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Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownies

I have a serious sweet tooth, but as is with most mamas, our waistlines are not as appreciative. Am I right? I love the blog Gina’s Skinnytaste, as her very popular site (updated almost daily) is dedicated to delicious, healthy and wholesome recipes. Gina has everything from slow cooker meals, drinks, breakfast treats, vegetable side dishes [...]

Autism: The Diagnosis

Autism: The Diagnosis

“Boys develop slower than girls. He’s fine.” “My kid didn’t talk until they were three. You’re overreacting.” “It’s probably a phase. Don’t worry so much!” “He’s just not an ‘on-demand’ kind of kid.” These were all things I heard from other mamas, friends and family members when I started to suspect that there were something [...]

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls

I am seriously addicted to these. I found them on Pinterest (where else?) and have made them three times in just over a month. I’m ashamed to say how long they last in my house…and I’m the only one eating them! There are a trillion and five different varieties floating around online, but save yourself [...]

10 Things that Rock About Weaning

10 Things that Rock About Weaning

In an effort to help myself feel better about weaning from breastfeeding when my kiddo was 10-months-old, I started to make a list of the things that I’m enjoying about not breastfeeding any longer. Now don’t get me wrong… I sorely miss nursing and wish I had made it to my goal of one year, [...]

Jamberry Nail Wraps Review and a Giveaway!

Jamberry Nail Wraps Review and a Giveaway!

If you’re a mama on a budget (like me!), then you’re always looking for ways to save money without sacrificing the little indulgences that make things a little more fun. One thing that comes to mind is getting your nails done. Manicures typically last a day or two before chipping, or if you’re unlucky like [...]

Maple and Mustard Chicken (A.K.A. Man-Pleasing Chicken)

Maple and Mustard Chicken (A.K.A. Man-Pleasing Chicken)

After seeing this recipe pinned a trillion times from different friends on Pinterest, I felt like I finally had to try it. It looked delicious, had great reviews and was clean (to read more about clean eating, click here). Ingredients: 1 package of chicken thighs (I used one package from Trader Joe’s which equaled six small [...]

Homemade Pedialyte

Homemade Pedialyte

When the stomach bug hit our house, we were not prepared. My younger son threw up one night without warning… he was happy, giggling, drinking milk, playing, and then all of the sudden it was like a scene from The Exorcist. The next morning, I went to our local drug store and purchased two quarts [...]

Clean Eating Turkey Meatballs

Clean Eating Turkey Meatballs

I enjoy having a bowl of pasta every now and again, but have never been a huge fan of meatballs – especially those made with red meat and fried in oil. When I started “cleaning up” my diet, I made these meatballs a few times and they were excellent. They pack a serious protein punch [...]

Clean Eating Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

Clean Eating Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

Muffins have always been a favorite treat of mine. Since I’ve started eating “clean,” a regular muffin from a bakery, grocery store or coffee shop is definitely not on the meal plan. But these muffins are pretty much as clean as you can get and they are AWESOME. They don’t taste low-fat or “healthy” in [...]

Cheesy Chicken & Corn Chowder

Cheesy Chicken & Corn Chowder

Fall to me means one thing: a HUGE bowl of soup for dinner. Soup is my favorite food, hands down, and I’ll happily eat it in any season and any kind of weather. But when there’s a chill in the air, a bowl of soup starts calling my name. The inspiration from this soup came [...]