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C Section Mamas!!!

C Section Mamas!!!

I have had 4… yes 4… c sections. The first time it was the furthest thing from any part of my birth plan. Quite honestly, nothing about my first birth went according to my plan. I can also say, without a doubt, that very first c section saved my life and was the only shot […]

Cooking with Babushka: chicken cutlets

Cooking with Babushka: chicken cutlets

Cooking with my mom is always fun, because neither of us use recipes. We either cook from memory or make things up as we go. When I was a kid I never got to eat junk food, but somehow (gasp) I survived. Here is a chicken cutlet recipe that is easier than defrosting chicken tenders. […]

Critical thinking, naturally.

Critical thinking, naturally.

I know we all have different priorities and different pressures that lead us to different decisions as moms. Here are some of the ways my family is “crunchy” and why we chose this path. Breastfeeding Originally, I wanted to breastfeed because I was breastfed, because breastfeeding is natural and nature knows best, and because breastfeeding […]

Crock-pot Taco Soup

Crock-pot Taco Soup

I love my crock-pot. Like, REALLY love it. There is nothing easier than dumping things in it & hitting a button. I haven’t met a crock-pot recipe that I didn’t like. This one is one of my favorites because it combines 3 very important things: great taste, healthy, & budget friendly.  Not to mention easy. This is actually a Weight-Watchers […]

Simple, natural, homemade deodorant

Simple, natural, homemade deodorant

I put my coconut oil in small baby food jars (bought just for this purpose). I’ve recently heard from several people that they wish there was a natural alternative to traditional deodorant. Most of us know that the traditional anti-perspirants/deodorants available are full of aluminum, phthalates, parabens, and other awful substances. I don’t know about you, […]

Extended Harnessing….why we do it

Extended Harnessing….why we do it

Dont they look totally miserable? So often parents use their children’s happiness as an excuse to supersede the safety of their children while in a giant metal death trap.  Dont get me wrong, my kids happiness is important….but in the car their happiness comes second to safety.  They proclaim that no 8 year old could […]

We Will Never Be The Same

We Will Never Be The Same

We have all been there. The snide remarks. Passive comments. Glaring eyes. I am not talking about being in high school. I am talking about being a mother. There seems to be a growing trend of one-upping, catty remarks, & competition among mothers. I don’t know about any of you, but being a mother is […]