Holden’s Birth Story- My 60 hour Labor!

This story is super long, but then again so was my labor and delivery! My labor if you count from the time that my water broke was 60 hours or if you want to count from when I started having active labor then it was 40 hours. After giving birth, I talked with an American…

Pregnancy Fitness 3rd Trimester & Month 9

So I’ve learned something during this pregnancy. Month 9 should be its own special category! My body has changed significantly in this final month and its totally not fair to lump month 9 of my fitness into the 3rd trimester category. So to continue from my previous Pregnancy Fitness post, I will do the first…

Pregnant in Uganda- the commentary track!

So, when you obviously don’t blend into the culture you are living in it can get a bit interesting walking down the street and doing your shopping. Most foreigners living here deal with some level of chatter about them as they go about their day. A normal day for a foreigner is usually filled with: “Munu,…

Gluten Free Oatmeal Banana Pancakes

So I can’t claim these pancakes as Paleo since they have oats in them. Oats are a bit of a grey area in the Paleo world, some people like them if you ferment them first (soak overnight in yogurt or acidic medium) and some avoid them all together avoid dealing with the insulin spike they…

Pregnancy Fitness

In my experience as a personal trainer I’ve had a decent amount of pregnant clients which has always been …. interesting. A lot of advice given to expecting mothers tends to be outdated in terms of fitness, or the same advice is given to everyone, which means it has to cover the lowest level of…

Short Term Discipleship/Long Term Impact

Short term teams…. I had no idea that short term teams (STT) were becoming so controversial. Here are the concerns about STT’s that we’ve ran across from others/blogs/books since we moved here: Are they really helping anyone? Are they just taking pictures of themselves holding little African babies for people to like on their Facebook profiles? Will…

Paleo Chicken Enchiladas

We eat a lot of Mexican food. We can’t help ourselves. I’ve realized that its just what happens when people are living in another country that has such different foods from your own. When you find yourself surrounded by a local diet that has a limited number of combinations (most of which containing peanut butter…