Finding Balance ~

In today's fast-paced world, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the constant influx of information and the demands of daily life. However, amidst the chaos, finding moments of connection and respite becomes essential. In this blog post, we'll explore the importance of preparation, managing overwhelm, and nurturing relationships. Join us as we embark on a journey that involves baking a delightful Honey Wheat sandwich loaf and discovering the glue that holds us together. 

Preparation is a vital tool in managing overwhelm. By organizing our schedules, creating to-do lists, and prioritizing tasks, we can regain a sense of control. However, it's crucial to strike a balance between planning and flexibility, as life often throws unexpected curveballs. Embrace the notion that not everything can be controlled, and find solace in knowing you've done your best to prepare for what lies ahead. Life can often feel like a whirlwind, with countless responsibilities, information overload, and the constant pressure to keep up.

Honey Wheat Sandwich Loaf

In today's digital age, we are constantly bombarded with information from various sources. To prevent overwhelm, it's important to filter through the noise and focus on what truly matters. Take the time to assess the sources of information that are essential to you and limit exposure to those that drain your energy. By curating a mindful information diet, you can reclaim mental clarity and prevent information overload. Prioritize the information that truly matters to you, and don't be afraid to disconnect from the noise when needed. 

 Amidst the chaos, it's crucial to maintain strong connections with our loved ones. Carve out dedicated time to engage in meaningful conversations with your spouse. Show them that they are seen and heard by actively listening and asking about their thoughts and plans. Nurturing your relationship provides a safe haven where both partners can find support and consolation when life becomes overwhelming.


In times of stress, finding solace in simple activities can work wonders. This weekend, we collected supplies we needed for our fall garden, and I adventured into a new sourdough recipe- a Honey Wheat sandwich loaf. Disconnecting from our phones, TV's, computers and video games reinforces the bond between you and your partner. We find ourselves talking and planning for the future, how we plan to start the raised garden beds, and will expand over the winter with building our fence, and how I will learn how to preserve our harvests.

Then just when you're settled in and content, life has a way of surprising us, sometimes in less-than-pleasant ways. An unexpected trip to urgent care due to a bread knife mishap may have tested your resilience. During these challenging moments, remember that it's the strength of your relationship and the love that binds you together that will see you through. Lean on each other for support and remind yourselves that you are stronger together.


In the midst of overwhelming information and the demands of daily life, it is essential to prioritize both self-care and nurturing our relationships. By finding a balance between preparation and flexibility, curating our information intake, and making quality time for our loved ones, we can navigate the chaos with more grace and resilience. Remember, at the end of the day, it's the connections we forge and the love we share that become the glue that holds us (and my finger) together, helping us find strength and support when we need it most.

Strengthening Bonds- From Gluten to Glue!