Oh, hey.


I know it’s been a while. I graduated from nursingĀ  and became a nurse and well, I work a lot. I’m so glad I went back to school because nursing has been the best choice I could have made. My life is rich with rewarding work and making a difference. Yes, there’s a lot of gross and challenging stuff too, but it’s all par for the course.

In the process of completing school and gaining employment, I managed to fall off the paleo train. Unable to fit into half of my jeans/scrubs/tops, I vowed to do something.

So I did. I’ve had several stops and starts. I’ve failed more times then I’d like to admit. Paleo isn’t easy. It requires planning and perseverance. There have been times where I wake up, ready for a paleo day and fail by lunch. Or dinner. Or make it all the way to dinner and falter with a horrific snack.

Here I go again. I made it thru yesterday completely paleo and hope to do it again today. One day at a time is about all I can handle right now.

I could have waited for New Year’s Eve to make such sweeping changes. But why? So I can muddle thru Christmas and visiting with friends and family feeling uncomfortable in my clothes? No way.

I’ve made some other major changes recently that have allowed me to shed some emotional weight, and I’m feeling slightly more empowered than I have in months. I’m still a bit fragile, and feeling like an unsteady baby deer, but I need to get back to my healthy roots – I know paleo and lifting weights does that for me. I know that if I give myself the gift of health, I will feel a million times better all around.

The weights can wait a bit -one thing at a time. So here I go.

First step: throwing my scale away.


Next steps include sharing more recipes with you!!


Welcome to PaleoPants!


Hi there!

I’ve had a mom-blog since 2006, but I recently closed it because I felt a) it was stale; and b) my kids are getting older now and I should let them tell their own stories.

So here I am, talking about my new passion: Paleo.

I know, I know, some of you who know me might be rolling your eyes because you know I’m the type to change my online name from time to time. This time, however, I’m writing this blog for myself, and for my family. If you don’t know me, you can start here. If you’re interested in Paleo and clean living, then this blog is for you.

I’m hoping that as D & I learn more about our new way of life, I can share what is working for us, and what isn’t. Certainly in the first 63 days of eating this way, we have made mistakes (overdoing it on nuts/nut-butter), we have had questions (how do we get our kids to eat this way with us?), and we have had successes (so many yummy recipes!)

We also have goals. I’ll get into those in another post, but D & I have some pretty solid goals that I’d love to share with you as well.

So if you’re game, come along for the ride. Ask any questions you wish, and if we don’t know the answer, we’ll go hunting for you until we do.

Here’s to clean living!