Growing up, there was always one Thanksgiving dish that I looked forward to the most: my grandmother’s Lime… • Read More »

If you’re looking for a fun craft to do with your little ones for Thanksgiving, making a tie-dye… • Read More »

With Christmas fast approaching, our kids are filled with images and commercials advertising the “newest, coolest” thing to… • Read More »

For my family, the scariest part about Halloween this year won’t be the skeletons hanging in doorways and… • Read More »

Senna’s Birth Story Mama: Jesse C. Stats: 7lbs, 5oz, 21.25 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal, unmedicated Birth Location:… • Read More »

While not a mess-free alternative to carving a pumpkin, allowing your toddler to paint their pumpkin is a… • Read More »

Right after I had my baby girl (her nickname is Peeps, which I’ll be calling her on this… • Read More »

It seems like there are hundreds of different baby carriers on the market these days at a variety… • Read More »

Whenever I visit a baby store I can’t help but head over to the car seat section to… • Read More »

I used to be fun. I use to have more good days, filled with belly-laughter than bad days.… • Read More »

I think it’s fair to say that when most people hear about a woman consuming her placenta their… • Read More »

When my oldest son was approaching the height limit on his convertible car seats, my husband and I… • Read More »

My oldest child, Mae, was the quintessential “easy” baby/child. She slept great, and pretty much through anything, and… • Read More »

E’s VBAC Birth Story Mama: Jessica T. Stats: 10 lbs, 15 oz, 22″ Type of Birth: Vaginal, VBAC Birth… • Read More »

I began to meal prep a couple of weeks before the arrival of Baby 2K. I did this… • Read More »

My mom’s meatloaf was a favorite meal of mine when I was a kid; slathered in ketchup and… • Read More »

When I was growing up, vacations with my family were almost always camping. That combined with being a… • Read More »

When I decided I was going to breastfeed and go back to work full time I found that… • Read More »

My husband and I are seasoned travelers with our oldest son, who will be six later this year.… • Read More »

Since Michelle posted her experience with her daughter’s tongue tie, I’m seeing and hearing more and more about… • Read More »

I’ve read a lot of articles and advertisements about baby coolers lately. By baby coolers, I mean devices… • Read More »

This is the second post in my series on the benefits of singing to your children. Part 1… • Read More »

Ten Ways to Use Leftover Baby Food

Ten Ways to Use Leftover Baby Food

Is it just me, or does anyone else have jars and boxes of baby food hanging around that didn’t get used before their fast-growing babies lost interest in them? Or even purees you made from scratch that’s just taking up space in your freezer? My daughter never really cared for purees or cereals at all, [...]

Chicken Stew with Biscuit Dumplings

Chicken Stew with Biscuit Dumplings

When I was was in college I lived with my grandmother, who was born and raised in Missouri during the Great Depression. Chicken and Dumplings was one of those homey, comfort foods that she taught me to make that we loved to share on a chilly, rainy night. Below is the recipe she taught me. Years [...]

Healthy (and Gluten Free!) Blender Pancakes

Healthy (and Gluten Free!) Blender Pancakes

We had a snow day recently (it’s not as common as you’d think in upstate New York!) and we’ve sort of developed a tradition over the past two winters that every time we have a snow day, mama makes pancakes. I don’t know if the kids understand the connection or just think “Oh…no school? It [...]

TJ’s Hidden Veggie Minestrone

TJ’s Hidden Veggie Minestrone

I know the origins of Minestrone soup are sketchy and there’s no specific rule out there that says anyone’s version is right or wrong. All I can find is that it should have vegetables. Some say it should also have beans and zucchini and be served with noodles. Some are vegetarian, some aren’t. In an [...]

Quinoa Enchilada Bake

Quinoa Enchilada Bake

My friend recently introduced me to the wonderful world of quinoa. At first I thought it was merely health food and I didn’t want to have anything to do with it, but then I realized you can substitute it for almost any grain or pasta. Perfect! I like to think that we eat pretty healthy [...]