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Simple Swaps for Healthier Eating

Simple Swaps for Healthier Eating

I found a post on Pinterest last summer that inspired me to begin “eating clean.” It basically was a blog post full of simple swaps for your diet that can help you eat healthier and cleaner. Since I was on summer vacation at the time, I was indulging in ice cream, fried foods and too [...]

Easy Homemade Hummus

Easy Homemade Hummus

Does anyone else have a toddler who would subsist solely on Cheerios and bananas given the chance? Not the most nutritious diet, is it? I know my little girl gets some potassium and vitamins from those foods, but they’re practically devoid of some of the most important things a growing baby needs — protein, fiber [...]

Ikea Antilop High Chair Review

Ikea Antilop High Chair Review

The Antilop High Chair from IKEA fit both of my high chair requirements: inexpensive and all plastic.  Through work and family, I’ve seen kids in most of the “big brand” high chairs: Eddie Bauer, Graco, and Fisher-Price. And while those high chairs are generally visually pleasing, have comfortably soft seats, and have layers of removable [...]

Feeding a Large Family on a Budget

Feeding a Large Family on a Budget

What is it like to feed a large family on a very tight budget? Here are some of my strategies. First, let me give you a bit of my background. I am the mama to four grown children, all born within two years of each other. I was a stay-at-home-mama in the late seventies and [...]