I am admittedly a cheap person. In all honesty, a big factor in my decision to breastfeed my… • Read More »

Sydney’s Birth Story: To VBAC or Not to VBAC? Mama: Heidi C. Stats: 7lbs 8oz Type of Birth:… • Read More »

Riley’s mama, Brooke is no stranger to DIY. She did an awesome job putting together her daughters Tangled… • Read More »

I’ve been married for years, yet recently I’m finding myself in the throws of dating…. Mommy Dating. Yes,… • Read More »

Each week we will ask our mamas a question from our readers that pertains to babies, kids, or… • Read More »

Jameson’s Birth Story Mama: Jamila I. Type of Birth: Vaginal, unmedicated Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician I… • Read More »

Late summer, when the first inklings of fall are starting to show, is my favorite time of year.… • Read More »

I love to bake and decorate cakes and I love surprises. I would have been all over a… • Read More »

You can read about our son’s autism diagnosis here and the process of beginning services here. Brody was… • Read More »

This party that Mama Alex put together looks like it was so much fun! Sadly, this was one… • Read More »

Before my first daughter was born in 2011, I invested in a soft structured carrier with an infant… • Read More »

Hindsight is always 20/20, and 20 months in to raising our first child, these are my top 10… • Read More »

When I became pregnant with my first child, I thought about my pregnancy every second of the day… • Read More »

When Elizabeth was handed to me directly after being born, my first question was “can I try to… • Read More »

I found a post on Pinterest last summer that inspired me to begin “eating clean.” It basically was… • Read More »

I never intended to nurse my child for an extended length of time… as a matter of fact,… • Read More »

Back in May I met Hilary Asher, an independent consultant for Norwex, for the first time when she… • Read More »

When my husband and I began the discussion about having kids and then started off on our journey… • Read More »

I have loved banana bread since I was a kid. I love it cold or warm, topped with… • Read More »

Like most of us MSW mamas, Alex and I met while planning our weddings (well, I think she… • Read More »

Separating Egg Yolks The Easy Way

Separating Egg Yolks The Easy Way

Separating eggs. No one likes to do it. It’s weird, slippery, and chances are you will get a fleck or two of shell in the bowl. And then, if you drop a yolk in to the whites bowl, good luck fishing that sucker out whole. So when I was baking with my mother-in-law and she [...]

Olive Garden’s Knock-Off Pasta Fagioli

Olive Garden’s Knock-Off Pasta Fagioli

I found this recipe on Pinterest over a year ago and it’s become a meal that I make in any season and have brought to many different parties and dinners. It makes a huge amount, so make sure you have room in your fridge or freezer for leftovers. In fact, I halve the original recipe [...]

Poached Eggs in Silicone Cupcake Molds

Poached Eggs in Silicone Cupcake Molds

Poached eggs on toast can be such a yummy breakfast for a relaxed Sunday morning. We used to only enjoy poached eggs when we’d visit my parents because my dad has a fancy egg poacher pan insert. But we wanted to have them sometimes at home, too, and one morning, we didn’t want to have [...]

Hidden Veggie Recipes

Hidden Veggie Recipes

Most kids are picky eaters at varying levels throughout their childhood. Heck, some never outgrow it and become picky adults. I know a few adults who have pickier eating habits than my preschooler. My 4.5 year old son is picky when it comes to fruits and vegetables but will eat anything in meat, noodle or [...]

Saving Money While Raising Kids – What Works for Alex

Saving Money While Raising Kids – What Works for Alex

After reading Michelle and Mary Ellen’s posts on how they work to save money while raising their kids, I stopped to think about the ways my husband and I have been working to trim down our monthly expenses. Since I became a SAHM a couple of years ago, I feel like it’s a responsibility of mine [...]