A Bit Backward

I am a passionately opinionated, spicy but tender-hearted Mormon girl who'd love nothing more that to live life from scratch like the Amish, but with all the best technology for learning and sharing at my fingertips. I am a wife to a good man, and stay-at-home mother to a spirited little boy and a sweet baby girl, and am expecting another baby sometime in early November! I am a BYU alumna with a degree in German (with a literature emphasis). I am also a birth junkie and certified Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis instructor. I'd say my writing is generally geared for an LDS audience, but I'm truly happy for anyone and everyone to read my content. I am the same girl at church as I am during the week and I am not ashamed, afraid, or ill-equipped to discuss issues from both a rational and spiritual/moral perspective. All truth is valuable, worth sharing, and discussing to me. I share my life and my opinions on my blog, A Bit Backward . . .

Foraging and Preserving: Friends and Food

Remember this post? About how making transitions in a new town was proving to be harder than I'd imagined? Well, residency continues to give our family more challenges than medical school ever did ....more

Our First Home

On June 4th, we bought a home - our very first home! Want to see a bit of it? We took this picture back in early May the evening before we decided to make an offer on the house ....more

Pantry and Prophecy

Today, I have pictures of something totally mundane from my life to show you in order to illustrate a really important and time-sensitive message for us all.Remember how I told you in my last post that we built a pantry? We did! It was quite a process ....more

Transition Shock

I have come to the conclusion that making transitions is an art - one which I haven't even remotely mastered. Sometimes - especially during these transition times - life can be damn hard. Yes ....more

Slow Enough to Make a Difference

This morning the light of the sun stirred a fierce desire in me to get out of the house and to break in my new running shoes. But with no husband at home, three children under the age of 4, and no jogging stroller to call my own, my prospects for a good workout were dismal at best. But I am an eternal optimist, "Maybe if I just get out of the house, it'll work out better than I think it can!" ...more

Match Day Results!

Oh, med school! It has been a ride and it's very quickly coming to a close....more

How I Do It All! ;)

After my last blog post on food, my long-time childhood friend, Courtney, commented on my facebook account with these kind words: "I am amazed by you! Honestly how you find the time to make so many amazing recipes, sew, ect and be a mom and wife is beyond me! Kudos and so much respect to you!!! ...more

My Latest Rampage (+I think I've found my food "niche")

Food. I love it. Probably a little too much ....more

The Golden Miracle in the Switchback Staircase

My heart is so full of joy and awe today. God is a God of miracles. He always has been and always will be ....more

2015 Update: Stuff I Want to Remember about Life Right Now

I started to write a witty little facebook status about some cute things the kids have done lately. Three paragraphs into the construction of the status update, I decided it was best to just write those things here on the blog. Here are things I want to remember about my little family - today....more