Hi! Welcome to Pencils and Pancakes. That’s me ^^, Andrea, the author behind the blog. Author. I’ve always wanted to say that. I love to write. I also love to eat, and cook, I’m a former teacher turned stay at home mom with a passion for healthy living and helping people improve their lives with safer skincare. So that’s what you’ll find on this blog. I originally started this as a teaching blog to help people with easy, fun middle school English ideas. But my passion for food and health is a little greedy and decided to take over. I still share classroom ideas from time to time- so if that’s what you’re looking for please stay! Here’s more of what you can expect from P &P:
Though I’ve had some ups and downs I am thankful for where the pursuit of MY OWN idea of healthy has taken me. Researching and reading up on health and nutrition has lead me to a whole foods/Paleo way of living. Now hang on, don’t leave here because you think I’m this super strict robot Paleo perfectionist who never has any fun. I’m not. Paleo to me is just a word to explain to people the framework of how I eat. Think: Real food. Although I initially came upon it as a means of weight loss, I am learning to understand it’s about so much more. I eat to be my healthiest. And if that means having a piece of chocolate cake and a tall glass of IPA once in awhile to enjoy myself that’s what it means.
I am passionate about knowing what I put in, and most recently, ON my body. My husband and I have dabbled in raising our own food and growing our own food to gain control of what goes into the food we eat. You can read more about my mission to get people on board with safer skincare here.
Other things I love: teaching my students about good food, farmer’s markets, Wegmans, sun butter, plantains, country music, my husband and my cat, Frank!
***Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, licensed nutritionist or fitness expert. The material on Pencils and Pancakes represents my own opinion and experiences, and in no way is meant to be a replacement for professional medical advice.