is going to end up being a horror film like the movie that came before it about the babysitter who wanted to destroy the perfect family. So it’s been, like, 3.5 hours since I last wasn’t watching TV.Read More »