Lindsay Moe is the food photographer and recipe developer behind the vegetarian food blog The Live-In Kitchen. She has a passion for fresh, beautiful food that can be easily customized to meet your needs when it comes to feeding the ones you love. When she’s not in the kitchen, you can find Lindsay hanging out with her husband and kids, reading a book, or hiking in the bluffs of Wisconsin.
Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems by Richard Ferber. I had no idea what I was doing when I became a mother, but this book made getting babies to sleep easier each time I had one (and I read it every time I had another, four in total!). It's known for it's "cry it out" method, but if you follow the initial advice the kids never really end up crying. I've recommended it to everyone I know who's had a baby.
I got a pair of JBL wireless earbuds for Christmas and it's a total game changer! I've always attached earbuds to my phone when running, but these sound amazing and it's so freeing not to have a chord in the way.
Take some time off and do something fun. Breaking routine always helps me find a little clarity and start something different, new, or challenging.
You have to spend money to make money. While it can help get you there faster, you can still be successful by doing things yourself or being more frugal.
Blogging has changed so much in the last 5 years, and barely existed 10 years ago. I think it will continue to change in ways that we can't even fathom, but I do see a trend in it becoming more like corporate websites and television shows.
Taking mental photographs/videos. I have a notoriously terrible memory, but I've been trying to take little moments of beauty in my life and turn them into unforgettable moments in my life. Examples are my daughter running in the grass, the light coming through the trees onto the snow, or my family sitting around the table at Christmas dinner. It helps in the harder times to have these beautiful moments to reflect on.
I share easily customizable vegetarian and vegan recipes with people who are cooking for a variety of dietary restrictions. These people might be meat eaters who have never cooked a vegan meal, but want to be able to cook something for their daughter, or maybe their neighbor who eats gluten-free. My recipes make it easy to approach different dietary needs with base recipes that can fill the need. It has become a very open minded, friendly community where people feel safe exploring the vegetarian and vegan lifestyle.
How supportive everyone is of each other. No one is trying to hold back the secrets to success for themselves, it's just a very open community.
A homemade breakfast bar. It's peanut butter, honey, crispy cereal, oatmeal, chia seeds, tons of nuts, and a few chocolate chips. They're the best!
Food bloggers received so much more traffic to their websites in the early pandemic, but were getting paid far less for that traffic because of how other businesses were being affected. Overall I think it has caused us to pivot our content to fit a changing world but has solidified us as a necessary service for many.
Buddha bowls. I could eat them every day. My favorite has roasted sweet potatoes, onions, broccoli, and spinach with bulgur and sriracha.
I had a failed business idea a few years ago that was really embarrassing because I had really put myself out there with some people I respected to try get the ball rolling. I don't regret it because it taught me that I can't be an expert in everything, and if I want to reach higher levels in business I'm going to need to hire people that are experts in the fields where I fall short.
Your career and overall life don't need to look like anyone's expectation. As long as you're happy and able to provide for yourself you're doing great.
Work hard now so you won't feel like you're trying to do it all once you have kids.
I always wanted to be the person in the Coast Guard who jumps in and saves people from the ocean. I would also love to be in more traditional media, editing film or creating special effects.
I've always admired my dad. He was an honest, hard working man who did what he needed to do to take care of his family and enjoy life.
Let go of any ego and just create what you want to create. If you're trying to fit someone else's idea of success you probably won't reach it, and if you do it won't feel how you expect it to
Quick keys. I use them for video editing and it shaves off SO much time.
Most Times by Shoos Off
Investing time into my business has really paid off. It can feel like nothing is happening day to day, but when you look back on growth over time it's really incredible.
I've been trying to come up with a new, creative way to create recipe videos. I've met a few road blocks to my ideas recently, so I'll need to keep getting creative!
Flexitarian, but mostly vegetarian with a lot of vegan thrown in, haha. I don't like labels!
Remembering. So I write everything down.
Heather Wilkinson is a globe-trotting content creator and PR enthusiast who’s finally put down roots in her native UK. When she isn’t working, you’ll find her pretending to care about Minecraft for her son’s sake, while secretly reading the latest Ace Atkins novel (or sleeping – her second favourite past-time).