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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 [...]

Snow Ice Cream

Snow Ice Cream

It’s another snow day here in upstate New York! Being home with the kiddos (on a Monday no less, after an already long weekend) can be a little scary, especially if you feel like you have “nothing to do” like I often do. The kids are usually happy to play with their toys for hours [...]

Sensory Bins for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Sensory Bins for Toddlers and Preschoolers

In my quest to feel like I’m a good mama (seriously) I’ve been trying to do more hands-on activities with my kiddos. I’m a working mama, so our evenings are packed pretty tight with dinner, bath, and our bedtime routine with not much time for play. However, with a couple of snow days under our [...]

10 Ways to Relieve Breast Engorgement

10 Ways to Relieve Breast Engorgement

Many mamas suffer from engorgement early on when they’re breastfeeding. The good thing is that your supply usually evens out after a few days… but those few days can seriously make you question whether breastfeeding is even worth it. When I had my first baby via c-section, my milk came in on day five. Beside [...]

Valentine’s Day Sensory Bin for Under $10!

Valentine’s Day Sensory Bin for Under $10!

After seeing how much time my kids will happily spend playing in our rice table on a recent snow day, I decided to make them something new for Valentine’s Day. We headed to the Dollar Store one Saturday and scooped up some goodies for the kiddos to play with. I picked up nine items for [...]

Canning Low-Sugar Strawberry Jam

Canning Low-Sugar Strawberry Jam

I’ve always wanted to make strawberry jam. I’ve canned marinara sauce before and heard that jam was much easier and less time consuming – boy, is that right! One day last spring, when our local grocery store had a super sale on strawberries, I bought 5 lbs worth, washed them, cut the stems and froze [...]

Better-Than-Movie-Theater Homemade Popcorn… Seriously!

Better-Than-Movie-Theater Homemade Popcorn… Seriously!

When my brother and sister in law’s family started cleaning up their diet and eating gluten-, dairy- and soy-free (due to food allergies) they also started eating organic foods and tried to cut out all processed foods. I was recently at their house for my niece’s birthday party and saw my brother-in-law was making some [...]

Baby Bargains, Baby 411 & Toddler 411 Review and a Giveaway!

Baby Bargains, Baby 411 & Toddler 411 Review and a Giveaway!

When a friend of mine found out she was pregnant a few months back, she asked me for book recommendations. The very first thing I thought of for a newly expectant mama was Baby Bargains by Denise and Alan Fields. That thing was like a bible for me throughout my pregnancy in the midst of [...]

Going Gluten and Casein Free (Questions and Answers)

Going Gluten and Casein Free (Questions and Answers)

Since starting our son on the GFCF diet, we’ve asked and answered many, many questions about it. I hope that by sharing some of the questions and answers below, we can help others that are considering this huge lifestyle change. What does GFCF stand for? GFCF stands for gluten free casein free. Gluten is the [...]

The Teal Pumpkin Project —Making Halloween Safer

The Teal Pumpkin Project —Making Halloween Safer

It’s October and Halloween is almost here! M&M’s, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Skittles and Kit-Kats – the stuff that every kid dreams of. Every kid except those with food allergies. For many children that endure the inconvenience and threat of food allergies on a daily basis, Halloween can be a slap in the face. Dress [...]

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